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Doctors Operate to Extract Needles from Brazil Boy

Posted: 12/18/2009 - Doctors have started emergency surgery to remove four sewing needles from a Brazilian toddler that were allegedly inserted into him by his stepfather during a series of bizarre rituals.

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800,000 Doses of Kids' Swine Flu Vaccine Recalled

Posted: 12/15/2009 - Health officials are recalling hundreds of thousands of doses of swine flu vaccine after tests indicated they may not be potent enough to protect against the virus.

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Smoking Report

Posted: 12/09/2009 - The World Health Organization is reporting that tobacco use kills at least 5 million people every year.

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Drug-resistant Swine Flu Cluster on Vietnam Train

Posted: 12/09/2009 - Health officials in Vietnam are reporting what appears to be the largest cluster yet of Tamiflu-resistant swine flu cases - seven people who traveled together on a long train ride.

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Growing Worker Stress Seen in Benefits Use

Posted: 11/30/2009 - A survey of large companies shows the economy is prompting stressed-out workers to call in sick more and seek greater help from employee assistance programs.

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Swine Flu Less Widespread

Posted: 11/30/2009 - A new government report says swine flu infections seem to be dropping, but the number of children who died with the illness rose by about 30.

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Kids are Watching Hours of TV at Home Daycare

Posted: 11/23/2009 - A new study suggests preschoolers are spending a lot more time watching TV in day care than most parents may have thought -- as many as two hours a day.

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NFL and Union Approve Neurologists

Posted: 11/23/2009 - The NFL and its players union have approved independent doctors to evaluate head injuries for about half of the 32 teams so far as part of a new program.

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FDA Panel Backs Pfizer's Enhanced Vaccine for Kids

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Federal health experts say an updated version of Pfizer's best-selling anti-infection vaccine is safe and effective for infants and toddlers, despite company studies that failed to meet certain goals.

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HHS Secretary says Mammograms Still Vital

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says federal policy on who should get breast cancer screening has not changed.

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