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Herbal workshop recalls frontier life

Posted: 04/26/2013 - Jim Buckenmyer will lead a hands-on workshop at the Marble Springs State Historical Site. Buckenmyer will demonstrate the medicinal and culinary uses of various herbs common on the frontier.

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AG reaches settlement over Quantum Series Wellness Pack

Posted: 04/25/2013 - The settlement requires Thomas Michael Haarlander and his business, The Avalon Effect Inc. of Franklin, to stop making misleading marketing claims about a medical device called the Quantum Series Wellness Pack

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WHO: New flu passes more easily from bird to human

Posted: 04/24/2013 - Scientists are watching the virus closely to see if it could spark a global pandemic but say there is little evidence so far that it can spread easily from human to human.

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NFL group, company teaming up for brain drug test

Posted: 04/24/2013 - A potential treatment for traumatic brain injuries may be tested in retired professional football players, who are the focus of concern over blows to the head.

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Poll: Aging US in denial about long-term care need

Posted: 04/24/2013 - A new poll examined how people 40 and over are preparing for this difficult and often pricey reality of aging, and found two-thirds say they've done little to no planning.

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Study: Lax attitude on teens and Rx drug abuse

Posted: 04/23/2013 - More parents need to talk with their teens about the dangers of abusing Ritalin, Adderall and other prescription drugs, suggests a new study that finds discouraging trends on kids and drug use.

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Doctors: All Boston bomb patients likely to live

Posted: 04/23/2013 - In a glimmer of good news after last week's tragedy, all of the more than 180 people injured in the Boston Marathon blasts who made it to a hospital alive now seem likely to survive.

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NYC proposes raising age for cigarette purchases

Posted: 04/23/2013 - After years of striving to set a national agenda for curbing smoking, New York City may set a new bar by becoming the most populous place in America to raise the minimum age for buying cigarettes to 21.

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US hospitals send hundreds of immigrants back home

Posted: 04/23/2013 - Hundreds of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally have taken similar journeys through a little-known removal system run not by the federal government trying to enforce laws but by hospitals seeking to curb high costs.

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Irish jury: Poor care killed woman denied abortion

Posted: 04/22/2013 - The findings from a two-week coroner's inquest into the causes of Savita Halappanavar's Oct. 28 death at University Hospital Galway confirmed what her widower, Praveen, has maintained all along.

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WHO: China bird flu not spreading easily in humans

Posted: 04/22/2013 - Fifteen global and Chinese health experts are on a mission in Beijing and Shanghai to learn more about the H7N9 bird flu virus that has killed 17 people and sickened 70 others, said Dr. Michael O'Leary.

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Man dies as UK measles epidemic spreads

Posted: 04/22/2013 - U.K. authorities say a 25-year-old man is suspected to have died from measles as an epidemic continues to sweep across south Wales.

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Experts unclear how China bird flu infects humans

Posted: 04/18/2013 - The uncertainty adds to challenges the Chinese government is facing in trying to control the spread of the H7N9 bird flu virus that has already killed 17 people and infected 70 others in the country.

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Ky. woman's meningitis death boosts toll to 15

Posted: 04/18/2013 - Hospital spokeswoman Rebecca Climer told The Tennessean 71-year-old Carol Wetton of Guthrie, Ky., died Tuesday of complications from an original infection.

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3 cancer scientists awarded $500K NY medical prize

Posted: 04/17/2013 - Three scientists at universities in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Oregon whose research has helped transform cancer treatment will share one of the richest prizes in medicine and biomedical research.

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EpiPen bill headed to governor

Updated: 04/16/2013 - Legislation that would authorize at least two epinephrine auto-injectors be placed in all public and private schools in Tennessee is headed to the governor for his consideration.

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Court: Can human genes be patented?

Updated: 04/15/2013 - DNA may be the building block of life, but can something taken from it also be the building block of a multimillion-dollar medical monopoly?

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