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Worldwide obesity costs hit $2 trillion
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Worldwide obesity costs hit $2 trillion

LONDON — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday.

The McKinsey Global...

Research says ice like ‘coffee’ for people with iron deficiency

Iron deficiency leads to fatigue; study says ice gives a mental boost

Runner recovers to go the distance
Runner recovers to go the distance

Less than three months after biking accident, man runs Marshall University Marathon

Unmatched vaccines still help fight flu

Strain matching

a tricky process, but

doctor says vaccine

is best protection

Anonymous donation secures injured resident’s trip home
Anonymous donation secures injured resident’s trip home

Man’s mysterious mishap left him brain-damaged, stranded in China

Hospital chief proposes sale to save smoking areas

WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A hospital administrator has asked the Putnam County Development Authority to buy two small areas outside the facility so people can continue to smoke there.

Randy Hodges of CAMC Teays Valley Hospital acknowledged...

Two strains of flu hit Kanawha Valley

Health chief urges

people get vaccinated

Fauci: Quarantine can have unintended consequences
Fauci: Quarantine can have unintended consequences

WASHINGTON — Mandatory 21-day quarantines on health care workers returning from Ebola-ravaged West Africa, like those put in place by three states, can have the unintended consequence of discouraging them from volunteering, a top federal health ...

CAMC training staff to deal with Ebola

Health officials say likelihood of an outbreak is extremely low

Health officials recommend flu shot for pregnant women
Health officials recommend flu shot for pregnant women

At about 50 percent, West Virginia has the third highest adult flu vaccination rate in the country, but state health officials are increasing their efforts to encourage even more citizens to get a shot this season.

Chief among them is pregnant...

Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog
Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog

BEIJING — Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing on Sunday, an international marathon went ahead, with face masks and sponges among the equipment used by competitors to battle the smog.

The 34th Beijing International Marathon began at ...

West Virginia health officials preparing for Ebola

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — No Ebola cases have emerged in West Virginia, but hospitals, state health official and residents are preparing for the worst.

West Virginia University’s public affairs office sent an email Tuesday to the entire...

W.Va. health care cuts total $40 million

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Public hearings are scheduled to begin next month on $40 million in cuts to health care benefits with the Public Employees Insurance Agency.

The agency’s finance board on Thursday approved a menu of...

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