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Flu Vaccine an Issue in Presidential Race
Oct 20, 2004
As public health officials scramble to find more flu vaccine and experts debate how to increase the U.S. supply, John Kerry hopes voters will come to one conclusion: The severe shortage the United States now faces is President Bush's fault.

Chicago Group Tackles Childhood Obesity
Oct 19, 2004
Yoga and dance workshops for kids and parents at a museum. Free bike locks to encourage students to cycle to school. A food bank that offers fitness workouts along with hot meals for children. These are among the projects encouraged by a 2-year-old Chicago consortium tackling childhood obesity.

Temporary Artificial Heart Wins U.S. Approval
Oct 18, 2004
The first artificial heart won U.S. approval Monday for use as a temporary measure to keep alive patients on the verge of death while they wait for live organs to become available for transplants.

Yankees Stun BoSox 19-8 for 3-0 ALCS Lead
Oct 17, 2004
The Yankees kept circling the bases, battering Boston's beleaguered pitching staff. By the time the long, long night ended with a devastating 19-8 rout over the Red Sox, the dreaded New Yorkers were just one game away from a shocking sweep.

Herbal Cholesterol Drug Bad Mix for Many Prescription Meds
Oct 17, 2004
The cholesterol-lowering herbal drug gugulipid breaks down about 60 percent of prescription drugs, including some used to fight AIDS (news - web sites) and cancer, says a University of Kansas study.

FDA Orders Strong Antidepressant Warnings
Oct 16, 2004
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday ordered that all antidepressants carry "black box" warnings that they "increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior" in children who take them.

U.N. Health Body Warns Against 'Kitchen Killer'
Oct 15, 2004
Some 1.6 million people, mainly small children, die each year from a "kitchen killer" -- disease brought on by inhaling smoke from cooking stoves and indoor fires, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Mobile Phones Increase Tumor Risk, Study Says
Oct 14, 2004
Ten or more years of mobile phone use increases the risk of developing acoustic neuroma, a benign tumor on the auditory nerve, according to a study released on Wednesday by Sweden's Karolinska Institute.

Obesity Surgery Could Cure Diabetes
Oct 13, 2004
Patients who undergo obesity surgery get far more than cosmetic benefits — many also shed fat-related ailments including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, researchers say.

MYC gene can be turned off to stop liver cancer
Oct 12, 2004
Researchers in California have managed to turn off the MYC gene and thus allowing liver cancer cells to revert to being normal healthy.



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