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Study Finds Annual Mammograms Do Not Save Lives

Posted: 02/12/2014 - A Canadian study tracked almost 90,000 women for 25 years, and found that having an annual mammogram between the ages of 40 to 59 did not lower the chance of dying from breast cancer more than having a physical examination.

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NBC News' Tom Brokaw Reveals He Has Cancer

Updated: 02/11/2014 - Tom Brokaw, 74, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, in August at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

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Graco Recalls Nearly 4 Million Car Seats; Feds Want More

Updated: 02/11/2014 - The NHTSA warned that the problem could make it “difficult to remove the child from the restraint, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash, fire or other emergency.”

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FDA Reconsiders Heart Safety Of Common Pain Pills

Posted: 02/10/2014 - On Tuesday, FDA panelists will vote on whether naproxen - found in Aleve - has a lower risk of heart problems than other NSAIDs. Panelists will also discuss whether naproxen should be relabeled based on the latest safety data.

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West Nile Price Tag Close To $800 Million

Posted: 02/10/2014 - A CDC report finds that since West Nile virus was first detected in the United States in 1999, the mosquito-borne disease has cost the country some $778 million.

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Kids Buzzing On Caffeine As Early As Preschool

Posted: 02/10/2014 - A new study found that, on average, six to 11-year-olds consumed 32 milligrams of caffeine daily. That's the equivalent of about one can of Coke or Pepsi a day.

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Doctors Testing Patch For Peanut Allergies

Posted: 02/07/2014 - Doctors at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital and 23 other hospitals worldwide are testing a patch that exposes the wearer to small amounts of peanut protein through the skin.

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Young Heart Survivor Proves Miracles Happen

Updated: 02/07/2014 - When she was 20 weeks along, Mason Busey's mother, Meagan, went in for what she thought was a routine ultrasound. Instead, she and her husband learned their son faced a life-threatening prognosis.

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How Shivering In The Cold May Lead To Weight Loss

Updated: 02/05/2014 - Research shows that when people are cold and they shiver, they release the hormone irisin from their muscles and the hormone FGF21 from their brown fat stores. These same hormones are released during moderate levels of exercise.

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New Treatment May Offer Hope For Peanut Allergy

Posted: 01/31/2014 - Peanuts are one of the leading causes of food allergy reaction, and 400,000 school-aged children in the United States have this allergy, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

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Advance Directives Important At Any Age

Updated: 01/31/2014 - Advance directives can make your voice be heard when you're unable to speak for yourself - and they're not just for people who are elderly.

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