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Hospital Says L.A. Surgeon Gave Patients Staph

Posted: 12/12/2012 - Officials at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center say a heart surgeon unwittingly infected five patients during valve replacement surgeries earlier this year.

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Downside To Improved Food Poisoning Tests

Posted: 12/12/2012 - It's about to get faster and easier to diagnose food poisoning, but that progress for individual patients comes with a downside: It could hurt the nation's ability to spot and solve dangerous outbreaks.

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Light Smoking May Increase Sudden Cardiac Death Risk In Women

Updated: 12/12/2012 - Even women who are are considered light-to-moderate smokers have a significantly increased risk of sudden cardiac death, new research suggests. But, quitting for less than five years may help them lower that risk by quite a bit.

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Lily's Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Gets Second Chance

Posted: 12/12/2012 - Eli Lilly's experimental Alzheimer's drug has flashed potential to help with mild cases of the disease, but patients and doctors will have to wait a few more years to learn whether regulators will allow the drugmaker to sell it.

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Concussions In Kids May Cause Brain Changes That Last For Months

Updated: 12/12/2012 - The link between concussions and long-lasting brain damage is one often brought up in the context of professional football players. A new study that looked at children's brains following concussions found troubling evidence that they too may experience long-term effects from the head injury, even after symptoms subside.

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Flu's "First Kiss": Remembered Forever

Posted: 12/12/2012 - A new global study of a century's worth of flu pandemics gives new meaning to that "first kiss." Influenza's first kiss, that is.

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Radio Station To Pay Nurses Family

Posted: 12/12/2012 - The Australian radio station which made a prank call to a UK hospital that apparently resulted in the death of a nurse said Tuesday that it would donate at least 500,000 Australian dollars (US$524,000) to a fund for the nurse's family.

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Christmas Lights Give Neighbor A Bright Idea

Posted: 12/12/2012 - An Arizona woman who knew she couldn't compete head on with her neighbor's elaborate Christmas light display is attracting attention for her response.

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Once-In-A-Lifetime 12/12/12

Posted: 12/12/2012 - From India to Las Vegas, superstitious lovebirds and numbers geeks are reveling in a once-in-a-lifetime event: the date 12/12/12.

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