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New Heating Device Claims To “Vanquish” Fat Away

For decades, people have been searching for an easy way to lose those extra inches. Now weight loss, methods have gone high-tech. Vibrating belts are out. Temperature is in as the new way to vanquish fat.

CBSDFW.COM–01/08/2014

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New Drug, Study Method Shows Breast Cancer Promise

A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.

12/13/2013

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FDA Trans Fat Ban Has Some Texas Companies Changing Recipes

One North Texas sweet shop owner said his average customer is not concerned about whether their donut is made with an oil containing trans fat or one that is trans fat-free, but the FDA cares and made a first time ruling concerning trans fats.

CBS 11–11/07/2013

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High Court Ends Okla. Bid To Limit Drug Abortions

The Supreme Court will not review an Oklahoma court ruling that struck down a state law limiting drug-induced abortions.

11/04/2013

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FDA Wants Limits On Most Prescribed Painkiller

The Food and Drug Administration is recommending new restrictions on prescription medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.

10/24/2013

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Study: High-Dose Flu Shot Better Protects Seniors

A new high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot in that age group. Regular flu shots tend to be only about 30 to 40 percent effective in people 65 and older. Sanofi Pasteur’s Fluzone High-Dose vaccine boosted that to 50 percent.

10/23/2013

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Study Ties Chemical To Possible Miscarriage Risk

New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant.

10/14/2013

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Milwaukee Company Recalls Chicken, Ham Salads

Garden Fresh Foods of Milwaukee has recalled 19,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products because of possible Listeria bacteria contamination.

09/29/2013

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Meningitis Supply Limited As Demand Increases In Dallas

Dallas County Health and Human Services announced that it has a limited amount of the Adult Safety Net Program meningitis vaccine for $10.

08/16/2013

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Drug Safely Cuts Prostate Cancer Risk, Texas Study Finds

The results of a long-term major federal study that was done in Texas is easing worries about the safety of a hormone-blocking drug that can lower a man’s chances of developing prostate cancer.

08/14/2013

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Woman Claims Cyclospora Infection; Sues Olive Garden In Addison

A woman claiming she was infected by cyclospora, a rare type of parasite that causes symptoms such as diarrhea, weight loss and nausea, is taking legal action.

08/04/2013

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FDA Defining What “Gluten Free” Means On Packages

Consumers are going to know exactly what they’re getting when they buy foods labeled “gluten free.” The Food and Drug Administration is defining what the “gluten free” label really means.

08/02/2013

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