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Report: Tracking system needed to fight fake drugs

Posted: 02/13/2013 - Fighting the problem of fake drugs will require putting medications through a chain of custody like U.S. courts require for evidence in a trial, the Institute of Medicine reported Wednesday.

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Study questions kidney cancer treatment in elderly

Posted: 02/13/2013 - Even though nearly all of these tumors turned out to be cancer, they rarely proved fatal. And surgery roughly doubled patients' risk of developing heart problems or dying of other causes, doctors found.

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Government seeks changes for malt liquor Four Loko

Posted: 02/13/2013 - The makers of a popular carbonated alcoholic drink guzzled on college campuses are going to be changing the look of its Four Loko cans to settle the government's charges of deceptive marketing.

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Salt subtly trimmed from many foods amid campaign

Posted: 02/12/2013 - Salt has quietly been slipping out of dozens of the most familiar foods in brand-name America, from Butterball turkeys to Uncle Ben's flavored rice dishes to Goya canned beans.

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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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