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Mid-South Autism Conference in Southaven

Posted: 07/16/2012 - The second Mid-South Autism Conference is in Southaven this week, and its theme is "Reason for Hope." The conference opens Monday at Landers Center and continues through Wednesday.

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Report: Too little mental health care for boomers

Posted: 07/11/2012 - Getting older doesn't just mean a risk for physical ailments like heart disease and bum knees: A new report finds as many as 1 in 5 seniors has a mental health or substance abuse problem.

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Seasonal firefighters seek health care coverage

Posted: 07/10/2012 - They work the front lines of the nation's most explosive wildfires, yet thousands of the nation's seasonal firefighters have no health insurance for themselves or their families.

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52 Cambodia deaths tied to common child illness

Posted: 07/09/2012 - A deadly form of a common childhood illness has been linked to many of the mysterious child deaths in Cambodia that caused alarm, health officials said Monday.

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Methadone deaths still high but may have peaked

Posted: 07/04/2012 - Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers have been surging at an alarming rate in the U.S., but here's a sliver of good news: The number blamed on methadone appears to have peaked.

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FDA approves first rapid, take-home HIV test

Posted: 07/04/2012 - Americans will soon be able to test themselves for the virus that causes AIDS, now that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first rapid, over-the-counter HIV test.

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GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3 billion for health fraud

Posted: 07/02/2012 - The Justice Department says GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3 billion and plead guilty to promoting two popular drugs for unapproved uses and to failing to report important safety data about a diabetes drug to the FDA.

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Early full-term babies may face later school woes

Posted: 07/02/2012 - Full-term is generally between 37 weeks and 41 weeks; newborns born before 37 weeks are called premature and are known to face increased chances for health and developmental problems.

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Early full-term babies may face later school woes

Posted: 07/02/2012 - Even for infants born full-term, a little more time in the womb may matter. The extra time results in more brain development, and a study suggests perhaps better scores on academic tests.

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Locals without insurance react to the Health Care Reform Law

Updated: 06/28/2012 - The Supreme Court's ruling on The Health Care Reform Law upheld that every American must have health insurance, or pay a fine. But, many people who currently don't have insurance in Tennessee, simply can't afford it.

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Increased use of abandoned baby boxes concerns UN officials

Posted: 06/28/2012 - Concerns raised over "baby boxes" by a U.N. committee dedicated to protecting the rights of children have sparked a debate over whether or not abandoning children in a safe environment should still be tolerated.

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