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Google CEO Discloses Vocal Cord Problem

Posted: 05/14/2013 - Google CEO Larry Page is finally disclosing the health problem that spooked investors last summer when he mysteriously lost his voice.

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US Government Files Morning-After Pill Appeal

Posted: 05/13/2013 - The government has filed a last-second appeal that will delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls of any age without a prescription.

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Obama Says Health Care Law 'Here to Stay'

Posted: 05/10/2013 - President Barack Obama is rallying support for his health care law, saying the law has already provided an array of benefits and will now give those without insurance a chance to obtain it.

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Life-Changing Weight Loss Surgery

Updated: 05/09/2013 - This week New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made headlines when he announced he'd secretly undergone Lap-Band surgery back in February. He told reporters it was a decision he made to lead a healthier lifestyle.

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Baxter Drug Fails to Slow Alzheimer's in Big Study

Posted: 05/07/2013 - Baxter International Inc. says that a blood product it was testing failed to slow mental decline or to preserve physical function in a major study of 390 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.

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FDA Warns Pregnant Women of Migraine Drug Risk

Posted: 05/06/2013 - U.S. health regulators are warning doctors and women of child-bearing age that half-a-dozen medications used to treat migraine headaches can decrease children's intelligence if taken while their mothers are pregnant.

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Brown, Democrats Wrangle Over Medicaid Expansion

Posted: 05/05/2013 - California was an early booster of President Barack Obama's health care law and its Democratic political leadership was quick to commit to the optional Medicaid expansion. But it turns out that saying yes was the easy part.

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LA Man Convicted of Smuggling Fake Erectile Drugs

Updated: 05/03/2013 - A federal jury in Los Angeles has convicted a former South Korean law enforcement officer for trying to smuggle nearly 40,000 phony erectile dysfunction pills into the U.S.

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Saudi Arabia Reports SARS-Like Virus

Posted: 05/03/2013 - Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry has confirmed three more cases of a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 10 the number of cases it reported this week, including five deadly ones.

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NV: Second Highest in Country for Middle-Age Suicide

Posted: 05/02/2013 - New government data show Nevada has the second-highest suicide rate in the country among people aged 35 to 64, although the rise in the rate was much slower than it was nationally.

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FDA Investigation: Is Anti-Bacterial Soap Safe?

Posted: 05/02/2013 - Federal health regulators are taking a look at the germ-killing ingredient that's found in an estimated 75 percent of anti-bacterial liquid soaps and body washes sold in the U.S.

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Gov't Mulls Next Step on Plan B Pill

Updated: 05/01/2013 - Backed into a corner by a federal court, the Obama administration is considering next steps a day after it upset both sides in the politically charged issue of emergency contraception.

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FDA: Morning-After Pill to Move Over-the-Counter

Updated: 04/30/2013 - The Plan B morning-after pill is moving over-the-counter, a decision announced by the Food and Drug Administration just days before a court-imposed deadline.

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FDA Will Investigate Added Caffeine in Foods

Posted: 04/30/2013 - With a growing number of foods boasting added caffeine for an energy boost, the Food and Drug Administration says it's time to investigate their safety.

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New Sunscreen Labels

Posted: 04/30/2013 - Before you head out the park, or anywhere else this spring and summer, you'll want to protect yourself and your little ones from the damaging rays of the sun. The choices just got a little easier with new sunscreen labels mandated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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FDA Rejects 2 HIV Drugs from Gilead Sciences

Posted: 04/29/2013 - Gilead Sciences Inc. says that the Food and Drug Administration rejected two marketing applications for HIV treatments, citing quality control problems at the company's manufacturing facilities.

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Valley Fever Spurs Call to Close 2 Prisons

Updated: 04/30/2013 - Valley fever is spreading so quickly through two Central California prisons that a medical expert is recommending the state act quickly to stem the outbreak or shut the institutions down.

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