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Consumer group wants some food colorings banned

Posted: 06/03/2008 - A consumer group is asking the Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of eight artificial food colorings. The Center for Science in the Public Interest claims that the dyes can lead to hyperactivity and behavior problems in children.

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Food poisoning outbreak linked to tomatoes

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Seventeen people have been hospitalized in a salmonella food poisoning outbreak that was initially linked to uncooked tomatoes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it has traced 40 cases in Texas and New Mexico back to large, raw tomatoes.

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Hospitals band together for campus-wide smoking bans

Posted: 05/26/2008 - Four northwestern Indiana hospitals are pledging to keep smokers off their campuses and away from doctors' offices and outpatient centers with a strict ban that starts later this year.

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Researchers say smokers quit in groups

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Researchers say a smoker is more likely to quit if that person has a spouse, family member, friend, or co-worker who have quit or are quitting at the same time.

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Study finds heart risks in young cancer survivors

Posted: 05/16/2008 - New research suggests children who survive cancer face a much greater risk of heart problems later in life than their brothers and sisters who did not have cancer.

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More cancer patients having whole breast removed

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Doctors are reporting that a growing number of women with early stage breast cancer seem to be choosing to have the whole breast removed instead of just the cancerous lump.

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Drug combo helps women with advanced breast cancer

Updated: 08/04/2008 - A study suggests a combination of two new-generation cancer drugs modestly delayed the time it took for the disease to worsen in 300 women who had stopped responding to other treatments.

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Drugs, teens, pot are dangerous mix

Posted: 05/09/2008 - A White House report suggests depression, teens and marijuana are a dangerous mix that can lead to dependency, mental illness or suicidal thoughts.

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Anti-psychotic drugs used more for U.S. kids

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Some doctors are taking a look at how many children are taking anti-psychotic medicines, and the effects of treating conditions like autism and hyperactivity.

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Pentagon plans national mental health campaign

Posted: 05/02/2008 - It's part of a Pentagon campaign to urge troops into counseling for wartime mental problems. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has announced that the therapy won't "count against" troops when they apply for national security clearances.

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HPV information bill heads to Granholm

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Schools that provide information about vaccinations to families soon could include details about a vaccine to fight against a cause of cervical cancer.

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Disabled vet from South Bend re-learns to ski

Updated: 04/17/2008 - An annual event held by the National Disabled Veterans organization. gives disabled vets the chance to ski, and hopefully get a fresh perspective.

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Mayor signs strict Elkhart smoking ban

Updated: 04/15/2008 - The ban will take effect on May 15th, and bars will have until May 15th of next year to comply. Now, many on both sides of the debate are calling for a county-wide smoking ban... but that doesn't sound like it will happen very soon.

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