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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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Study could spur wider use of prenatal gene tests

Posted: 12/06/2012 - Scanning the genes of a fetus reveals far more about potential health risks than current prenatal testing does, say researchers who compared both methods in thousands of pregnancies nationwide.

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Longer tamoxifen use cuts breast cancer deaths

Posted: 12/06/2012 - The findings are a surprise because earlier research suggested that taking the hormone-blocking drug for longer than five years didn't help and might even be harmful.

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Children's Hospital E.R. nearing record visits

Posted: 12/06/2012 - East Tennessee Children's Hospital's emergency room has been swamped with sick kids for the last couple of months, nearly enough to set an all-time record.

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Study: Drug coverage to vary under health law

Posted: 12/05/2012 - A new study says basic prescription drug coverage could vary dramatically from state to state under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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CDC says US flu season starts early, could be bad

Posted: 12/04/2012 - Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five Southern states, and the primary strain circulating tends to make people sicker than other types. It is particularly hard on the elderly.

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Fossil fuel subsidies in focus at climate talks

Updated: 12/04/2012 - Qatar — the host of U.N. climate talks that entered their final week Monday — is among dozens of countries that keep gas prices artificially low through subsidies that exceeded $500 billion globally last year.

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Asperger's dropped from revised diagnosis manual

Posted: 12/03/2012 - The revisions come in the first major rewrite in nearly 20 years of the diagnostic guide used by the nation's psychiatrists. Changes were approved Saturday.

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South Africa makes progress in HIV, AIDS fight

Updated: 12/03/2012 - Two decades later the clinic is the biggest anti-retroviral, or ARV, treatment center in the country and sees between 600 to 800 patients a day from all over southern Africa.

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Clinton releases road map for AIDS-free generation

Updated: 12/03/2012 - "An AIDS-free generation is not just a rallying cry — it is a goal that is within our reach," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who ordered the blueprint, said in the report.

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Injuries increase from inflatables

Posted: 11/26/2012 - Bounce houses are becoming more popular for kids' birthday parties and other events. But also increasing, are injuries.

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