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British health chief dubbed "minister for magic''

Posted: 09/07/2012 - Jeremy Hunt only been in his job since Tuesday, but already some experts fret that his controversial views and general knack for inviting scandal could sow confusion in an already fragile health system.

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Study questions how much better organic food is

Updated: 09/04/2012 - Stanford University doctors dug through reams of research to find out — and concluded there's little evidence that going organic is much healthier, citing only a few differences involving pesticides and antibiotics.

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German drug firm makes 1st apology for thalidomide

Posted: 09/03/2012 - The German manufacturer of a notorious drug that caused thousands of babies to be born with shortened arms and legs, or no limbs at all, issued its first ever apology Friday

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1st death linked to new swine flu is Ohioan, 61

Posted: 09/03/2012 - The woman, whose identity was not released, was from central Ohio's Madison County and died this week following an illness she contracted after having contact with hogs at the Ross County Fair.

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Up to 10,000 Yosemite visitors at risk of virus

Posted: 09/03/2012 - Up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins at Yosemite National Park might have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, park officials confirmed.

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Surgeon, officials review Ohio transplant error

Posted: 09/03/2012 - The University of Toledo Medical Center apologized and put two nurses and an administrator of surgical services on paid leave without public explanation following the Aug. 10 error.

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Bristol-Myers recalls vials of cancer drug

Posted: 09/03/2012 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. is recalling more than 31,000 units of a chemotherapy drug after discovering one vial was overfilled, putting patients at risk of an overdose.

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APNewsBreak: Sick cows not slaughtered for food

Posted: 08/31/2012 - Federal investigators probing a slaughterhouse after an undercover video showed inhumane treatment of cows said Friday that there is no evidence that sick animals entered the food supply.

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Swiss acupuncturist charged in 16 HIV infections

Posted: 08/30/2012 - A self-styled healer has been indicted by a Swiss court on charges that he intentionally infected 16 people with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in cases going back more than a decade, authorities said Thursday.

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21 whooping cough cases in Hamilton County

Posted: 08/30/2012 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 46 states are reporting more cases of pertussis this year than the year before.

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Vanderbilt medical center stressing healthy snacks

Posted: 08/29/2012 - The retail operation is working with Five Star Vending, the machine vendor, and Coca-Cola, which supplies the drink machines. More vitamin water and zero-calorie beverages will be available.

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Yosemite officials say 1,700 visitors risk disease

Posted: 08/28/2012 - The email alerts sent Tuesday came after a second person died of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, which can be carried in the urine, saliva and feces of infected deer mice.

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Circumcision pluses outweigh risks: Pediatricians

Posted: 08/27/2012 - The nation's most influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and insurance companies should pay for it.

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CDC: West Nile outbreak 'one of largest' in US

Posted: 08/22/2012 - So far, 1,118 illnesses have been reported, about half of them in Texas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an average year, fewer than 300 cases are reported by mid-August.

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Anti-Medicaid states: Earning $11,000 is too much

Posted: 08/14/2012 - Governors in those five states have said they'll reject the Medicaid expansion underpinning Obama's health law after the Supreme Court's decision gave states that option.

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12 states now have high obesity; Mississippi No. 1

Posted: 08/13/2012 - The latest figures are based on a 2011 telephone survey that asked adults their height and weight. For the first time, households with only cell phones were included.

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