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Researchers Say Malaria Deaths Are Twice The Official Count

If the new numbers are right, it means there's little chance that malaria deaths can be cut to near-zero by 2015, just three years from now. That was the goal set last year by the World Health Organization.
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Billboards Slather On The Guilt With Anti-Cheese Campaign

A sensational new billboard in Albany, N.Y., wants to scare people away from cheese. Its creator, a physician turned health activist, says Americans should abandon cheese altogether to prevent obesity.
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Cancer Foundation Reacts To Backlash

The fallout continued today from the divorce between women's health groups Planned Parenthood and Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. The breast cancer charity announced earlier this week it would stop funding breast screening programs at affiliates of the even huger reproductive health organization.
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Computerized Tests For Concussions May Be Unreliable

Computerized testing of athletes for concussion isn't a reliable gauge of their brain health or fitness to return to play, according to new research. The computerized tests are used in the NFL and NHL, and in many colleges and high schools.
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Komen Says Efficiency, Not Politics, Drove Planned Parenthood Change

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation said it regretted the effect of its new funding policy on groups such as Planned Parenthood. But the group denied politics played any role in its decision and said such allegations were a distraction from the search for cancer cures.
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Catholic Bishops Revolt Against Birth Control Rules

There's a battle going on between U.S. Catholic bishops and the Obama administration over its recent directive requiring religious institutions to offer coverage for contraception in their health care plans. Some have announced they will not comply with the mandate. Others are calling on parishioners to "defend the faith" and speak out against what they call an intrusion against religious liberty.

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