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Vioxx Study Left Out Three Heart Attacks
Dec 09, 2005
Shares of Vioxx maker Merck & Co. fell for a second day Friday after the New England Journal of Medicine said authors of a study funded by Merck failed to disclose that three additional patients in a 2000 clinical study suffered heart attacks while using the now-withdrawn painkiller.

U.S. Had Just 37 Cases of Measles in '04
Dec 08, 2005
The U.S. had just 37 cases of measles in 2004, the smallest number in more than 90 years of record-keeping, the government said Thursday.

Spanish-Language Food Pyramid Released
Dec 07, 2005
Alarmed by the high rate of obesity among Hispanics, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its first Spanish translation Wednesday of the food pyramid, the government's handy guide to good nutrition.

Panel Doesn't Want Junk Food Aimed at Kids
Dec 06, 2005
SpongeBob SquarePants, Shrek and other characters kids love should promote only healthy food, a panel of scientists recommended.

Thousands of Babies Have Strokes Annually
Dec 05, 2005
It looked like a seizure when little Alexzandra Gonzales jerked and then went limp, barely breathing. A frantic race to the hospital led to a diagnosis her parents found hard to believe: Just days before her first birthday, she had had a stroke.

Professor Loses Weight With No-Diet Diet
Dec 04, 2005
When Steven Hawks is tempted by ice cream bars, M&Ms and toffee-covered almonds at the grocery store, he doesn't pass them by. He fills up his shopping cart.

Ukraine Reports First Outbreak of Bird Flu
Dec 03, 2005
Ukraine reported on Saturday its first outbreak of bird flu, discovered among some 1,500 dead chickens and geese in the Black Sea region of Crimea.

First Face Transplant Patient Recovering
Dec 02, 2005
As she held the mirror up to her new face, the woman looked at her reflection. She paused for a moment. Unable to speak because of the breathing tube in her throat, she wrote a note, "Merci." Thank you.

Surgeons Criticized Over Face Transplant
Dec 01, 2005
Doctors who gave a French woman the world's first partial face transplant did not try normal reconstructive surgery first, raising questions about whether the operation was medically ethical, a surgeon familiar with the case said Thursday.

Indonesia to Make Bird Flu Drug Tamiflu
Nov 25, 2005
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia said Friday it would begin producing the bird flu drug Tamiflu, while Vietnam and China reported new outbreaks of the virus among poultry.



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