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WHO Says Swine Flu Pandemic is Over

Posted: 08/10/2010 - The World Health Organization declared the swine flu pandemic officially over Tuesday, months after many national authorities started canceling vaccine orders and shutting down hot lines as the disease ebbed from the headlines.

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Kraft to Raise Whole Grains in Crackers

Updated: 07/26/2010 - Kraft Foods Inc. says it will more than double the amount of whole grain in many of its Nabisco crackers. The moves are in response to consumer and health advocates' demands for improved nutrition from packaged foods.

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FDA Issues Hold On Much-Debated Avandia Study

Posted: 07/21/2010 - Federal health officials are barring new patients from enrolling in a safety study of GlaxoSmithKline's controversial diabetes pill Avandia, a week after a panel of experts ruled that the drug increases heart risks.

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Test-Tube Kids and Cancer? Method Unlikely a Cause

Posted: 07/18/2010 - For the first time, a large study suggests a higher rate of childhood cancer among test-tube babies, but researchers say the reason probably has nothing to do with how the infants were conceived.

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NV Health Chief Pressing Hospitals for Injury Data

Updated: 07/18/2010 - Nevada's top health administrator wants hospitals to review medical records from 2009 and see if they failed to report so-called "sentinel events" involving injury or risk of injury to patients.

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FDA Cites Quality Problems at NY Brain-Imaging Lab

Updated: 07/17/2010 - A respected brain-imaging center run by Columbia University has halted some research after federal officials repeately complained about the quality of drugs being used on patients.

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FDA Says Breast Cancer Drug Did Not Extend Lives

Updated: 07/17/2010 - Follow-up studies of a Roche breast cancer drug showed that it failed to extend the lives of patients, federal health scientists said Friday, opening the door for it to be potentially withdrawn for use in treating that disease.

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FDA Panel: Diabetes Drug Should Stay On Market

Posted: 07/14/2010 - GlaxoSmithKline's drug Avandia should stay on the market, federal health experts voted Wednesday, but the controversial diabetes pill should be subject to new restrictions due to risky heart side effects.

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Report: Amputations Without Anesthesia In NKorea

Posted: 07/14/2010 - North Korea's health care system is in shambles with doctors sometimes performing amputations without anesthesia and working by candlelight in hospitals lacking essential medicine, heat and power, a rights watchdog said Thursday.

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VA Tech Says She Warned Of Sterilization Problems

Posted: 07/13/2010 - A former medical supply technician at the St. Louis VA Medical Center told a congressional hearing Tuesday that she warned more than a year ago that dental equipment sterilization was inadequate, but her pleas were ignored.

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Obama Promises Commitment To Combating HIV/AIDS

Posted: 07/13/2010 - President Barack Obama said Tuesday a new strategy for combating HIV and AIDS fulfills America's obligation to stopping the spread of the virus and rooting out the inequities and attitudes on which it thrives.

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