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2006-12-12 Media multitasking among American youth 0 None
2006-12-05 The Big Apple bans bad fat! 0 None
2006-12-05 Susan Winckler appointed as acting FDA Chief of Staff 0 None
2006-12-04 Dancing on the streets - just what the doctor ordered! 0 None
2006-12-02 Democratic congressional leaders plan to approve Federal embryonic stem cell funding measure in January 0 None
2006-12-02 Kansas Judge asks State Supreme Court to let him keep confidential some information from abortion records case 0 None
2006-12-02 House Republicans tentatively schedule consideration of fetal pain bill 0 None
2006-12-02 Chinese court upholds prison term for human rights advocate Chen Guangcheng 0 None
2006-11-29 American Red Cross facing hefty fines for violating blood-safety laws 0 1
2006-11-28 Face transplant woman has something to smile about 0 None
2006-11-23 Finance Committee approves $181M loan to California's Stem Cell Research Institute 0 None
2006-11-23 Australia, cloning and abortion drug mifepristone examined 0 None
2006-11-22 Brits in denial over effects of too much booze 0 None
2006-11-22 Misuse of super-strength Botox paralyzes victims 0 None
2006-11-16 One in ten Americans endure pain which lasts for a year or more 0 None
2006-11-16 When it comes to economic prosperity, obesity is as damaging as malnutrition 0 None
2006-11-14 China's one-child-per-family policy has prevented 400 million births 0 None
2006-11-14 U.S. voters in midterm elections spoke out 'resoundingly' about abortion, privacy 0 None
2006-11-13 More U.S residents trust TV for health info 0 None
2006-11-13 LaVeist named inaugural William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor in health policy 0 None
2006-11-13 Latest food scare - Salmonella in Hershey chocolate bars 0 4
2006-11-08 CDC will not release Hurricane Katrina response report 0 None
2006-11-08 Chinese bird flu expert will head the WHO 0 None
2006-11-08 Dr Margaret Chan nominated to be WHO Director-General 0 None
2006-11-08 Another food scare in North America as syringe parts found in meat factory 0 None
2006-11-06 WHO to tackle counterfeit medical products 0 None
2006-11-06 NIH is solicits suggestions for new initiatives under the aegis of the NIH Roadmap 0 None
2006-11-01 Will Libya take one step forward or two steps back? 0 None
2006-11-01 Tomatoes likely culprit in latest food scare 0 None
2006-10-31 Reduction of acrylamide formation in French fries by microwave pre-cooking of potato strips 0 None
2006-10-31 KFC to eliminate trans-fats from food 0 None
2006-10-30 FDA warns about risks of using decorative contact lenses 0 None
2006-10-30 Teen's radiation overdose down to paperwork 0 None
2006-10-26 Top doc rushed patients into sex change surgery 0 None
2006-10-26 Eminent scientists support jailed medics in Libya 0 None
2006-10-26 Conjoined Canadian twins doing well 0 None
2006-10-25 Birth of conjoined twins a medical and practical challenge 0 None
2006-10-24 Prevalence of overweight and obesity increasing in Indo-Asian population 0 None
2006-10-23 Mobile phone use should be banned in cars altogether 1 4.5
2006-10-23 Democrats should 'stand up strongly' for principles, columnist writes 0 None
2006-10-23 16 year old cancer victim dies after overdoses of radiation 0 None
2006-10-19 Psychiatrist in the UK up on 10 charges regarding sex change patients 0 None
2006-10-17 HRSA to allocate $14M to public umbilical cord blood banks 0 None
2006-10-17 Washington Post examines Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race between Santorum, Casey 0 None
2006-10-17 Death sentence given to medical workers accused of infecting Libyan shildren with HIV a 'miscarriage of justice' 0 None
2006-10-16 Hazards of tire aging 0 None
2006-10-16 New York Times examines voter guides emphasizing Christian teachings on abortion, xloning, embryonic stem cell research 0 None
2006-10-16 Groups supporting, opposing South Dakota abortion ban conducting different campaign strategies 0 None
2006-10-16 Missouri tobacco tax proposal to appear on November ballot 0 None
2006-10-16 Warnings to be placed on all booze in the UK 0 None
2006-10-11 Simple sight test and glasses could make a dramatic difference to the lives of more than 150 million people 0 None
2006-10-11 British the fattest people in Europe 0 None
2006-10-09 Latest recall - lettuce with E. coli 0 None
2006-10-09 Canadians paralysed after drinking carrot juice 0 None
2006-10-08 Federal Agencies collected $1.47B in fraud from government health insurance programs in FY 2005 0 None
2006-10-05 Debate between antiabortion, abortion-rights supporters now focusing on contraception 0 None
2006-10-05 Illinois Bill introduced to repeal, replace parental notification law 0 None
2006-10-05 Schwarzenegger's veto of prison condom distribution bill politically motivated 0 None
2006-10-05 World challenge to improve air quality 0 None
2006-10-05 FBI and FDA investigate spinach packing companies in California 0 None
2006-10-04 Carrot juice with botulism latest food scare from California 0 5
2006-10-03 Federal response to Hurricane Katrina examined 0 None
2006-10-02 Chicago dentist has license suspended following death of a 5-year-old patient 0 None
2006-10-02 Spinach now safe but FDA still worried 0 None
2006-09-28 Five year old dies after dental visit 0 4
2006-09-27 No place for trans fats in the 'Big Apple' 0 None
2006-09-26 Retrial of medical workers accused of infecting Libyan children with HIV adjourned after defense lawyer hospitalized 0 None
2006-09-25 Dangers of drinking raw milk 0 None
2006-09-20 Regenerative Medicine wins award for best new journal 0 None
2006-09-20 CDC creates committee to evaluate process of rewarding grants 0 None
2006-09-19 FDA fines American Red Cross $4.2 million over blood safety 0 None
2006-09-18 IRS revokes antiabortion group's tax exemption 0 None
2006-09-18 Fortune Magazine profile Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative 0 None
2006-09-18 Three cases of botulism possibly caused by improper refrigeration of carrot juice 0 None
2006-09-18 Chemical dump in Ivory Coast - WHO provides public health support 0 None
2006-09-14 California Bill seeks to restrict payments to egg donors 0 None
2006-09-14 Reuters examines how some New York City public bathhouses serve as venues for awareness of safer sex 0 None
2006-09-14 Most Federal scientists accused of conflicts of interest avoid criminal investigations 0 None
2006-09-14 Links between musical tastes and lifestyle 0 None
2006-09-13 FDA issues guidance to human tissue establishments 0 None
2006-09-13 New evidence in Libyan medic trial appears shaky 0 None
2006-09-13 Sex education increasing slightly in China 0 None
2006-09-13 Md. County school system's revised condom demo video receives positive reviews 0 None
2006-09-12 Inconclusive evidence suggests practical avoidance: Canadian Cancer Society statement on Tsawwassen power line project 0 None
2006-09-11 Unprecedented number of CDC staff resigned or retired in last two years 0 None
2006-09-11 September 11, five years on 0 None
2006-09-11 Worldwide, an estimated three million cases of pesticide poisoning occur every year 0 None
2006-09-11 FDA fines Red Cross for failing to meet blood safety laws 0 None
2006-09-07 13 of 79 Iowa judges respond to questionnaire asking for views on abortion rights, other issues 0 None
2006-09-07 Blindness added to the risk list of obesity 0 None
2006-09-06 Crist, Davis win Florida Gubernatorial primaries 0 None
2006-09-06 Most U.S. residents disagree with Liberals, Conservatives approaches to religion in public forum 0 None
2006-09-06 WHO Director-General: proposals 0 None
2006-09-06 Libyan retrial of foreign medics stalls yet again 0 None
2006-09-05 Retrial of medical workers accused of infecting Libyan children with HIV adjourned until Sept. 12 after defense lawyer fails to show 0 None
2006-09-05 Three top global health positions need filling 0 None
2006-09-05 The world is in danger of missing targets for providing clean water and sanitation 0 None
2006-09-04 Colombian cardinal threatens physicians who perform abortions with excommunication 0 None
2006-09-04 FDA warns of food safety risks during storm-related power outages and flooding 0 None
2006-09-04 Palestinian Health Ministry facing growing financial and humanitarian crisis 0 None
2006-09-01 Lawyers for human rights advocate Chen Guangcheng prevented from meeting to prepare appeal 0 None
2006-09-01 Kansas AG Kline says request for late-term abortion records motivated by protecting children; opponent says it violated medical privacy 0 None
2006-08-31 Human rights abuses frequent in Haiti's capital 0 None
2006-08-30 Consumer hygiene fears keep food industry on its toes 0 None
2006-08-30 Federal Judge orders NYC to provide food stamps to immigrant women and children who have experienced violence 0 None
2006-08-30 Prosecutor calls for death penalty for Bulgarian nurses in Libya 0 None
2006-08-30 Number of uninsured residents in Massachusetts has dropped 19% over the past two years 0 None
2006-08-30 Neuropsychopharmacology editor resigns after failure to disclose conflict of interest 0 None
2006-08-29 Brits warned against 'maverick' stem cell treatments 0 None
2006-08-28 Increasing helmet use promoted as an effective method of reducing road injuries and deaths 0 None
2006-08-28 Brits challenge Americans in the obesity stakes 0 None
2006-08-24 Historical records detailing past attitudes towards prostitution, homosexuality and gender issues 0 None
2006-08-24 Benefits, misconceptions, frequency of condom use to protect against unplanned pregnancy, STIs 0 None
2006-08-21 Chewing gum which fights tooth decay 0 None
2006-08-21 Parasite in crabs causes to lung infection 0 None
2006-08-20 Church leaders discuss how to talk about abortion rights with congregations 0 None
2006-08-20 Wisconsin Governor proposes tax deduction for employer premium contributions 0 None
2006-08-20 Missouri Attorney General to appeal ruling requiring state to provide transport for pregnant inmates seeking abortions 0 None
2006-08-20 Teen wins right to refuse chemo 0 None
2006-08-17 Global fund director Feachem, Rev. Warren partner to increase funding for faith-based groups 0 None
2006-08-17 Wal-Mart criticized for substandard wages and health care benefits 0 None
2006-08-16 Date set for trial of Chinese human rights advocate Chen Guangcheng 0 None
2006-08-15 Herrin twins healthy, hungry and alert 0 None
2006-08-14 Twins breathing independently following lengthy separation surgery 0 None
2006-08-10 Lebanon update from the World Health Organization 0 None
2006-08-09 Retrial drags on for six medics in Libyan cover up of hospital inadequacies 0 None
2006-08-08 Probiotic drinks - not all brands live up to claims 0 3
2006-08-07 New national standard for handling substances suspected of being biological threat agents 0 None
2006-08-07 WHO urges all parties to ensure safe passage of fuel to hospitals in Lebanon 0 None
2006-08-07 U.S. beaches a health risk for swimmers 0 None
2006-08-04 Pollution-related closings and health advisories at U.S. beaches 0 None
2006-08-02 EPA accused of putting industry interests before public health 0 None
2006-08-02 Who are you kidding? Obese Americans eat a healthy diet and exercise! 0 None
2006-08-01 Couple charged after home-style liposuction results in death 0 None
2006-07-30 Getting high on mothballs lands teens in hospital 0 None
2006-07-30 Mad dogs and Englishmen should stay out of the midday sun! 0 None
2006-07-27 Blair threatens food and drinks industry with legislation 0 None
2006-07-26 Deadly duo of crime and drug abuse can be cut by effective treatments 0 None
2006-07-25 Breakdown of disease caused by UV radiation 0 2.5
2006-07-21 Doctors increasingly unlikely to testify in child abuse cases 0 None
2006-07-21 Going to court to get access to essential medicines should only be used as a last resort 0 None
2006-07-21 Dangers of unregulated herbal therapy 0 None
2006-07-20 Bush adopts the so-called moral high ground and chooses to ignore scientific advice 0 None
2006-07-18 British American Tobacco and cigarette smuggling in China 0 None
2006-07-13 Expert witnesses should be judged, but by who? 0 None
2006-07-13 Gender bias in the scientific world from someone who knows the score 0 None
2006-07-13 Hidden conflicts of JAMA authors exposed 0 None
2006-07-12 Watch out for Tuna from Latin America says environment group 0 None
2006-07-11 Old carpet underlay unlikely asbestos risk 0 None
2006-07-10 Chinese twin loses battle to survive following separation surgery 0 None
2006-07-10 One billion deaths expected from tobacco 0 None
2006-07-10 Court says autism therapy age limit is not a form of discrimination 0 None
2006-07-10 Conjoined twin critical after separation surgery 0 None
2006-07-10 Scientists now feel age may not be a limiting factor to developing better vision 0 None
2006-07-09 TV studio may cause cancer 0 None
2006-07-09 Birth of IVF baby to 62 year old mother causes controversy 0 None
2006-07-06 Psychological torture used on Bulgarian nurses in Libya 0 None
2006-07-04 Retrial resumes in Tripoli of foreign medics accused of infecting children with HIV 0 None
2006-07-04 Healthier beverage choices 0 None
2006-07-04 Just how safe is that steak? 0 None
2006-07-04 How much do you need to know about your spouse's previous sex life? 0 None
2006-07-04 Amazing brain repairs itself! 0 None
2006-07-03 More Cadbury chocs may be tainted 0 None
2006-06-29 British doctors consider euthanasia issue once again 0 None
2006-06-28 New guidelines for healthy swimming 0 None
2006-06-28 Canadian task force targets trans fats 0 None
2006-06-28 The complex battle against anorexia 0 None
2006-06-28 A red light for surgeries in supermarkets and a green light for better food labelling 0 None
2006-06-28 England supporters could experience euphoria for several months without the assistance of drugs 0 None
2006-06-28 When the smoke clears even secondhand smoke is found to be a killer 0 None
2006-06-27 Smart snack food for healthy eating 0 None
2006-06-27 Scots now more likely to visit pub since "smokefree" 0 None
2006-06-27 New marketing tactics by the tobacco industry reported 0 None
2006-06-27 Born gay or made gay? Or is it not that simple? 0 None
2006-06-26 Cadbury kept quiet about contaminated chocolate 0 None
2006-06-26 Thunderstorms plus mobile phones equal a dangerous combination 0 None
2006-06-20 Brits get serious about junk food advertising 0 None
2006-06-20 To stay slim and healthy eat sensibly and kick those heels! 0 None
2006-06-20 Colonel Sanders goes to court 0 None
2006-06-19 New technique will screen embryos for almost 6,000 inherited diseases 0 None
2006-06-18 Brits call for ban on imported eggs 0 None
2006-06-14 Government scientist accused of profiting from selling human tissue samples 0 None
2006-06-14 Americans need lessons on salt 0 None
2006-06-14 Retrial in Libya of medics back on track 0 None
2006-06-13 Health crisis in the occupied Palestinian territory 0 None
2006-06-12 Doctor who linked MMR jab to autism faces charges of serious professional misconduct 0 1
2006-06-08 New football boots and toxic shock syndrome 0 None
2006-06-08 Fewer high school students engage in health risk behaviors 0 None
2006-06-07 House of Lords says scientific evidence does not support public smoking ban 0 None
2006-06-06 Consumer magazine warns against canned tuna 0 None
2006-06-05 The science of sex and gender in human health 0 None
2006-06-04 FDA's report blames food industry for U.S. obesity problems 0 None
2006-06-01 Shortages of specific medicines and supplies in Indonesia 0 None
2006-05-31 More smokers roll their own under the delusion they are safer 0 None
2006-05-31 Baby boy in China born with three arms 0 None
2006-05-31 Canadians get tough with smokers 0 None
2006-05-30 Urgent changes are needed at the World Health Organization 0 None
2006-05-30 Evidence indicates rising use of non-cigarette tobacco products among youth, especially girls 0 None
2006-05-29 WHO says earthquake survivors need medical care, safe water, vaccinations 0 None
2006-05-24 Funeral of Dr LEE Jong-wook 0 None
2006-05-24 Charity calls for drug "shooting galleries" to be set up in the UK 0 None
2006-05-22 WHO suffers tragic loss of a visionary leader 0 None
2006-05-22 Sperm donor passes rare dangerous disease on to four children 0 None
2006-05-22 Commonwealth Ministers discuss human resources for health 0 None
2006-05-22 New on the web: Independent, updated health information for the general public 0 None
2006-05-22 FDA says too much benzene in some soft drinks 0 None
2006-05-21 NIH panel says little benefit to be gained by taking multivitamin supplements 0 None
2006-05-17 Panel calls for expanded oversight of vitamin and mineral supplements 0 None
2006-05-17 FDA statement on Bausch & Lomb inspection 0 None
2006-05-16 EU ruling means food labels will be true and accurate 0 None
2006-05-15 Heroin plus pain killer proves to be a lethal combo 0 None
2006-05-14 Peanut - kiss not the culprit in Canadian teens death 0 5
2006-05-11 No bail for six medics in Libyan HIV sham 0 None
2006-05-11 Extension of embryo screening will help reduce serious illness 0 None
2006-05-10 BMA response to new guidance on embryo selection 0 None
2006-05-09 European Food Safety Authority says Aspartame quite safe to use 0 None
2006-05-03 Bill Clinton takes the fizz out of schools 0 None
2006-05-03 Scots get serious about underage smoking 0 None
2006-05-03 Ozzies skip lunch! 0 None
2006-05-01 Oh what a feeling! 0 None
2006-05-01 Former FDA commissioner investigated 0 None
2006-04-28 UK's reduced health inequality targets more likely to benefit the rich 0 None
2006-04-28 Economic benefit of federally finded clinical trials exceeds $15 billion 0 None
2006-04-28 Economic benefit of federally finded clinical trials exceeds $15 billion 0 None
2006-04-23 Abortion rights group victorious in Kansas court battle 0 None
2006-04-20 Plain language labels now required for eight top allergens 0 None
2006-04-20 Fitness sausages 0 None
2006-04-20 Research puts something extra in your grapes 0 None
2006-04-19 New guidelines for treating severely injured patients 0 None
2006-04-19 Novel and important benefits of vitamin D and the problems associated with vitamin D deficiency 0 None
2006-04-19 Expert warns of dangers of carbon monoxide 0 None
2006-04-19 Convictions in $45 million illegal blood diversion scheme 0 None
2006-04-19 Chernobyl: 20 years later 0 None
2006-04-18 Brits get serious about drinking and depression 0 None
2006-04-17 BET, Kaiser Family Foundation and Scenarios USA team up on youth HIV scriptwriting contest 0 None
2006-04-17 Egon Ronay says putting warnings on wine is a joke 0 None
2006-04-10 Brits biggest binge drinkers 0 None
2006-04-05 Folic acid may be added to all bread in Britain 0 None
2006-04-05 Man takes 40,000 ecstasy pills in nine years 0 5
2006-04-04 Skin cancer facts 0 None
2006-04-03 Cancer chemical scare over soft drinks 0 None
2006-03-28 Cholesterol: the public policy implications of not doing enough 0 None
2006-03-27 Smokos banned in Scotland 0 None
2006-03-27 Alcohol misuse and ethnicity 0 None
2006-03-16 Parents win high court battle to keep their baby alive 0 None
2006-03-15 Boot camp death from beating 0 None
2006-03-09 Expressing anger in the moment is not healthy 0 None
2006-03-09 Looming smoking ban prompts many to quit 0 None
2006-03-01 New U.S. law on food safety labels causes controversy 0 None
2006-03-01 Crystal meth the new drug pandemic 0 1
2006-02-27 Eating seafood still beneficial in many ways 0 None
2006-02-27 Chromium industry withheld data from the U.S. government 0 None
2006-02-24 BAT lobbied to kill off groundbreaking tobacco legislation in Uzbekistan 0 None
2006-02-23 New York man gets anthrax from imported animal skins 0 None
2006-02-22 Women from Venus love chocolate from Mars 0 None
2006-02-20 Fast food giant heading for court 0 None
2006-02-16 In future says FDA "whole grain" must mean just that 0 None
2006-02-14 Thieves target expensive hospital equipment 0 None
2006-02-13 Drop in total number of cancer deaths 0 None
2006-02-13 Girls are catching up with boys in use of illicit substances 0 None
2006-02-12 'Sexercise' will keep you healthy and young 0 5
2006-02-07 New report on asbestos litigation trend 0 None
2006-01-29 British GP helps terminally access Swiss euthanasia clinic 0 5
2006-01-29 More restrictions on smokers to be expected following toxic air classification 0 None
2006-01-29 Enter Prince Charles! into the obesity debate 0 None
2006-01-25 Major companies in food recalls over mislabeling 0 None
2006-01-24 New research helps in war against international drugs trade 0 None
2006-01-24 Cannabis use does not cause schizophrenia 3 None
2006-01-23 Education campaign on umbilical cord and placental blood donation 0 None
2006-01-23 UNICEF seeks $805 million for humanitarian efforts 0 None
2006-01-23 Asbestos reform critical in stopping fraudulent lawsuits 0 None
2006-01-18 Dentist banned and jailed for letting boyfriend drill patients teeth 0 5
2006-01-16 Donor rates in New Zealand hit an all time low 0 None
2006-01-11 Virgin takes off with cancer insurance 0 None
2006-01-10 U.S. states fail the grade when it comes to dealing with a major emergency 0 None
2006-01-10 British research says daughters turn parents to left, sons to right 0 None
2006-01-10 Fuel for Living - Government dishes up recipes for health 0 None
2006-01-10 Women live the longest, but the men are catching up 0 1
2006-01-10 Asbestos: the iron grip of latency 0 None
2006-01-09 Overweight people not interested in healthy lifestyle 0 None


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