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Wichita School Alerts Parents Of Possible H1N1 Flu Case

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Administrators at Wichita's St. Thomas Aquinas catholic school were notified by a parent that her child was experiencing H1N1 flu symptoms. KDHE is conducting tests on the "suspect case".

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Popular Weight Loss Pill Recalled

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Government health officials are announcing the recall of popular weight loss pill Hydroxycut, after reports of liver damage and other health problems.

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KU Cancels Study Abroad Program To Mexico

Posted: 04/30/2009 - University of Kansas officials have canceled a popular study abroad program in Mexico after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel warning related to the outbreak of the H1N1 virus.

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FDA Warns of Deaths With Unapproved Use of Botox

Posted: 04/30/2009 - Health officials are warning doctors and patients about potentially deadly risks of using anti-wrinkle drug Botox and similar drugs for unapproved uses to treat muscle spasms.

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Attorney in 2007 Tuberculosis Scare Sues CDC

Posted: 04/30/2009 - An Atlanta attorney at the center of an international health scare when he flew to Europe for his wedding even though he was infected with a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis is suing federal health officials, claiming they invaded his privacy.

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Studies: Drug Shows Promise Against Hepatitis C

Posted: 04/30/2009 - An experimental drug greatly increased the number of people who appear to be cured of hepatitis C infection, according to results of mid-stage testing.

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What's Going Around

Posted: 04/30/2009 - Here's what doctors at Wichita Clinic locations are seeing.

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CDC: First Tamiflu Stockpile Shipments Arriving

Posted: 04/29/2009 - The government says the first shipments of the drug Tamiflu from the federal stockpile arrived in New York state, New York City and Indiana Wednesday morning, and all states will get their share by Sunday.

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Obama: Schools With Infections May Have to Close

Posted: 04/29/2009 - President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged parents to prepare for the possibility that their children's schools could be closed temporarily if swine flu cases spread to them.

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Swine Flu Puzzles, Concerns Kansas Researchers

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Animal and human health researchers in Kansas are puzzled about a new strain of swine flu and worried about whether it might become even more dangerous.

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U.S. Records First Swine Flu Death

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Officials say the first confirmed death in the U.S. from swine flu was a 23-month-old Mexican child who died in Houston.

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Prostate Cancer Vaccine Extends Survival in Study

Posted: 04/28/2009 - An experimental treatment added four months to the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer in a study that tested an entirely new approach to fighting the disease, doctors reported Tuesday.

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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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