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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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Chicken pinpointed as cause of salmonella outbreak

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Health officials urged consumers to cook chicken thoroughly and take other precautions after an 18-state salmonella outbreak that has made hundreds sick in recent months.

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Tennessee begins sending 'Welcome Baby' packets

Posted: 10/02/2013 - Officials say the packets will be sent within a few weeks of each birth reported to the state and contain information about child development, parenting and programs offered by the Tennessee Department of Health

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A bumpy first day for new insurance marketplaces

Posted: 10/02/2013 - For millions of Americans trying to log in, the online insurance marketplaces created by the new health care law began with a stalled website, an error message or a menu that didn't work.

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Cuts block some seeking NIH research treatment

Posted: 10/02/2013 - Patients hoping to enroll for treatment in cutting-edge research studies at the National Institutes of Health's renowned hospital will have to seek care elsewhere during the government shutdown.

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Plan to stop TB in kids overdue but problematic

Posted: 10/02/2013 - Health officials are embarking on an ambitious plan to wipe out tuberculosis in children worldwide, even though they don't know exactly how many cases there are.

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Insurance markets open to surge of new customers

Posted: 10/01/2013 - The online insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul struggled to handle the wave of new consumers Tuesday, the first day of a six-month open-enrollment period.

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Global study: World not ready for aging population

Posted: 10/01/2013 - The report ranks the social and economic well-being of elders in 91 countries, with Sweden coming out on top and Afghanistan at the bottom. It reflects what advocates for the old have been warning.

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More babies share parents' beds despite SIDS risks

Posted: 10/01/2013 - The government's latest infant bed-sharing numbers show a troubling trend: the percentage of U.S. babies sleeping with parents or another child more than doubled since the early 1990s.

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Health insurance markets open; success to be seen

Posted: 10/01/2013 - Millions of Americans will be able to shop for the first time Tuesday on the insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care reforms.

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FDA approves first pre-surgical breast cancer drug

Posted: 09/30/2013 - A biotech drug from Roche has become the first medicine approved to treat breast cancer before surgery, offering an earlier approach against one of the deadliest forms of the disease.

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House OKs bill aimed at improving drug safety

Posted: 09/30/2013 - The House easily approved bipartisan legislation Saturday aimed at improving the safety of drugs produced by compounding pharmacies that mix customized pharmaceuticals.

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Report ponders: How sensitive is climate to CO2?

Posted: 09/27/2013 - Scientists are more confident than ever that pumping carbon dioxide into the air by burning fossil fuels is warming the planet. The question is, by how much?

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