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Cases Of TB, Other Rare Diseases Rise In Montgomery County

Montgomery County is seeing a disturbing rise in cases of tuberculosis, among other rare diseases, and health officials say prevention is difficult in these cases because they often originate in the county's large immigrant population. 

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AIDS Activists Stage Naked Demonstration In Boehner's Office

Several naked protesters staged a demonstration in House Speaker John Boehner's personal office yesterday, urging the lawmaker to work to avoid potential budget cuts to support programs for those with HIV and AIDS.

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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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