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US recalls antibiotic due to visible particles

Posted: 10/15/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. government health officials are alerting doctors to the recall of an injectable antibiotic made by B. Braun Medical Inc., due to floating particles found in vials of the drug.

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All Day Oklahoma Flu Clinics

Updated: 10/02/2013 - Bryan, Choctaw, Pushmataha and McCurtain County Health Departments have scheduled extended hour clinics to enable residents to receive their vaccine

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Premiums unveiled for health overhaul plans

Posted: 09/26/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - With new health insurance markets launching next week, the Obama administration is unveiling premiums and plan choices for 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead to cover uninsured residents.

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FDA lays out rules for some smartphone health apps

Posted: 09/23/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Food and Drug Administration officials say they will begin regulating a new wave of applications and gadgets that work with smartphones to take medical readings and help users monitor their health.

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Extreme binge drinking not uncommon in high school

Posted: 09/18/2013 - CHICAGO (AP) - Almost 1 in 10 U.S. high school seniors have engaged in recent extreme binge drinking - downing at least 10 drinks at a rate that barely budged over six years, according to a government-funded report.

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Woman who starred in stark anti-smoking ads is dead

Updated: 09/17/2013 - ATLANTA (AP) - Federal health officials are mourning the death of a North Carolina woman featured prominently in a graphic government ad campaign to get people to stop smoking.

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Low estrogen may play a role in 'male menopause'

Posted: 09/12/2013 - The ads tout testosterone treatments for "low T," but surprising new research shows a different hormone may play a role in less sex drive and more fat as men age. Estrogen - the female hormone - is needed by men, too, and the study gives the first clear evidence that too little of it can cause certain "male menopause" symptoms.

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Whooping cough cases climb in Texas

Posted: 09/03/2013 - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas health officials say the number of people sick with whooping cough statewide is on track to reach the highest level in more than 50 years.

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Some flu vaccines promise a little more protection

Posted: 09/03/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Flu vaccination is no longer merely a choice between a jab in the arm or a squirt in the nose. This fall, some brands promise a little extra protection.

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TX health officials seek source of stomach illness

Posted: 08/27/2013 - DALLAS (AP) - Investigators from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with Texas health officials are still seeking the source of a severe stomach illness that has sickened 283 people in the state.

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Fewer school districts promoting junk food, soda

Updated: 08/27/2013 - ATLANTA (AP) - There's been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines, health officials say.

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Study: Dangerous germs found in gym equipment

Updated: 08/07/2013 - CALLISBURG, TX-If you like working out at the gym or playing sports, you're at risk of spreading potentially dangerous germs according to a study by the University of California--Irvine.

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Critics: Consumers should know more about outbreak

Posted: 08/01/2013 - LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Food safety advocates say they are alarmed by a lack of information being disseminated about the spread of a nasty intestinal illness that has sickened nearly 400 people nationwide, including cases in two states that have been linked to prepackaged salad.

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FDA: Menthol cigarettes pose public health risk

Posted: 07/23/2013 - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes.

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Study: Later retirement may help prevent dementia

Posted: 07/15/2013 - BOSTON (AP) - New research boosts the "use it or lose it" theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found.

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More US C-sections are now done closer to due date

Posted: 06/27/2013 - ATLANTA (AP) - Not only has America's high level of C-sections finally stopped rising, but more of the operations are taking place closer to the mother's due date, a new government report found.

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