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Scientists plan controversial lab-made bird flu

Posted: 08/08/2013 - Scientists who sparked an outcry by creating easier-to-spread versions of the bird flu for research purposes want to try such experiments again using a worrisome new strain

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TSU clinic gives free hearing tests to homeless

Posted: 08/08/2013 - Some homeless people were screened last month, and those needing further assessment were given an evaluation at TSU's Audiology Clinic on the Avon Williams campus near downtown Nashville.

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CDC: First national sign of childhood obesity drop

Posted: 08/07/2013 - For many years, doctors have been wringing their hands as more and more U.S. children grew fat. Now, that may be changing, with the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity.

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Benefit of mobile apps for toddlers questioned

Posted: 08/07/2013 - Can a mobile app really teach a baby to find her nose? Or learn to recognize letters and numbers? Not according to an advocacy group that filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Trade Commission

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Scientists serve up lab-made burger from cow cells

Posted: 08/05/2013 - Mark Post, whose team at Maastricht University developed the burger after five years of research, hopes making meat in labs could eventually help solve the food crisis and fight climate change.

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Experts: Health risks higher from packaged greens

Posted: 08/02/2013 - Although nutritionists stress the chances of getting sick from vegetables are low compared to the dangers of a diet without them, packaged salads heighten the risk.

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Breast-feeding rates up; 77 percent of moms try

Posted: 08/02/2013 - Breast-feeding rates remain highest in Idaho and lowest in Mississippi. Experts attribute that to regional differences in culture and workplace policies that support breast-feeding.

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Pot farm pollution: Too dangerous to deal with?

Posted: 08/01/2013 - They hoped to charge growers under federal and state clean water regulations with tougher penalties than the infractions local officials could impose. But they were rebuffed.

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Poland's 1st face transplant patient goes home

Posted: 07/31/2013 - Poland's first face transplant patient was discharged from the hospital Tuesday, speaking with some effort at a press conference just 11 weeks after the extensive surgery that saved his life.

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Salad mix pegged in stomach bug outbreak

Posted: 07/31/2013 - Cyclospora is a rare parasite that causes a lengthy gastrointestinal illness, and outbreaks of the illness have been reported in 15 states.

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Health Department offering breastfeeding support

Posted: 07/31/2013 - The state Health Department is promoting World Breastfeeding Week by reminding mothers that there are designated breastfeeding experts available in all of Tennessee's county health departments.

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Panel backs lung cancer screening for some smokers

Posted: 07/30/2013 - For the first time, government advisers are recommending screening for lung cancer, saying certain current and former heavy smokers should get annual scans to cut their chances of dying of the disease.

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SAfrica: Theron pledges help in AIDS fight

Posted: 07/30/2013 - Actress Charlize Theron has pledged her support in the campaign against AIDS during a meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma.

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Feds ban some Medicare providers in crackdown

Posted: 07/29/2013 - For the first time in history, federal health officials said Friday they will ban certain types of Medicare and Medicaid providers in three high-fraud cities from enrolling in the taxpayer-funded programs for the poor

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Sebelius recruits women to blog about health law

Posted: 07/29/2013 - President Barack Obama's administration is courting female bloggers to play a role in a massive campaign aimed at informing the public about the benefits of the new health care law.

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FDA: Menthol cigarettes likely pose health risk

Posted: 07/29/2013 - The federal agency released the independent review on Tuesday and is seeking input from the health community, the tobacco industry and others on possible restrictions on the mint-flavored cigarettes.

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Golden years shorter, sicker in Southern states

Posted: 07/19/2013 - If you're 65 and living in Hawaii, here's some good news: Odds are you'll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you'll likely be in pretty good health.

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