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Health Alert 11-16: Meningitis

Posted: 11/16/2012 - Should federal legislation be tightened on the compounding industry? Some lawmakers say yes, while a top lobbyist says no.

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Health Alert 11-13: Health Violations

Posted: 11/13/2012 - One more hit for the company blamed for the nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis as the Food and Drug Administration found numerous health violations at one of its affiliates.

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Health Alert 11-5: Brain Health

Posted: 11/05/2012 - Having high blood pressure has been found to have a negative impact on your brain health.

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Health Alert 10-26-12

Posted: 10/26/2012 - Tobacco researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital say many smokers have failed to quit because they, and their doctors have not used existing treatments in the most effective way plus, a local clinic has changed its name to reflect its expanded services to the under insured and uninsured

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Health Alert 10-25-12

Posted: 10/24/2012 - Some medical researchers say that less than 50 percent of the U.S. population receives a flu shot every year, numbers that show the growing distrust that vaccinations like flu shots can be ineffective and researchers in France estimate that almost 170 million years of healthy life were lost to cancer in 2008.

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Health Alert 10-24-12

Posted: 10/24/2012 - People who consistently get too little sleep face bigger concerns than daytime fatigue and crankiness and researchers in Texas looked into the link between obesity and cancer and found fat tissue feeds cancer.

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Health Alert 10-23-12

Posted: 10/23/2012 - Scientists say smoking in the car, even with the windows open or the air conditioning on, creates pollution that exceeds official "safe" limits and researchers at the University of Michigan say it's not all about calories and exercise, and that some people's brains could be causing them to be fat.

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Health Alert 10-22-12

Posted: 10/23/2012 - study finds that girls that receive the HPV vaccine by the time they are 11 to 12 year old, do not show clinical markers of increased sexual activity, sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy and another study in Pediatrics finds kids who get less than the recommended amount of sleep are more likely to be cranky.

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