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North Korean Defectors Show Signs Of Possible Radiation Exposure

North Korean Defectors Show Signs Of Possible Radiation ExposureAt least four North Korean defectors have shown symptoms consistent with radiation exposure, including chromosomal abnormalities, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said Wednesday.



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New Jersey hospital patients told of possible HIV, hepatitis exposure

More than 200 people treated at a New Jersey medical center may have been exposed to HIV or hepatitis B or C because of a former employee accused of tampering with drugs, the hospital said on Thursday. Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, located on the southern New Jersey coast outside of Atlantic City, sent letters last week to 213 patients who were treated with certain intravenous medications, including morphine, between June 1, 2013 and Sept. 17, 2014. “We have been working with public health authorities to determine if patients could have been exposed to blood-borne pathogens at Shore through contact with this employee’s blood,” said hospital spokesman Brian Cahill in a statement.
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Hospital warns patients of possible HIV, hepatitis exposure

SOMERS POINT, N.J. (AP) — Officials at a southern New Jersey hospital have notified 213 patients they may have been exposed to HIV or hepatitis B or C because of drug tampering.
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New York hospital warns patients of possible HIV, hepatitis exposure

A New York hospital on Wednesday alerted more than 4,200 patients who may have received insulin of possible exposure to hepatitis viruses and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) due to possible blood contamination, officials and local media said. South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside on Long Island, near New York City, said patients may have received insulin from a pen reservoir – not a single-use disposable needle – that could have been used on more than one patient. “The risk of infection from this is extremely low,” the hospital said in a statement, adding it was recommending patients “be tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.” When asked if anyone was confirmed to have been infected a hospital spokeswoman said “not to my knowledge.” The pen-shaped insulin injector devices are often used by hospitals to give the hormone to patients and contain a reservoir or cartridge, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say.
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Hearing for Tulsa oral surgeon in suspected hepatitis exposure case postponed

The Oklahoma Board of Dentistry hearing for Tulsa oral surgeon W. Scott Harrington, who may have exposed at least 7,000 patients to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, has been postponed to January, said Susan Rogers, executive director of the board.
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HIV Exposure Before Birth May Raise Kids’ Risk of Hearing Loss

FRIDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) — Children exposed to HIV in the womb are at increased risk for hearing loss by the time they’re in their teens, according to a new study.
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Taking Anti-HIV Meds Prior to Exposure May Help Prevent Infection

TUESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) — Preventive antiretroviral treatment appears to be an effective way to help protect high-risk people against HIV infection, a new study suggests.
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