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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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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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