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First lady: Not surprised by reaction to Oscars

Posted: 03/04/2013 - She attributed the chatter to a culture shift that has spawned legions of bloggers, tweeters and others who talk about anything and everything all the time.

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Advanced breast cancer edges up in younger women

Posted: 02/27/2013 - The results are potentially worrisome because young women's tumors tend to be more aggressive than older women's, and they're much less likely to get routine screening for the disease.

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Swiss Red Cross cuts blood supply to broke Greece

Posted: 02/27/2013 - The Swiss Red Cross is slashing its supply of donor blood to Greece because the financially stricken country has failed to pay its bills on time, the head of the group's transfusion service said Tuesday.

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Mediterranean-style diets found to cut heart risks

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Pour on the olive oil, preferably over fish and vegetables: One of the longest and most scientific tests of a Mediterranean diet suggests this style of eating can cut the chance of suffering heart-related problems

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Koop, who transformed surgeon general post, dies

Posted: 02/26/2013 - With his striking beard and starched uniform, former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop became one of the most recognizable figures of the Reagan era — and one of the most unexpectedly enduring.

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Panel questions value of calcium, vitamin D pills

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Popping calcium and vitamin D pills in hopes of strong bones? Healthy older women shouldn't bother with relatively low-dose dietary supplements, say new recommendations from a government advisory group.

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FDA approves new targeted breast cancer drug

Posted: 02/25/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-a-kind breast cancer medication that targets tumor cells while sparing healthy ones.

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Govs to hear Oregon health care plan

Updated: 02/22/2013 - The Oregon Democrat leaves for Washington, D.C., on Friday to pitch his plan that changes the way doctors and hospitals are paid and improves health care coordination for low income residents.

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Flu shot doing poor job of protecting older people

Posted: 02/22/2013 - The vaccine is proving only 9 percent effective in those 65 and older against the harsh strain of the flu that is predominant this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

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UN rejects damage claim for Haiti cholera victims

Posted: 02/22/2013 - The United Nations rejected a claim for damages on behalf of more than 5,000 Haitian cholera victims and their families on Thursday, citing diplomatic immunity.

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German bishops OK contraception in rape cases

Posted: 02/22/2013 - In a statement issued at the end of a regular meeting in the western city of Trier, the German Bishops Conference said Catholic hospitals still can't provide drugs that would lead to the death of an embryo.

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Scientists use 3-D printing to help grow an ear

Posted: 02/21/2013 - Printing out body parts? Cornell University researchers showed it's possible by creating a replacement ear using a 3-D printer and injections of living cells

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California school district sued over yoga program

Posted: 02/21/2013 - An attorney representing a family bent out of shape over a public school yoga program in the beach city of Encinitas filed a lawsuit Wednesday to stop the district-wide classes.

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Drug overdose deaths up for 11th consecutive year

Posted: 02/21/2013 - Drug overdose deaths rose for the 11th straight year, federal data show, and most of them were accidents involving addictive painkillers despite growing attention to risks from these medicines.

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Costlier robotic surgery soars for hysterectomies

Posted: 02/21/2013 - Women who had the robotic operations were slightly less likely to spend more than two days in the hospital, but hospital stays were shorter than that for most women

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