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Flu, Fever Linked with Autism in Pregnancy Study

Posted: 11/13/2012 - Doctors trying to find some of the causes of autism put another piece into the puzzle on Monday: They found women who had flu while they were pregnant were twice as likely to have a child later diagnosed with autism.

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Antibiotic Misuse Leads to Trouble

Posted: 11/13/2012 - While antibiotics can be powerfully effective medicines in fighting illnesses and infections caused by bacteria, they are completely useless when they are used to combat a disease caused by a virus.

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UPDATE: Walker to Announce Exchange Decision Friday

Posted: 11/15/2012 - UPDATE: Gov. Scott Walker plans to announce Friday morning whether Wisconsin will move forward with implementing a health insurance exchange or defer to the federal government.

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Super Storm: Red Cross Urges Blood Donations

Posted: 10/30/2012 - Hurricane Sandy has forced the cancellation of approximately 300 American Red Cross blood drives in 14 states along the East Coast, resulting in a shortfall of nearly 9,000 blood and platelet donations already.

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Mexico Declares End to Bird Flu Outbreak

Posted: 10/24/2012 - Mexico says an outbreak of the H7N3 bird flu virus in western Mexico has been "totally controlled" after 68 days without any reports of new cases.

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Cheerleading Needs Sports Safety Rules, Docs Say

Posted: 10/23/2012 - Cheerleading isn't just jumping and waving pompoms - it has become as athletic and potentially as dangerous as a sport and should be designated one to improve safety, the nation's leading group of pediatricians says.

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Eat More Chocolate, Win More Nobels?

Posted: 10/11/2012 - A study ties chocolate consumption to the number of Nobel Prize winners a country has and suggests it's a sign that the sweet treat can boost brain power.

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What to Eat or Drink to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Posted: 10/10/2012 - So what's a good medication-free way to get a nice, deep sleep? Thanks to popular culture, many of us still believe certain foods can put us out like a light. But getting a good night's sleep is much more about what you don't eat before you hit the hay.

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Cancer Patient Asked to Lift Bandages at Airport

Posted: 10/09/2012 - A leukemia patient making what she calls an "end-of-life" trip to Hawaii says she was embarrassed by security agents at the Seattle airport who refused her request for a private pat-down and made her lift her shirt and pull back her bandages.

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Is It Possible To Be Too Clean? Researchers Say Yes

Posted: 10/09/2012 - If you’ve been feeling guilty because you can’t keep your house spotless, stop. As it turns out, allowing the odd germ to flourish here or there just might be saving your kid from a lifetime of allergies.

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FDA: Avoid Drugs From Company Tied to Meningitis

Posted: 10/04/2012 - The government is warning doctors and hospitals not to use any product from the specialty pharmacy that made the steroid suspected in a meningitis outbreak.

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FDA Approves Less-Invasive Heart Defibrillator

Updated: 09/28/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a first-of-a-kind heart-zapping implant from Boston Scientific that that does not directly touch the heart.

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Trader Joe's Recalls Peanut Butter

Posted: 09/22/2012 - The grocery store chain Trader Joe's is recalling peanut butter that has been linked to 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states.

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Study Suggests Tie Between BPA and Child Obesity

Posted: 09/18/2012 - A new study suggests a connection between the BPA chemical used in food packaging and childhood obesity. But the researchers say their findings don't prove BPA causes obesity.

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Company Recalls Cantaloupe Packages

Posted: 09/13/2012 - A Minnesota company is voluntarily recalling packaged fruit products containing cantaloupes because of a possible health risk.

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CDC: Nation on Track for Deadliest West Nile Year

Posted: 09/12/2012 - Health officials say they're convinced this will be the worst year for West Nile virus deaths and severe illnesses since the disease hit America's shores in 1999.

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