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How To Spot A 'Neglected Tropical Disease'

Here's a hint: Compare the number of scientific papers on a disease with the number of people affected by the illness. There's lots of research on diabetes and not so much on elephantiasis.
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Students At GMU Summer Camp Get Sick, 14 Hospitalized

Dozens of students attending a camp at George Mason University were sickened early this morning; 14 of them have been hospitalized. Health department officials say it represents a likely viral outbreak.

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D.C. Sees Decrease In New HIV Cases

The District saw a decrease in the number of new cases of HIV, which officials attribute to needle-exchange and condom distribution programs.

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When 'Madagascar' Meets Children's Claritin

An advocacy group has complained to the Federal Trade Commission that Merck is improperly marketing the allergy remedy Claritin to kids. At issue are tie-ins with the movie Madagascar 3.
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A Few Drinks While Pregnant May Be OK

A Danish study suggest that light and moderate drinking during pregnancy may not be hazardous for the fetus. But the researchers advise that to be absolutely safe, women should refrain from drinking while pregnant.
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The Ongoing Struggle To Balance Career And Family

The ongoing struggle to balance career and family.

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How Opponents Won The Health Care Messaging War

The White House didn't do a great job selling the health care overhaul. But the media didn't help, either, according to a new analysis of media coverage between June 2009 and March 2010.

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