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Testing drugs for safety

Posted: 06/08/2009 - Federal regulators are investigating at least two dozen drugs for safety problems.

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FDA weighs approval of psychiatric drugs for kids

Posted: 06/05/2009 - Three blockbuster psychiatric drugs currently approved for adults also appear to work in adolescents, though federal health officials have concerns about their side effects.

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Swine flu deaths reported in Wis., Calif., Ill.

Posted: 06/04/2009 - Health officials in Wisconsin, California and Illinois are reporting new deaths from swine flu and say all three patients had had other health problems.

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New Mexico boy dies of plague, sister recovering

Posted: 06/04/2009 - New Mexico health officials say an 8-year-old boy has died after contracting bubonic plague and his 10-year-old sister, who also contracted the illness, is hospitalized and recovering.

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TENNDerCARE Family Health Fair this Saturday at Knox Co. Health Dept.

Posted: 06/02/2009 - The Knox County TENNderCARE Coalition is hosting a Family Health Fair this Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the rear parking lot of Knox County Health Department at 140 Dameron Avenue (to be held on the side fronting Bernard Avenue).

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Rain leaving breeding grounds for mosquitoes

Posted: 05/26/2009 - Your garden loves all the rain we've received, but that can also mean more hiding places for pests, including better breeding grounds for mosquitoes. And the mosquito population is also an increased risk for West Nile virus.

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Lawyer challenging reported Pfizer settlement

Posted: 05/26/2009 - Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. is facing opposition as it tries to settle claims that its 1996 meningitis drug study in Nigeria led to 11 children's deaths and left others severely injured.

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POLL: Broken health care system fosters treatment delays, strained finances for many cancer patients

Updated: 05/20/2009 - One in four people currently receiving cancer-related care has delayed treatment in the past year, and nearly one in three people under age 65 who have been diagnosed with cancer has been uninsured at some point since their diagnosis, according to a national poll released Wednesday by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society.

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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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