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HIV Pill May Prevent People From Contracting AIDS, Says FDA

Posted: 05/08/2012 - Federal drug regulators on Tuesday affirmed landmark study results showing that a popular HIV-fighting pill can also help healthy people avoid contracting the virus that causes AIDS in the first place. While the pill appears safe and effective for prevention, scientists stressed that it only works when taken on a daily basis.

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42% of Americans Obese by 2030, Study Predicts

Posted: 05/07/2012 - The report suggests an additional 30 million Americans will be obese in 18 years. This would cost an additional $549.5 billion on medical expenditures.

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Salmonella In Dog Food Sickens 14 People

Posted: 05/04/2012 - Those 14 people in at least 9 states have been sickened by salmonella after handling tainted dog food from a South Carolina plant.

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Topekans March For Babies

Updated: 05/04/2012 - The Topeka High School Drum Line kept the beat as teams hit the streets of Gage Park for the annual March for Babies.

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Kansas Kids Get Fit

Updated: 05/04/2012 - More than 600 third graders from 10 Topeka-area schools turned out for the 22nd annual Kansas Kids Fitness and Safety Day.

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U.S. Ranks Lower Than Iraq, Afghanistan On This List

Posted: 05/03/2012 - There are few places that illustrate the fragility of life better than a neonatal intensive care unit. Premature babies, hooked up to tubes and monitors, their tiny legs sticking out of the smallest of diapers: it's a sight can bring tears to your eyes and a prayer to your lips.

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Drinking Energy And Sports Drinks Like "Bathing" Teeth In Acid

Posted: 05/03/2012 - Energy drinks and sports drinks might provide a quick boost for consumers, but at the cost of their teeth. A new study finds people who drink these types of beverages are "essentially bathing their teeth with acid," the authors said.

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25 Die From Rare Bacteria In San Francisco

Posted: 05/03/2012 - A researcher at an infectious diseases laboratory in San Francisco has died of a rare bacteria strain, California health officials said, raising fears the man's friends and fellow researchers may too have been infected.

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107 Charged in Health Fraud Bust

Posted: 05/02/2012 - Federal agents say the operation uncovered $450 million in false billings. At least 91 of the defendants in the case have been taken into custody.

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Dark Chocolate Outperforms White Chocolate In Heart Benefits Study

Posted: 04/26/2012 - Previous research has linked eating dark chocolate to healthy heart benefits such as reduced risk for stroke and heart disease. A new study that compared dark chocolate against white chocolate adds to the evidence of why eating dark chocolate may help your health.

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Only 13 Percent Of Americans Have High Cholesterol

Posted: 04/26/2012 - Health officials say only 13 percent of U.S. adults have high total cholesterol, an impressive number for a country where two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese.

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First "Mad Cow" Disease Case in Six Years Found in California

Posted: 04/24/2012 - The cow from central California did not enter the human food chain and that U.S. meat and dairy supplies are safe. It's the fourth such cow discovered in the United States since the government began inspecting for the disease.

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