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Southern diet, fried foods, may raise stroke risk

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South. People whose diets are heavy on them and sugary drinks like sweet tea and soda were more likely to suffer a stroke, a new study finds.

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Study: Many stroke survivors think about suicide

Posted: 02/08/2013 - That's more than those with other health problems such as heart attacks or cancer, and it suggests that depression after stroke is more serious than many had realized.

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NM abortion complaint highlights privacy concerns

Posted: 02/07/2013 - The New Mexico Medical Board is expected to decide whether to revoke the license of or otherwise discipline Dr. Shelley Sella, one of the few doctors in the country who still openly performs third-term abortions

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New whooping cough strain in US raises questions

Posted: 02/07/2013 - Health officials are looking into whether cases like the dozen found in Philadelphia might be one reason the nation just had its worst year for whooping cough in six decades.

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Braxton, Osbourne and Jenners do Red Dress runway

Updated: 02/07/2013 - Red isn't just a trend at The Heart Truth runway show, it's a tradition: The Red Dress Collection, modeled by celebrities to draw awareness to heart disease, has become the kick off to New York Fashion Week.

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FDA warns of new fake batch of cancer drug Avastin

Posted: 02/07/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration is warning U.S. doctors about another counterfeit version of the cancer drug Avastin, the third case involving the best-selling Roche drug in the past year.

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Critics seek to delay NYC sugary drinks size limit

Posted: 02/06/2013 - With the rule set to take effect March 12, beverage industry, restaurant and other business groups have asked a judge to put it on hold at least until there's a ruling on their lawsuit seeking to block it altogether.

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Haslam may not be given choice on Medicaid growth

Posted: 02/04/2013 - Republican bills before both chambers of the General Assembly would prohibit the governor from pursuing an expansion to TennCare, the state's expanded Medicaid program.

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Bullying study: It does get better for gay teens

Posted: 02/04/2013 - It really does get better for gay and bisexual teens when it comes to being bullied, although young gay men have it worse than their lesbian peers, according to the first long-term scientific evidence

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How did 'Little House' sister really become blind?

Posted: 02/04/2013 - Any fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved "Little House" books knows how the author's sister Mary went blind: scarlet fever. But turns out that probably wasn't the cause, medical experts say.

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New rules aim to get rid of junk foods in schools

Posted: 02/04/2013 - Under the new rules the Agriculture Department proposed Friday, foods like fatty chips, snack cakes, nachos and mozzarella sticks would be taken out of lunch lines and vending machines.

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Obama offers faith groups new birth control rule

Posted: 02/04/2013 - Facing a wave of lawsuits over what government can tell religious groups to do, the Obama administration is proposing a compromise for faith-based nonprofits that object to covering birth control

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Triaminic and Theraflu bottles recalled

Posted: 02/01/2013 - Some bottles of Triaminic and Theraflu cold and allergy syrups are being recalled because the child-resistant bottle caps may be defective.

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Hedgehog Alert! Prickly pets can carry salmonella

Posted: 02/01/2013 - In the last year, 20 people were infected by a rare but dangerous form of salmonella bacteria, and one person died in January. The illnesses were linked to contact with hedgehogs kept as pets, the CDC reported.

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EU proposal to protect bees stirs hornets' nest

Posted: 02/01/2013 - On Thursday, the EU's commissioner for health and consumer policy, Tonio Borg, proposed to restrict the use of three pesticides — called nenicotinoids — to crops to which bees are not attracted.

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Widower of meningitis victim sues clinic

Posted: 01/31/2013 - The husband of a Nashville woman who died in the fungal meningitis outbreak after receiving injections has sued the clinic that gave the shots.

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State board to discuss compounding pharmacies

Posted: 01/31/2013 - Members of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacists will be discussing additional measures the state could take in regulating compounding pharmacies in the wake of a multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis

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Some families to be priced out of health overhaul

Posted: 01/31/2013 - Some families that can't afford the employer coverage that they are offered on the job will not be able to get financial assistance from the government to buy private health insurance on their own.

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Sex to burn calories? Authors expose obesity myths

Posted: 01/31/2013 - All are myths or at least presumptions that may not be true, say researchers who reviewed the science behind some widely held obesity beliefs and found it lacking.

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