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Final Rules Out for Government Stem Cell Research

Posted: 07/06/2009 - The government is creating a master list of which embryonic stem cells qualify for taxpayer-funded research, now that President Barack Obama has lifted restrictions on the field.

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NV Whistleblower Gets Job Back, for Now

Posted: 07/01/2009 - A federal agency has been ordered to rehire an ex-worker until an appeals board can hold a hearing on his whistleblower claim that he was fired in retaliation for telling his boss two co-workers illegally shot mountain lions from a government airplane in Nevada.

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FDA Requires Chantix to Have Mental Health Warning

Posted: 07/01/2009 - The Food and Drug Administration will require Pfizer Inc.'s smoking cessation drug Chantix to carry the agency's strongest safety warning over a series of mental health side effects, including depression and suicidal thoughts.

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FDA Panel to Vote on Painkiller Restrictions

Updated: 06/30/2009 - The Food and Drug Administration has assembled more than 35 experts for a two-day meeting to discuss and vote on ways to prevent overdose with acetaminophen - the pain-relieving, fever-reducing ingredient in Tylenol and dozens of other prescription and over-the-counter medications.

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JBS Swift Beef Co. Expands Beef Recall

Posted: 06/28/2009 - JBS Swift Beef Co. of Greeley, Colo., is voluntarily expanding its beef recall to include about 380,000 pounds of products because of possible E. coli contamination

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Big Federal Study will Test Vitamin D, Fish Oil

Posted: 06/22/2009 - The U.S. government will sponsor a big study of fish oil and vitamin D pills to see if either supplement can keep healthy people from developing cancer, heart disease or other problems.

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Lists of Recalled Nestle Cookie Products, States

Updated: 06/22/2009 - Nestle USA on Friday voluntarily recalled Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products after 65 people nationwide who ate the dough raw reporting falling sick, including 25 who were hospitalized.

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Study: Drug Combos May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Posted: 05/30/2009 - Breast cancer survivors risk having their disease come back if they use certain antidepressants while also taking the cancer prevention drug tamoxifen, worrisome new research shows.

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Immune System Taught to Fight Deadly Skin Cancer

Posted: 05/30/2009 - For the first time, a novel treatment that trains the immune system to fight cancer has shown a modest benefit in late-stage testing against the deadly skin cancer melanoma.

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KFC Grilled Chicken Also Has Secret Recipe

Posted: 05/24/2009 - When KFC, a division of Yum Brands Inc., offered coupons online for a free meal, some of its stores ran out and traffic threatened to get out of hand at some locations.

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Report Shows Health Care Costs

Posted: 05/12/2009 - Since 2000, the number of Nevadans spending more than a tenth of their pretax income on health care has climbed by 155 percent, according to a report by Families USA.

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Swine Flu Goes Person-to-Pig; Could it Jump Back?

Posted: 05/03/2009 - Now that the swine flu virus has passed from a farmworker to pigs, could it jump back to people? The question is important, because crossing species again could make it more deadly.

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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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