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Testosterone treatments linked with heart risks

Posted: 11/06/2013 - Testosterone treatments may increase risks for heart attacks, strokes and death in older men with low hormone levels and other health problems, a big Veterans Affairs study suggests.

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Vietnam releases dengue-blocking mosquito

Posted: 11/05/2013 - Nguyen Thi Yen rolls up the sleeves of her white lab coat and delicately slips her arms into a box covered by a sheath of mesh netting. Immediately, the feeding frenzy begins.

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Strep scorecard might help tell if you need a doc

Posted: 11/05/2013 - More than 12 million people make doctors' visits for a sore throat every year. Usually the culprit is a virus that they just have to wait out with a little TLC.

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Many health woes in teens seeking obesity surgery

Posted: 11/05/2013 - U.S. teens seeking weight-loss surgery have a startling number of health problems that used to be seen only in adults, according to a major government-funded study.

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Report lauds state for child screenings

Updated: 11/04/2013 - A recent report shows Tennessee is leading most states when it comes to screening low-income children for developmental issues.

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More study urged on concussions in young athletes

Posted: 11/01/2013 - Is peewee football too early to wonder about concussions? Maybe not: A major report says far too little is known about the risks in youth sports, especially for athletes who suit up before high school.

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HIV-like virus suppressed in monkey experiment

Posted: 11/01/2013 - Doctors may one day be able to control a patient's HIV infection in a new way: injecting swarms of germ-fighting antibodies, two new studies suggest.

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Colorado voters deciding how to tax pot

Posted: 11/01/2013 - On Tuesday, voters decide whether to approve a 15 percent pot excise tax to pay for school construction, plus an extra sales tax of 10 percent to fund marijuana enforcement.

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New faces of health overhaul: Still all smiles

Posted: 11/01/2013 - It didn't take long for the friendly-looking young woman whose face was splashed across HealthCare.gov to spiral from smiling stock photo to laughingstock.

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Feds post food allergy guidelines for schools

Posted: 10/30/2013 - The voluntary guidelines call on schools to take such steps as restricting nuts, shellfish or other foods that can cause allergic reactions, and make sure emergency allergy medicine are available.

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UN confirms 10 polio cases in northeast Syria

Posted: 10/29/2013 - The U.N.'s health agency said Tuesday it has confirmed 10 polio cases in northeast Syria, the first confirmed outbreak of the diseases in the country in 14 years, with a risk of spreading across the region.

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Some troops turn to liposuction to pass fat test

Posted: 10/29/2013 - Some military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from their waists in a desperate attempt to pass the Pentagon's body fat test.

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Docs to parents: Limit kids' texts, tweets, online

Posted: 10/28/2013 - The recommendations are bound to prompt eye-rolling and LOLs from many teens but an influential pediatricians group says parents need to know that unrestricted media use can have serious consequences.

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Patients, firms shop for better health care deals

Posted: 10/28/2013 - At first, the community bank CEO hesitated because he thought the lower price would mean lower quality. But he knew if he didn't make the roughly 10-hour roundtrip trek, he'd pay about $5,000 out of pocket.

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Novo Nordisk recalls diabetes drugs in Europe

Posted: 10/28/2013 - Novo Nordisk is recalling 3 million insulin products used for diabetes treatment in 13 European countries due to a production problem that can affect the strength of the drug.

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