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CDC: Meningitis Infections Now Total 198 in 13 States – 10/13/2012

Death toll linked to contaminated steroid injections rises to 15.

Botox Shows Promise Against Persistent Neck, Shoulder Pain – 10/13/2012

Small study found it helped patients for whom typical treatments had failed.

Language Barrier Blocks Epidural Use in Childbirth: Study – 10/13/2012

Efforts needed to inform Spanish-speaking women about their pain relief options, research suggests.

CDC: Meningitis Infections Now Total 185 in 12 States – 10/12/2012

Death toll linked to contaminated steroid injections remains at 14.

Teens Who Self-Harm Need Adult Influences, Professional Help: Expert – 10/12/2012

In survey, hopelessness was a major factor among kids who attempted suicide.

Coffee May Speed Up Bowel Recovery From Colon Surgery – 10/12/2012

Normal function resumed more quickly than for water drinkers alone, study found.

'Believing' Propels Cancer Survivors to Exercise, Study Finds – 10/12/2012

Experts suggest developing an activity schedule, signing a 'contract' with a supportive friend.

Treating Sleep Apnea Might Ease High Blood Pressure, Too – 10/12/2012

In study, hypertension improved with sleep disorder treatment known as CPAP.

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