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FDA takes issue with Cheerios health claims

Posted: 05/12/2009 - Federal regulators are scolding the maker of Cheerios, saying it made inappropriate claims about the popular cereal's ability to lower cholesterol and treat heart disease.

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Breast cancer myths dispelled

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Some of the "facts" you think you know about breast cancer may not be facts at all.

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FDA announces recall of diet pill Hydroxycut

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Government health officials are announcing the recall of popular weight loss pill Hydroxycut, after reports of liver damage and other health problems.

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Pneumonia shot recommended for elderly

Updated: 04/29/2009 - While there's no vaccine for the swine flu, there is one vaccine that you or a loved one may need, for the most common flu complication.

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Cuba modifies its suspension of Mexico flights

Posted: 04/29/2009 - Fearing swine flu, Cuba is suspending all regular and charter flights from Mexico to the island but still allowing airlines to return travelers to Mexico.

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Weighing in on ADHD drugs for children

Posted: 04/28/2009 - A new study suggests children taking medicine for attention deficit disorder are better test takers than unmedicated children with the disorder.

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Salmonella linked to alfalfa sprouts

Posted: 04/28/2009 - Health officials are telling people to avoid eating raw alfalfa sprouts because they could be contaminated with salmonella.

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Gov't won't urge people to wear masks in workplace

Posted: 04/27/2009 - A leading U.S. health official says authorities are not currently recommending that people across the country put on masks in the workplace to protect against swine flu infection.

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Mexico City closes museums to stop flu outbreak

Updated: 04/25/2009 - Mexico's federal government has closed museums, libraries, and state-run theaters as well as schools in its overcrowded capital to stop a swine flu outbreak authorities say may have killed as many as 60 people.

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