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Diabetics Skimp On Lifesaving Care in Recession

Emergency care in diabetics is on the rise as the recession deepens and patients cut back on medical care, insulin, medications and blood-sugar testing supplies.

Posted Sunday, April 12, 2009

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Blaze at Homeless Shelter Kills 21 in Poland

A fast-moving fire tore through a building housing homeless families in northwestern Poland early Monday, killing at least 21 people and injuring 20 more.

Posted Sunday, April 12, 2009

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Thai Soldiers Spray Gunfire, Tear Gas at Protests

Political unrest seized the Thai capital Monday, claiming one fatality and leaving at least 79 people injured.

Posted Sunday, April 12, 2009

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Wildfires Kill Texas Couple, Hurt Dozens in Okla.

Firefighters mopped up hot spots Friday from wind-driven wildfires that injured at least 34 people in western and central Oklahoma and killed two in Texas.

Posted Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tornado Wallops Ark. Town

Authorities began a house-to-house search Friday for possible victims of tornado that struck a "direct hit" on the mountain community of Mena, Ark., killing at least three.

Posted Thursday, April 9, 2009

FDA Reversal OKs Morphine Painkiller for Dying

Experts in hospice care and pain relief welcomed an FDA decision Thursday to allow a liquid morphine painkiller to remain on the market.

Posted Thursday, April 9, 2009

Cell, Landline Service Out in Parts of NorCal

Emergency responders in Northern California sprung to action Thursday after vandals severed fiber optic cables, cutting cell and landline service including 911.

Posted Thursday, April 9, 2009

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Italy Earthquake Death Toll Rises to 279

Premier Silvio Berlusconi said the death toll from Italy's worst quake in three decades had reached 279, including 20 children and teens.

Posted Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Nurses Save Life of Boy with Rare Sporting Injury

A nurse used CPR to help save her son s life after he was struck in the chest with a baseball that stopped his heart.

Posted Wednesday, April 8, 2009


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