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9/11 Health Toll Still Hazy After 11 Years

Between 40,000 and 90,000 emergency workers and volunteers spent time sifting through the remains at Ground Zero, and were exposed to toxic materials that have been blamed for a range of respiratory illnesses and other ailments.
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Drug Trials Neglect Children: New Study

Drug trials tend to ignore child patients who account for a larger proportion of overall disease burden and instead focus on adults, according to new research presented Saturday.
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CDC's Shocking New Quit Smoking Ads Include Child With Oxygen Mask, Double-Amputee, Heart Attack Scar [VIDEOS]

A new ad campaign by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention includes videos of former smokers who have suffered lasting damage from their habit: Brandon, a 31-year-old double-amputee from North Dakota; Roosevelt, a 51-year-old Virginia smoker who shows his scars after heart surgery from the heart attack he suffered when he was 45. There's also 28-year-old Jessica. Although she's not a smoker, her 7-year-old son's asthma led to an emergency room visit because of an attack brought...
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Study Supports Single Flu Super Vaccine to Wipe Out Infections

In a new study, researchers observed for the first time that a universal vaccine could allow for a more wide-scale prevention of flu by restraining the ability of the influenza virus to spread and mutate. According to experts, the new study is a first attempt to understand the population consequences of the next generation of vaccines as regards the epidemiology and evolutionary impact on the virus.
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2 Journalists from West Killed in Syria

Two Western journalists were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday when shells hit the house they were staying in, opposition activists and witnesses said.
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New York Times Reporter Anthony Shadid Dies in Syria

Shadid, 43, was on a reporting assignment in eastern Syria when he died, according to an obituary posted on the Times web site. It said Shadid was carried across the border into Turkey by Times photographer Tyler Hicks.


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