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Obama Birth Control Policy Options

Posted: 03/17/2012 - The Obama administration is laying out options for carrying out the president's compromise on free birth control for women working at church-affiliated institutions like hospitals and colleges

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Court Says No TV Cameras At Health Care Arguments

Posted: 03/17/2012 - The Supreme Court has rejected requests from news organizations for live, televised coverage of this month's historic arguments on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, but has agreed to release audio recordings of the proceedings on the same day.

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CDC Launching Graphic Anti-Smoking Ad Campaign

Posted: 03/15/2012 - Tobacco taxes and smoking bans haven't budged the U.S. smoking rate in years. Now the government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with a graphic nationwide advertising campaign.

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Some Tossed By Twisters Live To Tell About It, But How?

Posted: 03/08/2012 - Jamal Stevens, 7, is among the few who can say they survived being picked up and tossed around by a twister -- last Friday he was sucked out of his bed and flung onto a grassy strip along an interstate behind his home.

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Three Weight Loss Drugs Make 2nd Bid For Approval

Posted: 02/26/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration has rejected three prescription diet pills in the last three years, raising questions of whether any weight loss drug can win approval in the U.S.

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Feds To Curb Improper Payments To Medicare Plans

Posted: 02/25/2012 - The Obama administration says it's taking steps to fix a longstanding problem of improper payments to private health plans that serve 1 in 4 Medicare beneficiaries.

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Study: Young Football Players At Risk Of Concussions

Posted: 02/22/2012 - The first study to look at head impacts experienced by first and second grade football players finds these young children experience hits hard enough to cause a concussion.

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FDA To Review Inhalable Caffeine

Posted: 02/20/2012 - U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials plan to investigate whether inhalable caffeine sold in lipstick-sized canisters is safe for consumers and if its manufacturer was right to brand it as a dietary supplement.

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Autism Signs Appear In Baby's Brains As Early As 6 Months

Posted: 02/18/2012 - The early signs of autism are visible in the brains of 6-month-old infants, a new study finds, suggesting that future treatments could be given at this time, to lessen the impact of the disorder on children.

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Feds OK Later Cap On North Carolina Insurer Profits

Posted: 02/16/2012 - Federal regulators are allowing North Carolina insurers a one-year delay in meeting a requirement that more of each premium dollar goes toward medical services rather than overhead and bonuses.

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