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Friday, October 19, 2012

Top News Stories: October 12-18

Vitamins

Where Obama and Romney stand on health care issues, multivitamins may help prevent cancer, answers to questions about the fungal meningitis outbreak and more of this week’s top news stories:

Health Care: Presidential Candidate Comparison
Find out where the candidates stand on important health care-related issues. Read more

‘Mother’s Kiss’ Can Remove Objects from Kids’ Noses
Mother knows best! An old remedy called the “mother’s kiss” can help remove objects from kids’ noses and spare everyone the stress of an emergency room visit. Read more

Multivitamins May Help Prevent Cancer
A study that followed 15,000 men for 11 years revealed that taking a daily multivitamin may lower one’s risk of cancer. Read more

Study Questions the Value of Annual Physical Exams
Though many people duly visit their doctor for an annual physical, new research suggests these checkups don’t help people live longer or cut one’s risk of dying of cancer or heart disease. Read more

Fungal Meningitis Q&A
Answers to common questions about the recent fungal meningitis outbreak. Read more

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