Top stories in health and medicine this morning, July 10, 2012

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1. FDA Finalizes Opioid Education Plan. Companies that manufacture powerful, long-acting opioid painkillers will have to sponsor education programs about how to appropriately prescribe their drugs.

2. Cranberry for UTI More Than Folk Remedy? Drinking cranberry juice or taking cranberry capsules or tablets was associated with a protective effect against urinary tract infection.

3. Illness Felling Cambodian Kids Still a Mystery. Cambodian health officials are probing an undiagnosed illness — possibly a lethal strain of hand, foot, and mouth disease — that has killed 52 of 59 affected children.

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