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In this Wednesday, May 15, 2013, file photo, a pharmacist works at his desk located next to the prescription pick up counter in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
In this Wednesday, May 15, 2013, file photo, a pharmacist works at his desk located next to the prescription pick up counter in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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Studies see new risks for niacin cholesterol drugs

New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health. Some prominent doctors say the drug now seems too risky for routine use.

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This handout image provide by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows, from left, a current food nutrition label, a proposed label and an alternate label.  (AP Photo/FDA)
This handout image provide by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows, from left, a current food nutrition label, a proposed label and an alternate label. (AP Photo/FDA)
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Health officials: Food label changes not enough

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nutrition facts labels on food packages list ingredients and nutrient levels, but they don't tell consumers outright if a food is good for them.

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This undated photo provided by Nathan and Emily Steffel shows their infant daughter, Sonya, before she died in a Cincinnati hospital from complications of a liver tumor.  (AP Photo/Steffel Family)
This undated photo provided by Nathan and Emily Steffel shows their infant daughter, Sonya, before she died in a Cincinnati hospital from complications of a liver tumor. (AP Photo/Steffel Family)
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Dad’s heartbreaking Internet plea spurs strangers

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Just days after his infant daughter's death, Nathen Steffel asked strangers on the Internet for only one thing: He and his wife wanted a photo of their daughter without the breathing tubes and tape that masked her little face.

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New Orleans Saints Saintsation Kriste Lewis, one of only two NFL cheerleaders in her 40s, suffers from a debilitating kidney disease. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
New Orleans Saints Saintsation Kriste Lewis, one of only two NFL cheerleaders in her 40s, suffers from a debilitating kidney disease. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
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Kidney disease victim makes NFL cheerleading squad

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- She hadn't done splits and high kicks in years, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal - to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.

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NJ continues to fund autism research

The Christie administration has announced $2.5 million in grants to fund programs that further autism research, treatment and services.

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Social worker with an Alzheimer patient
Social worker with an Alzheimer patient (David Ramos/Getty Images)
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New brain protein tied to Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks.

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A newly-diagnosed HIV positive woman, who arrived at the hospital with symptoms of tuberculosis (TB), receives treatment at the Mildmay Uganda clinic in Kampala, Uganda in February. (AP Photo/Rebecca Vassie, File)
A newly-diagnosed HIV positive woman, who arrived at the hospital with symptoms of tuberculosis (TB), receives treatment at the Mildmay Uganda clinic in Kampala, Uganda in February. (AP Photo/Rebecca Vassie, File)
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Number of people with HIV unchanged since 2012

LONDON (AP) -- The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since peaking almost a decade ago, according to a report from the United Nations AIDS agency released Wednesday.

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Avoiding children’s dosage errors

A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics calls for the medical community to ditch teaspoon and tablespoon measurements on children's liquid medications.

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This undated photo provided by American Academy of Pediatrics shows a rash on an unidentified 11-year old boy from a nickel allergy.  (AP Photo/American Academy of Pediatrics)
This undated photo provided by American Academy of Pediatrics shows a rash on an unidentified 11-year old boy from a nickel allergy. (AP Photo/American Academy of Pediatrics)
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Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

CHICAGO (AP) -- Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.

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Weight loss and healthy dieting
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Wellness programs come with risks

With new incentives at play due to the Affordable Care Act, more companies are implementing wellness programs in the workplace and rewarding those who lead healthier lifestyles.

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