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Statin: Risks vs. Benefits

Posted: 08/10/2012 - Although drugs to control cholesterol come with a risk of developing diabetes, a new report suggests the drugs' benefits likely outweigh that risk.

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What do you know about melanoma?

Updated: 08/07/2012 - Skin cancers account for 80 percent of all new cancers diagnosed each year. That means 430,000 people will be told they have it in 2012. But what you don't know about skin cancer could end up killing you.

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Is hormone replacement therapy safe?

Updated: 08/02/2012 - For years, gynecologists prescribed hormone replacement therapy to relieve hot flashes, night sweats and other symptoms of menopause.

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New sunscreen changes coming

Updated: 08/01/2012 - Don't get burned by your bottle. The FDA has called for mandatory sunscreen changes to help people better understand what they're buying.

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Gov't: says only 1 in 4 have HIV under control

Posted: 07/27/2012 - New government data shows only a quarter of Americans with the AIDS virus have the infection under control. Young people and blacks are least likely to get effective care.

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Whooping cough outbreak hits Indiana

Updated: 07/26/2012 - It's being called the worst whooping cough outbreak since 1959. Over 18,000 cases have been reported across the country, 118 of those have occurred in Indiana.

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New forms of contraception being geared towards men

Updated: 07/25/2012 - There are seven billion people who walk the globe. What's more is 50 percent of pregnancies are unplanned. There are now several new contraception choices that may soon be approved and these particular ones are geared toward men.

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FDA warns of bacteria in shellfish from NY harbor

Posted: 07/21/2012 - he Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to eat raw or partially cooked shellfish harvested from New York's Oyster Bay Harbor because they have been linked to cases of foodborne illness in several states.

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EXCLUSIVE STORY: Pt. 3 "Testing the Waters"

Updated: 07/20/2012 - NewsCenter 16’s exclusive three-part investigation “Testing the Waters”, takes a microscopic look at the ice you consume while eating at local restaurants.

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Panel calls for annual PTSD screening

Posted: 07/13/2012 - A new report sought by Congress recommends that soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan be screened for post-traumatic stress disorder at least once a year and that federal agencies conduct more research to determine how well the various treatments are working.

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Early full-term babies may face later school woe

Posted: 07/02/2012 - A new study of full-term births suggests differences exist within the range of that definition, and it raises questions about hastening childbirth by scheduling cesarean deliveries strictly for convenience.

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Poll: Vast support for new health care effort

Posted: 06/20/2012 - A new poll finds that Americans overwhelmingly want the president and Congress to get to work on a new bill to change the health care system if the Supreme Court strikes down President Barack Obama's 2010 law as unconstitutional.

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