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UK study: Violence more likely among vets, troops

Posted: 03/15/2013 - Young men who have served in the British military are about three times more likely than civilians to have committed a violent offense, researchers reported Friday in a study that explores the roots of such behavior.

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Pope's partial lung shouldn't affect duties

Posted: 03/15/2013 - The new pope has daunting challenges ahead ranging from the church sex abuse scandal to reinvigorating the flock. And the 76-year-old Francis will have to do it all with just one whole lung.

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OB/GYNs told robot hysterectomy not best option

Posted: 03/15/2013 - Pricey robotic surgery shouldn't be the first or even second choice for most women who need a hysterectomy, says advice issued Thursday to doctors who help those women decide.

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FDA probes new pancreas risks with diabetes drugs

Posted: 03/15/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration is looking into new evidence that suggests a group of recently approved diabetes drugs can increase the risk of pancreatitis and other problems.

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World Kidney Day - why you should care

Updated: 03/14/2013 - World Kidney Day is all about raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and how organ donation saves lives.

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Brominated vegetable oil in Gatorade?

Posted: 03/14/2013 - From oil in Gatorade to the amount of caffeine and other stimulants in energy drinks and the so-called "pink slime" found in beef, previously unnoticed ingredients are coming under scrutiny

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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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