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Today's Headlines: January 15, 2009


Booze Taxes Lower Drinking Rates – 1/15/2009

Price hikes affect wide range of tipplers, study finds.

Kellogg Halts Sales of Peanut Butter Crackers – 1/15/2009

Cereal giant calls action 'precautionary' as salmonella outbreak probe continues; 5 deaths now linked; victim count up to 430 in 43 states.

Menthol Cigarettes the Most Addictive – 1/15/2009

These smokers find it much harder to quit, study finds.

Clinical Trials Update: Jan. 14, 2009 – 1/14/2009

Bed Bugs, Nearly Eradicated, Make a Comeback – 1/14/2009

Study finds blood-sucking critters' resistance to insecticides increasing in urban areas.

Meningitis Vaccine Seems to Work Like a Charm – 1/14/2009

Study finds it has led to a considerable reduction in infection rates.

IVF Treatments Often Work for Women Under 35 – 1/14/2009

But success rate is much lower for those over 40 who want a baby, study says.

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