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Early Supreme Court Review Of Health Care Law Could Impact 2012 Race

The Affordable Care Act always promised to be a hot button issue in the 2012 presidential campaign. But it promises to loom even larger, now that the Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to take the case, making very likely a high-court decision in June just months before the general election.
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Health Officials: Listeria Outbreak Kills 13

A listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupes from Colorado has infected 72 people in the United States and killed 13, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday. The food-borne outbreak is the deadliest in the U.S. in more than a decade, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Today, Make Sure Rabies' Days Are Numbered

It's World Rabies Day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests a celebration to learn about how to prevent the spread of the fatal disease.
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Saw Palmetto No Better Than Sugar Pill For Prostate Problems

A clinical trial that gave saw palmetto every chance to succeed — eventually increasing the daily dose of the stuff to three times the usual amount — found it was no better than a placebo at relieving enlarged prostate symptoms.
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Growing Listeria Outbreak In Cantaloupe Prompts Focus On Prevention

Listeria's long incubation period in the gut or even in the fridge means the threat is potentially sticking around longer than in other food-related outbreaks. So its more important than ever to be vigilant about what's in the fridge and how you fix it.
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Water, Water, Everywhere, But Not Enough To Waste

In sub-Saharan Africa, where agricultural productivity is lowest and food shortages are most common, "huge volumes of rainwater are lost or never used," says Alain Vidal, director of the Challenge Program on Water and Food, which commissioned the studies.

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