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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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Experts say science lacking on 9/11 and cancer

Posted: 06/20/2012 - Several experts say there's no hard evidence to support the federal government's declaration this month that 50 kinds of cancer could be caused by exposure to World Trade Center dust.

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Tennessee men flunk 2012 health report

Updated: 06/13/2012 - The Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health released its 2012 Men's Health Report Card Tuesday morning. The study graded different areas of men's well-being on a A to F scale, and Tennessee men didn't score well.

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Japanese composting may be new food waste solution

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Down the back stairs of the clubhouse kitchen, on a plot lost among the expanse of tightly trimmed fairways and greens, weeks-old food is buried under a tarp and mulch and left to decompose.

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Noisy hospitals need Rx for quiet as patients rest

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Anyone who's had a hospital stay knows the beeping monitors, the pagers and phones, the hallway chatter, the roommate, even the squeaky laundry carts all make for a not-so-restful place to heal.

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