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Lack of Healthcare Kills 10M Children

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Nearly all of the deaths occur in the developing world, with poor children facing twice the risk of dying compared to richer children, according to Save the Children's global report.

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Opponents Say Human Life Amendment Could Harm Women

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Opponents of a proposal defining a fertilized human egg as a person warn it could have unintended consequences, barring doctors from treating women with cancer and banning some birth control.

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5 Best Foods to Help Manage Arthritis

Posted: 05/05/2008 - People who suffer from arthritis can help the pain by knowing what foods suppress the body's production of inflammatory compounds.

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286,000 Pounds of Meat, Poultry Recalled

Posted: 05/04/2008 - A New York food company is recalling more than 286,000 pounds of meat and poultry because it might be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.

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Mommy Makeovers

Updated: 04/30/2008 - Last year, the number of cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. increased 8 percent, most of them women between the ages of 35 and 50 and many of them post-baby.

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Families Testify to Congress About Heparin

Posted: 04/29/2008 - One widow told a House panel how her husband awoke at 2 a.m., clutching his chest and unable to breathe after receiving dialysis earlier in the day

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Gene Therapy May Hold Key to Reversing Some Blindness

Posted: 04/27/2008 - Scientists for the first time have used gene therapy to dramatically improve sight in people with a rare form of blindness, a development experts called a major advance for the experimental technique.

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Skin Cancer: One In Every Two Americans Will Get It

Updated: 04/25/2008 - Estimates suggest as many as one in every two Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Studies also indicate that a single, severe sunburn before the age of 18, may double the risk of developing melanoma.

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Some Silk Soymilk May Contain Milk

Updated: 04/24/2008 - There may be milk in some 11-ounce plastic single-serving bottles of Silk Soymilk Chocolate Flavor.

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Restaurants Want to Block Calorie Disclosure Regulation

Posted: 04/22/2008 - An organization of state restaurants asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to stop the city from immediately implementing a requirement that some chain restaurants post calories on menus.

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KFC Recalls Double Chocolate Chip Cakes

Updated: 04/22/2008 - State health officials Monday announced that KFC Corp. is voluntarily recalling its Double Chocolate Chip Cakes because they high-allergy ingredients, not individually labeled on product packaging.

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China Voices Doubt On Heparin Problem

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Chinese officials are questioning whether a contaminant can be blamed for deadly allergic reactions in people who used the blood-thinner heparin.

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Premature Babies Survival Dependent on More Than Age

Updated: 04/17/2008 - Doctors may now have a better way to help parents save premature babies. In past studies, the chief factor of survival was the number of weeks the baby was able to develop in the womb.

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Boil Water Order Lifted In Alamosa

Updated: 04/11/2008 - Gov. Bill Ritter announced that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has lifted the state-imposed “boil water order” for the city of Alamosa.

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Free Health Screenings For Pueblo Residents

Posted: 04/11/2008 - Heart disease is the number one killer in Pueblo, for both men and women. Now the City-County Health department is trying to raise awareness about the importance of heart health, by providing free screenings.

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Lawmakers Consider New Bill for Uninsured

Posted: 04/09/2008 - State lawmakers are considering whether to ask health insurers to help provide coverage for people who are currently uninsured.

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