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FDA Approves New Diet Drug

Posted: 07/17/2012 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new prescription diet drug called Qsymia on Tuesday. The medication produced dramatic weight loss in clinical trials, but some are concerned over potential side effects, including increased heart rate, birth defects and other issues.

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KU Hospital Celebrates Big Accomplishment

Posted: 07/17/2012 - According to the Lawrence Journal World, the hospital was ranked number one hospital in the state of Kansas, and mentioned in U.S. News and World Report's best hospital rankings.

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FDA Bans BPA From Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

Updated: 07/17/2012 - The controversial chemical BPA, or bisphenol-A, can no longer be used in manufacturing baby bottles or sippy cups, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday.

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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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