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    • 09 NOV 18
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    Air quality in parts of Bay Area "unhealthy" from wildfire

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. — It was a strange scene on an autumn afternoon in California’s Wine Country: people walking up and down Yountville’s main street wearing surgical masks. Across the Bay Area, residents took precaution as the raging Camp Fire’s massive smoke plume enveloped the region, prompting authorities to classify air quality in some parts as unhealthy,

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    • 08 NOV 18
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    Kratom use in pregnancy may affect newborns

    Although the herbal supplement kratom is still legal and widely available, its opioid-like effects have caused significant withdrawal symptoms in at least two newborns in the United States and that should raise concerns, researchers say. A case study of a baby boy exposed to kratom during his mother’s pregnancy — only the second American case

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    • 08 NOV 18
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    "Game show" campaign educates teens on marijuana risks

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    • 07 NOV 18
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    Democrats snag a win in Nevada where health care was paramount

    LAS VEGAS — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday “health care was on the ballot and health care won.” The CBS News exit poll showed the majority of voters said it was the most important issue and a major factor in the Senate race in Nevada. Democratic Senate candidate Jacky Rosen‘s message about never

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    • 06 NOV 18
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    Duncan Hines cake mix recall over salmonella risk

    Food giant Conagra Brands is recalling 2.4 million boxes of its Duncan Hines cake mix, with federal health officials warning that one variety of the popular product tested positive for salmonella. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received reports of five illnesses linked to Duncan Hines, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

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    • 05 NOV 18
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    Scientists zero in on genetic risk for brain disease CTE

    New research suggests some people may be more genetically susceptible to severe symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the Alzheimer’s-like brain disease associated with repeated blows to the head. The study, from researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System, is part of a growing effort to better understand the

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    • 05 NOV 18
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    Surgery allows child with polio-like illness to walk again

    Brian Noblitt says it only took one week for his son Brandon’s health to deteriorate in 2016. “One Saturday we played baseball, everything was normal,” he told correspondent Adriana Diaz. “Tuesday into Wednesday, cold-like symptoms. And then as the week progressed, had a headache and neck pain.” Days later, Brandon couldn’t use his legs to

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