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Study: Multivitamins may lower cancer risk in men

Posted: 10/17/2012 - America's favorite dietary supplements, multivitamins, modestly lowered the risk for cancer in healthy male doctors who took them for more than a decade, the first large study to test these pills has found.

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HPV shots don't make girls promiscuous, study says

Posted: 10/16/2012 - Shots that protect against cervical cancer do not make girls promiscuous, according to the first study to compare medical records for vaccinated and unvaccinated girls.

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Meharry chief selected for Institute of Medicine

Posted: 10/16/2012 - The Institute of Medicine is devoted to improving public health and provides objective, evidence-based advice to policymakers, health professionals, the private sector and the public.

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Industry sues over NYC crackdown on sugary drinks

Posted: 10/15/2012 - Soda makers, restaurateurs and other businesses sued Friday to try to block the city's unprecedented move to restrict sales of super-sized, sugary drinks, an effort the city called a coup for public health

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Argentina Supreme Court OK's sex slave's abortion

Posted: 10/15/2012 - Argentina's Supreme Court has ruled that a woman rescued from a prostitution ring must get the abortion she wants, and chastised public officials who put her in the center of a political firestorm.

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7 advisers resign at embattled Texas cancer agency

Posted: 10/15/2012 - The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded nearly $700 million in grants since 2009, making Texas home to the nation's biggest pot of cancer-research dollars

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AP Impact: Feds muff kid jewelry cadmium crackdown

Posted: 10/15/2012 - Federal regulators failed to pursue recalls after they found cadmium-tainted jewelry on store shelves, despite their vow to keep the toxic trinkets out of children's hands.

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CDC: Meningitis outbreak growing, 14 people dead

Posted: 10/12/2012 - Federal health officials have tracked down 12,000 of the roughly 14,000 people who may have received contaminated steroid shots in the nation's growing meningitis outbreak

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Bioethics panel urges more gene privacy protection

Posted: 10/11/2012 - It sounds like a scene from a TV show: Someone sends a discarded coffee cup to a laboratory where the unwitting drinker's DNA is decoded, predicting what diseases lurk in his or her future.

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Soldiers claim illness after guarding KBR in Iraq

Posted: 10/11/2012 - A jury of six men and six women will decide whether the company is culpable for 12 Oregon National Guardsmen's exposure to the toxin and whether that exposure led to their ongoing respiratory illnesses.

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New allegations about meningitis-linked pharmacy

Posted: 10/11/2012 - The specialty pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak may have misled regulators and done work beyond the scope of its state license, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday.

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WHO: 'Brain-eating amoeba' kills 10 in Pakistan

Posted: 10/09/2012 - A waterborne parasite commonly known as "brain-eating amoeba" has killed 10 people in Pakistan's largest city, a Pakistani official with the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

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Michigan man at risk for meningitis after losing wife

Posted: 10/09/2012 - Days after taking his wife off life support, George Cary got a phone call that confirmed his suspicions: Her meningitis-related death was linked to tainted steroid injections at a Michigan clinic that had regularly treated her back pain.

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4th Tennessean dies in meningitis outbreak, 8th in U.S.

Posted: 10/08/2012 - Health officials say the number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 105 cases. The number of deaths rose by one to eight, with another fatality in Tennessee.

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Soda Industry: New vending machines show calories

Posted: 10/08/2012 - The machines will let customers see the calorie counts for drinks before making a purchase. The vending machines will launch in Chicago and San Antonio municipal buildings in 2013 before rolling out nationally.

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Gurdon, Yamanaka win Nobel medicine prize

Posted: 10/08/2012 - The prize committee at Stockholm's Karonlinska institute said the discovery has "revolutionized our understanding of how cells and organisms develop."

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Rare US meningitis outbreak grows, 5 dead

Updated: 10/04/2012 - A fifth person has died in a growing outbreak of a rare form of meningitis that has sickened more than two dozen people in five states.

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Report: Some dietary supplements illegally labeled

Posted: 10/04/2012 - Dozens of weight loss and immune system supplements on the market are illegally labeled and lack the recommended type of scientific evidence to back up their health claims

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Two-day test can spot gene diseases in newborns

Posted: 10/04/2012 - Wednesday's study is a tentative first step: Researchers at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., mapped the DNA of just five children, and the study wasn't done in time to help most of them.

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