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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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DCS gets more flexibility in use of federal funds

Posted: 10/24/2013 - The state agency reportedly will be able to spend $40 million that is currently earmarked for foster children on efforts to keep children with their own families.

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HealthCare.gov pricing feature can be off the mark

Posted: 10/23/2013 - The administration announced it would provide a new "shop and browse" feature Sunday, but it's not giving consumers the real picture. In some cases, people could end up paying double of what they see on the website.

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Builders of Obama's health website saw red flags

Posted: 10/22/2013 - Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed.

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Bacteria found in breast milk sold on Internet

Posted: 10/21/2013 - Human breast milk is sold for babies on several online sites for a few dollars an ounce, but a new study says buyer beware: Testing showed it can contain potentially dangerous bacteria including salmonella.

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Obama: 'No excuse' for health care signup problems

Updated: 10/21/2013 - President Barack Obama on Monday said there was "no excuse" for the cascade of computer problems that have marred the rollout of key elements in his health care law.

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Fertility clinics help more gay couples have kids

Posted: 10/17/2013 - A New York doctor described 18 of these cases Tuesday at a fertility conference in Boston that featured other research on ways to help same-sex couples have children.

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WHO agency: Air pollution causes cancer

Posted: 10/17/2013 - What many commuters choking on smog have long suspected has finally been scientifically validated: air pollution causes lung cancer.

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