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Health News Updates 12 October 2012

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Meningitis: Pharmacy in outbreak violated license: “The compounding pharmacy at the center of the fungal meningitis outbreak was not following the requirements of its state license, according to a spokesperson for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  The New England Compounding … Continue reading

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Health News Updates 8 October 2012

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Officials seek people exposed to a tainted drug: “As the case count continued to rise in a multistate outbreak of meningitis linked to a tainted drug, federal health officials emphasized on Friday that it was absolutely essential to find everyone who … Continue reading

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Health News Updates 1 October 2012

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Lab Notes: Mice grow new skin, with no scars: “A survival strategy among African spiny mice — their ability to shed large areas of skin to escape predators — may hold lessons for regenerative medicine in humans.  Unlike most mammals, … Continue reading

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Health News Updates 25 September 2012

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Eunuchs lived longer than other men: study “Castrated men — sometimes called eunuchs — in the old Korean dynasty lived much longer than other men, according to a new study.  The findings suggest that male sex hormones such as testosterone may … Continue reading

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Food for the Flood (and other emergencies)

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We are more than halfway through the hurricane season, still in the midst of the wildfire season, headed back into the flood and tornado seasons — see a pattern here?  Emergencies and natural and man-made disasters really have no time … Continue reading

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Health News Updates 21 September 2012

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Despite the risks, NFL leaves helmet choices in players’ hands: “In the National Football League, there are rules and restrictions on everything from how much white can show on a player’s socks to what sorts of sweat bands can be worn … Continue reading

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Health News Updates 19 September 2012

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Really? Adding milk to tea destroys its antioxidants  “Next to water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world.  Chock-full of antioxidants, vitamins and other compounds, tea has been linked in a variety of studies to stronger immune … Continue reading