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FDA Orders Name Change for Maalox Total Relief

Posted: 02/17/2010 - The maker of Maalox is changing the name of its most potent medication because health regulators say consumers are mistaking it for a milder stomach reliever.

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SoCal Company Expands Meat Recall

Posted: 02/13/2010 - A Southern California meat-packing firm has expanded its recall of ground beef and veal that might be contaminated with E. coli.

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Changes Proposed In How Psychiatrists Diagnose

Updated: 02/09/2010 - Don't say "mental retardation" - the new term is "intellectual disability." No more diagnoses of Asperger's syndrome - call it a mild version of autism instead. And while "behavioral addictions" will be new to doctors' dictionaries, "Internet addiction" didn't make the cut.

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NV Medicaid Cuts Could Ration Diapers

Updated: 02/10/2010 - Adult diapers could be rationed and personal care assistants may need to buy their own disposable gloves to help cut $109 million from the state's Medicaid costs, state lawmakers were told Tuesday.

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FDA Aims to Rein in Radiation-Based Medical Scans

Posted: 02/09/2010 - The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will work with doctors and manufacturers to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure from medical scans, a problem that has been growing for decades.

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Fish Oil Shows Promise in Preventing Psychosis

Posted: 02/01/2010 - Fish oil pills may be able to save some young people with signs of mental illness from descending into schizophrenia, according to a reliminary but first-of-its-kind study.

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Girl's Odyssey Shows Challenge Of Fighting Obesity

Posted: 01/31/2010 - Paris Woods is hardly a poster child for the obesity epidemic. Lining up dripping wet with kids on her swim team, she's a blend of girlish chunkiness and womanly curves.

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Doctor: Quake Victims Dying Without US Airlifts

Posted: 01/30/2010 - A University of Miami doctor in Haiti says the U.S. government is endangering the lives of critically injured Haitians by halting medical evacuations to the United States.

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FDA Announces Recall of 2M Defective Needles

Posted: 01/26/2010 - Federal health officials are announcing a recall of 2 million needles because of a risk they can push bits of silicone into patients' bodies.

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RI Company Recalling 1.2M Pounds of Salami

Posted: 01/23/2010 - A Rhode Island meat company is recalling 1.2 million pounds of pepper-coated salami due to concerns about salmonella contamination.

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Heart Group Lists 7 Essentials for Heart Health

Posted: 01/20/2010 - Here are the seven secrets to a long life: Stay away from cigarettes. Keep a slender physique. Get some exercise. Eat a healthy diet and keep your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar in check.

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Johnson & Johnson Expands Tylenol Recall

Posted: 01/15/2010 - Johnson & Johnson expanded a recall of over-the-counter medications Friday, the second time it has done so in less than a month because of a moldy smell that has made users sick.

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Parents, Doctors Debate Tots Teetering in Heels

Posted: 01/14/2010 - As images of 3½-year-old Suri Cruise out and about in blingy heels recently hit magazines and the Internet, reactions to the grown-up look for not-so-old kids have ranged from cries of inappropriate to defense of a little girl's right to be girlie.

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Data: US Obesity Rate High, but Not Rising

Updated: 01/13/2010 - Raise a glass of diet soda: The nation's obesity rate appears to have stalled. But the latest numbers still show that more than two-thirds of adults and almost a third of kids are overweight, with no sign of improvement.

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Study: Youth Now Have More Mental Health Issues

Posted: 01/11/2010 - A new study has found that five times as many high school and college students are dealing with anxiety and other mental health issues than youth of the same age who were studied in the Great Depression era.

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Fight Against Fat Goes High-Tech with New Devices

Posted: 01/06/2010 - The fight against fat is going high-tech. To get an inside look at eating and exercise habits, scientists are developing wearable wireless sensors to monitor overweight and obese people as they go about their daily lives.

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