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Tylenol recalled by Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday that it was recalling 9 million more bottles of its Tylenol painkiller because they did not adequately warn customers about the presence of trace amounts of alcohol used in the product flavorings. The latest … Continue reading

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Lung Cancer Month

November is National Lung Cancer Month.  According to Lung Cancer Alliance, the vast majority of Lung Cancer cases fall into one of two different categories: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer is the most common type of Lung Cancer, making up nearly … Continue reading

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FDA Reveals New Cigarette Warning Labels

The Federal Food and Drug Administration has revealed possible cigarette warning labels.  The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act require that cigarette packages and advertisements have larger and more visible graphic health warnings.  There are nine proposed color graphics that … Continue reading

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‘Lion King’ Star Dies from Leukemia

Shannon Tavarez, the 11-year-old who played Young Nala in Broadway’s “Lion King,” died Monday Nov. 1. Shannon lost her six-month battle against leukemia.  Doctors had a difficult time finding matching bone marrow to transplant because she was part African-American and … Continue reading

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Cold Cap May Help With Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

Photo Courtesy – ABC News — When Shirley Billigmeier was diagnosed with breast cancer this spring, she was grateful for a good prognosis and set about preparing for the life disruptionthat comes with undergoing a lumpectomy, radiation and chemotherapy. “I … Continue reading

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New Licensing of AIDS Drug May Start Patent Pool

The National Institution of Health became the first entity to license its patent on a new AIDS drug to an entity affiliated with the World Health Organization. This move has given official American backing to the controversial idea of a … Continue reading

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New Allegations Against Tour de France Winner

Three-time Tour de France winner, Alberto Contador, has tested positive for a banned drug.  Contador failed his first test at the Tour de France last summer.  The latest test was given by the International Cycling Union. This test detects a … Continue reading

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