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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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General Mills to cut sodium in some products

Posted: 04/14/2010 - General Mills Inc. says it will cut the amount of sodium by 20 percent in a number of its cereals, soups, snacks and other products by 2015.

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New warning signs planned for Savannah fountain

Posted: 04/07/2010 - Children have been wading, splashing and playing in the area surrounding the fountains at Savannah's Forsyth Park, and city officials are trying to keep them out.

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NEW: FDA cracking down on fat-melting injections

Updated: 04/07/2010 - The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on fat-melting injections used in spas across the U.S., saying the drugs have not been proven safe or effective.

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Study: Riskier surgeries for back pain raise costs

Posted: 04/06/2010 - A new study suggests a risky type of back surgery is on the rise in older patients - and many of the surgeries are unnecessary. The study in Medicare patients also finds the riskiest procedures are driving up costs.

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In down economy, older moms' births still up in US

Posted: 04/06/2010 - A new government study confirms that U.S. births fell in 2008, probably because of the recession. The one exception to the trend was the birth rate among women in their 40s. Experts say these women probably felt they didn't have the luxury of waiting for better economic times.

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Breast-Feeding Would Save Lives, Money

Posted: 04/05/2010 - A startling analysis says low U.S. breast-feeding rates are linked with hundreds of infant deaths and billions of dollars in medical costs each year.

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Nev. board files complaint against Jackson doc

Posted: 04/02/2010 - Nevada state medical officials have filed a formal complaint against Michael Jackson's doctor, saying he twice failed to mention delinquent child support payments on applications to renew his medical license.

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