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  • Medgadget's 2006 Medical Blog Awards

    We are pleased to announce that four of Healthline's blogs have been nominated to receive awards for best medical blog in their category. This is the third annual Medical Weblog Awards conducted by Medgadget, designed to honor those who have made ...

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  • Global Healthbeat: AIDS in India

    The first case of AIDS reported in India was in 1986. Today, 5.7 million people in India are living with HIV/AIDS, and all but 500,000 of those are 15-49 years old. A few global NGO’s are stepping forward to help stem the tide. The Kaiser Family F...

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  • Donors Choose: Back to School in Louisiana! Let's Help some Kids

    Donors Choose is a cool project and an easy way to directly help low income kids in public schools."Teachers Ask. You Choose. Students Learn." As part of this campaign, they are running a Blogger Challenge - asking bloggers to pick a project to p...

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  • Torisel Approved for Renal Cell Carcinoma Treatment

    Torisel (Temsirolimus) was yesterday approved by the FDA for use in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma, a form of advanced kidney cancer.Common adverse reactions associated with this drug include edema, loss of appetite, nausea, mouth sores, fa...

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  • The Human Brain as a Deadly Weapon: Privacy Laws vs. Protecting the Public

    Today we mourn the dead at Virginia Tech. Everyone looks for someone to blame. Everyone wants to hold someone responsible. As anyone who has ever dealt with the mental illness of a family member, a co-worker, a neighbor, a friend, or an acquaintan...

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  • Heartburn Drugs Linked to Hip Fractures

    Use of powerful antacids called proton pump inhibitors puts people over 50 at increased risk of hip fracture, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers found that taking these drugs for over a yea...

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  • Women Who Drink More Increase Their Risk of Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is the fifth most common form of cancer worldwide. Earlier this week, scientists at the European Cancer Conference (ECCO 14) in Barcelona, Spain shared findings that it makes no difference whether women drink beer, wine or spirits -...

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  • 1-800-222-1222 Poison Prevention Week

    The US Congress established National Poison Prevention Week in 1961 and we observe it the third week of March every year. Most poisoning victims are children. Preventing accidental poisonings by keeping toxic substances and medications sealed and...

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  • Diogenes Syndrome: Living in Extreme Squalor

    Always looking for positive ways to channel my teenager's energy, I signed us up to help with a church-affiliated community rebuilding project. Hmm...Think Grey Gardens minus The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeouis. We were just along for the ride ...

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  • Wii-hab Therapy for patients in England

    Queen Victoria Hospital in England is part of the National Health Service and is a regional care center for 4.5 million people. Specializing in burns and plastic and reconstructive surgery, physical therapy is an important part of the rehabilitat...

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