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New Birth Control Labels Detail Increased Risk For Blood Clots
2012-04-11 12:37:21

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun to add information to labels of popular birth control medications to warn about the increased risk of blood clots.

Could Sushi Be The Cause Of Newest Salmonella Outbreak?
2012-04-05 04:59:06

The Center for Disease control (CDC) is reporting that 90 people in 19 states, including the District of Columbia, have become ill in a new Salmonella outbreak.

2012-03-22 21:25:09

Antidepressants can play a key role in alleviating painful conditions like osteoarthritis and may result in fewer side effects than traditionally prescribed drug regimes, such as anti-inflammatories and opioids.

Graphic Tobacco Ads Declared Constitutional
2012-03-20 09:26:39

An appeals court voted 2-1 Monday that a federal mandate requiring cigarettes and similar products to carry graphic warning images does not violate the free speech rights of tobacco manufacturers.

Childhood Leukemia Drug In Seriously Short Supply
2012-02-15 11:48:04

Methotrexate, a lifesaving drug used to treat childhood leukemia and rheumatoid arthritis, is in such short supply that hospitals across the country fear supplies could be exhausted in just a few weeks, leaving thousands of children at risk, health officials say.

Egg Recall Affects 34 States
2012-02-05 07:48:53

A Minnesota-based food company is recalling more than a million hard-cooked eggs distributed to 34 states after testing of the product revealed possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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