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Seeing waste: Many Medicare patients given needless tests before cataract surgery, study finds

Millions of older people are getting tests they don't need to prove they are healthy enough to have cataracts removed, a new study finds.
Once infertile, woman gives birth after surgery

A 30-year-old infertile woman gave birth after surgeons removed her ovaries and re-implanted tissue they treated in a lab, researchers report.
CDC chief picks 6 'winnable battles' in health

ATLANTA - Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has named six health priorities.
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Report: Soy no significant effect on cholesterol

DALLAS - Veggie burgers and tofu might not be so great at warding off heart disease after all.
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FDA advises against allowing sperm donation from gay men

NEW YORK - To the dismay of gay-rights activists, the Food and Drug Administration is about to implement new rules recommending that any man who has engaged in homosexual sex in the previous five years be barred from serving as an anonymous sperm donor.
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Study: For mild asthma, less medicine might be right

People with mild asthma may not need daily medicine to prevent flare-ups, as doctors now recommend.
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Doctor is happy in small towns

Physicians like it. Patients like it. The Department of Family and Children's Services likes it. And Dr. John C. Whitley III likes it.
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Company touts pills for middle-aged middle class

Just three years since an Ohio salesman started selling penis enlargement pills out of a spare room in his house, his company is raking in more than $200 million a year on unproven palliatives for virtually every malady of the middle-aged middle class.
Breast milk compound kills warts, possibly more dangerous lesions

A compound in breast milk has been found to destroy many skin warts, raising hopes it might also prove effective against cervical cancer and other lethal diseases caused by the same virus.
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Study: 'Toxic dust' on computers has chemicals linked to diseases

SAN FRANCISCO -- "Toxic dust" found on computer processors and monitors contains chemicals linked to reproductive and neurological disorders, according to a new study by several environmental groups.
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