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Cancer Society Stops Urging Docs to Offer PSA Test

Posted: 03/03/2010 - The American Cancer Society is urging doctors to make clearer to men that the test used to screen for prostate cancer has limits and may lead to unnecessary treatments that do more harm than good.

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Parents Say Doctors Hastened Death For Dying Kids

Posted: 03/01/2010 - It's a situation too agonizing to contemplate - a child dying and in pain. Now a small but provocative study suggests that doctors may be giving fatal morphine doses to a few children dying of cancer, to end their suffering at their parents' request.

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1 In 4 Parents Buys Unproven Vaccine-Autism Link

Posted: 02/28/2010 - One in four U.S. parents believes some vaccines cause autism in healthy children, but even many of those worried about vaccine risks think their children should be vaccinated.

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Dems, GOP Find Common Health Ground... But Not Too Much

Updated: 02/26/2010 - Democrats and Republicans found plenty areas of agreement at President Barack Obama's health care summit Thursday, starting with a shared belief that the system needs fixing. When they delved into the details, though, consensus evaporated in many cases.

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New Obama Health Proposal to be Unveiled Monday

Posted: 02/22/2010 - President Barack Obama is making a fresh attempt to rescue his health care overhaul by proposing a measure that would allow the government to deny or roll back egregious insurance premium increases that infuriate consumers.

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Senate Report: Avandia Maker Knew Of Cardiac Risks

Posted: 02/20/2010 - A Senate report said Saturday that drug maker GlaxoSmithKline knew of possible heart attack risks tied to Avandia, its diabetes medication, years before such evidence became public.

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FDA Orders Name Change for Maalox Total Relief

Posted: 02/17/2010 - The maker of Maalox is changing the name of its most potent medication because health regulators say consumers are mistaking it for a milder stomach reliever.

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SoCal Company Expands Meat Recall

Posted: 02/13/2010 - A Southern California meat-packing firm has expanded its recall of ground beef and veal that might be contaminated with E. coli.

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Changes Proposed In How Psychiatrists Diagnose

Updated: 02/09/2010 - Don't say "mental retardation" - the new term is "intellectual disability." No more diagnoses of Asperger's syndrome - call it a mild version of autism instead. And while "behavioral addictions" will be new to doctors' dictionaries, "Internet addiction" didn't make the cut.

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NV Medicaid Cuts Could Ration Diapers

Updated: 02/10/2010 - Adult diapers could be rationed and personal care assistants may need to buy their own disposable gloves to help cut $109 million from the state's Medicaid costs, state lawmakers were told Tuesday.

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FDA Aims to Rein in Radiation-Based Medical Scans

Posted: 02/09/2010 - The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will work with doctors and manufacturers to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure from medical scans, a problem that has been growing for decades.

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Fish Oil Shows Promise in Preventing Psychosis

Posted: 02/01/2010 - Fish oil pills may be able to save some young people with signs of mental illness from descending into schizophrenia, according to a reliminary but first-of-its-kind study.

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Girl's Odyssey Shows Challenge Of Fighting Obesity

Posted: 01/31/2010 - Paris Woods is hardly a poster child for the obesity epidemic. Lining up dripping wet with kids on her swim team, she's a blend of girlish chunkiness and womanly curves.

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Doctor: Quake Victims Dying Without US Airlifts

Posted: 01/30/2010 - A University of Miami doctor in Haiti says the U.S. government is endangering the lives of critically injured Haitians by halting medical evacuations to the United States.

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FDA Announces Recall of 2M Defective Needles

Posted: 01/26/2010 - Federal health officials are announcing a recall of 2 million needles because of a risk they can push bits of silicone into patients' bodies.

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