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Cancer Diagnosis Raises Risk Of Death From Heart Attack, Suicide

Risk of death by heart attack or suicide is greatest in the first week after getting a diagnosis, according to a study in Sweden. Researchers say more support from health care providers could reduce that risk.
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Baby Turtles: Adorable Vectors For Salmonella Bacteria

An outbreak of salmonella infections in Maryland and elsewhere is being linked to wild reptiles. 


Drug Spending Levels Off, But Not For The Usual Reasons

Seniors are traditionally the biggest consumers of prescription drugs, but they aren't using as many. Greater use of generics also played a role in last year's slow growth.
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Bad Sushi Leads To Area Salmonella Outbreak

A salmonella outbreak has seized 90 people across 19 states, with health officials believing that it could stem from contaminated sushi.


Speaking Multiple Languages May Help Delay Dementia Symptoms

Research finds that bilingual children are better at "executive processing," which includes being able to pay attention, plan and organize thoughts.

Panel: To Safeguard Food Imports, It's Not Just About Inspections

For a long time, food safety experts have complained that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn't have enough port inspectors to adequately catch contaminated imports before they reach consumers. But a report from the Institute of Medicine says the focus should be on helping other countries regulate better.

More Fake Cancer Drugs Found In The U.S.

U.S. medical practices bought counterfeit medicine labeled as Altuzan from a foreign supplier, the FDA says. Altuzan, which is the Turkish brand name for the blockbuster drug Avastin, is approved for use in Turkey but not in this country.