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Drugs May Help More Americans Keep Hypertension Under Control

A survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows progress in the fight against cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. One reason may be that more people are taking new blood pressure drugs.
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Docs Say Choose Organic Food To Reduce Kids' Exposure To Pesticides

It's important for kids to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, America's pediatricians say, but there are fewer pesticides and a potentially lower risk of exposure to drug-resistant bacteria in organic produce, if you can afford it.
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HIV Finding Opens New Path For Vaccine Research

Researchers in South Africa tracked how the evolution of the virus in two infected woman shaped the antibodies they produced to fight it. Several months after infection, the researchers saw that the patients had developed more "broadly neutralizing antibodies," which target different versions of the virus.
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Going Beyond The Pink To Talk Breast Cancer

Magazine ads, restaurants, and even football teams go pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But beyond the paraphernalia, real women are dealing with the day in, day out struggle of the illness. Host Michel Martin speaks with three women — both current and former breast cancer patients — about their challenges, hopes and advice.
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Swapping Out Sugary Soda For Diet Drinks May Help Tip The Scale In Your Favor

Preliminary new evidence suggests diet drinks don't increase appetite in the short term — contrary to popular belief — and may help keep weight off down the road. But experts say water is still the best zero-calorie hydration for the body.

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