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Mexicans Put Faith in Masks, But Do They Work?

Updated: 08/25/2009 - The cloth patches in green, blue and white are everywhere, clamped tight over the mouth and nose of teachers, toddlers, policemen and drunks. Even the statue at the church of St. Jude, patron of lost causes, has been fitted with a light-blue surgical mask to ward off swine flu.

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U.S. Wants Ingredient In Swine Flu Vaccine By May

Posted: 04/28/2009 - U.S. scientists hope to have a key ingredient for a swine flu vaccine ready in early May, but say that the novel virus grows slowly in eggs — the chief way flu vaccines are made.

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Swine Flu Spreads To Middle East, Asia-Pacific

Updated: 04/28/2009 - The first confirmed cases of swine flu in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region come as the World Health Organization says it's no longer possible to contain it.

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Kansas Official: Flu Treatments Coming

Posted: 04/27/2009 - Kansas' top emergency management official says a shipment of swine flu treatments should be arriving in the state in the next few days.

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Kansas Prison Health Care Cuts Limited

Posted: 04/27/2009 - With nearly every state agency seeing millions of dollars slashed from programs to meet budget shortfalls, cuts in Kansas inmate health care are next to nothing.

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CDC: Practical Precautions Can Help Avoid Swine Flu

Posted: 04/27/2009 - The acting head of the CDC says people can best protect themselves against the swine flu threat by taking precautions they were taught as kids, like frequently washing their hands.

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Immune System Researchers Win $500K Medical Prize

Posted: 04/24/2009 - The nation's richest prize in medicine and biomedical research is going to three immune system researchers for work that led to new therapies for rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and cancer.

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New Vaccine For Some School Kids

Updated: 04/23/2009 - A new vaccine requirement for 11 year olds aims to fight a disease that used to target infants...

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What's Going Around

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Here's what doctors at Wichita Clinic locations are seeing.

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More People Live with Paralysis Than Doctors Knew

Posted: 04/22/2009 - Roughly one in 50 Americans has some degree of paralysis, and five times more people than doctors thought are living with a spinal-cord injury — nearly 1.3 million — says a startling study released Tuesday.

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Mayo Clinic Backs New Personal Health Record Site

Posted: 04/21/2009 - The Mayo Clinic has combined its medical expertise with Microsoft Corp.'s technology in a free Web site launching Tuesday that will let people store personal health and medical information.

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