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Expert Says Flu Vaccine Needs Overhaul

Posted: 12/04/2012 - Five southern states, including Texas, are showing the highest rates of suspected influenza cases. In Tennesse, schools in three counties have been shut down.

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Study Suggests Obese Kids More Susceptible To Food Ads

Posted: 11/30/2012 - A study, published online Nov. 30 in the Journal of Pediatrics, finds obese children are more vulnerable to the food advertisements they may see on television, which in turn can make them more likely to eat as a result.

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Report: Nearly 70% of Pork Supply is Contaminated

Posted: 11/28/2012 - Consumer Reports also found 3% to 7% of the samples harbored salmonella, staphylococcus or listeria monocytogenes, other common pathogens for foodborne illness.

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Tobacco Companies Ordered To Publicly Admit Deception

Updated: 11/28/2012 - Tobacco companies have been ordered by a federal judge to publicly admit, through advertisements and package warnings, that they deceived American consumers for decades about the dangers of smoking.

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When It's More Than 'Winter Blues'

Updated: 11/28/2012 - I grew up in a place where the sun shone every day from May through October. These sun-drenched days were the happiest times of my life.

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Study Finds Facebook May Cause Stress

Posted: 11/27/2012 - A recent study by the University of Edinburgh Business School in Scotland suggests that the more types of friends a person has on Facebook may increase anxiety because the potential to offend someone is greater.

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Six Confirmed Cases Of SARS-Like Coronavirus In Middle East

Posted: 11/23/2012 - A patient from Qatar has been confirmed with a new type of coronavirus, but it has shown no signs of being easily transmitted like the related virus that caused the 2003 global SARS outbreak, Germany's national health institute said Friday.

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New Study Questions Yearly Mammograms

Posted: 11/21/2012 - A new study suggests mammograms find some tumors that wouldn't be a problem, but must be treated as doctors don't know which ones are harmless. Researchers say mammograms also fail to catch some dangerous tumors. The American Cancer Society says the study should "be viewed with caution."

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"Doctor Dogs" Being Trained To Sniff Out Ovarian Cancer

Posted: 11/21/2012 - Dina Zaphiris, a pet owner and dog trainer from West Hills, Calif., is working with researchers at the Pine Street Foundation to teach dogs how to detect ovarian cancer from a person's breath.

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