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Truvada Approved By FDA As First HIV-Prevention Pill

Posted: 07/16/2012 - Gilead Sciences' Truvada has been taken by people over 12 with human immunodeficiency virus in conjunction with other antiretroviral drugs since it was first approved by the FDA in 2004.

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KU Cancer Center Makes NCI Designation Official

Posted: 07/12/2012 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius joined other officials at KU Medical Center Thursday afternoon to announce the University of Kansas Cancer Center earned designation as a National Cancer Institute Cancer Center.

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KU Cancer Center Announcement Expected Thursday

Posted: 07/11/2012 - Sen. Jerry Moran issued a media advisory Wednesday that he will attend a 2 pm Thursday event to formally announce KU's designation as a National Cancer Institute.

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Pets May Make Children Healthier

Posted: 07/09/2012 - A recent study out of Finland finds babies who have a cat or dog around during their first year have fewer health problems than little ones who don't have pets.

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KDHE Healthy Homes to Exhibit at Fiesta Mexicana

Posted: 07/09/2012 - A lead-based paint remediation program is now in operation in Shawnee County. Fiesta fans can take a few minutes to learn about it, during this week's events.

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Kansas To Review Acquisition Of Medicaid Contractor

Posted: 07/09/2012 - Kansas awarded one of three contracts to manage its $2.9 billion-a-year Medicaid program to an Amerigroup subsidiary two weeks ago. Amerigroup is being acquired by WellPoint Inc.

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Mystery Illness is Killing Cambodian Kids

Posted: 07/06/2012 - 74 cases have been identified, Cambodia's Ministry of Health says. Children suffered swelling in their brains and died because lungs failed

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Radio Show Tackles Women's Health Issues

Posted: 07/06/2012 - "Kansas Live" hosts Jamie Slack and Roger Heaton focused on heart disease, diabetes and much more during their Friday program on WIBW-AM 580.

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Task Force Suggests Guidelines For Gender Identity Disorder

Posted: 07/05/2012 - Mental health experts say Bono and people like him have Gender Identity Disorder (GID). “People with GID are distressed with the sense that they were born in the wrong body”, says Dr. William Byne, chair of the American Psychiatric Association Task Force that recommended forming the guidelines.

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Having Kids Cuts Risk For Common Cold By 52 Percent

Posted: 07/05/2012 - Parents may feel like they're always getting sick from a bug their child picked up at school, but a new study has found the opposite. Research from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh finds that being a parent may actually boosts a person's protection against the common cold.

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