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More Than 50 Lawsuits Filed In Meningitis Outbreak

Posted: 12/13/2012 - Dennis O'Brien rubs his head as he details ailments triggered by the fungal meningitis he developed after a series of steroid shots in his neck: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, exhaustion and trouble with his speech and attention.

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Rivera's Plane Plunged From 28,000 Feet

Posted: 12/12/2012 - The doomed plane could have plunged at more than 600 mph, the transportation secretary says. Determining what caused the crash in northern Mexico could take up to a year. Still, some of Jenni Rivera's family members believe she could be alive.

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U.S. Calls North Korea Launch "Clear Provocation"

Posted: 12/12/2012 - Leon Panetta cites "threat from North Korea," calls the launch "clear provocation" as the White House warns "there will be consequences" New sanctions are unlikely, says an analyst who served on a U.N. panel. Iran says it is happy for North Korea.

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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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