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Government Mulls Do-It-Yourself AIDS Test
Oct 26, 2005
Swab the inside of your mouth. Put that swab into a vial of test fluid, and 20 minutes later you'll learn whether you're infected with the virus that causes AIDS.

FDA Withdraws Approval for ADD Drug
Oct 24, 2005
The FDA has withdrawn approval for a drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder because it has been associated with liver problems, including death, agency officials said Monday.

Black Colleges Turn to Obesity Fight
Oct 23, 2005
As students talk over the thump of rapper Chingy's "Right Thurr," Tina Carroll stands in a corner of the university dining hall deliberating.

Britain, Croatia Confirm Cases of Bird Flu
Oct 21, 2005
Britain and Croatia confirmed cases of bird flu on Friday as countries around the world scrambled to put in place measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

Study: New Diabetes Pill Deemed Dangerous
Oct 20, 2005
A new diabetes pill that appeared headed for federal approval can double the risk for deaths, heart attacks and strokes, according to an independent analysis rushed online Thursday because of public safety concerns.

Scientist Wins Male Contraceptive Grant
Oct 14, 2005
A Norfolk State University researcher who has worked nearly 20 years to create a male contraceptive will share in a $3.6 million grant to help him further his work.

Scientists Look to DNA for Nutrition Ideas
Oct 13, 2005
As a registered dietitian, Ruth DeBusk has eaten a healthy diet for a long time. As a geneticist, she wondered if she could do better.

Vaccines May Prevent Whooping Cough Cases
Oct 12, 2005
Two safer new vaccines against whooping cough could prevent up to 1 million cases among U.S. teenagers and adults each year and keep them from infecting children, who can die from the illness, a government study found.

Cholesterol Levels Fall in Older Americans
Oct 11, 2005
Despite the sharp rise in obesity in the United States, cholesterol levels in older Americans have fallen markedly over the past 40 years, mainly because of the introduction of statin drugs in the late 1980s, a government study found.

New SIDS Policy Recommends Pacifiers
Oct 10, 2005
Babies should be offered pacifiers at bedtime, and they should sleep in their parents' room — but not in their beds — in order to lessen the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, the nation's largest group of pediatricians says.



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