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Researchers find obesity surgery is powerful weapon against diabetes

Posted: 01/23/2008 - Australian researchers found that patients who had surgery to reduce the size of their stomachs were five times more likely to see their diabetes disappear over the next two years, compared with patients who had standard diabetes care.

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NYC revives vote for calories on menus

Posted: 01/23/2008 - The city's original effort was struck down by a judge in September. The rule has been reworked to make it comply with the court ruling.

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New precaution added to contraceptive label

Posted: 01/21/2008 - A new study shows an increased risk of blood clots among women using the Ortho Evra Contraceptive patch compared to those using birth control pills. It was conducted in women age 15-44.

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Sean Paul caused woman to have seizures

Posted: 01/18/2008 - Stacey Gayle went to doctors at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center last February, played Paul's song "Temperature" for the doctors and suffered three seizures.

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Study: Rare gene change linked to autism

Posted: 01/10/2008 - Researchers have been focusing on genetic causes of autism, because so many families have multiple children with it. But so far, only about 10 percent of autism cases have a known genetic cause.

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Study: Girls who felt unpopular gained more weight

Posted: 01/08/2008 - Researchers say the study, which appears in this month's Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, shows how a girl's view of her social status has broader health consequences.

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Study: Americans stressed by 9/11 have higher heart disease rates

Posted: 01/08/2008 - Researchers say Americans who said they became anxious and stressed after the attacks reported higher rates of heart disease up to three years later. Some people reporting the higher rates say they were stressed just watching the collapse of the twin towers on TV.

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Mayor urges city to go on a diet

Posted: 01/04/2008 - Cornett is working to make the city more pedestrian friendly so people will walk more but says residents also need to acknowledge that they eat too much and don't eat the right foods.

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Study: Kids with severe pneumonia can be treated at home

Posted: 01/04/2008 - A child health expert at UNICEF says giving antibiotic treatments at home could potentially save millions of youngsters. Pneumonia is the top killer of children under five worldwide, causing one-fifth of the 10 million deaths every year.

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Passenger with TB in California hospital

Posted: 01/02/2008 - Health officials are searching for dozens of airline passengers who may have come in contact with a woman infected with a hard-to-treat form of tuberculosis.

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Study: Whites more likely to get narcotics from ER doctors

Posted: 01/02/2008 - According to the study that appears in tomorrow's Journal of the American Medical Association, minorities were prescribed narcotics such as oxycodone and morphine less frequently than whites -- even for the severe pain of kidney stones.

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New Jersey targets HIV transmissions

Posted: 12/26/2007 - New Jersey law now requires providers only to offer HIV testing to pregnant women. Under the new law, HIV testing would be part of routine prenatal care for all pregnant women, and doctors would provide pregnant women with information about HIV and AIDS.

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