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Clinton receiving blood thinners to dissolve clot

Posted: 01/01/2013 - Doctors treating Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a blood clot in her head said blood thinners are being used to dissolve the clot and they are confident she will make a full recovery.

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FDA approves 1st new tuberculosis drug in 40 years

Posted: 01/01/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a Johnson & Johnson tuberculosis drug that is the first new medicine to fight the deadly infection in more than four decades.

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Illinois Sen. Kirk to return a year after stroke

Posted: 01/01/2013 - Nearly a year after a stroke left him barely able to move the left side of his body, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is expected to climb the 45 steps to the Senate's front door this week

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Steroids loom in major-college football

Updated: 01/01/2013 - A federal crackdown on illicit foreign supplies of human growth hormone has failed to stop rampant misuse, and instead has driven record sales of the drug by some of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies

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Brazil debates treatment options in crack epidemic

Posted: 01/01/2013 - Bobo has a method: Cocaine gets him through the day, when he cruises with a wheelbarrow around a slum on Rio's west side, sorting through trash for recyclables to sell. At night, he turns the day's profit into crack.

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Judge halts contraceptive mandate for Mich. firm

Posted: 01/01/2013 - A federal judge has ruled a property management company owned by the founder of Domino's Pizza doesn't have to immediately implement mandatory contraception coverage in the health care law.

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Program helps veterans reintegrate through music

Posted: 12/28/2012 - These three young veterans all say music played a crucial role in alleviating the stresses of active duty. Now, all three are enrolled in a program that hopes to use music to ease their reintegration into civilian life.

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Kenya hospital imprisons new mothers with no money

Posted: 12/27/2012 - The director of the Pumwani Maternity Hospital, located in a hardscrabble neighborhood of downtown Nairobi, freely acknowledges what he's accused of: detaining mothers who can't pay their bills.

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Hepatitis C tests continue after NH tech's arrest

Posted: 12/24/2012 - Hospitals across the country recommended hepatitis C testing for about 7,900 patients last summer after a traveling medical worker was accused of stealing drugs and infecting patients with tainted syringes

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AP IMPACT: Big Pharma cashes in on HGH abuse

Posted: 12/21/2012 - Big Pharma has been satisfying the steady desires of U.S. users and abusers, including many who take the drug in the false hope of delaying the effects of aging.

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Heavy price: Medicare overpaying for back braces

Posted: 12/19/2012 - Federal investigators say Medicare paid an average of $919 for back braces that cost suppliers $191 apiece, providing a window on how wasteful spending drives up health care costs.

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Experts: Kids are resilient in coping with trauma

Posted: 12/19/2012 - For people of any age, regaining a sense of security after surviving violence can take a long time. They're at risk for lingering anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder.

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9/11 cancer study won't settle debate over risks

Posted: 12/19/2012 - The most comprehensive study of potential World Trade Center-related cancers raises more questions than it answers and won't end a debate over whether the attacks were really a cause.

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