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Immune System Taught To Fight Deadly Skin Cancer

Posted: 05/30/2009 - The National Cancer Institute developed the vaccine, which has not yet been commercially licensed. The institute sponsored the study, along with Novartis AG, which makes interleukin-2, the standard treatment.

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Settlement In Disneyland Tram Accident

Posted: 05/30/2009 - A woman who fell out of a moving Disneyland tram and suffered injuries that left her needing 24-hour medical care for the rest of her life has reached a settlement in a lawsuit she filed against Disney.

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Hidden Health Care Taxes

Updated: 05/29/2009 - A new report finds the average US household with health care coverage paid about a thousand dollars extra last year in premiums to cover uninsured people.

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Packing On Too Many Pounds During Pregnancy

Posted: 05/29/2009 - Eating for two? New guidelines are setting how much weight women should gain during pregnancy — surprisingly little if they're already overweight.

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Obama Says Health Care Changes Must Come This Year

Posted: 05/29/2009 - President Barack Obama warned Thursday that if Congress doesn't deliver health care legislation by the end of the year, the opportunity will be lost, a plea to political supporters to pressure lawmakers to act.

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Health System Cuts Pay Or Hours

Updated: 05/28/2009 - It's one the top five employers for one eastern Carolina county, but due to the economy, officials are imposing mandatory pay cuts or furloughs to stay financially healthy.

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Bizarre Side Effect

Posted: 05/27/2009 - One cancer drug may have an odd side effect, causing its users to lose their fingerprints!

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Big NFL Players Are Prone To High Blood Pressure

Posted: 05/27/2009 - Supersized pro football players are prone to high blood pressure but fare better on some other health measures than more average-sized men, new NFL-sponsored research shows.

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Deaths Linked To Swine Flu Top 100 Worldwide

Updated: 05/27/2009 - The world's swine flu death toll reached 100 as two more New Yorkers died while infected with a virus that has sickened more than 12,000 people.

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Minnesota Boy Prepares For Chemo, Ends Legal Fight

Posted: 05/27/2009 - A 13-year-old cancer patient is preparing for chemotherapy after a legal fight to treat him naturally and a tense six days when the boy and his mother left the state in violation of a court order.

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Whooping Cough Risk

Posted: 05/26/2009 - A new study suggests children not vaccinated for whooping cough are much more likely to get the disease than kids who are protected.

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Mom Returns Voluntarily With Cancer-Stricken Boy

Updated: 05/25/2009 - A Minnesota sheriff says a mother who fled with her 13-year-old son last week to avoid cancer treatment for him has returned voluntarily and a warrant for her was lifted.

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Summer Safety

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Today marks the unofficial kick-off to summer and with warmer weather comes some health issues. We've got some tips to summers common mishaps, including bug bites, poison ivy and sun burns.

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Swine Flu Confirmed In Durham County

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Health officials say another case of swine flu has been confirmed in North Carolina. This makes the total of 14 swine flu cases in our state.

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Woman Accused Of Neglecting Teen Son, Who Weighs 555

Posted: 05/23/2009 - Baltimore County police in Maryland say a South Carolina woman accused of neglecting her 555-pound son's health has been released from the hospital and transferred to the county jail.

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Family Of Toddler Who Died In Soccer Net Accident Sues

Posted: 05/23/2009 - The family of a 21-month-old boy who died after getting tangled in a soccer net has sued a Dallas suburb and its police officers for allegedly wasting critical minutes after relatives made a 911 call.

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