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Black Hat Hacker Exposes Insulin Pump Threat

Posted: 08/05/2011 - A threat intelligence analyst tested to see if he could hack into wireless medical devices, such as his own insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor.

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Study Suggests Antidepressants Are Overprescribed

Posted: 08/05/2011 - More and more doctors are prescribing the drugs for patients who aren't suffering from depression or any other mental illness, according to a provocative new study.

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Red Wine May Stave Off Sunburn

Posted: 08/02/2011 - Spanish scientists discovered that grapes contain compounds that block chemical changes in the body associated with causing skin damage.

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Insurers Must Offer Women Free Birth Control

Posted: 08/01/2011 - The decision to require birth control coverage is part of a broad expansion of coverage for women's preventive care under the Affordable Care Act.

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Botox Shows Success In Beating Migraines

Posted: 07/28/2011 - In the past, the only option was to treat a migraine when it happened. But last fall, the FDA approved the first treatment to prevent future migraines - botox.

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Group Urges Mammograms At 40, Not 50

Posted: 07/20/2011 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued guidelines calling for annual mammograms starting at age 40.

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Panel Sparks Debate Over Government Coverage For Birth Control

Posted: 07/19/2011 - A panel from the Institute of Medicine on Tuesday gave the Health and Human Services Department a list of eight services for women it said should qualify as preventive care, including contraception, HIV screening and support for breast-feeding mothers.

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First Double Leg Transplant Performed

Posted: 07/11/2011 - A surgical team in Spain led by the same man who carried out the country's first face transplant has completed the world's first double leg transplant.

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