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HIV Infections Rise Among Young Black Men In U.S.

The number of new HIV infections in the U.S. is relatively stable at about 50,000 people a year. But HIV is on the rise in people under 25, federal data show. The upswing is driven largely by infections among young black men.
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Horseradish Tea And Other Global Cold Cures

With the arrival of cold season come the suggestions of remedies from those around us. NPR's Melissa Block talks with foodies about the foods they use to ease cold symptoms.
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More Drugs Cited As A Risky Mix With Grapefruit

Some consumers of the bitter citrus fruit may need to rethink their morning routine. Chemicals in grapefruit can interfere with the body's ability to to clear certain drugs. The number of affected medicines has jumped in recent years. Pharmacists are calling for greater grapefruit awareness among physicians and patients alike.
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Momentum Builds For Hepatitis C Testing Of Baby Boomers

Because many people don't disclose behaviors that put them at a higher risk for hepatitis C, an influential medical panel doctors is moving toward a recommendation that all baby boomers get tested.
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Rare Meat Allergy Caused By Tick Bites May Be On The Rise

The rare condition is starting to be seen outside of the Lone Star tick's known territory in the southeastern U.S. Scientists say this could be due to an expansion of tick territory or simply that people are being diagnosed after they leave the area.
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Taking Aim At Restrictions On Medical Questions About Gun Ownership

A Florida law prohibits doctors from discussing gun ownership with patients. After some doctors fought the law in court, a federal judge blocked its enforcement. Now the state has appealed the injunction, and advocates for both sides are weighing in.
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Norton Holds Discussion On Synthetic Marijuana In D.C.

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton will host a meeting with District residents and her Commission on Men and Boys tonight to talk about synthetic marijuana use. 

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