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    • 15 NOV 18
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    FDA seeks nationwide ban on menthol cigarettes

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    • 15 NOV 18
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    FDA proposes ban on menthol cigarettes, e-cig restrictions

    In a landmark move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars in the United States. The agency also announced Thursday that it will impose new restrictions on the sales of flavored e-cigarettes in retail stores, limiting them to closed-off areas that are inaccessible to minors.

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    • 15 NOV 18
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    Don’t let salmonella ruin your turkey dinner

    Just a week before Thanksgiving, concerns are rising over an ongoing outbreak of salmonella linked to raw turkeys. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says over the past year, there have been 164 illnesses in 35 states, including one death in California. About half of those sickened had to be hospitalized. “Most people get sick between 12

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    • 14 NOV 18
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    Diseases spread by ticks hit record level in U.S.

    New government research shows that tickborne diseases like Lyme disease continue to rise. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that in 2017, state and local health departments reported a record number of cases of illnesses spread by ticks. Cases of Lyme disease, Powassan virus; spotted fever rickettsiosis, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anaplasmosis,

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    • 13 NOV 18
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    Juul stops sale of flavored e-cigarettes in stores

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    • 13 NOV 18
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    10 most dangerous holiday toys for 2018

    A Black Panther-inspired claw and a Power Rangers “superstar blade” are on the naughty list of toys this holiday season. That’s because a consumer safety group warns that they’re among the most dangerous for children. The annual list of the holiday’s worst toys include playthings that have the potential to harm children, according to World

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    • 13 NOV 18
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    "Stay in your lane": Doctors fire back at the NRA over guns

    Dr. Cathleen London isn’t anti-gun. She’s anti-gun violence. While volunteering at San Francisco General Hospital in the 1990s London helped a family whose daughter had fatally shot herself in the stomach. The patient, who was no older than 16, wasn’t trying to kill herself; she was in a fight with a boyfriend and was trying

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    • 12 NOV 18
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    Singing nurse lifts spirits, helps man go home from hospice care

    A singing nurse at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, helped light up a man’s life in a remarkable way. When nurse Brenda Buurstra learned one of her patients liked the song “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone, she started to sing it to him. One week later, he was discharged from hospice care.

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    • 11 NOV 18
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    Conversion therapy: A disputed practice aimed at "converting" homosexuals

    “I was a perfect, golden, super Christian ideal man,” said 29-year-old Adam Trimmer.  And inside? “Inside, I was scared, broken. Afraid. I knew it wasn’t real. I cried myself to sleep so many nights praying, ‘God, please change me.’” Trimmer grew up outside Richmond, Virginia, struggling to keep a secret from his deeply-religious Southern Baptist

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    • 11 NOV 18
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    Current Ebola outbreak is the worst in Congo’s history

    KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s current Ebola outbreak is the worst in the country’s recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said. The deadly virus has killed about 198 people since the outbreak was declared Aug. 1 in the volatile east, the ministry said. Those dead include 163 confirmed Ebola cases, with

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    • 10 NOV 18
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    Current Ebola outbreak is the worst in Congo’s history

    KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s current Ebola outbreak is the worst in the country’s recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said. The deadly virus has killed about 198 people since the outbreak was declared Aug. 1 in the volatile east, the ministry said. Those dead include 163 confirmed Ebola cases, with

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    • 10 NOV 18
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    Artificial intelligence could help doctors identify hard-to-spot colon polyps

    Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., but colonoscopies have been found to reduce the risk of death from the disease by 70 percent by finding and removing benign polyps before they have time to turn into cancer. Doctors, however, don’t always find every polyp. As a gastroenterologist, CBS

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    • 10 NOV 18
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    Gun deaths on the rise after years of decline, CDC reports

    Gun-related deaths are on the rise in the U.S., bucking a decade-long decline, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During 2015-2016, the federal agency says there were 27,394 homicides involving firearms and another 44,955 gun suicides — the highest levels recorded since 2006-2007. In 2015-2016, the latest year available,

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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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