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New youth football helmets.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

More study urged on concussions in young athletes

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not just a risk in football. No one knows how often the youngest athletes suffer concussions, and it’s not clear whether better headgear is going to be the answer. A new […]


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Report: Nation’s kids need to get more physical

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reading, writing, ‘rithmetic — and PE? The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and that PE […]


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Study questions how sharply US should cut the salt

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprising new report questions how sharply Americans should cut back on salt. Make no mistake: Most Americans eat way too much, not just from salt shakers but because of sodium in […]


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Report: Pentagon must do more to prevent assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report required by Congress calls on the Department of Defense to assess how well commanding officers handle sexual assault and harassment complaints as a condition of their job.


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Panel questions value of calcium, vitamin D pills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Popping calcium and vitamin D pills in hopes of strong bones? Healthy older women shouldn’t bother with relatively low-dose dietary supplements, say new recommendations from a government advisory group.


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Report: Tracking system needed to fight fake drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting the problem of fake drugs will require creating a national drug-tracking system, the Institute of Medicine said Wednesday.


Stem cell research

Calif. stem cell agency to change grant system

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The governing board of California’s stem cell funding agency has voted to overhaul how it distributes scientific grants after critics raised concerns that too many board members represented schools that have won funding.


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Report: CA stem cell agency needs a restructuring

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California has transformed into a powerhouse player in stem cell research, but the taxpayer-funded institute responsible for that needs an overhaul, a report released Thursday found.


Untested medical implants are commonly used

Many medical implants, like surgical mesh and metal on metal hips, have never been tested for safety –leaving patients at risk. In fact, last year a panel from the prestigious Institute of Medicine said the […]



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