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World Diabetes Day

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videoLots of info you needed to know about juvenile diabetes for World Diabetes Day Full story...
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'Human food' bad for dogs

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videoWe all love our pets, but sometimes things we do out of love could end up doing more harm than good for our furry friends. Full story...
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Survey: Teen vegetarians on the rise

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A recent survey shows the number of teen vegetarians is rising. In fact, it's tripled in the last ten years. But experts say if kids think going "veggie" is a simple as just giving up meat, they are making a mistake. Full story...
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ER doctor sees increase in kids combining energy drinks, alcohol

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An emergency room doctor in Winston-Salem says she's seeing more kids come in because they've combined an energy drink and alcohol. Full story...
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Fruits, vegetables too expensive for some

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We all know that we should be eating more fruits and vegetables. But for many poor families, the price of these healthy foods may put them out of reach. Full story...
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Study: 1 in 10 men had overlapping sex partners, raising HIV risk

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A University of North Carolina study shows that one in every ten men observed in a one-year period had overlapping sexual partnerships, which could be a contributing factor in the spread of HIV. Full story...
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Dentist warns against Halloween candy

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The big night is almost here. Wednesday evening will be filled with little goblins and ghosts wandering about in search of sweets. For most kids the goal on Halloween is to have the best costume and most candy. Full story...
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Group alerts parents to signs of autism

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All parents count fingers and toes. Now the country's leading pediatrician's group is advising you to be alert to behavioral clues that could suggest autism. Full story...
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Doctors implanting brain pacemakers

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An implanted brain pacemaker can be beneficial in treating Parkinson's disease, but it may also interrupt the normal flow of thoughts, causing some patients to have trouble making decisions. Full story...
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Research: weight gain linked to breast cancer

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New research links a woman's weight gain in adulthood to an increased risk of breast cancer. Obesity increases breast cancer risk, but new research suggests that the timing of a woman's weight gain may be important. Full story...
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FDA: Cold, cough medications not safe for children

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Recent discussions over what age is safe for over-the-counter medications put pediatricians and the FDA on the same side. The FDA now says cold and cough medications shouldn't be given to children younger than six. Full story...
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Democrats fail to overturn SCHIP veto

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Democrats have failed to overturn President Bush's veto of the SCHIP. That's the measure that would have expanded federal health care insurance for young people. A compromise version of the bill is still a possibility. Full story...
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Study: Drug-resistant infections are increasing problem

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A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that drug-resistant infections are becoming an increasingly serious health problem. Full story...
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Medical Board to appeal ruling on physician's role in executions

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The state Medical Board will appeal a judge's decision that the panel overstepped its authority by threatening to punish physicians for participating in executions. Full story...
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Web site rates local hospitals

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videoIf you suffered from a heart attack, stroke or any other life threatening condition wouldn't you like to be treated in the best hospital around? Now it's easier than ever to find out which hospitals have the best facilities to treat your specific condition. Full story...
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