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Union University in Jackson closed due to illness

Posted: 02/12/2013 - University spokesman Tim Ellsworth says about 300 students have reported suffering a stomach sickness. Ellsworth says most of the ill students come from the university's residential population of 1,100.

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What heals traumatized kids? Answers are lacking

Updated: 02/11/2013 - School-based counseling treatments showed the most promise, but there's no hard proof that anxiety drugs or other medication work and far more research is needed to provide solid answers, say the authors.

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After early start, worst of flu season may be over

Updated: 02/11/2013 - The number of states reporting intense or widespread illnesses dropped again last week, and in a few states there was very little flu going around, U.S. health officials said Friday.

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Watson's medical expertise offered commercially

Posted: 02/08/2013 - The Watson supercomputer is graduating from its medical residency and is being offered commercially to doctors and health insurance companies, IBM said Friday.

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Girl is Cambodia's 5th bird flu fatality this year

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Cambodia's Health Ministry and the World Health Organization announced Friday that the girl had a history of contact with poultry in her village in southeastern Takeo province.

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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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