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Brain Pacemaker Helps Parkinson's, But With Risks

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Parkinson's sufferers who had electrodes implanted in their brains improved substantially more than those who took only medicine, according to the biggest test yet of deep brain stimulation.

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Conquering The Common Cold

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Lots of people swear that a steaming cup of tea or other hot drink helps ease the sniffles, aches and pains of the flu or common cold. Now, researchers have put the claim to scientific test.

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Nursing Industry Desperate To Find New Hires

Posted: 01/06/2009 - Please, please accept a high-paying job with us. In fact, just swing by for an interview and we'll give you a chance to win cash and prizes.

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The Power Of Vitamin D

Posted: 01/02/2009 - New research suggests a Vitamin D deficiency could increase a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

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Alcohol And Alzheimer's Study

Posted: 01/02/2009 - New research about why drinking alcohol, in moderation, can be a health benefit.

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Longer Lashes

Posted: 01/02/2009 - A medical breakthrough that women may be interested in, the FDA has approved the first drug to promote eyelash growth.

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CNN - Rivers Polluted After Sludge Spill

Posted: 12/30/2008 - The Environmental Protection Agency has found high levels of arsenic and heavy metals in two rivers in central Tennessee that are near the site of a spill that unleashed more than a billion gallons of coal waste.

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Trying To Prevent Lymphedema After Breast Cancer

Posted: 12/30/2008 - Hospitals in about a dozen states are testing whether some simple steps, such as arm-strengthening exercises, could reduce the risk of one of breast cancer's troubling legacies — the painful and sometimes severe arm swelling called lymphedema.

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Study: Teenage Smoking Down In North Carolina

Posted: 12/29/2008 - Programs designed to reduce teenage smoking in North Carolina are having an effect, based on the numbers from a new study by researchers at the medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Blue Cross Wants NC Consumers To Rank Doctors

Posted: 12/22/2008 - North Carolina's largest health insurer has hired the firm behind the Zagat dining guide to run an online rating service of the state's doctors.

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Prenatal Smoking And Sleep Cycles

Posted: 12/22/2008 - French researchers have found premature babies born to mothers who smoked heavily during their pregnancy are more likely to have disruptive sleep cycles.

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Undiagnosed Sleep Disorders

Posted: 12/22/2008 - Trouble Sleeping? A new study finds there could be thousands of Americans suffering from a sleep disorder they don't even know they have.

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