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WHO Chief: No H1N1 Vaccine Available for Months

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Drug manufacturers won't be able to start making a H1N1 flu vaccine until mid-July at the earliest, weeks later than previous predictions, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. It will then take months to produce a new vaccine.

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A Taste Of Help To Keep Cancer Patients' Pounds Up

Updated: 05/19/2009 - The statistic is shocking: Severe malnutrition and weight loss play a role in at least one in five cancer deaths. Yet nutrition too often is an afterthought until someone's already in trouble.

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Memorial For NYC's First H1N1 Flu Death

Posted: 05/18/2009 - A makeshift memorial has been erected outside a New York City school for the assistant principal who was the city's first swine flu death.

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U.S.: Drugmaker Wyeth Cheated Medicaid

Posted: 05/18/2009 - The Justice Department is accusing drugmaker Wyeth of overcharging Medicaid hundreds of millions of dollars for drugs.

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Kansas H1N1 Flu Cases Reach 46

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials released the latest total on Monday.

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WHO Annual Meeting Agenda Is H1N1 Flu Worries

Posted: 05/18/2009 - As H1N1 flu continues to spread, the World Health Organization has begun its annual meeting in Geneva where it's focused on the outbreak and the possibility of a vaccine.

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Proposal Would Require All to Have Health Coverage

Posted: 05/14/2009 - House Democrats are crafting a plan that would require all Americans to carry health insurance and would help families making less than $88,000 pay the premiums. Employers, too, would have to help foot the bill.

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Pfizer Offers Free Drugs For The Jobless

Posted: 05/14/2009 - Pfizer says it will provide 70 of its most widely prescribed prescription drugs for free to people who have lost their jobs and health insurance

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More H1N1 Cases In Kansas

Updated: 05/14/2009 - A second soldier at Fort Riley has been confirmed with being infected with H1N1...

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What's Going Around

Posted: 05/14/2009 - Here's what doctors at Wichita Clinic locations are seeing.

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Study Says US Prescription Drug Use Fell in 2008

Posted: 05/13/2009 - Prescription drug use in the U.S. fell last year, although total spending on drugs increased as prices rose sharply on brand-name products, pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions said Wednesday.

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Medicare Won't Cover 'Virtual Colonoscopy'

Posted: 05/13/2009 - Medicare says it won't pay for the so-called virtual colonoscopy procedure. Tuesday's announcement says there's inadequate evidence to support the cheaper, less intrusive alternative to the dreaded colonoscopy.

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FDA Takes Issue With Cheerios Health Claims

Posted: 05/12/2009 - Federal regulators are scolding the maker of Cheerios, saying it made inappropriate claims about the popular cereal's ability to lower cholesterol and treat heart disease.

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Flu Drug Advised For Pregnant Women With H1N1

Updated: 05/12/2009 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said risks from the virus are greater than the unknown risks to the fetus from the drugs Tamiflu and Relenza.

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