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GAVI To Make HPV Vaccine Available In Developing Countries

About 88 percent of cervical cancer deaths occur in developing countries. The deaths can be prevented by an HPV vaccine, which will be available to some women for the first time in 2012.
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Swipe A Loyalty Card, Help A Food Detective?

In many food safety investigations, disease detectives ask people what they ate. But most people often can't remember. Enter the loyalty card database, which never forgets.
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Channeling Dragons To Parent Terminally-Ill Kids

Emily Rapp and her husband eagerly anticipated their baby's birth. But when their son Ronan was nine-months-old, he was diagnosed with a terminal disease. All of their plans suddenly felt inconsequential and they refocused their lives on being fierce, loyal and loving "dragon parents."
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Americans Are Fat, And Expected To Get Much Fatter

More than three-quarters of Americans will be overweight or obese by 2020 if current behavior continues, new research days. Rates of diabetes would rise, too. That's bad news for cardiovascular health, despite the fact that people are doing better at avoiding smoking, and other risks.
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Smuckers Recalls Peanut Butter After Salmonella Scare

Smuckers is recalling jars of peanut butter that were distributed to the D.C. area in recent weeks that may be contaminated with salmonella.

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Meatless Monday: Moderation At The Dinner Table

Even as meaty holiday meals become the norm this month, there are some who are practicing the 'everything in moderation' mantra by opting to eat less meat.

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Bird Flu Research Rattles Bioterrorism Field

At a recent conference, a Dutch scientist said he'd made bird flu virus highly contagious between ferrets — the animal model used to study human flu infection. Just five mutations did the trick. Security experts fear publishing the work could spur development of new weapons.

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