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US aims at its deadliest drug problem: painkillers

(AP) -- The White House drug czar wants doctors, states and law enforcement working harder to stop America's deadliest drug-abuse problem: highly addictive prescription painkillers. They are killing more people than heroin ...

dateApr 20, 2011 in Medications
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Govt announces plan to reduce health disparities

(AP) -- From cradle to grave, minority populations tend to suffer poorer health and get poorer health care than white Americans. In a first-of-its-kind report, the government is recommending steps to reduce those disparities.

dateApr 08, 2011 in Health
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Past medical testing on humans revealed

(AP) -- Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut, squirting ...

dateFeb 27, 2011 in Other
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US says too much fluoride in water

(AP) -- Fluoride in drinking water - credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay - may now be too much of a good thing. It's causing spots on some kids' teeth.

dateJan 07, 2011 in Health
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US teen birth rate still far higher than W. Europe

(AP) -- The rate of teen births in the U.S. is at its lowest level in almost 70 years. Yet, the sobering context is that the teen pregnancy rate is far lower in many other countries. The most convincing explanation is that ...

dateDec 30, 2010 in Health
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