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Electronic records could prevent important information from falling through cracks, expert says
ATLANTA (AP) — A new government survey shows 12 states now have very high obesity rates.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guatemalans who had been subjected to sexually transmitted diseases by U.S. researchers in the 1940s have appealed a judge's dismissal of their lawsuit.
No time for homegrown meals? Nonsense.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Health Ministry says bird flu has killed a 37-year-old man in central Indonesia, marking the country's ninth fatality this year.
CHICAGO (AP) — Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — From the day Mariana Migon discovered she was pregnant, she knew she wanted a natural birth. So just weeks before her due date, the first-time mother abandoned her obstetrician, her health plan and her private hospital room for the free public hospital in downtown Rio — where she had a real chance at a vaginal birth.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Is a gun like a virus, a car, tobacco or alcohol? Yes say public health experts, who in the wake of recent mass shootings are calling for a fresh look at gun violence as a social disease.
CHICAGO (AP) — Good luck and experimental therapy may have helped U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk recover more extensively than he would have with standard care after he suffered a stroke in January.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Roche's injectable eye drug Lucentis for a new use in treating a diabetes-related condition that can cause blindness.