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Tax increase encourages smokers to kick the habit

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Three weeks after a federal cigarette tax increase went into effect, there are clear signs smokers are reaching out for help to quit. Some doctors say it's lighting up interest in smoking cessation prescription medication.

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Checking men for melanoma

Posted: 04/22/2009 - Older men should visit their doctors to check for melanoma because they're less likely to find it themselves.

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Dealing with paralysis

Posted: 04/22/2009 - Paralysis may affect more people than previously thought.

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Using too much salt?

Posted: 04/16/2009 - Shake it or pour it, researchers say americans use too much salt, and although sodium plays an important role in regulating body fluids and blood pressure, health experts say we consume 50-percent more sodium than we should.

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Exercising for a lifetime

Posted: 04/16/2009 - Lifetime exercise may cut a woman's risk of breast cancer death.

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Glaxo and Pfizer create new HIV drug company

Posted: 04/16/2009 - Drug makers GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Pfizer Inc. are planning to create a new company to invest in the research and development of HIV treatments.

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New study gives hope to rosacea sufferers

Posted: 04/16/2009 - A recent study conducted at the University of California, Irvine, of mild to moderate rosacea patients found that Pyratine XR - a non-prescription, physician-dispensed product - showed improvement for all of the major signs and symptoms of rosacea.

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Say goodbye to scars?

Posted: 04/14/2009 - Bruises, bumps, and broken bones are often considered rights of passages in childhood. Now, there's a way to reduce the appearance of the scars some accidents leave behind.

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