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Military Pokes Holes In Acupuncture Skeptics' Theory

In an effort to shake up a "pill for every ill" approach, the Army is making alternative treatments more widely available. Among the new options is acupuncture, which some veterans say is making them less dependent on painkillers. That doesn't mean there isn't resistance, including from many in uniform.
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Latest Drug Shortage Threatens Children With Leukemia

Many hospitals around the nation are perilously close to running out of a form of the old standby cancer drug methotrexate. The reason: a principal supplier of injectable methotrexate shut down in November after it flunked an FDA inspection.
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Kids Listen When Parents Say No To Teen Drinking

The stricter the parents when it comes to teenage drinking, the less likely a teen is to succumb to an impulse to imbibe, Dutch researchers have found.
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Goodbye To The King Size: Mars To Downsize Candy Bars In 2013

Candy-maker Mars says it's setting a 250-calorie limit for all of its candy bars. That means a regular Snickers bar will lose 30 calories and the king-size bar will be no more.
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FDA Warns About Fake Avastin In US

Counterfeit versions of diet drugs, Lipitor and a flu medication called Tamiflu have been found in this country before. But so far fake cancer medicines have been rare.

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