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Rising rates of tubal pregnancies cause concern

Ectopic – or tubal – pregnancies can be dangerous for mothers, leading to rupture of the fallopian tube and possible hemorrhage, and they appear to be on the rise, according to a new study.

Apr 05, 2011
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Teens prefer liquor to beer, hardly touch wine

Nearly half of American teen drinkers would rather have a shot of liquor than a bottle of beer, a new study finds. The golden brew and malt beverages only come a distant second and third, and wine barely registers ...

Mar 08, 2011
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Death rates higher for poor black Americans

In 2000, a black, working-aged resident of a poor neighborhood was significantly more likely to die than a white American — a situation that essentially remained unchanged from 20 years earlier, according ...

Feb 25, 2011
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