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  1. West Nile Active All Year in W. Gulf Region

    Sept. 8, 2004 -- With Labor Day over, summer is winding down. But West Nile virus doesn't fade out with the change of seasons. In fact, it remains active all year in the western region of the Gulf Coast, according to a new study. West Nile virus was detected in 11 dead birds and two mosquito pools i

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  2. West Nile Threat Looms, but Does Anyone Care?

    Aug. 26, 2004 -- Peak season for West Nile virus is upon us, but a new survey shows only half of Americans say they've taken steps to protect themselves and their families from the potentially deadly virus. A CDC report released today shows that 154 more cases of human West Nile virus illness were r

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  3. What Makes You Flinch?

    Aug. 20, 2004 -- Don't even try to keep a poker face: All animals -- including humans -- instinctively flinch when they feel threatened. Now, there is new information about what's going on when flinching takes place. Flinching headquarters appears to be a "hot spot" in the brain, researchers Dylan C

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  4. FDA OKs Drugs to Counteract Dirty Bombs.

    Aug. 11, 2004 -- The FDA approved two drugs today designed to counteract the effects of nuclear accidents and terrorist threats, such as so-called "dirty bombs." The drugs, pentetate calcium trisodium injection (Ca-DTPA) and pentetate zinc trisodium injection (Zn-DTPA), increase the rate of eliminat

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  5. Doping Cases Mark New Era of Olympic Testing

    Aug. 9, 2004 -- Before the torch is lit or the first athlete hits the field, new anti-doping regulations are already threatening to take some of the luster away from the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens. But experts say the publicity surrounding recent doping scandals involving athletes using des

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  6. Travelers' Diarrhea No Reason Not To Eat

    Aug. 6, 2004 -- Healthy adults who come down with travelers' diarrhea -- and get antibiotic treatment -- don't have to fast or eat bland foods. The finding comes from a study of U.S. college students attending summer sessions in Guadalajara, Mexico. Travelers' diarrhea struck 105 of the students, wh

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  7. Official: Hussein Has Prostate Infection

    July 29, 2004 -- Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is suffering from a chronic prostate infection, according to wire reports. Although the condition is common among older men, the deposed dictator has reportedly refused to undergo a biopsy to rule out prostate cancer. Appearing on the Arab news net

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  8. Stuttering Starts Even Before Speaking

    July 27, 2004 -- Stuttering has traditionally been thought of as a problem with speech, but new research shows that when people who stutter aren't speaking, their brain processes language differently -- even when just thinking about language. In what's billed as the first study of its kind, Purdue r

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  9. Super Hearing Found in People Blind at Birth

    July 14, 2004 - People blind since infancy have at least 10 times sharper hearing than sighted people, a study of hearing skills shows. People blinded at later ages don't seem to have this gift. However, the study showed that the earlier people lose their sight, the sharper their hearing. Frédéric

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  10. Ayurvedic Medicines Linked to Lead Poisoning

    July 9, 2004 -- Using some types of traditional ayurvedic medications may cause lead poisoning, according to a new report from the CDC. Researchers say 12 cases of lead poisoning have been reported from 2000-2003 among adults who used ayurvedic medications. Although more than 95% of lead poisoning i

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