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U.S. to convene bed bug summit meeting

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Amid a growing bedbug infestation, U.S. governmental agencies will convene a National Bedbug Summit to discuss control measures, officials said.

David Arquette completes rehab

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor David Arquette has left the rehab facility where he spent almost a month dealing with alcohol and emotional issues, his publicist says.

Study: A Super Bowl loss can kill you

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A loss for the home team in the Super Bowl has been linked to a higher death rate -- especially among the elderly, U.S. researchers suggest.

Patient-clinician relationship important

HONOLULU, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- "Difficult" patient-clinician encounters have a negative impact on the patients' short-term health, U.S. researchers say.

Dietary guidelines: Less fat, salt, sugar

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Make half your plate fruits and vegetables, drink low-fat milk, drink water not sugary drinks and eat foods with less salt, new U.S. dietary guidelines advise.

Bill Gates foresees world end to polio

SEATTLE, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Bill Gates says vaccines he calls the most effective and cost-effective health tools ever invented are the best investment to improve the human condition.

Nelson Mandela recovering at home

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Doctors for former South African President Nelson Mandela say the 92-year-old had a restful night at home where he is recovering from a respiratory infection.

Bird flu forces cancellations in Japan

TOKYO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- An outbreak of bird flu has caused the cancellation of dozens of events at zoos and aquariums across Japan, officials said.

Clinton seeks resolution in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to Haiti to press President Rene Preval to resolve his country's election crisis, officials said.

Hard for doctors to remind about vaccines

AURORA, Colo., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Physicians' offices find reminding patients to update their immunizations challenging despite programs to help, U.S. researchers say.

Pet Parade: Attack of the 'devil dogs'

CHICAGO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Domestic diva Martha Stewart recently showed up at a hospital to get stitches after an unpleasant encounter with one of her dogs.

Will healthcare reform survive the courts?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The repeal of healthcare reform by the U.S. House earlier this month may have been a feckless exercise of political theater but there is no playacting when it comes to the legal challenges now elbowing their way through the U.S. courts.

New technique improves kids' knee surgery

ATLANTA, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. surgeon says a new technology makes it possible to reconstruct knee tears in young athletes without disrupting their growth.

Altered gene helps some blacks' arteries

BALTIMORE, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- An altered gene protects about a quarter of all African-Americans from coronary artery disease, U.S. researchers say.

Virus, cold blamed for shad deaths

DETROIT, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Researchers say gizzard shad dying in waterways around Detroit show signs of viral hemorrhagic septicemia, a disease that caused a major die-off four years ago.

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