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FDA Bans Chemical BPA From Sippy Cups And Baby Bottles

Years after chemical companies stop using BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups, the Food and Drug Administration announces a ban. But consumer groups say FDA should do more and ban BPA from all food containers.
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Athletes Look For Doping Edge, Despite Tests And Risks

Athletes at the London Olympics will be subjected to more testing for performance-enhancing drugs than at any other games. Just one positive test can ruin their chances at gold, but these elite athletes might not be the ones who have the most to lose.
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Calculating The Value Of Human Tissue Donation

Many organ donors are unaware they've also agreed to donate their veins, bones, skin and other tissue, which can be used not only to save a life, but also to help a cosmetic surgery patient. It's a $1 billion a year industry many know little about.
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Health Insurance Prices For Women Set To Drop

Women spend $1 billion more annually on their health premiums than they would if they were men. But under the recently upheld health law, insurers won't be allowed to charge higher rates based on gender starting in 2014.
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Virginia Takes A 'Wait-And-See' Approach To Health Care Act

The debate over federal health care reform continues in Virginia, as the commonwealth prepares to let the federal government take the lead in setting up a statewide health care exchange.

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Deciding On Truvada: Who Should Take A HIV Prevention Pill?

Truvada, the first HIV prevention pill, costs about $13,000 a year, and it's not clear whether insurers will pay for it. And while taking a daily pill sounds simple, the new prevention strategy involves some complicated issues.

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