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The Healing Power of Pigs: Part Three

Updated: 11/16/2007 - With a dramatic increase in amputees due to the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States Department of Defense has shown great interest in the healing power of pigs.

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The Healing Power of Pigs: Part Two

Updated: 11/15/2007 - While working on a model airplane, Lee Spievack chopped off almost half an inch of his middle finger. He never saw the original tip of his finger again, but with the healing power of pigs, he wouldn't need to.

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British poultry slaughtered to stop bird flu

Posted: 11/14/2007 - The return of the virus comes at a bad time for British farmers, who are already reeling after livestock herds were hit by foot-and-mouth and bluetongue earlier this year.

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The Healing Power of Pigs: Part One

Updated: 11/16/2007 - It sounds stranger than fiction, but researchers think they’ve found the secret that can trick the human body into re-growing its own parts. It’s a secret kept by Mother Nature and it lies in a very unlikely place.

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4 transplant recipients get AIDS virus from donor

Updated: 11/13/2007 - The chief of the transplantation program at the University of Chicago Hospitals says his staff was told of the problem on November 1st, and brought in the two patients who had transplants there for testing the next morning.

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Officials: English bird flu outbreak is deadly H5N1 virus

Posted: 11/13/2007 - The return of the disease is yet another blow to farmers, who are already struggling after herds were hit this year by foot-and-mouth disease and bluetongue. The first mass outbreak of bird flu was confirmed in Britain earlier this year.

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Study finds parts of ADHD children's brains mature later

Posted: 11/13/2007 - According to the research, the parts of the brain that lag behind -- by as much as three years -- suppress inappropriate thoughts and actions, focus attention, and remember things from moment to moment.

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Herbal sex pills pose hidden dangers

Posted: 11/13/2007 - Many "all-natural" products work because they contain unregulated versions of the very pharmaceuticals they're supposed to replace. And that represents a special danger for millions of men who take nitrates to lower blood pressure and regulate heart disease.

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Congressional action on generics drugs stalls in face of lobbying

Posted: 11/13/2007 - One Republican congressman has expressed concerns about the bill. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah says he voted to move it through committee, but that lawmakers need to find a "balanced solution" that bans some settlements but doesn't affect those that actually help consumers.

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Staph germ attacks immune cells

Posted: 11/12/2007 - In a report in the journal Nature Medicine, the research team says the aggressive strain of the so-called MRSA infection secretes a compound that causes germ-fighting cells to explode, eliminating a main defense against it. Experts say the findings may help lead to better treatments.

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Store destroying merchandise over employee's infection

Updated: 11/09/2007 - The company on Saturday closed its Liz Claiborne Outlet Store at Lighthouse Place in Michigan City after the ill employee arrived for work. Company officials are disinfecting the store too.

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CDC: Wash your hands to fight staph germ

Posted: 11/08/2007 - Dr. Julie Gerberding, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the staph infections are "the cockroach of bacteria." She says it's not a new problem.

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Enlarged heart biggest cause of sudden death in young athletes

Posted: 11/06/2007 - The issue is on the minds of cardiologists at an American Heart Association meeting after 28-year-old Ryan Shay died while running in New York over the weekend at the men's marathon Olympic trials. Shay's father says his son was first diagnosed with an enlarged heart when he was 14.

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Safely pitch drugs with cat litter

Posted: 11/06/2007 - Mixing leftover medicine with cat litter is the latest advice on how to safely get rid of unused medications.

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