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Campaign Warns Against Reusing Plastic Syringes

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Patients who got hepatitis from contaminated syringes and medicine vials are joining infection control advocates to warn Americans about a problem they say is more common than people think.

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More Contaminated Products Recalled

Posted: 02/04/2009 - More products are being recalled across the nation, in a possible connection with a worldwide salmonella outbreak.

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Loss of Daschle Clouds Health Reform Prospects

Posted: 02/04/2009 - Tom Daschle's decision to withdraw his nomination as health and human services secretary clouds hopes that President Barack Obama will make significant progress on health reform in his first 100 days in the White House.

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House Set To Pass Kids' Health Bill

Posted: 02/04/2009 - The government is poised to extend health coverage to 4 million more lower-income children, a first step in President Barack Obama's promise to shrink the ranks of the uninsured.

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Heart Stress

Posted: 02/03/2009 - February is American Heart Month, so many doctors are emphasizing heart disease treatment and prevention. Finally, some people are starting to get the message.

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Firm Tied To Salmonella Ran Unlicensed Texas Plant

Posted: 02/03/2009 - A peanut processing plant in Texas run by the same company blamed for a national salmonella outbreak operated for years uninspected and unlicensed by government health officials, The Associated Press has learned.

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Post-Partum Depression

Posted: 02/02/2009 - Around one in ten mothers experience post-partum depression after the birth of a baby.

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Study Questions Usefulness Of Animal-Human Embryos

Posted: 02/02/2009 - It may be futile to try producing stem cells by putting human DNA into cow or rabbit eggs and making hybrid cloned embryos, a strategy that triggered controversy recently in Britain, a new study says.

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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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