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Drug Boosts Survival in Major Skin Cancer Study

Posted: 06/05/2010 - Researchers have scored the first big win against melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. An experimental drug significantly improved survival in a major study of people with very advanced disease.

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More Teens Using Rhythm Method for Birth Control

Posted: 06/02/2010 - A new national survey found that a growing number of teens say they use the rhythm method for birth control, and more teens also think it's OK for an unmarried female to have a baby.

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Study: 10 Minutes of Exercise, Hour-Long Effects

Posted: 05/31/2010 - Ten minutes of brisk exercise triggers metabolic changes that last at least an hour. The unfair news for panting newbies: The more fit you are, the more benefits you just might be getting.

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Las Vegas Hepatitis Cases Spark CDC Training Video

Posted: 05/30/2010 - A new training video illustrating safe handling of medications and injections by medical professionals was prompted by a hepatitis C outbreak in Las Vegas, a federal medical officer said.

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Thirst for Cash Brings Push to Tax Sweet Drinks

Posted: 05/22/2010 - Thirsty for new sources of cash, health-conscious lawmakers in cities and states across the country are reaching for the refrigerator, proposing taxes on sports drinks, teas and soda.

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Company Plans to Appeal Hepatitis C Verdict

Posted: 05/09/2010 - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries says it will appeal a multimillion dollar verdict in a civil case stemming from a hepatitis C outbreak two years ago.

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FDA Found Bacteria in Lots for Recalled Tylenol

Posted: 05/05/2010 - Ingredients used by Johnson & Johnson in some of the 40 varieties of children's cold medicines recalled last week were contaminated with bacteria, according to a report by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Children's Liquid Cold, Allergy Medicine Recalled

Updated: 05/04/2010 - More than 40 over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medications are being recalled in the United States and 11 other countries because they don't meet quality standards.

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Washoe Gives Permit for Ruby Natural Gas Pipeline

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Despite pleas from Indian tribal representatives, county commissioners approved a permit for a Wyoming-to-Oregon natural gas pipeline to cross northern Washoe County.

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Flu Drugs Saved Many Pregnant Swine Flu Victims

Posted: 04/20/2010 - Quick treatment with flu medicine saved the lives of many pregnant women who were stricken by swine flu last year, according to the most complete analysis of deaths among expectant mothers.

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E. Coli Tests Prompt Recall Of WinCo Ground Beef

Posted: 04/20/2010 - A ground beef recall that has expanded to WinCo Foods stores in six Western states was prompted by a law firm's investigation of contaminated beef products.

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FDA Cracking Down on Fat-Melting Injections

Posted: 04/07/2010 - The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on fat-melting injections used in spas across the U.S., saying the drugs have not been proven safe or effective.

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In Down Economy, Older Moms' Births Still Up in US

Posted: 04/06/2010 - A new government study confirms that U.S. births fell in 2008, probably because of the recession. The one exception to the trend was the birth rate among women in their 40s. Experts say these women probably felt they didn't have the luxury of waiting for better economic times.

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