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FDA to Allow 'Morning-After' Pill for 17-Year-Olds

Posted: 04/23/2009 - Women's groups cheered the government's decision to allow 17-year-olds to buy the "morning-after" emergency contraceptive without a doctor's prescription, but conservatives denounced it as a blow to parental supervision of teens.

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Diabetes? Some Beat it, But Are They Cured?

Posted: 04/19/2009 - JoAnne Zoller Wagner's diagnosis as prediabetic wasn't enough to compel her to change her habits and lose 30 pounds. Not even with the knowledge her sister had died because of diabetes.

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Products Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

Posted: 04/11/2009 - The following recall has been announced because the products may be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems

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Fish Oil Pills Don't Boost Benefit of Heart Drugs

Posted: 03/30/2009 - Heart attack patients who are already taking the right medicines to prevent future problems get no added benefit from taking fish oil capsules, a large study in Germany finds.

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Peanut Products Recalled

Posted: 03/28/2009 - The following recall has been announced because the products may be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems:

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Report: More Parents Choose Not to Vaccinate

Posted: 03/28/2009 - A published report has found more and more California parents are choosing not to give their children routine vaccinations before they start kindergarten, increasing the risk of childhood disease outbreaks at hundreds of elementary schools.

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As TB Rates go Down, Drug Resistance Causes Worry

Posted: 03/22/2009 - Even as tuberculosis rates decline in the United States, drug-resistant strains of the disease showing up in California's large immigrant population are becoming increasingly hard to treat.

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Mixed Reactions from Parents on Peanut Allergy Advance

Posted: 03/18/2009 - One mom says she'd be first in line for a promising treatment that exposes children with peanut allergies to tiny amounts of peanut flour. Another remains fearful, with the painful image of her son's face blown up beyond recognition still fresh in her mind.

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HIV and AIDS Cases Rise 22 Percent in D.C.

Posted: 03/15/2009 - A new report by D.C. health officials says that at least 3 percent of residents in the nation's capital are living with HIV or AIDS and every mode of transmission is on the rise.

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Memorial Fund Helps Kids With Dental Needs

Updated: 03/08/2009 - When finances are tight many families make sacrifices to get by. Thanks to the generosity of local dentists though hundreds of kids will get the care they need even if their families can't afford it.

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Is The FDA A Broken Agency?

Posted: 03/06/2009 - Tainted peanuts. Unsterilized syringes. Salmonella in Mexican chili peppers. A contaminated blood thinner from China that sent patients into life-threatening shock.

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Athletes Support Mission For Sports-Friendly Skin

Posted: 03/05/2009 - Steve Nash, a star of the NBA's Phoenix Suns, may not seem like a natural adviser on beauty products. But he needs a hand moisturizer that's not slick when he grips the ball.

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Uncertainty Over New Health Safety Net For Jobless

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Cassandra J. Kelsey has tried to cut back on all her expenses since losing her job in January. But suffering from degenerative arthritis, she can't do without health care.

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Confusion a Part of Health Care Plan in Stimulus

Posted: 03/01/2009 - The Obama administration rushed to include a health care safety net for laid-off workers in the recently signed stimulus bill, but has not told employers exactly how to make it work.

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Lawyer: Woman Infected with Herpes Wins Lawsuit

Posted: 02/25/2009 - A lawyer says a Riverside County jury has awarded nearly $7 million to a 56-year-old woman who was unknowingly infected with herpes by a 77-year-old man.

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Dentists Wary of Salon Teeth-Whitening Treatments

Posted: 02/25/2009 - When Kelly Markos started offering teeth whitening in her upscale salon, she thought it would be a nice addition to her lineup of eyelash extensions, temporary tattoos and custom makeup.

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Tylenol Victims' Families Wait For Beak, Again

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Michelle Rosen hoped a Boston-area FBI raid this month meant she might finally be able to stop wondering if the grocery bagger or the gardener down the block could be responsible for killing her mother and six others who swallowed cyanide-laced Tylenol decades ago.

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Feds Searching for CEO in Case of Tainted Syringes

Posted: 02/25/2009 - For months, prosecutors say, technicians in the gloom of a run-down North Carolina plant prepared life-sustaining syringes and shipped them before ensuring they were sterile.

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