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Mmmm... Chocolate

Posted: 02/02/2009 - Chocolate for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Folks may be surprised to know how far back chocolate goes - perhaps 1,000 years in what is now the United States.

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FTC Accuses Firms Of Delaying Generic Drug Launch

Posted: 02/02/2009 - Federal regulators accused Solvay Pharmaceuticals and three generic drugmakers on Monday of illegally agreeing to keep cheaper versions of a lucrative hormone-boosting drug off the market.

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Appeals Court Rejects Disclosure Of Medicare Data

Posted: 02/02/2009 - A consumer group seeking Medicare billing records to peek over the shoulders of doctors and grade them on quality said Monday it's not giving up despite a reversal from a federal appeals court.

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Laser Treatment May Reverse Sun-Damaged Skin

Posted: 01/30/2009 - There was a time when sunscreen was not available, and before it became the mandatory beach and pool accessory that it is today. The result for many is skin damaged by the sun.

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Neuropsychiatric Conditions Linked By Iron And Serotonin

Posted: 01/28/2009 - Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have found a surprising link between brain iron levels and serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in neuropsychiatric conditions ranging from autism to major depression.

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Inspectors Found Mildew in Peanut Butter Plant

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Inspectors found mildew on a ceiling and other problems last year at a peanut butter producing plant in Georgia that has been linked to a salmonella outbreak, according to reports released Monday by the state Department of Agriculture.

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Medicare Expands Coverage For Cancer Drugs

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Medicare has quietly expanded its coverage for cancer drugs to include some treatments that haven't gotten the Food and Drug Administration's full seal of approval.

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How Can Someone Stop or Reduce Snoring?

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Does your partner snore excessively, keeping you awake at night and causing you to lose sleep? Here are some ideas which may help the both of you rest better.

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Lifestyle Changes Benefit Overweight Kids

Posted: 01/23/2009 - Efforts to fight obesity among children and teens should include strategies to help them think differently about their eating and exercise habits, researchers conclude based on a review of 64 studies of lifestyle "therapy" and drug interventions.

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January is National Blood Donor Month

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Start off the new year right, by donating blood to the Red Cross or your local blood bank in honor of National Blood Donor Month.

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Pet Treats Recalled in Salmonella Outbreak

Updated: 01/22/2009 - PetSmart is recalling seven of its Grreat Choice dog biscuit products because they contain peanut products made by a company that has been linked to a salmonella outbreak in 43 states and Canada, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

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Forget The Carbs, Pasta Pairs Well With Recession

Posted: 01/21/2009 - After sales hurt by fad diets, consumers return to cheap food in downturn. Sales of pasta products in the United States — including frozen and refrigerated pasta, canned pasta, soup mixes and prepared dinners — rose 5 percent last year to $6.4 billion.

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8 Ways to be a Happier Mom

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Ask a mom if she's happier now that she has a child, and she'll usually say yes. But psychologists who study happiness often report a different picture. Being the mom of a young child (especially one under 3) is rewarding, but also a real strain on your mood.

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