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Study Find Calorie Guides Did Not Curb Bad Eating Habits

Posted: 07/19/2013 - A new study published July 18 in the American Journal of Public Health showed that providing people with calorie guidelines did not help them make better food choices, even when calorie counts for each item were available on the menu.

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House Votes To Delay Parts Of Health Care Law

Posted: 07/17/2013 - After a day of heated rhetoric, the House voted largely along party lines, 264-161, to delay by one year the so-called employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act. It voted 251-174 to extend a similar grace period to virtually all Americans who will be required to obtain coverage beginning Jan. 1, the linchpin of the law.

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First ADHD Brain Wave Test Approved By FDA

Posted: 07/15/2013 - The Neuropsychiatric EEG-Based Assessment Aid (NEBA) System is the first medical device of its kind to help diagnose the neurobehavioral disorder in children and teens. It uses an electroencephalogram (EEG) test to look at the patient's brain waves.

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Tennessee Woman Outraged By "Ghetto Booty" Diagnosis

Posted: 07/15/2013 - A woman is complaining to the Tennessee Department of Health about a doctor's comment she calls "inappropriate" and "sexist." He diagnosed her lower back pain as "ghetto booty."

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

Posted: 07/11/2013 - A study showed that men who consume a lot of EPA, DPA and DHA -- three anti-inflammatory, metabolically-related fatty acids that come from fatty fish and fish-oil supplements -- have a 43 percent increased chance of developing prostate cancer.

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Artificial Sweeteners Could Lead To Obesity, Diabetes

Posted: 07/10/2013 - A study, which reviewed recent research papers, revealed that artificial sweeteners were linked to an increased risk of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.

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"Dead" Patient Opens Eyes During Organ Harvesting

Posted: 07/09/2013 - The Syracuse Post-Standard reported that the New York State Health Department found St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center negligent in a procedure where a patient, thought to be dead, awoke as a procedure to harvest her organs was about to begin.

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