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Unlikely toothfellows

It may seem unlikely that researchers at the University of Maryland Dental School just received a federal grant of more than $1.5 million to study the prostate.

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PreMD signs marketing/distribution pact with AstraZeneca

PreMD Inc. entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP for the U.S. marketing and distribution of a noninvasive skin cholesterol test, now marketed as PREVU.

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America falls short

<p>Just as it has in so many other arenas, America's predominance in height has faded. Americans reached a height plateau after World War II, gradually falling behind the rest of the world as it continued growing taller. And many economists argue that height is correlated with numerous measures of a population's well-being.</p>

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Report: Allied withheld arsenic test results

Allied Chemical Co. deliberately withheld test results in the 1970s that indicated high arsenic levels in a Baltimore park near one of its plants, a task force concluded.

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China bans companies from using diethylene glycol in making of toothpaste

China has banned companies from using diethylene glycol - a thickening agent used in antifreeze - in the production of toothpaste in its latest move to raise confidence in the country's food and drug safety procedures, the official Xinhua news agency said Wednesday.

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