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Tainted Sprouts

Posted: 05/21/2010 - Alfalfa sprouts recalled after 23 sickened

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E. coli outbreak sickens 19 in 3 states

Posted: 05/07/2010 - An E. coli outbreak linked to tainted lettuce has sickened at least 19 people in Ohio, New York and Michigan, including students on at least two college campuses, prompting a recall throughout much of the country.

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America's favorite birth control method turns 50

Posted: 05/07/2010 - America's favorite form of birth control - the pill - celebrates its 50th birthday on Sunday. It was May 9, 1960, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced approval of the first oral contraceptive.

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FDA Finds Bacteria in Recalled Tylenol

Posted: 05/04/2010 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says ingredients used in some of the 40 varieties of children's cold medicines recalled last week were contaminated with bacteria.

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Pfizer to purchase Brazil drug company

Posted: 04/30/2010 - A leading business newspaper in Brazil says U.S. drug manufacturer Pfizer Inc. is negotiating to buy a generic drug manufacturer in Brazil.

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UGA, Emory to look at exercise, drug addiction

Posted: 04/30/2010 - A team of researchers from the University of Georgia and Emory University is getting nearly $2 million to study whether chemicals produced during exercise can help prevent relapse in drug addicts.

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Bill with abortion measures passes House

Posted: 04/30/2010 - Gov. Charlie Crist will have the final say on a controversial health bill coming out of the Republican-led Legislature that includes some anti-abortion measures.

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HHS Secretary looks back on year of H1N1

Posted: 04/19/2010 - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the last year's battle against H1N1 had many successes, but she also listed problems that need to be fixed.

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Philip Morris USA, RJR make tobacco payment

Posted: 04/15/2010 - The nation's top two cigarette companies say they have made their payments as part of an agreement in which some cigarette makers are paying the states for smoking-related health care costs.

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Mexico's House OKs anti-obesity plan for schools

Posted: 04/14/2010 - The lower house of Mexico's Congress has approved a law that would require daily exercise for school children to combat rapidly growing obesity rates. Schools currently have only one day of physical education a week.

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Confinement sought for NY man who spread HIV

Posted: 04/14/2010 - A New York man who was convicted of knowingly infecting at least 13 women with the AIDS virus has completed his prison sentence, but he may face civil confinement as a sex offender.

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