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FDA Warns Johnson & Johnson On Antibiotic Tests

Posted: 08/19/2009 - The Food and Drug Administration is warning Johnson & Johnson that it did not properly monitor two tests in people of its antibiotic drug candidate ceftobiprole, which is intended to treat complicated skin infections like MRSA.

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Government: Growth In Women Who Drink And Drive

Updated: 08/19/2009 - The government says the number of women arrested for drunken driving has increased nearly 30% during the past decade, representing a dangerous trend for Americans on the nation's roads.

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Judge Sides With Merck On Singulair Patent

Posted: 08/19/2009 - A federal judge in New Jersey rules in favor of drugmaker Merck in a patent fight with a company wanting to make a generic version of Merck's top-selling drug.

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Government Enlists Employers' Help to Contain Flu

Updated: 03/11/2011 - Government officials are calling on U.S. businesses to help manage the H1N1 flu this fall by getting vaccines to vulnerable workers and encouraging employees with symptoms to stay home.

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Study: Ibuprofen Is Best for Kids With Broken Arms

Posted: 08/18/2009 - Kids with a broken arm do better on a simple over-the-counter painkiller than on a more powerful prescription combination that includes a narcotic, a surprising study finds.

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KDHE Urges Seasonal Flu Vaccine For All

Posted: 08/18/2009 - The annual seasonal flu vaccine is coming early this year, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says it’s a good idea to get it soon, before the expected rush for the new pandemic H1N1 flu vaccine.

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FDA Panel Backs Approval For J&J Hip Replacement

Posted: 08/18/2009 - A panel of federal health experts has unanimously recommended the approval of an experimental hip replacement system from health care products maker Johnson & Johnson.

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U.S. Tries To Counter Some Delay In H1N1 Flu Shots

Updated: 03/11/2011 - The United States is taking steps to counter a new delay in the arrival of H1N1 flu vaccine, hunting factories that can get more of the precious liquid into syringes faster.

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Study Suggests Strep Infection Killed Mozart

Posted: 08/18/2009 - A report in Tuesday's Annals of Internal Medicine, a medical journal published in Philadelphia, suggests it might have been something far more common: a strep infection.

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Small Company's H1N1 Flu Vaccine Works In Animals

Updated: 03/11/2011 - Vaccine developer Novavax says its experimental vaccine against H1N1 flu, produced in just weeks instead of several months for standard methods, works in animals.

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Schools Gear Up For H1N1 Flu Shots

Updated: 03/11/2011 - Hundreds of schools concerned about a renewed H1N1 flu outbreak are preparing for what could be the most widespread school vaccinations since the days of polio.

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Study: Weightlifting Helps Breast Cancer Survivors

Updated: 08/13/2009 - Breast cancer survivors have been getting bum advice. For decades, many doctors warned that lifting weights or even heavy groceries could cause painful arm swelling. New research shows that weight training actually helps prevent this problem.

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Scientists Find Rare Gene Behind Short Sleepers

Updated: 08/13/2009 - Scientists have discovered a gene that helps a mother and daughter stay alert on about six hours sleep a night, two hours less than the rest of their family needs.

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