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Obama proposes $100M for brain mapping project

Posted: 04/03/2013 - He asked Congress to spend $100 million next year to start a project that will explore details of the brain, which contains 100 billion cells and trillions of connections.

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New world strategy aims to eradicate polio by 2018

Posted: 04/03/2013 - A new global plan aims to end most cases of polio by late next year, and essentially eradicate the paralyzing disease by 2018 — if authorities can raise the $5.5 billion needed to do the work, health officials said.

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Obamacare credits could trigger surprise tax bills

Posted: 04/03/2013 - Millions of people who take advantage of government subsidies to help buy health insurance next year could get stung by surprise tax bills if they don't accurately project their income.

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UT hosts free health fair for UT community

Posted: 04/02/2013 - The University of Tennessee Medical Center is teaming up with the College of Nursing and Student Health Center on Wednesday to help make sure the whole UT family stays healthy.

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Questions in China on how H7N9 flu strain killed 2

Posted: 04/02/2013 - Health officials say they still don't understand how a lesser-known bird flu virus was able to kill two men and seriously sicken a woman in China, but that it's unlikely that it can spread easily among humans.

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Can mass marketing heal the splits on 'Obamacare'?

Posted: 04/01/2013 - How do you convince millions of average Americans that one of the most complex and controversial programs devised by government may actually be a good deal for them?

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Drug maker Novartis loses India patent battle

Posted: 04/01/2013 - Novartis had argued that it needed a patent to protect its investment in the cancer drug Glivec, while activists said the drug did not merit intellectual property protection in India because it was not a new medicine.

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Paralyzed ex-athlete's foundation helping others

Posted: 04/01/2013 - The burly Hargrave's head was filled with dreams of playing college baseball as he strode into the gym, stretched out on a bench and pressed 300 pounds above his body. Again and again.

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UT has new nurse practitioner options

Posted: 04/01/2013 - The dean of the University of Tennessee's College of Nursing says there's a shortage of pediatric and neonatal nurse practitioners.

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Tenn. lawmakers could require EpiPens in schools

Posted: 03/31/2013 - A proposal is advancing in the Legislature that would allow at least two epinephrine auto-injectors to be placed in all public and private schools in Tennessee.

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Farm Rich products recalled over E. coli fears

Posted: 03/29/2013 - Rich Products Corp. has announced a voluntary recall of its Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas and other Farm Rich products because of a possible E. coli contamination.

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US launches new batch of graphic anti-smoking ads

Posted: 03/29/2013 - Government health officials launched the second round of a graphic ad campaign Thursday that is designed to get smokers off tobacco, saying they believe the last effort convinced tens of thousands to quit.

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Scientists find new gene markers for cancer risk

Posted: 03/29/2013 - One analysis suggests that among men whose family history gives them roughly a 20 percent lifetime risk for prostate cancer, such genetic markers could identify those whose real risk is 60 percent.

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Study: Health law to raise claims cost 32 percent

Updated: 03/29/2013 - A new study finds that insurance companies will have to pay out an average of 32 percent more for medical claims on individual health policies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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GOP's 'no' on Medicaid becomes "Let's make a deal'

Posted: 03/25/2013 - Given the choice of whether to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law, many Republican governors and lawmakers initially responded with an emphatic "no."

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Obama health law anniversary finds two Americas

Posted: 03/21/2013 - In half the states, mainly led by Democrats, officials are racing deadlines to connect uninsured residents to coverage now only months away. In others it's as if "Obamacare" had never passed.

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Influential pediatricians group backs gay marriage

Posted: 03/21/2013 - The nation's most influential pediatrician's group has endorsed gay marriage, saying a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child's health and well-being.

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