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Mercury Contamination

Updated: 08/19/2009 - Gov't study reveals widespread mercury contamination in fish from air pollution, mining

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Lawmaker predicts no health overhaul this year

Updated: 08/14/2009 - A Pennsylvania lawmaker who is a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says it's looking unlikely that Congress will pass health care overhaul legislation this year.

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Binge Drinking Dangers

Posted: 08/12/2009 - A new study found binge drinking affects attention and working memory in young university students.

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Gender and Heart Disease

Posted: 07/30/2009 - A new study in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows men and women not only have different risk factors when it comes to heart failure, but they also may respond differently to treatment.

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Scientists Present First Genetic Evidence For Why Placebos Work

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Placebos are a sham — usually mere sugar pills designed to represent "no treatment" in a clinical treatment study. The effectiveness of the actual medication is compared with the placebo to determine if the medication works.

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Florida Honey

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Anyone in Florida who tries to pass off honey as 100 percent pure when it has additives or other ingredients could find themselves in a sticky situation.

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Collicky Babies

Posted: 07/01/2009 - Dutch researchers say when it comes to a colicky baby, don't only blame the mom -- the father's state of mind has just as much to do with it.

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Best Treatments

Posted: 07/01/2009 - The government is about to start a huge research effort to prove which are the best treatments for scores of ailments. Irregular heartbeat, prostate cancer, back pain and hearing loss lead the list of medical problems to be studied.

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Elderly Falls

Posted: 06/29/2009 - Health officials say more than 47-thousand elderly Americans end up in emergency rooms each year from falls involving walkers and canes.

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Surprising number of teens think they'll die young

Posted: 06/29/2009 - New research suggests a surprising number of teenagers -- nearly 15 percent -- think they're going to die young, leading many to drug use, suicide attempts and other unsafe behavior.

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How High Carbohydrate Foods Can Raise Risk For Heart Problems

Posted: 06/27/2009 - Doctors have known for decades that too much carbohydrate-laden foods like white bread and corn flakes can be detrimental to cardiac health. In a landmark study, new research from Tel Aviv University now shows exactly how these high carb foods increase the risk for heart problems.

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Beef Recall

Updated: 06/25/2009 - JBS Swift recalls 41,000 pounds of beef

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