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From: "Paul Pagnato" <>
Subject: Fw: MSNBC's Health Roundup
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 18:33:00 -0400

MSNBC's Health RoundupOur health..Notice that the first 3 are Bush/Cheney 
buddies, and the last one, stem cells ( the good guys) are what Bush/Cheney are 


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              Oct. 8: The latest news from flu shots to Vioxx 
            U.S. faces record shortage of flu vaccine

            The U.S. government urged healthy Americans to defer getting their 
            influenza shots so medication will be available for those most at 
            risk. Click here to read the full 

            Report: Vioxx linked to thousands of deaths

            Merck & Co.'s arthritis drug Vioxx may have led to more than 27,000 
            heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths before it was pulled from 
            the market last week, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing an 
            unreleased study by government regulators. Click here to read the 
            full story<http://g.msn.com/0NL64084/1629>. 

            New warning of cancer risk in arthritis drug

            Johnson & Johnson will send a letter to doctors warning them that 
            patients taking its rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade may have a 
            higher risk of lymphoma, a blood cancer, than those not taking the 
            drug, the company says. Click here to read the full 

            Stem cells reverse defects in mice embryos

            Embryonic stem cells may not have to actually grow replacement body 
            parts to be useful. New research suggests these cells also secrete 
            healing molecules powerful enough to reverse a lethal birth defect 
            in mice. Click here to read the full 

            Sierra Leone leads world in child mortality

            In Sierra Leone, one in four children dies before age 5. In Iraq, 
            one in 10 does not make it to a fifth birthday. Across the globe, 
            poor care for newborns, malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and measles 
            snuff out lives of the very young, according to a U.N. report. Click
            here to read the full story<http://g.msn.com/0NL64084/1632>. 

                  Columns and special reports 

                  Breaking Bioethics: Stem-cell research a pawn in election 

                  Growing Up Healthy: Politics and 

                  New beauty products pamper pets from head to 

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            Two states launch first import drug program

            Illinois and Wisconsin launched the nation's first state-sponsored 
            program to help residents buy cheaper prescription drugs from both 
            Europe and Canada - despite federal laws banning the practice. Click
            here to read the full story<http://g.msn.com/0NL64084/1638>. 

            Sibling's heart history may predict yours best 

            Does your brother or sister have heart disease? That may be a better
            predictor of whether you are at risk than your parents' health 
            history, researchers say. Click here to read the full 

            Singapore takes strict steps against obesity

            The fight against obesity starts young in Singapore. Fat children 
            are separated from their classmates and ordered to do more 
            exercising until they lose weight. Click here to read the full 



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