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Accident rates improving for older US drivers

Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the aging U.S. population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they' have been proved wrong.

Feb 20, 2014
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Ten pharmaceutical giants join US research initiative

Government researchers will collaborate with 10 large pharmaceutical companies on a $230 million initiative to speed development of new medications for major diseases, the US National Institutes of Health announced Tuesday.

Feb 04, 2014
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Contradictory nutrition news creates consumer confusion

Exposure to conflicting news about the health benefits of certain foods, vitamins and supplements often results in confusion and backlash against nutrition recommendations, finds a recent study in the Journal of ...

Jan 29, 2014
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Wednesday is deadline for Feb. 1 coverage under ACA

(HealthDay)—There's still time to enroll in a health insurance plan through one of the Affordable Care Act's new online marketplaces. Those who sign up by Wednesday will have coverage starting next month.

Jan 14, 2014
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'Obamacare' complexity blamed for tech glitches

Confusion over various elements of a vast online apparatus bogged down the US health care website's debut, contractors will tell lawmakers Thursday at a hearing probing the troubled "Obamacare" rollout.

Oct 24, 2013
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States enact laws to stock epinephrine at schools

Twenty-seven states allow or require schools to stock epinephrine that's used to fight sometimes life-threatening allergic reactions caused by eating certain food products, such as peanuts, or bee stings.

Oct 17, 2013
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Malawi trial saves newborn lives

A five-year programme that mobilised communities to improve the quality of care for mothers and newborns reduced newborn mortality by 30 percent and saved at least 1,000 newborn lives in rural Malawi.

Jun 24, 2013
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