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Conjoined twin dies after surgery
Sep 16, 2004
One of the year-old conjoined twin girls who underwent surgery to separate their heads died shortly after the procedure was completed, a spokeswoman for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center said early Thursday.

Drug May Avert Surgery for Severe Incontinence
Sep 16, 2004
Women awaiting surgery to relieve severe stress urinary incontinence may gain significant relief with the drug, leading some to reconsider surgery, a study indicates.

Disease fear for Tassie 12
Sep 14, 2004
TWELVE Tasmanians will receive letters telling them they may have been exposed to a disease for which there is no known cure. The 12 have all had brain or spinal surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in the past 18 months.

Three difficulties hamper prevention of avian flu: WHO official
Sep 14, 2004
Avian influenza is different from SARS in many ways, and there are three major difficulties in the prevention of this deadly disease, said an official with the World Health ...

Feds Warn on Antidepressants and Children
Sep 13, 2004
Federal health advisers considered Monday whether strong warning labels were needed on antidepressants because they have been linked to suicidal tendencies among children who take them.

New Knees in Record Time
Sep 12, 2004
Every year in the United States, more than 325,000 aching knees need to be replaced as the joints deteriorate.

Idaho Potato Farmers Fight Diet Stigma
Sep 12, 2004
Earlier this year, Wada Farms, which grow more than a billion potatoes a year, dramatically changed the labeling on its packaging.

FDA Weighs Antidepressant Risks for Kids
Sep 11, 2004
A U.S. advisory panel began meeting Monday to debate whether certain antidepressants should come with stronger warnings about the chances of suicidal behavior in children and teens who take the drugs.

Calvary group provides medical missions in Belize
Sep 11, 2004
Members of a medical missions team from Calvary Baptist Church in Russellville returned Monday from a 10-day trip to Belize in which they worked in remote areas to provide care, both physically and spiritually, to the natives of the country.

Health Highlights: Sept. 11, 2004
Sep 11, 2004
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of HealthDay:



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