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Report finds lax oversight of specialty pharmacies

Posted: 04/15/2013 - Congressional investigators say pharmacy boards in nearly all 50 states lack the information and expertise to oversee specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year.

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AP Newsbreak: Medicare means test plan detailed

Posted: 04/12/2013 - President Barack Obama's latest plan to raise monthly Medicare premiums for upper-income retirees would significantly expand the number who would be expected to pay more.

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Implanted 'bracelet' helps treat chronic heartburn

Posted: 04/12/2013 - A tiny magnetic bracelet implanted at the base of the throat is greatly improving life for some people with chronic heartburn who need more help than medicine can give them.

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US says preemie study didn't fully disclose risks

Posted: 04/12/2013 - Officials trying to right Tunisia's ailing economy shouldn't count on an estimated $20 billion still to be recovered from the family of the deposed dictator, a prominent Tunisian economist said Friday.

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Tracking Obama's health law in budget isn't easy

Posted: 04/11/2013 - It turns out that the costs of the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare to its unyielding Republican foes— are sprinkled here and there through hundreds of pages of budget books.

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Doctors use brain scans to 'see' and measure pain

Posted: 04/11/2013 - Scans might be used someday to tell when pain is hurting a baby, someone with dementia or a paralyzed person unable to talk. They might lead to new, less addictive pain medicines.

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Medication nation: Study shows antibiotic overuse

Posted: 04/11/2013 - U.S. doctors are prescribing enough antibiotics to give them to 4 out of 5 Americans every year, an alarming pace that suggests they are being overused, a new government study finds.

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Budget: cover uninsured, trim Medicare, tax cigs

Posted: 04/11/2013 - President Barack Obama's new budget offers Medicare cuts to entice Republicans into tax negotiations, while plowing ahead to cover the uninsured next year under the health care law the GOP has bitterly fought to repeal.

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China's bird flu response shows new openness

Updated: 04/11/2013 - After a new and lethal strain of bird flu emerged in Shanghai two weeks ago, the government of China's bustling financial capital responded with live updates on a Twitter-like microblog.

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Boxers work to knock out Parkinson's symptoms

Posted: 04/10/2013 - When Mary Yeaman was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2006, she could barely bring herself to leave her house. Her muscles were weak, and she was having a hard time coping.

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FDA approves return of drug for morning sickness

Posted: 04/10/2013 - Talk about a comeback: A treatment pulled off the market 30 years ago has won Food and Drug Administration approval again as the only drug specifically designated to treat morning sickness.

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Rep. Lois DeBerry undergoing cancer treatment

Posted: 04/10/2013 - The Memphis Democrat was first elected in 1972 and is the longest-serving current member of the House of Representatives and second-longest in the entire Legislature.

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Robot hot among surgeons but FDA taking a new look

Posted: 04/09/2013 - The biggest thing in operating rooms these days is a million-dollar, multi-armed robot named da Vinci, used in nearly 400,000 surgeries nationwide last year — triple the number just four years earlier.

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Chinese pigeon group stops races amid bird flu

Posted: 04/09/2013 - The Hangzhou Carrier Pigeon Association said Monday it will also inoculate up to 90,000 pigeons with a vaccine that protects against types of bird flu other than the new H7N9 strain

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WHO talks with China on sending bird flu team

Updated: 04/08/2013 - The World Health Organization is talking with the Chinese government about sending international experts to China to help investigate a new bird flu strain that has sickened at least 24 people, killing seven of them.

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Sweeping anti-abortion bill goes to Kansas gov.

Updated: 04/08/2013 - Kansas legislators gave final passage to a sweeping anti-abortion measure Friday night, sending Gov. Sam Brownback a bill that declares life begins "at fertilization"

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Risk for Obama in pursuing morning-after pill case

Updated: 04/08/2013 - President Barack Obama supports requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill. But fighting that battle in court comes with its own set of risks.

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New CPR machine saving lives in Memphis

Posted: 04/08/2013 - Fire officials say the department is among the first big-city agencies to install the device, called a Lucas 2, into every ambulance. The action comes after a trial run that began in October.

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