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Getting Caffeine Fix as Easy as Taking Deep Breath

Posted: 02/08/2012 - Move over, coffee and Red Bull. A Harvard professor thinks the next big thing will be people inhaling their caffeine from a lipstick-sized tube. Critics say the novel product is not without its risks.

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Surprises About Planned Parenthood Cancer Testing

Posted: 02/03/2012 - To many people, breast cancer screening means a mammogram. But for millions of poor women who visit Planned Parenthood, it's usually just a physical exam by the only health professional they may ever see.

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Lap-Band Makers Won't Sell it to 1-800-GET-THIN

Posted: 02/02/2012 - The Irvine-based makers of the Lap-Band say they will no longer sell the weight-loss device to companies affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing company.

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"Go Red" This Friday

Updated: 02/01/2012 - Stroke and heart disease claim more women’s lives each year than the next five causes of death combined. That’s the reason each year for “National Wear Red Day. The campaign hopes to bring awareness to a real lady killer.

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Pfizer Recalls 28 Lots of Birth Control Pills

Updated: 01/31/2012 - Pfizer Inc. is recalling 1 million packets of birth control pills after uncovering a packaging error that could leave women with an inadequate dose of the hormone-based drugs and raise the risk that they will get pregnant accidentally.

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No Ruling on Doc's Competency in Vegas Hep C Case

Posted: 01/27/2012 - A Nevada state psychiatrist testified Friday that despite two strokes, the embattled former physician-owner of Las Vegas outpatient clinics involved in a 2008 hepatitis outbreak is mentally competent to stand trial on criminal charges.

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Men Who Cannot Afford to Look Their Age Turn To 'Brotox'

Updated: 01/16/2012 - Face-lifts, botox, fillers, and lasers, all are available to help erase age, and make you look younger. For years women have been taking advantage of such procedures. But, the trend is changing where more men are opting for them.

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Coca-Cola Says it Alerted FDA About Fungicide

Updated: 01/12/2012 - Coca-Cola Co. says it alerted the Food and Drug Administration after it found some Brazilian growers had sprayed their orange trees with a fungicide that is not approved for use in the U.S.

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Low Risk of Heart Incidents Found for Marathoners

Updated: 01/11/2012 - It's dramatic news when a marathon runner keels over with no pulse. Now a big study finds such calamities are rare and are usually due to a pre-existing heart problem.

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Food Facility Audits Largely Ignore FDA Guidance

Updated: 01/10/2012 - Congressional investigators looking into an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe that killed at least 30 people last year found that third-party auditors who gave Colorado's Jensen Farms a "superior" rating just before the outbreak largely ignored government guidance on food safety.

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Nevadans Googling the Flu

Updated: 01/10/2012 - A lot of people in Nevada are Googling the flu. Compared to other states, more Nevadans want to know about the flu, according to Google trends.

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New Healthy Vending In Break Rooms

Updated: 01/10/2012 - If you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to eat better in 2012, chances are the vending machines where you work aren’t helping you out. But a new local company may have an answer for you. Called Avanti Markets it could be what vending machines look like in the near future.

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Best Diets of 2012

Posted: 01/09/2012 - If you're looking to get healthier this new year... you may be wondering which diet you should pick. Well, U-S News and World Report has released its list of best diets for 2012.

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Drug Company Recalls Bottles of Excedrin, NoDoz

Updated: 01/09/2012 - Novartis is recalling some bottles of Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin and Gas-X Sunday over concerns that the bottles could contain stray pills from other medicines, or chipped or broken tablets.

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CDC, FDA Say Powdered Infant Formula Not Tainted

Updated: 12/30/2011 - Two federal agencies say there is no evidence that four cases of a rare bacterial infection in babies are related, and there is no need to recall infant formula.

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Study Links Tobacco Use to Skin Cancer

Posted: 12/19/2011 - A new study links tobacco use to skin cancer in women. The study found women who smoked have a greater risk of developing a type of non-melanoma skin cancer.

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