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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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China kills market birds as flu found in pigeons

Posted: 04/05/2013 - China announced a sixth death from a new bird flu strain Friday, while authorities in Shanghai halted the sale of live fowl and slaughtered all poultry at a market where the virus was detected in pigeons being sold for meat.

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Lead poisoning toll revised to 1 in 38 young kids

Posted: 04/04/2013 - The figure is roughly twice the previous high estimate. But that's because the government last year lowered the threshold for lead poisoning, so now more children are considered at risk.

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New bird flu strain causes fifth death in China

Posted: 04/04/2013 - The 48-year-old man, who died in Shanghai, is one of several among the infected believed to have had direct contact with fowl. Until recently, the virus, called H7N9, was not known to infect humans.

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Walgreen clinics expand care into chronic illness

Updated: 04/04/2013 - Walgreen Co. has stretched the reach of its drugstore clinics beyond treating ankle sprains and sinus infections to handling chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure.

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Study: Dementia tops cancer, heart disease in cost

Posted: 04/04/2013 - Cancer and heart disease are bigger killers, but Alzheimer's is the most expensive malady in the U.S., costing families and society $157 billion to $215 billion a year.

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China bird flu mutates, might infect mammals

Posted: 04/04/2013 - In a worrisome sign, a bird flu in China appears to have mutated so that it can spread to other animals, raising the potential for a bigger threat to people, scientists said Wednesday.

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Scientists: China bird virus likely silent threat

Posted: 04/03/2013 - Scientists taking a first look at the genetics of a bird flu strain that has killed three people in China said Wednesday that the virus could be harder to track than its better-known cousin H5N1

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