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FDA's Graphic Cigarette Labels Rule Goes Up In Smoke

Posted: 03/19/2013 - The U.S. government won't appeal a court decision blocking it from requiring tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages, ending a lengthy legal battle.

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CDC Says Man Died Of Rabies, From Kidney Transplant

Posted: 03/15/2013 - A Maryland man who received a tainted organ in 2011 died last month. Officials determined the organ donor had rabies. Three other people in Florida, Georgia and Illinois are receiving anti-rabies shots.

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Breast-Feeeding May Not Stave Off Childhood Obesity

Posted: 03/13/2013 - A study conducted in Belarus of 14,000 healthy infants showed that encouraging mothers to breast-feed their children did not lower children's incidence of being overweight or obese by the time they were pre-teens.

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Studies: Heart-Lung Machines Safe For Elderly

Posted: 03/11/2013 - Bypass surgery is one of the most common operations in the world. There is great debate about the best way to do it, and patients often are given a choice.

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Study Upholds Benefits Of Red Wine

Posted: 03/11/2013 - A study published on March 8 in Science shows that resveratrol stimulates production of SIRT1, a serum that blocks diseases by speeding up the cell's energy production centers known as mitrochondria.

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Parents Reminded Of Dangers From Poisons

Posted: 03/11/2013 - More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the Nation’s poison centers. March 17 to 23 is National Poison Prevention Week.

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Judge Strikes Down NYC Sugary-Drinks Size Rule

Updated: 03/11/2013 - Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling writes that loopholes in New York City's limits on sugary drinks "effectively defeat the stated purpose" of the rule.

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New Survey Tracks U.S. Obesity Rates

Posted: 03/06/2013 - Colorado is the only U.S. state with an adult obesity rate smaller than 20 percent, according to a new report.

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