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Study: Radiation for breast cancer can harm hearts

Posted: 03/14/2013 - Women treated with radiation for breast cancer are more likely to develop heart problems later, even with the lower doses used today, troubling new research suggests.

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Hard to find good info on drug safety in pregnancy

Posted: 03/13/2013 - Nearly every woman takes a medication at some point during pregnancy. Yet there's disturbingly little easy-to-understand information about which drugs pose a risk to her baby, and what to do about it.

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To mayor, NYC soda ruling just 'temporary setback'

Posted: 03/13/2013 - Despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg's bullishness, political realities and legal questions make for an uncertain future for one of the premier pieces of his legacy: a now-blocked ban on supersized sugary drinks.

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Applying for Obama health care plan not easy

Posted: 03/13/2013 - The government's draft application runs 15 pages for a three-person family. An outline of the online version has 21 steps, some with additional questions.

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ADB: In Asia, wealth buys access to clean water

Posted: 03/13/2013 - Ninety-one percent of people living in Asia have improved access to clean water, a remarkable achievement over the last two decades in the world's most populous region.

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FDA head says menu labeling 'thorny' issue

Posted: 03/12/2013 - Diners will have to wait a little longer to find calorie counts on most restaurant chain menus, in supermarkets and on vending machines.

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America's new love: Water

Posted: 03/12/2013 - As New York City grapples with the legality of a ban on the sale of large cups of soda and other sugary drinks at some businesses, one thing is clear: soda's run as the nation's beverage of choice has fizzled.

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Drugmakers, Interpol ramp up fight against fakes

Posted: 03/12/2013 - More than two dozen of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies have agreed to provide funding and other support to Interpol's battle against counterfeit prescription drugs

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Study: Even ancient mummies had clogged arteries

Posted: 03/12/2013 - Even without modern-day temptations like fast food or cigarettes, people had clogged arteries some 4,000 years ago, according to the biggest-ever hunt for the condition in mummies.

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US probes Sanofi over blockbuster drug Plavix

Updated: 03/12/2013 - The U.S. Justice Department is investigating drug maker Sanofi's disclosures to the Food and Drug Administration about different responses to its blockbuster blood thinner Plavix.

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AP IMPACT: Combat stress felt far from front lines

Posted: 03/11/2013 - Analysts in the cavernous room at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia relive the explosions, the carnage and the vivid after-battle assessments of the bombings over and over again.

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Studies tie stress from storms, war to heart risks

Posted: 03/11/2013 - Disasters and prolonged stress can raise "fight or flight" hormones that affect blood pressure, blood sugar and other things in ways that make heart trouble more likely, doctors say.

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Officials: Michelin eatery in Denmark sickens 63

Posted: 03/11/2013 - The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said Friday it had investigated the popular, waterfront restaurant in Copenhagen after complaints from customers who had dined there during a week in February.

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Utah moves to tax e-cigarettes like regular smokes

Posted: 03/11/2013 - A proposal in the Utah Legislature that would tax electronic cigarettes at the same rate as regular cigarettes has put the state at the forefront of a national movement to regulate the increasingly popular devices.

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AG: Utility bills would climb under legislation

Posted: 03/11/2013 - The state Attorney General says a measure pending in the General Assembly could cause bills from for-profit utility companies to climb significantly without much government oversight.

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Sequester cuts could impact cancer research

Updated: 03/08/2013 - We are learning more about the impact of the sequester funding cuts that went into effect at the beginning of March, and they may have a big impact on cancer patients.

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