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No Need For The Knife? Antibiotics May Suffice In Some Appendicitis Cases

A team of researchers in the U.K. say antibiotics might be an effective alternative in uncomplicated cases of acute appendicitis. But there's concern that symptoms may show up later.
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Cutting Back on Unnecessary Medical Tests and Procedures

A number of medical and consumer groups make the case less is better: a new effort to encourage doctors and hospitals to cut back on routine medical tests.

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New Type Of Resistant Malaria Appears On Thai-Burmese Border

Malaria parasites resistant to the last, best drug treatment, called artemisinin combination therapy, or ACT, are infecting people along the border of Thailand and Myanmar. And it arose independently of the resistant malaria found in Cambodia. Now health workers face a two-front war.
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Some Jews Say Bugs Have No Place At The Seder Table

Some Orthodox rabbis say that if you're keeping to the spiritual interpretation of what is kosher, you've got to get the bugs out of your vegetables.
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Fox In Socks! Dartmouth Names Its Medical School After Dr. Seuss

No word yet on whether memorizing The Cat in the Hat will now become a requirement for medical school admission.
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Across America, The Grip of Prescription Painkillers Tightens

An analysis from The Associated Press, based on data from the Drug Enforcement Agency, shows how sales of oxycodone and hydrocodone have ballooned over a decade.
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Bariatric Surgery: The Risks And Benefits

Two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that bariatric surgery may treat, or even reverse, the effects of type 2 diabetes in overweight and obese patients with high blood sugar levels. Some fear that the risks of the operation overshadow the rewards.

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