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Peregrine Financial's Wasendorf To Be Freed After Guilty Plea

Peregrine Financial Group Chief Executive Russell Wasendorf Sr., who has confessed to stealing more than $100 million from his futures brokerage's clients, will be released from jail after he pleads guilty on Monday to mail fraud, lying to regulators and embezzling customer money, according to a judge's order.

Pig Parasite May Help Treat Autoimmune Disorders

One company is developing what it hopes will be the first in a new class of treatments for autoimmune conditions. Each dose of the drug consists of thousands of microscopic parasite eggs, culled from pig feces, suspended in a tablespoon of saline solution to be swallowed.

‘Medical’ Marijuana: 10 Health Benefits That Legitimize Legalization

Prescription drugs kill between about 100,000 people in the world each year, but marijuana, medical or not, has caused absolutely zero deaths. Weed, pot, ganja, or whatever you want to call it, cannabis has actually been a favorable treatment in the treatment of about 200 different medical conditions. Here are 10 ways marijuana can improve your health.

Sick Americans Relieved At High Court Health Ruling

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act led by President Barack Obama, people like 59-year-old freelance writer Gail Richardson could be eligible for insurance under an expanded Medicaid program for low-income earners now that the highest U.S. court has rejected a challenge to the law's constitutionality.

Safety Of All-Metal Hip Implants Under US Scrutiny

All-metal artificial hips were developed to be more durable than traditional implants, which combine a ceramic or metal ball with a plastic socket. But after a large recall from a major manufacturer, the FDA is asking experts for guidance on how to monitor patients.

Promoting Health? It's All In The Game

Gamification - turning boring, unpleasant but necessary tasks into an online game - is a new way of thinking that is gaining momentum among drugmakers and health campaigners.

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Poet Adrienne Rich Dies At Age 82

Adrienne Rich, a leading American poet and advocate of women's and gay liberation, died Tuesday at her home in Santa Cruz, Calif., her family said. She was 82.
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Children: Delay in Surgery Can Lead to Permanent Damage

It's a part of childhood that children fall down while playing and get their knees injured or swollen. While you pay attention to the injuries, at times it is likely that you may not pay the required attention to the swelling on your kid's knee. But chances are there that the swelling can be related to an internal injury of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) located in the knee.
A laboratory worker of Silimed factory checks silicone in Rio de Janeiro, in this picture taken on March 27, 2003.

New Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implant Gets FDA Approval

The privately held Sientra Inc. on Friday joined the publicly traded Allergan Inc. and Johnson & Johnson (Mentor Worldwide LLC) as the only three companies to have won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approvals to market controversial silicone gel-filled breast implants.
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Arthritis Drugs: Side Effects Of Shelved Medication Include Bone Decay, Joint Deterioration

On Monday, March 12, Pfizer Inc., Johnson & Johnson and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals will argue that they should continue to study the drug, while taking the necessary safety precautions to protect their patients. Two years ago a series experiments to develop a new prescription drug that would successfully alleviate the pain caused by arthritis conducted by some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies were put on hold by the United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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What is Kombucha Tea? Reported Benefits and Dangers of the Fermented Drink

A fermented concoction made with tea, sugar, bacteria and yeasts might not sound like the most delicious or most beneficial drink, but some believe that is exactly what Kombucha tea is. Some have called it a magical elixir; some have dubbed it the new Red Bull only with healthful properties; some claim it can fight everything from baldness to AIDS. However, other sources cite adverse side effects of and deaths linked to the drink.
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