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ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Singer Austin Mahone was hospitalized this week for what is being reported as a blood clot, extremely high fever and inflammation, according to several reports. The YouTube sensation, who spent his summer touring with pop crooners Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, had a 104-degree fever when he was hospitalized Thursday morning and is being treated for a blood clot, "extreme inflammation" in his throat, and severe dehydration, his rep told E! News and TMZ. There is no word on what caused the emergency, TMZ said . PHOTOS: Musicians' onstage snafus The "What About Love" singer shared a photo of himself Thursday in a hospital gown and hooked up to a an IV. "I've never felt so bad," the 17-year-old wrote . The illness also caused the postponement of his MTV Artist to Watch Presents tour to 2014, following the postponement of his Miami and Orlando shows earlier this week.
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SCIENCE
October 15, 2013 | By Amina Khan
Scientists have discovered the last blood meal of a 46 million-year-old female mosquito, and isolated a little fragment of the protein in it, too. The findings, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that even if DNA can't survive tens of millions of years - sorry, "Jurassic Park" fans - other biomolecules might.  Even though there are around 14,000 species of blood-feeding insects in existence...
WORLD
October 7, 2013 | By Richard Fausset
MEXICO CITY - Doctors plan to operate on Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Tuesday morning to remove blood that has collected outside of her brain, the apparent result of a fall the 60-year-old leader took in August, officials said. Fernandez was admitted to a Buenos Aires hospital Monday after complaining the day before about a “tingling” sensation in her left arm, and after experts determined a “slight loss of muscle strength” in the limb, according to a statement released by doctors at the Favaloro Foundation hospital.
SCIENCE
September 19, 2013 | By Melissa Healy
Blood tests that hunt for an enzyme that spikes in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer may offer a cheaper and more reliable way to find and treat the nation's top cancer killer, a new study suggests. A study published this week in the journal Clinical Cancer Research says the enzyme isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH 1) can be readily detected in the blood of patients with early non-small-cell lung cancer. The newly identified "biomarker" may offer a means of screening for lung cancer with fewer false positives than low-radiation CT scans, which have recently come into broad use to screen for the disease.
SCIENCE
September 18, 2013 | By Eryn Brown
Getting a colonoscopy is not something most people look forward to -- but a new analysis suggests that it's worth it to follow screening recommendations and have the test done every 10 years (or every five for those at high risk.) Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, Harvard researcher Reiko Nishihara and co-authors assessed colonoscopy use, colorectal cancer cases and colorectal cancer deaths among participants in the multidecade Nurses' Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-up Study.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2013 | By Jessica Garrison and Alan Zarembo
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will offer free blood testing on a massive scale for lead poisoning to address worries that a Vernon battery recycler has jeopardized the health of hundreds of thousands of residents in southeast Los Angeles, officials said Thursday. The effort, which is likely to stretch from Boyle Heights to Huntington Park, comes amid rising fears about emissions and leaks from the Exide Technologies facility. Surrounded by dense immigrant and working-class neighborhoods, it is one of the largest such plants in the country.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2013 | By Inkoo Kang
Mary Death (Christian Pitre) is the future's biggest celebrity. In her sexy-waitress mini dress and white vinyl go-go boots, she's every bit the self-promoter Kim Kardashian is. But instead of a reality show, in "Bounty Killer," Mary's famous for being "the greatest killer the world has ever known," a ferocious, bloodthirsty pinup queen. Mary and Drifter (Matthew Marsden), her former lover and current rival, are swoon-worthy folk heroes who ruthlessly mow down the enemy of the people: white-collar criminals.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
HBO is finally putting a wooden stake in heart of its vampire show. "True Blood" is set to end in 2014 at the conclusion of its seventh season. The network made the announcement on Tuesday with a statement from HBO President of Programming Michael Lombardo, who said, "Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show....
SCIENCE
September 3, 2013 | By Monte Morin
At least 200,000 Americans die needlessly each year due to heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure, and more than half of these deaths occur in people younger than 65, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All of these premature deaths could be prevented by quitting smoking, controlling blood pressure, keeping cholesterol levels in check and taking aspirin when recommended by a physician, public health experts said. "These findings are really striking.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Stephen Moyer will once again tap into his musical-theater roots. The "True Blood" star has been cast as Capt. Georg Von Trapp in NBC's live holiday production of "The Sound of Music,” alongside the previously announced Carrie Underwood as Maria. The three-hour production, set for Dec. 5, is based on the original 1959 Broadway production by Rodgers and Hammerstein, which won a Tony for best musical. The 1965 film version, starring Julie Andrews as Maria and Christopher Plummer as the head of the Von Trapp family, won five Oscars, including best picture.
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