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  THIS JUST IN December 2010  
New vitamin D recommendations released

The United States and Canada asked the Institute of Medicine, which is part of the National Academy of Sciences, to update the official vitamin D recommendations for the first time since 1997.

Blood selling scandal may have infected millions of Chinese

In his dying days, a retired Chinese health official is calling on the government to come clean about a 1990s blood-selling scandal that infected tens of thousands of people with the virus that causes AIDS.

House temporarily postpones physician payment cuts

The House of Representatives has passed legislation temporarily halting the 23% cut in physician payments under Medicare scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1.

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