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FDA to revise nutrition facts label

WASHINGTON (AP) — Those nutrition labels on the back of food packages may soon become easier to read.   The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrit...

OB/GYNS TOLD ROBOT HYSTERECTOMY NOT BEST OPTION

OB/GYNS TOLD ROBOT HYSTERECTOMY NOT BEST OPTION

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pricey robotic surgery shouldn't be the first or even second choice for most women who need a hysterectomy, says advice issued Thursday to doctors who help those...

STUDY: SURGERY HELPS SOME PROSTATE CANCER PATIENTS

STUDY: SURGERY HELPS SOME PROSTATE CANCER PATIENTS

Surgery to remove the prostate saves lives compared to "watchful waiting" for some men whose cancers were found because they were causing symptoms, long-term results from a Scan...

St. Louis pharmacies to carry morning after contraceptive

St. Louis pharmacies to carry morning after contracepti…

  The manufacturer of the Plan B One Step morning-after contraceptive has been granted exclusive rights by the FDA to market their drug over-the-counter without age restrictions. T...

HEART REPAIR BREAKTHROUGHS REPLACE SURGEON'S KNIFE

HEART REPAIR BREAKTHROUGHS REPLACE SURGEON'S KNIFE

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Have a heart problem? If it's fixable, there's a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into b...

SALMONELLA DECLINE SEEN IN FOOD POISONING REPORT

SALMONELLA DECLINE SEEN IN FOOD POISONING REPORT

NEW YORK (AP) -- The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report co...

STUDY: DIABETIC HEART ATTACKS AND STROKES FALLING

STUDY: DIABETIC HEART ATTACKS AND STROKES FALLING

NEW YORK (AP) -- In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. Over the last...

REPORT: DRUG-RESISTANT BACTERIA ARE COMMON KILLERS

REPORT: DRUG-RESISTANT BACTERIA ARE COMMON KILLERS

ATLANTA (AP) -- For the first time, the government is estimating how many people die from drug-resistant bacteria each year - more than 23,000, or about as many as those killed ann...

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