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Do annual mammograms save lives? Study says no

Posted: 02/12/2014 - A controversial new study has found that annual mammograms may not help reduce breast cancer deaths and may increase the number of women unnecessarily getting treated for breast cancer.

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FDA: Female sex drive drug needs more research

Posted: 02/11/2014 - A leading drug candidate for low sexual desire in women hasn't gotten approved for use in the United States, but the company backing it isn't giving up.

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Chick-fil-A to serve antibiotic-free chicken

Updated: 02/11/2014 - A popular American fast food restaurant wants you to "Eat mor chikin" without antibiotics. Chick-fil-A Inc. announced plans Tuesday to use chicken raised without antibiotics in all of its restaurants within five years.

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Kraft singles to lose artificial preservatives

Posted: 02/10/2014 - Kraft is removing artificial preservatives from its most popular individually wrapped cheese slices, in the latest sign that companies are tweaking their recipes as food labels come under greater scrutiny.

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How to keep your dog safe in snowy weather

Updated: 02/10/2014 - Not all breeds of dogs have the thick coats and layers of body fat needed to tolerate freezing temperatures. It can be difficult for smaller dogs to wade through deep snow. And the road salt used to melt ice on streets and sidewalks can irritate paws and make animals sick if they swallow it.

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Relax, weekend weight gain won't ruin your diet

Posted: 02/07/2014 - A new study suggests small weight gains on weekends are normal, and as long as you can compensate during the week, indulging a bit may even help you lose weight long-term.

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New peanut allergy patch

Posted: 02/07/2014 - Nearly three million Americans suffer from some form of nut allergy, and one of the most common is a sensitivity to peanuts. For people with a severe peanut allergy, exposure could be deadly.

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How to get kids to eat their vegetables

Posted: 02/07/2014 - Preschoolers introduced to Brussels sprouts alongside cream cheese to spread on the bitter vegetable were more likely to say that they liked the sprouts and ate more of them, even when they were later served plain.

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New technology helps relieve sinus problems

Updated: 02/07/2014 - It's a procedure that uses balloon technology for treating chronic sinusitis, which affects 35 million Americans with intense pain and pressure.

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Stomach bugs on cruise ships: Tips to stay safe

Posted: 01/30/2014 - Cruises can be packed with passengers in close quarters, raising the potential for infectious diseases to spread like wildfire if anyone on board gets sick.

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New rules sought to make child car seats safer

Posted: 01/22/2014 - Child car seats would for the first time have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes under regulations the government proposed Wednesday.

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Survey: One in ten New Hampshire adolescents use marijuana

Updated: 01/20/2014 - As New Hampshire lawmakers consider a bill that would legalize up to an ounce of marijuana for adults, the state Health Department is drawing attention to research showing high marijuana use among 12-to-17-year-olds.

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Massachusetts deal would create meningitis victims' fund

Posted: 12/24/2013 - Attorneys for creditors of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak say they've reached a preliminary settlement that would set up a victim compensation fund worth more than $100 million. Tennessee was one of the hardest-hit states in the outbreak.

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