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CDC Admits Black Female Herpes Report Was ‘Misleading’ PDF Print E-mail

The CDC report last month that nearly half of black women carried the virus caused a huge uproar

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Military Leaders Want Revamp of School Lunch PDF Print E-mail

A group of retired military officers asked for the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act to improve school lunches in an effort to reverse the trend of childhood obesity which, they say, will ultimately affect national security

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Bayer admits GMO food contamination PDF Print E-mail

Drug and chemical giant Bayer AG has admitted that there is no way to stop the uncontrolled spread of its genetically modified crops.

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Baby Boomers May Outlive Their Kids PDF Print E-mail

A new study shows that a generational shift in obesity rates is setting the younger generation up for shorter life and poorer health in comparison to their parents.

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Scammers trying to sell bogus health ins PDF Print E-mail

Healthcare reform was only days old when scammers began trying to sell consumers phony health insurance policies, a U.S. health insurance company warns

Brien Shanahan, director of legal affairs at Medical Mutual of Ohio, says bogus health insurance policy pitches may come via e-mail, online ads, people going door-to-door, or telemarketers.

"The scam may include fake coverage, where you end up making huge payments for a worthless piece of paper with totally worthless benefits," Shanahan says in a statement.

"Some may even offer enticements such as 'medical discount' cards, which are also worthless."

To prevent becoming a victim of healthcare reform fraud Shanahan advises to:

-- Always investigate the policy and never buy insurance online or over the telephone.

-- Never buy health insurance based on suspicious mailers, fliers or ads.

-- Do not respond to high-pressure or fear tactics.

-- Never reveal Social Security numbers.

-- Shop around and compare coverage.

-- Verify the company's license with the state.

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FDA says Studies on Sanitizers and Soaps, Raise Concerns PDF Print E-mail

The Food and Drug Administration said recent research raises "valid concerns" about the possible health effects of triclosan, an antibacterial chemical found in a growing number of liquid soaps, hand sanitizers, dishwashing liquids, shaving gels and even socks, workout clothes and toys.

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Mediation ordered in TVA coal ash spill case: A federal judge Monday gave TVA and plaintiffs suing the agency over the 2008 Kingston Fossil Plant coal ash spill 120 days to reach a settlement through mediation. ...
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