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ETSU students form new health group

Posted: 12/19/2012 - The Association of Interprofessional Healthcare Students promotes cooperation and education among students across health-related disciplines.

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Experts: No link between Asperger's, violence

Posted: 12/18/2012 - While an official has said that the 20-year-old gunman in the Connecticut school shooting had Asperger's syndrome, experts say there is no connection between the disorder and violence.

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Bird flu kills 4-year-old boy in Indonesia

Posted: 12/18/2012 - A 4-year-old Indonesian boy has died from bird flu, bringing the death toll to 160 in the country hardest-hit by the deadly virus, a health official said Tuesday.

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Criminal probe adds to Texas cancer agency woes

Posted: 12/18/2012 - Texas put up $3 billion and promised cancer breakthroughs. But a criminal investigation, widespread rebuke from scientists and the resignations of embattled state officials came faster than medical discoveries.

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Dozens sue pharmacy, but compensation uncertain

Posted: 12/13/2012 - The lawsuits allege that NECC negligently produced a defective and dangerous product and seek millions to repay families for the death of spouses, physically painful recoveries, lost wages and mental and emotional suffering.

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Lawmaker: NFL players 'trying to back out' on HGH

Posted: 12/13/2012 - While the latest, 10-year labor contract paved the way for HGH testing in professional football once certain parameters were set, the NFL Players Association wants a new study.

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Aim is fewer drugs given to dementia patients

Posted: 12/11/2012 - Tennessee health officials are training nursing home care providers how to treat dementia patients without drugs -- especially those with Alzheimer's disease.

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Researchers find homosexuality may be in the genes

Updated: 12/11/2012 - Researchers at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), based at UT, think they may be on the way to solving the long-running question: Is homosexuality genetic?

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New tests could hamper food outbreak detection

Posted: 12/11/2012 - It's about to get faster and easier to diagnose food poisoning, but that progress for individual patients comes with a downside: It could hurt the nation's ability to spot and solve dangerous outbreaks.

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Surprise: New insurance fee in health overhaul law

Posted: 12/11/2012 - The charge, buried in a recent regulation, works out to tens of millions of dollars for the largest companies, employers say. Most of that is likely to be passed on to workers.

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Stem cells help arthritic animals

Updated: 12/11/2012 - A new stem cell therapy helps animals with arthritis and could be the answer for humans with more research.

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Health warning on new round of fungal infections

Updated: 12/06/2012 - Tennessee health officials are once again alerting patients who received tainted steroid injections after finding that some have infections at the injection site that could lead to fungal meningitis.

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Study could spur wider use of prenatal gene tests

Posted: 12/06/2012 - Scanning the genes of a fetus reveals far more about potential health risks than current prenatal testing does, say researchers who compared both methods in thousands of pregnancies nationwide.

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Longer tamoxifen use cuts breast cancer deaths

Posted: 12/06/2012 - The findings are a surprise because earlier research suggested that taking the hormone-blocking drug for longer than five years didn't help and might even be harmful.

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Children's Hospital E.R. nearing record visits

Posted: 12/06/2012 - East Tennessee Children's Hospital's emergency room has been swamped with sick kids for the last couple of months, nearly enough to set an all-time record.

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Study: Drug coverage to vary under health law

Posted: 12/05/2012 - A new study says basic prescription drug coverage could vary dramatically from state to state under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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CDC says US flu season starts early, could be bad

Posted: 12/04/2012 - Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five Southern states, and the primary strain circulating tends to make people sicker than other types. It is particularly hard on the elderly.

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Fossil fuel subsidies in focus at climate talks

Updated: 12/04/2012 - Qatar — the host of U.N. climate talks that entered their final week Monday — is among dozens of countries that keep gas prices artificially low through subsidies that exceeded $500 billion globally last year.

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