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Ultrasound beams, which can be used to treat prostate cancer without causing nasty side effects.  The High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) focuses on the affected area, heating the cells and destroying them without damaging surrounding tissue.  Older forms of treatment have such common and serious side effects that men with slow-growing tumors are often told not to have treatment.  Read more about the HIFU treatment here: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/04/17/ultrasound-beam-can-destroy-prostate-cancer-without-side-effects-study-finds/

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Moon Marine USA Corp., for being linked to an outbreak of salmonella.  The company is recalling 58,828 pounds of yellowfin tuna that has been used in sushi around the country.  The FDA reports 116 cases so far in 19 states as well as Washington D.C.  Common ymptoms of salmonella include abdominal cramps, diarrhea and fever.  Learn more about the outbreak here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47073710/ns/health-food_safety/#.T49AyY7NFMp

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