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Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

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Three Americans - a pediatrician and a father and son - were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers,...

FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

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The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown.

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  • Summer's warmer weather attracts disease-carrying pests

    Summer's warmer weather attracts disease-carrying pests

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:37:46 GMT
    Warm summer weather invites more than just outdoor activities; it invites bugs and insects to the party.
    Warm summer weather invites more than just outdoor activities; it invites bugs and insects to the party.
  • E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

    E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:56:12 GMT
    Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.
    Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.
  • Women's clinic opens in Paragould

    Women's clinic opens in Paragould

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:35 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:35:43 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – A new women's care unit will be opening up next week in Paragould. Arkansas Methodist Medical Center announced Friday in a news release that the AMMC Women's Clinic will open Monday
    The Women's Clinic at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center opened its doors Monday morning.
  • Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

    Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-04-22 00:03:02 GMT
    The federal health care overhaul is providing coverage for millions of Americans, but it has only chipped away at one of its core goals: to sharply reduce the number of people without insurance.
    Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened.
  • A Better Region 8: Being innovative

    A Better Region 8: Being innovative

    With the Alabamas, Michigans, and Ohio States of the world – it's hard for other schools to get their name out in college football. I have to hand it to Arkansas State's new football coach Blake Anderson.
    With the Alabamas, Michigans, and Ohio States of the world – it's hard for other schools to get their name out in college football. But, ASU's head football coach Blake Anderson, did just that in an innovative way.
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    AP: Approval for powdered alcohol developed in AZ 'issued in error'

    AP: Approval for powdered alcohol developed in AZ 'issued in error'

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:13:05 GMT
    A new product approved by federal regulators makes booze more discreet and its developers say it's more effective than its liquid counterparts.
    A new product makes booze more discreet, and its developers say it's more effective than its liquid counterparts, but federal regulators say it's not ready for store shelves just yet.
  • "Golf for Agape" raises thousands of dollars

    "Golf for Agape" raises thousands of dollars

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:52:57 GMT
    Thousands of dollars were raised during the 2nd annual "Golf for Agape" tournament Saturday.
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -Thousands of dollars were raised during the 2nd annual "Golf for Agape" tournament Saturday.
  • Clinic offers new service for allergy sufferers

    Clinic offers new service for allergy sufferers

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:29:28 GMT
    NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) - A Newport clinic is offering a new service to help those suffering from spring allergies. The Newport Diagnostic Clinic is offering allergy testing and customized immunotherapy, a
    A Newport clinic is offering a new service to help those suffering from spring allergies.
  • Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

    Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:53 AM EDT2014-04-21 05:53:19 GMT
    Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
    Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
  • Study shows cognitive motor skills begin to slip in mid-20s

    Study shows cognitive motor skills begin to slip in mid-20s

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:00:12 GMT
    A new study suggests your brain starts slowing down at the age of 24, but one's cleverness might increase.
    A new study suggests your brain starts slowing down at the age of 24, but one's cleverness might increase.
  • Louisville, Memphis top allergy cities

    Louisville, Memphis top allergy cities

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:32:26 GMT
    Source: American Med DevSource: American Med Dev
    LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) - Spring is in full bloom, and that fact hasn't been lost on allergy sufferers. There's good reason for that in Louisville: The city is ranked first in the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's 2014 list of the most challenging locations to live with spring allergies. The organization's list of the top 100 locations is based on pollen count, medication usage and the number of allergists. Memphis, TN, was second on the list, and Tennessee has three other cities on the ...
    LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) - Spring is in full bloom, and that fact hasn't been lost on allergy sufferers. There's good reason for that in Louisville: The city is ranked first in the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's 2014 list of the most challenging locations to live with spring allergies. The organization's list of the top 100 locations is based on pollen count, medication usage and the number of allergists. Memphis, TN, was second on the list, and Tennessee has three other cities on the ...
  • Talent show held to help fight SIDS

    Talent show held to help fight SIDS

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:55:46 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – Greene County Tech Primary School is hosting a talent show tonight at 7 p.m. at the school. The talent show is in honor of kindergarten teacher Andrea Moore who lost her child to
    Greene County Tech Primary School is hosting a talent show in honor of a kindergarten teacher who lost her child to SIDS.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center stops in Blytheville

    Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center stops in Blytheville

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:49:38 GMT
    BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -   The Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center made a stop in Region 8 Thursday. As a 22-year army veteran, Mississippi County Veterans Service Director Mike Freligh knows
     
    Veterans often need information about medical assistance, benefits for bereaved families, and counseling services. 





     
  • Hospital explains OB-GYN examination procedure

    Hospital explains OB-GYN examination procedure

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:45:50 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- After a Paragould OB-GYN was arrested for taking pictures of his patients, a number of people are posing the question of whether it's required for a doctor to have a nurse in the
    After a Paragould OB-GYN was arrested for taking pictures of his patients, the question was raised whether it's required for a doctor to have a nurse in the room during an examination.
  • Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette legislation

    Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette legislation

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:22:29 GMT
    The Missouri House and Senate have each passed bills that would prevent people younger than 18 from purchasing electronic cigarettes.
    The Missouri House and Senate have each passed bills that would prevent people younger than 18 from purchasing electronic cigarettes.
  • School bans on chocolate milk may backfire

    School bans on chocolate milk may backfire

    Banning chocolate milk from schools may sound like a good move for kids' health, but efforts to do so haven't turned out that way, a small study found.
    Banning chocolate milk from schools may sound like a good move for kids' health, but efforts to do so haven't turned out that way, a small study found.
  • Paragould OBGYN accused of video voyeurism arrested

    Paragould OBGYN accused of video voyeurism arrested

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:58:24 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – Police tell Region 8 News the Paragould OBGYN accused of taking nude photos of clients without their knowledge or consent has been arrested.
    Police tell Region 8 News the Paragould OBGYN accused of taking nude photos of clients without their knowledge or consent has been arrested.
  • Patients react to Paragould OBGYN's arrest warrant

    Patients react to Paragould OBGYN's arrest warrant

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:46:51 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Police are still trying to find Dr. Paul Becton, Jr., the OBGYN accused of taking nude photos of his patients. Becton Women's Clinic employees said the clinic is now closed. Ppatients
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Police are still trying to find Dr. Paul Becton, Jr., the OBGYN accused of taking nude photos of his patients. Becton Women's Clinic employees said the clinic is now closed. Ppatients
  • Tuckerman food pantry celebrates 5 years of service

    Tuckerman food pantry celebrates 5 years of service

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:31:02 GMT
    TUCKERMAN, AR (KAIT)- Governor Beebe was in Tuckerman Wednesday to celebrate the 5th anniversary of ‘Every Child is Ours' food pantry. Beebe spoke to students at Tuckerman High School on growing up poor
    Governor Beebe was in Tuckerman Wednesday to celebrate the 5thanniversary of ‘Every Child is Ours' food pantry.
  • Yoga big on West Coast, chiropractors popular in Midwest

    Yoga big on West Coast, chiropractors popular in Midwest

    Folks on the West Coast are faithful followers of yoga and meditation. Midwesterners turn to chiropractors or osteopathic doctors for their aches and pains.
    Folks on the West Coast are faithful followers of yoga and meditation. Midwesterners turn to chiropractors or osteopathic doctors for their aches and pains.
  • Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

    Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

    A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.
    A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.
  • Report projects health care costs to dip slightly

    Report projects health care costs to dip slightly

    A new government report says the Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought.
    The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday.
  • Prevent tick bites while enjoying the outdoors

    Prevent tick bites while enjoying the outdoors

    With spring's arrival, many Americans will begin enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and gardening -- and they need to protect themselves from tick bites, an expert says.
    With spring's arrival, many Americans will begin enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and gardening -- and they need to protect themselves from tick bites, an expert says.
  • 9 year old needs help getting wheelchair accessible vehicle

    9 year old needs help getting wheelchair accessible vehicle

    Thursday, April 10 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-04-10 23:42:22 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-  A 9 year old boy needs help getting where he wants to go. April is National Mobility Awareness Month and Jackson Shepherd has been nominated in a national contest. Jackson was born
    A 9 year old boy needs help getting where he wants to go.
  • Pinwheels, a symbol for child abuse prevention

    Pinwheels, a symbol for child abuse prevention

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:04:31 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- The Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center hosted their annual Pinwheels for Prevention on the Craighead Courthouse Lawn today. Courtney Brown will have more about the event
    The Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center hosted their annual Pinwheels for Prevention on the Craighead Courthouse Lawn today.
  • Study: Percent of uninsured kids in AR declines

    Study: Percent of uninsured kids in AR declines

    Thursday, April 10 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-04-10 13:50:34 GMT
    A new study shows that the percentage of children without health insurance in Arkansas declined from 2008 to 2012.
    A new study shows that the percentage of children without health insurance in Arkansas declined from 2008 to 2012.
  • Kennett to enforce smoking ban following election

    Kennett to enforce smoking ban following election

    Thursday, April 10 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-04-10 11:25:35 GMT
    It was a hot topic on the ballot Tuesday in Kennett where 68 percent of the voters that turned out decided to ban smoking in public places. However, it will be a while until it is put into place.
    The city council still has to pass the ordinance, which could take a month or so.
  • New VA clinic to open in Pocahontas

    New VA clinic to open in Pocahontas

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-04-09 15:51:01 GMT
    POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) – Veterans living in Randolph County will no longer have to travel to Poplar Bluff or Paragould to get medical treatment. Officials with John J. Pershing VA Medical Center announced
    John J. Pershing Medical Center in Poplar Bluff announced Wednesday the completion of a new outreach clinic in Pocahontas.
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  • FDA to propose e-cigarette regulations

    FDA to propose e-cigarette regulations

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    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited regulations governing the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry.
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited regulations governing the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry.
  • People seek out health info when famous person dies

    People seek out health info when famous person dies

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 1,400 American men and women after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011 and learned that more than one-third of them sought information about his cause of death or information about cancer in general soon after his death was reported. About 7 percent of th...
    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 1,400 American men and women after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011 and learned that more than one-third of them sought information about his cause of death or information about cancer in general soon after his death was reported. About 7 percent of th...
  • 1 in 13 U.S. schoolkids takes psych meds

    1 in 13 U.S. schoolkids takes psych meds

    More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows.
    More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows.
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