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WHO Head Quizzes Governments on Raising H1N1 Flu Alert

Posted: 06/10/2009 - The head of the World Health Organization quizzed health officials from several nations in a conference call Wednesday, asking about a recent spike in H1N1 flu cases that may show the world is already in a global epidemic.

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Tests Show Many Supplements Have Quality Problems

Posted: 06/10/2009 - Lead in ginkgo pills. Arsenic in herbals. Bugs in a baby's colic and teething syrup. Toxic metals and parasites are part of nature, and all of these have been found in "natural" products and dietary supplements in recent years.

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Daytime Nap Has Benefits Beyond Rest for Kids

Posted: 06/09/2009 - Children's nap time is not only beneficial to caregivers who may need a break. For children aged 4 to 5 years, taking a nap during the day may help reduce hyperactivity, anxiety and depression, new study findings show.

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Sources: House Democrats Consider Taxing Benefits

Posted: 06/09/2009 - Despite a less-than-rousing reaction from the Obama administration, House Democrats are considering a new tax on employer-provided health benefits to help pay for expanding coverage to the uninsured.

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FDA Weighs Approval Of Psychiatric Drugs For Kids

Posted: 06/05/2009 - Three blockbuster psychiatric drugs currently approved for adults also appear to work in adolescents, though federal health officials have concerns about their side effects.

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Tourette's Most Common in White Kids, Boys

Posted: 06/04/2009 - Tourette syndrome occurs in 3 out of every 1,000 school-aged children, and is more than twice as common in white kids as in blacks or Hispanics, according to the largest U.S. study to estimate how many have the disorder.

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Scientists Uncover Culprit in Huntington's Disease

Posted: 06/04/2009 - Scientists have solved a mystery surrounding a horrific illness: Why people with Huntington's disease harbor a faulty protein throughout their bodies but it destroys only certain brain cells.

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What's Going Around

Posted: 06/04/2009 - Here's what doctors at Wichita Clinic locations are seeing.

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Consumer Group Wants Halt On Review Of Lilly Drug

Posted: 06/03/2009 - Consumer health advocates and a patent holder on a highly anticipated blood thinner from Eli Lilly want the Food and Drug Administration to halt its review of the drug, which they say may be unsafe at the suggested dose.

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WHO: H1N1 Flu Cases Worldwide Near 20,000

Posted: 06/03/2009 - The World Health Organization says the number of H1N1 flu cases worldwide has reached 19,273 after the United States reported over 1,000 new infections.

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Nebraska Doctor Wants to Carry on Tiller's Mission

Updated: 09/06/2011 - Physician LeRoy Carhart wants to continue providing third-term abortions after the brazen slaying of his friend and colleague George Tiller, but the Nebraska doctor doesn't have anywhere to perform them — and he's one of only a handful of providers who will.

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President Said To Be Open To Taxing Health Benefits

Posted: 06/02/2009 - A key senator in the health overhaul debate says President Barack Obama is leaving the door open to taxing health care benefits, something he campaigned hard against while running for president.

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