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Christmas Kissing: On the Cheek to Avoid Swine Flu

Posted: 11/23/2009 - Britain's authority on etiquette says it's more hygienic to exchange kisses on the cheek than to shake hands - so the swine flu pandemic should not make people afraid of kissing under the mistletoe this holiday season.

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A Closer Look at Swine Flu Vaccine

Updated: 11/24/2009 - As swine flu kills more people across the U.S., the number of deaths in Nevada has now reached thirty. The government is taking steps to curb the pandemic, issuing free vaccines for high risk groups, but certain ingredients in those vaccines are controversial and some parents are opting out.

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Former NIH Chief: Ignore New Mammogram Guideline

Updated: 11/23/2009 - The former director of the National Institutes of Health is advising women to ignore new guidelines that delay the start of routine mammogram testing for breast cancer.

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Immunity-Boosting Tips for Flu Season

Updated: 11/19/2009 - When flu season comes around, there are a number of ways to boost your immunities. Aside from flu shots and eating healthy, you can also take a number of supplements. We spoke with Whole Foods to get tips on the best ones for your body.

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Study Raises New Questions About Merck Pill Zetia

Posted: 11/15/2009 - A new study raises fresh concerns about Zetia and its cousin, Vytorin - drugs still taken by millions of Americans to lower cholesterol, despite questions raised last year about how well they work.

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CDC Now Says 4,000 Swine Flu Deaths in US

Updated: 11/13/2009 - Federal health officials now say that 4,000 or more Americans likely have died from swine flu - about four times the estimate they've been using.

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AIDS is Leading Cause of Death, Disease for Women

Posted: 11/09/2009 - In its first study of women's health around the globe, the World Health Organization said Monday that the AIDS virus is the leading cause of death and disease among women between the ages of 15 and 44.

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Ground Beef Recalled over E. Coli Illnesses

Posted: 11/02/2009 - A New York meat company has recalled almost 546,000 pounds of ground beef because it may be contaminated with a bacteria that has caused illness and one death, according to health officials.

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CDC: 1 in 5 Kids Had Flu this Month

Posted: 10/22/2009 - The latest government survey has found that 1 in 5 U.S. children had a flu-like illness earlier this month, and most of those cases likely were swine flu.

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Free H1N1 Vaccinations Are Thursday

Updated: 10/22/2009 - The Washoe County Health District is holding its first swine flu vaccinations today. A line outside started forming at 6:30am. They expect to be able to vaccinate about 100 people per hour.

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Feds To Issue New Medical Marijuana Policy

Posted: 10/19/2009 - The Obama administration will not seek to arrest medical marijuana users and suppliers as long as they conform to state laws, under new policy guidelines to be sent to federal prosecutors.

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Product Recall: Del Monte Cantaloupe

Updated: 10/19/2009 - A Northern California grocery chain has recalled several hundred cartons of cantaloupe after routine testing detected salmonella.

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Pigs May Have Tested Positive for H1N1

Posted: 10/16/2009 - Pigs in Minnesota may have tested positive for the H1N1 virus in a preliminary test, the first potential U.S. cases in swine, Agriculture Department officials said Friday.

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FDA Panel Unanimously Backs Glaxo Cancer Drug

Posted: 10/05/2009 - Federal health advisers say an experimental kidney cancer drug from GlaxoSmithKline can benefit patients by slowing the disease, despite some risk of liver damage.

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Philips Healthcare Recalls 5,400 Defibrillators

Posted: 10/03/2009 - Philips Healthcare said Saturday it is recalling about 5,400 automated external defibrillators after receiving reports of a memory chip failure in a small number of some models that could make them inoperable.

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