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Study: High School Smoking Fell as E-Cigarette Use Boomed

April 16th, 2015
photo MGN-Online By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows. The number of high school students...

FDA Warns of Liver Injury from Muscle-Building Supplement

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April 13th, 2015
photo MGN-Online By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid dietary supplements sold by a Las Vegas company because they may contain anabolic steroids that can cause...

Bird Flu Confirmed at 1 ND Turkey Farm, 4 More in Minnesota

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April 10th, 2015
By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A deadly bird flu strain was confirmed Friday at one North Dakota turkey farm and at four more in Minnesota, raising the number of farms affected across the Midwest to 20 and the toll to...

Obama says Climate Change is Harming Americans’ Health

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April 7th, 2015
photo MGN-Online By JOSH LEDERMAN and NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming isn't just affecting the weather, it's harming Americans' health, President Barack Obama said Tuesday as he announced steps government and...

Amid Bird Flu Outbreak, Turkey Farmers Increase Security

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March 30th, 2015
By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Poultry producers in the nation's top turkey state are taking extra steps to protect their flocks after a devastating strain of bird flu was confirmed at two Minnesota farms in as many days...

Region Braces for Bad Spring Allergy Season

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March 26th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Spring is right around the corner and with spring flowers comes allergy season. Many people already feeling the congestion especially with the large amount of moisture in the air. Spring may not have been early this year, but...

Report: Diversity of New England Plant Life is Threatened

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March 25th, 2015
(photo courtesy Sam Thompson) By BOB SALSBERG Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- From picturesque coastal estuaries of Cape Cod to the soaring White Mountains, much of New England's rich native flora is fighting for survival against increasing...

House Dems say New Abortion Language Helps Medicare Doc Deal

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March 23rd, 2015
By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Democrats say language has been added to their Medicare deal with GOP leaders clarifying that the agreement's abortion restrictions on community health centers are temporary and won't be...

2 More Aid Workers Flown Back to US for Ebola Monitoring

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March 18th, 2015
photo MGN-Online By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials say two more American aid workers arrived in the United States on Wednesday night to be monitored for Ebola. The two bring to 17 the number of Americans...

Kraft Recalls 6.5 Million Boxes of Mac and Cheese

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March 17th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) NEW YORK (AP) -- Kraft Foods is recalling about 6.5 million boxes cases of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal. The boxes have "best when used by"...

FDA: 3 People Die from Foodborne Illness Linked to Ice Cream

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March 13th, 2015
photo MGN/KXLN 45 Univision By TERRY WALLACE and NICHOLAS CLAYTON Associated Press DALLAS (AP) -- The deaths of three people who developed a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products have prompted the Texas icon's first...

More Children at Risk of Measles in Wake of Ebola Epidemic

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March 12th, 2015
photo MGN-Online By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ebola's toll moved beyond 10,000 deaths Thursday even as researchers warned of yet another threat to hard-hit West Africa: On the heels of the unprecedented...

FDA Keeps Boxed Warning About Suicide on Chantix

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March 9th, 2015
photo chantix.com WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is keeping a bold-letter warning on Pfizer's anti-smoking drug Chantix about suicidal behavior and other psychiatric side effects, after reviewing company findings suggesting...

FDA Study Finds Little Evidence of Antibiotics in Milk

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March 5th, 2015
By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying...

Device at Center of “Superbug” Outbreak Not Approved by FDA

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March 5th, 2015
(Courtesy: CDC) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The manufacturer of a medical instrument at the center of a recent "superbug" outbreak in Los Angeles did not receive federal clearance to sell the device, according to officials from the Food and Drug...