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Whirlpool Suspends 39 For Lying About Smoking

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Whirlpool Corp.'s Evansville, Indiana plant has suspended 39 workers for smoking while claiming on their health insurance that they were non-smokers.

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Study: Child Poverty Affects Brain Development

Posted: 04/22/2008 - A new report says poverty in North Carolina leads to learning disabilities, behavior problems and other psychological and emotional problems for young people.

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ADHD Drugs May Be Harmful To Your Heart

Updated: 07/31/2008 - Heart experts say kids diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder should be screened for certain heart conditions before going on some ADHD drugs.

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Motorcycle Deaths Up 200 Percent

Updated: 04/21/2008 - The number of people killed in motorcycle accidents in North Carolina has tripled in the last decade.

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FDA Says Pfizer Ads Did Not Mention Viagra's Risks

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Federal regulators have warned Pfizer Inc. for not mentioning the risks of Viagra in an advertisement featuring country musicians singing the praises of its popular impotency pill.

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New Study On Premature Babies

Updated: 10/27/2008 - Doctors are learning more about what steps to take to save a very premature baby.

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Study Warns Of Consequences In Military Mental Health Crisis

Updated: 04/17/2008 - A co-leader of a study of U.S. troops says soldiers are facing a "major" mental-health crisis. She warns that without effective care, their problems will spell long-term consequences for the soldiers "and for the nation."

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Study Proves Folic Acid Is Beneficial To Babies

Updated: 07/31/2008 - Pregnant women, and even those who may become pregnant, are advised to take folic acid to prevent premature delivery and birth defects in their babies.

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Accidents At Disease Lab Acknowledged

Posted: 04/11/2008 - The only U.S. facility allowed to research the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease experienced several accidents with the feared virus, the Bush administration acknowledged Friday.

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No Surge In Food-Borne Illness In 2007

Posted: 04/10/2008 - There wasn't a rise in the number of food-poisonings in the U.S. last year, but there wasn't a major decline, either.

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Study Says Even Light-weight Backpacks Can Do Harm

Updated: 07/31/2008 - It's a common sight in schools, kids overloaded with heavy backpacks that typically weigh nearly a quarter of their body weight. But a new study says that even light-weight backpacks can still have an effect.

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Study Looks At 2006 Mumps Outbreak

Posted: 04/09/2008 - A new study says that most college students sickened during a 2006 mumps outbreak had been vaccinated against the disease.

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Study Shows Medicine Mix-ups Are On The Rise

Updated: 07/31/2008 - Some disconcerting news for parents. Medicine mix-ups, accidental overdoses and bad drug reactions harm roughly one out of fifteen hospitalized children.

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Scientific Community Hails Human-Cow Embryos

Updated: 04/03/2008 - It's being called "monstrous" by opponents, but is hailed by the scientific community. Newcastle University in England has created the first ever human-cow embryos.

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Autism Awareness Day

Updated: 07/31/2008 - Each day, two children in North Carolina are diagnosed with autism, and to help spread more awareness, today has been dedicated to autistic children.

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Hands Only CPR

Posted: 04/01/2008 - The American Heart Association is promoting a major change in dealing with sudden cardiac arrest in adults.

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Could Cell Phone Usage Cause Cancer?

Posted: 03/31/2008 - According to the U.K.'s Independent newspaper, the study, headed by Dr. Vini Khurana, shows there is evidence that using handsets for 10 years or more can double the risk of brain cancer.

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Doctors Wary Of New Cholesterol Drugs

Updated: 03/30/2008 - Leading doctors urged a return to older, tried-and-true treatments for high cholesterol after hearing full results Sunday of a failed trial of Vytorin.

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