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Brains of Sex Addicts May Be Wired Like Those of Drug Addicts, Study Finds

FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In people with sex addiction, pornography affects the brain in ways that are similar to that seen in drug addicts as they consume drugs, a new study finds. "There are clear differences in brain activity be...
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CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare

FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials have concluded that it's highly unlikely any lab workers were exposed to live anthrax during a safety mishap last month. But, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offic...
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U.S. Medicaid enrollment nears 7 million since Obamacare rollout

New enrollments in Obamacare's Medicaid expansion and other healthcare programs for the poor have reached 6.7 million people since the launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms last year, the administration said on Friday. The...
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TSX ends flat after jobs report but gold miners surge

By John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was little changed on Friday as a rally in shares of gold miners helped overcome worries about the health of the labor market spurred by a sluggish jobs report. Government data show...
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Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans' health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover up the delays at...
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TSX little changed as jump in miners offsets soft data

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was little changed on Friday as a rally in shares of gold miners helped offset worries about the health of the labor market after a sluggish jobs report. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX co...
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In the brain, sex addiction looks the same as drug addiction

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Pornography triggers brain activity in sex addicts similar to the effect drugs have on the brains of drug addicts, researchers said on Friday - but that doesn't necessarily mean porn is addictive. Although ...
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Former Olympic champion Newbery pleads guilty to drug charge

(Reuters) - Australia's former Olympic champion diver Chantelle Newbery has pled guilty to drug charges, local media reported on Friday. The 37-year-old, who won gold at the 2004 Games in Athens, was placed on a drug diversion program after p...
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Early ACL surgery has benefits for young athletes

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young athletes who put off surgery after tearing their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) may be more likely to sustain a second knee injury, according to a new study. Researchers found that kids and tee...
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Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

NEW YORK (AP) — Citing an anthrax scare and a recurring problem with safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.
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FDA recommendations on tobacco grants prompt transparency concerns

By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Last year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended that millions of dollars in research grants be awarded to scientists serving on its tobacco advisory committee, even as it rejected several projects...
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US lab mixed up potent flu strain

A US government laboratory mistakenly mixed a common flu strain with a dangerous and deadly type of bird flu and shipped it to another lab, authorities said Friday. The latest news followed admissions of mishandled anthrax and forgotten smallpox ...
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