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Oregon Company Recalls Crab Meat Products

Posted: 09/17/2010 - Hallmark Fisheries of Charleston, Ore., is recalling several packaged crab meat products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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Calif Whooping Cough: 9 Dead, Infections on Rise

Posted: 09/16/2010 - State health officials say California's whooping cough epidemic is on track to break a 55-year record, with 4,017 infections and nine deaths statewide this year.

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Restroom Spies Say We're Washing Hands More Often

Posted: 09/13/2010 - Swine flu may have scared us straight, or maybe we're finally listening to our mothers. Whatever the reason, Americans are washing their hands more often, suggests the latest check by researchers who spy on people using public restrooms.

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Stroke Stents May Double Risk In Patients Over 70

Posted: 09/09/2010 - Stroke patients over 70 who get stents to keep their arteries open may be doubling their risk of having another stroke or dying compared to patients who get surgery instead, a new study says.

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UK Regulators Want Avandia Diabetes Pill Pulled

Posted: 09/06/2010 - GlaxoSmithKline's controversial diabetes pill Avandia should be pulled from the U.K. market because of concerns that the drug can increase the risk of heart attacks, British drug regulators said Monday.

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Iowa to Review Feed Mill at Center of Egg Recall

Posted: 08/27/2010 - A state Department of Agriculture inspector will visit the Iowa feed mill where investigators found salmonella linked to the massive egg recall to check whether it is operating legally.

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Recession May Have Pushed US Birth Rate to New Low

Posted: 08/27/2010 - The U.S. birth rate has dropped for the second year in a row, and experts think the recession is a big reason. They believe the sluggish economy has led many people to put off having children.

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AIDS Activists File Complaint Against Larry Flynt

Posted: 08/27/2010 - An AIDS activist group filed a workplace safety complaint against Larry Flynt on Thursday, accusing the porn king of creating an unsafe environment for his stable of sex stars by not requiring they use condoms.

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Restaurants Scramble After Massive Egg Recall

Posted: 08/26/2010 - Eggs sunny-side-up are still on the menu. But restaurants nationwide are keeping a closer eye on egg suppliers and reminding diners of the dangers of undercooked food after a massive recall tied to a salmonella outbreak.

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Recall: Possibly Tainted Meat Sold at WalMart

Posted: 08/24/2010 - Roast beef and ham that was distributed to Walmart delicatessens nationwide and sold in sandwiches has been recalled because it might be tainted with potentially harmful bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.

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Are the Eggs Sold at My Supermarket Safe to Eat?

Updated: 08/23/2010 - Two large Iowa farms have recalled 550 million eggs because of possible contamination with salmonella. Investigators from the Food and Drug Administration are trying to find the cause of the outbreak, but so far haven't pinpointed the source.

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Headed to ER? Some Post Waits by Text, Billboard

Posted: 08/23/2010 - Need an X-ray or stitches? Online, via text message or flashing on a billboard, some emergency rooms are advertising how long the dreaded wait for care will be, with estimates updated every few minutes.

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FDA Chief: Enforcement of Food Safety too Limited

Posted: 08/23/2010 - Farms like the two involved in a massive recall of more than a half-billion eggs are rarely inspected by the federal government, officials say, as the Food and Drug Administration has traditionally reacted to outbreaks instead of working to prevent them.

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FDA Wants More Authority

Posted: 08/23/2010 - The head of the Food and Drug Administration says her agency is taking the massive egg recall "very, very seriously," but needs more enforcement powers.

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Striking Out Colon Cancer

Updated: 08/23/2010 - Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, claiming the lives of 53,000 Americans every year.

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Number of Illnesses Linked to Eggs Will Likely Grow

Updated: 08/20/2010 - More than a half-billion eggs have been recalled in the nationwide investigation of a salmonella outbreak that Friday expanded to include a second Iowa farm. The outbreak has already sickened more than 1,000 people and the toll of illnesses is expected to increase.

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Nevada Health Districts See Salmonella Cases Rise

Posted: 08/18/2010 - Nevada health officials said Wednesday they don't know the exact source of an increase in the number people reporting illnesses from a salmonella bacteria commonly associated with eggs and poultry

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