Archive: 06/03/2009

No scars: New obesity surgery goes through mouth

(AP) -- Doctors are testing a new kind of obesity surgery without any cuts through the abdomen, snaking a tube as thick as a garden hose down the throat to snap staples into the stomach. The experimental, ...

Jun 03, 2009
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Federal judge tosses warrantless wiretap cases

(AP) -- A federal judge on Wednesday tossed out more than three dozen lawsuits filed against the nation's telecommunications companies for allegedly taking part in the government's e-mail and telephone eavesdropping program ...

Jun 03, 2009
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Brain irradiation in lung cancer

A national Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) study led by a Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center physician at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee has found that a course of radiation therapy to the brain after treatment ...

Jun 03, 2009
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Health, life insurers hold billions in tobacco stocks

More than a decade after Harvard researchers first revealed that life and health insurance companies were major investors in tobacco stocks - prompting calls upon them to divest - the insurance industry has yet to kick the ...

Jun 03, 2009
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