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FDA Panel Recommends Approving Home HIV Test

Posted: 05/15/2012 - Consumers may soon be able to test themselves for HIV and quickly learn the results in the privacy of their own homes following a unanimous approval recommendation from a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Tuesday.

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Binkies, Bottles And Sippy Cups: Handle With Care

Posted: 05/15/2012 - When babies are on the verge of walking, their parents know it's high time to baby-proof the house or apartment. But in all the preparations, they may forget to baby-proof their child as well - not by wrapping their little one in bubble-wrap, but by removing potentially dangerous objects from their child's mouth.

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Memory Gene May Fuel PTSD

Posted: 05/15/2012 - A vivid memory can be an asset if you're studying for an exam or trying to recall the details of a conversation, but that aptitude may backfire when it comes to forming long-term responses to emotional trauma.

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U.S Unveils Alzheimer's Strategy Amid Disturbing Projections

Posted: 05/15/2012 - It's an exceptional moment in the struggle to find effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease, says one expert. Why? Take a look at these disturbing Alzheimer's statistics projected for 2050: • 11 million additional people will have the condition in the United States

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Nearly 1 In 3 Have Sleepwalked, Study Finds

Posted: 05/15/2012 - Sleepwalking isn't just a quirk of Homer Simpson and other cartoon characters who go on unconscious adventures. New research suggests it's even more common than you may think.

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Is 'Social Jet Lag' Harming Your Health?

Posted: 05/10/2012 - Do you turn off the alarm and sleep in on weekends? Although you might think you're catching up on rest after a long workweek, those two-day sleep vacations may be confusing your body clock and opening the door to weight gain and other health problems

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Report Offers A Bit Of Good News For American Moms

Posted: 05/10/2012 - There is a little good news for mothers in the United States. The U.S. has moved up six places -- from 31st to 25th -- in the annual Save The Children State of the World's Mothers report.

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Sabetha Hospital Receives Trauma Designation

Posted: 05/09/2012 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has designated Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems in Beloit and Sabetha Community Hospital as Level 4 trauma centers.

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Obesity To Affect 42% Of Americans By 2030

Posted: 05/08/2012 - By 2030, roughly 42 percent of Americans will be obese, researchers announced today to kick off the "Weight of the Nation" obesity conference in Washington, D.C. That staggering rise will contribute to a rise in major health care costs, so much so that the researchers behind the study say keeping obesity rates level over the next 20 years could save nearly $550 billion.

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Precocious Puberty Might Be The New Normal

Posted: 05/08/2012 - The thought of adolescence can bring some frightening images to a parent’s mind: head-butting over the car keys, general contrariness, and the horrified way in which your kid can groan “mo-om!” However, it is becoming increasingly common for girls to begin sprouting breasts and pubic hair before the age of 10, according to the New York Times.

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Why Up To 90% of Asian Schoolchildren Are Nearsighted

Posted: 05/08/2012 - Scientists say an epidemic of myopia, or nearsightedness, is sweeping through Asian children, and is likely due to students’ spending too much time indoors studying and not enough time outside in the sunlight.

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Longer Commutes May Steal Health And Fitness

Posted: 05/08/2012 - Anybody who has a long daily commute knows the frustration of sitting in traffic with nothing to do but wait. Now, a study suggests that long commutes can take away more than just precious time - they also negatively impact your fitness and health.

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Infections Cause One In Six Cancer Cases

Posted: 05/08/2012 - One in six cancer cases worldwide are caused by infections, many of which are preventable or treatable, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal The Lancet Oncology.

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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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