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CDC: Cholesterol Levels Continue To Drop

Posted: 04/24/2012 - U.S. health officials say only 13 percent of U.S. adults have high total cholesterol. That may seem incredible in a nation where two-thirds of adults are overweight.

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FDA: Gulf Seafood Safe Despite Oil Spill Concerns

Updated: 04/22/2012 - Photos of fish with sores may raise concern about long-term environmental effects of the massive BP oil spill - but federal health officials say the Gulf seafood that's on the market is safe to eat.

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Should Kids Go Vegan?

Posted: 04/18/2012 - While her classmates dive right into the sweet treats at school events, Ruby Roth’s 7-year-old stepdaughter Akira always asks first: “Is it vegan?”

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Komen Quietly Resumes Planned Parenthood Funding

Posted: 04/14/2012 - Susan G. Komen for the Cure has quietly resumed funding for Planned Parenthood, two months after the leading U.S. breast cancer charity set off an angry and debilitating debate about abortion rights by cutting off funds to the prominent women's health network.

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Painkiller Sales Soar Around U.S., Fuel Addiction

Posted: 04/08/2012 - Sales of the nation's two most popular prescription painkillers have exploded in new parts of the country, an Associated Press analysis shows, worrying experts who say the push to relieve patients' suffering is spawning an addiction epidemic.

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Santorum's Daughter Defies Odds With Trisomy 18

Posted: 04/08/2012 - At age 3, Rick Santorum’s daughter Bella, who has been hospitalized for the second time during his presidential campaign, has outlived the majority of children born with Trisomy 18.

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FDA Rejects Call To Ban BPA From Food Packaging

Posted: 04/01/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned the plastic-hardening chemical bisphenol-A from all food and drink packaging.

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FDA: Tobacco Companies Must Report Ingredients

Posted: 03/30/2012 - Tobacco companies will be required to report levels of dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes, chew and other products, under the latest rules designed to tighten restrictions on the tobacco industry.

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Rev Up Metabolism With These 5 Tricks

Updated: 03/30/2012 - Even before you start exercising, you can use plenty of tricks to eliminate visceral fat, improve your flab-burning metabolic process, and start losing weight fast.

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Whooping Cough Case Confirmed At Elementary School

Updated: 03/29/2012 - The Craven County School system says there's been one case of the highly contagious disease at Bridgeton Elementary School, confirmed by the Craven County Health Department.

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Few Minds Are Changed By Health Care Arguments

Posted: 03/29/2012 - The morning arguments before the Supreme Court had grown tense just as the lunch crowd was packing into the food court at a downtown Atlanta office complex to watch news coverage of the hearing.

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Merck Ponders Next Step For Troubled Heart Drug

Posted: 03/24/2012 - Officials at drugmaker Merck & Co. say they will take more time to decide what to do about an experimental blood thinner that gave disappointing results in a second big study.

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Docs Ask Out Patients Online; Some Get Reported

Updated: 03/22/2012 - New research suggests doctors are contacting patients on Internet dating sites and engaging in other unprofessional online behavior - and sometimes getting caught.

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