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FDA Approves 1st New Tuberculosis Drug in 40 Years

Posted: 01/01/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a Johnson & Johnson tuberculosis drug that is the first new medicine to fight the deadly infection in more than four decades.

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Health Care Tax Hikes for 2013 May be Just a Start

Posted: 12/25/2012 - New taxes are coming Jan. 1 to help finance President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Most people may not notice. But they will pay attention if Congress decides to start taxing employer-sponsored health insurance, one of the options in play if lawmakers can ever agree on a budget deal to reduce federal deficits.

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FDA Warns Doctors of Counterfeit Botox

Posted: 12/24/2012 - Federal regulators have warned more than 350 medical practices that Botox they may have received from a Canadian supplier is unapproved and could be counterfeit or unsafe.

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Report Finds Violations at UC Davis Medical Center

Posted: 12/23/2012 - An analysis of a federal investigation of the UC Davis Medical Center -that was conducted after the deaths of three brain surgery patients at the facility - found that hospital policies and federal regulations were violated.

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Doctors Could Face 27 Percent Medicare Cut

Posted: 12/19/2012 - Medicare is warning doctors - and millions of elderly patients - that payments will be slashed next year unless Congress acts soon.

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EU to Move Toward Tougher Smoking Laws

Posted: 12/19/2012 - The European Union's health chief is calling for bigger warnings covering cigarette packs and bans on certain flavorings like menthol, strawberry and vanilla, which can draw youngsters to smoking.

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Authorities Say Pair Of Crooks Ran After-Hour Dental Care

Posted: 12/18/2012 - Authorities say a pair of crooked dental office employees ran an after-hours, word-of-mouth operation where they performed root canals, pulled teeth and installed braces without proper training.

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Nurses to Strike on Day Before Christmas

Posted: 12/15/2012 - Union officials say thousands of registered nurses at nine San Francisco Bay area hospitals will be walking off the job on the day before Christmas.

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LA Schools Get Awards for Promoting Nutrition

Posted: 12/15/2012 - Los Angeles schools will receive more than a quarter million dollars in federal prize money for winning "Healthier US Schools Challenge" awards for promoting nutrition and physical activities.

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President's Pot Comment Prompts Call for Policy

Updated: 12/15/2012 - Medical marijuana advocates are taking some solace from President Obama's statement that prosecuting individual users in Colorado and Washington is not a priority.

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Helping Children Cope With Loss

Posted: 12/15/2012 - For the last nine years a non-profit group called the Solace Tree has been helping area children and teens cope with death. Executive Director Emilio Parga says events like the Connecticut shooting will have a lasting effect on kids all over the country.

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Ocean Beauty Recalls 2 Types of Smoked Salmon

Posted: 12/14/2012 - Ocean Beauty Seafoods has announced a precautionary recall of two cold-smoked salmon products distributed in 12 states because of possible Listeria contamination.

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