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New Test Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

August 21, 2014 But negative result doesn't rule out disease, FDA warns

U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers

August 21, 2014 Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include Vicodin, would be affected

Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says

August 21, 2014 Levels of many toxins, pollutants have been lowered since 1990, according to the agency

Both U.S. Health-Care Workers Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital

August 21, 2014 Though still weak, they're expected to continue to recover and pose no risk to the public, doctors say

Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe

August 21, 2014 Frequently discuss auto safety

Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests

August 21, 2014 Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds

Blacks May Face Higher Risk of Diabetes-Linked Vision Loss

August 21, 2014 Diabetic macular edema seems to strike some types of patients more frequently

Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna

August 21, 2014 Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure

Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors

August 21, 2014 Link could be due to faltering ability to carry out daily tasks, researchers say

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds

August 21, 2014 Warnings about sun exposure and skin cancer aren't getting through, experts say

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