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Heart disease more likely in people with psoriasis: study

People who suffer from psoriasis may want to pay extra attention to heart risks, since they may be at a greater risk for blocked arteries than those who don't have the skin disease -- although the risk increase is not that high, according to a U.S. study.

Excedrin Recall 2012 and 5 Other Worse Drug Recalls in FDA History

Novartis Consumer Health Inc. on Sunday, voluntarily recalled Excedrin and NoDoz products in the United States because they may contain some stray tablets, capsules caplets from other Novartis products. There may also be some broken or chipped tablets inside the packages.

Obesity Tied to Older Adults' Risk of Falls

Obese older adults may be more likely than their thinner peers to suffer a potentially disabling fall -- though the most severely overweight may be somewhat protected from injury, according to a U.S. study.

Pope Ushers in Christmas, Decries Commercialization

Pope Benedict XVI ushered in Christmas for the world's 1.3 billion Roman Catholics on Saturday, urging humanity to see through the superficial glitter and commercialism of the season and rediscover the real significance of the humble birth of Jesus.

Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Pets

Looking for a perfect Christmas gift for your furry friend? Here are the top 10 unique Christmas gift ideas to help you choose the best for your beloved canine or feline.

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Nurse Maria Vatista works inside a mobile HIV testing van as another medic sits outside with immigrants in Omonia square in Athens Oct. 31, 2011.

In Greek Crisis, HIV Gains Ground

'Contagion' is the label financial markets use for the economic spread of the Greek crisis. For hundreds of people in an increasingly chaotic society, the word has a deadlier meaning.
Novartis Phase III Study:  ACZ885 Reduces Steroid Use in 45% of Childhood Arthritic Patients.

Novartis Drug ACZ885 Cuts Steroid Use in 45% of Children with Arthritis

Following the Phase III analysis by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, it was found that around 45 percent of children with active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA) were able to reduce their dependence on oral corticosteroids following the treatment with ACZ885 (canakinumab).
Citizens listen to congressional leaders offering support to the Alliance for Retired Americans in their opposition to a Medicare bill introduced in 2003.

Medicare Beneficiaries Sue U.S. Over Hospital Stays

A group of Medicare patients and their families sued the Obama administration on Thursday, saying they were deprived of coverage by the government health plan because of a policy that allows hospitals to avoid admitting elderly people with chronic ailments as inpatients.
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