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Hepatitis C tests continue after NH tech's arrest

Posted: 12/24/2012 - Hospitals across the country recommended hepatitis C testing for about 7,900 patients last summer after a traveling medical worker was accused of stealing drugs and infecting patients with tainted syringes

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AP IMPACT: Big Pharma cashes in on HGH abuse

Posted: 12/21/2012 - Big Pharma has been satisfying the steady desires of U.S. users and abusers, including many who take the drug in the false hope of delaying the effects of aging.

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Heavy price: Medicare overpaying for back braces

Posted: 12/19/2012 - Federal investigators say Medicare paid an average of $919 for back braces that cost suppliers $191 apiece, providing a window on how wasteful spending drives up health care costs.

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Experts: Kids are resilient in coping with trauma

Posted: 12/19/2012 - For people of any age, regaining a sense of security after surviving violence can take a long time. They're at risk for lingering anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder.

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9/11 cancer study won't settle debate over risks

Posted: 12/19/2012 - The most comprehensive study of potential World Trade Center-related cancers raises more questions than it answers and won't end a debate over whether the attacks were really a cause.

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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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