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Lawmaker Wants Pregnancy Tests in Bars
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Pete Kelly (R) "is declaring war on fetal alcohol syndrome, and he's proposing to place state-funded pregnancy tests in bars and restaurants so that women can figure out if they're pregnant before drinking," the Huffington Post …

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Drilling Down on the Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines
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Randal Thomas, MD: The new blood cholesterol guidelines from the ACC/AHA attempted to take the evidence from randomized controlled trials to make things simpler for clinicians to manage cholesterol. They grouped people according to risk and then …

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Study suggests probiotics could help tame high blood pressure
www.visaliatimesdelta.com

A new study suggests that potential help in lowering high blood pressure might be as close as your refrigerator. The study found that regular intake of probiotics, such as those found in certain yogurts or supplements, may help ease the condition …

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Study Links Inflammation in Pregnancy to Weaker Brain …
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Claudia Buss, of Charitée University of Medicine, Berlin, presented her team's findings associating inflammation during pregnancy with weak, or immature, brain networks in newborns. Photo courtesy Society for Neuroscience …

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Soccer great Pele is 'fine' after urinary tract infection causes health scare
sports.nationalpost.com

SAO PAULO — Brazilian great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary tract infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday. The Albert Einstein hospital released a statement …

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CDC data track hospital-acquired infections in Florida, nation
www.miamiherald.com

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracks how hospitals around the nation perform on preventing six types of frequently occurring infections, including bloodstream and urinary tract infections that result from catheters and surgical site …

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