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    • 04 FEB 19
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    Bill would eventually make Hawaii first state to ban cigarette sales

    Hilo, Hawaii — A Big Island lawmaker has proposed incrementally increasing the minimum age to buy cigarettes until there was, for all practical purposes, a ban on their sale in Hawaii. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports Democratic state Rep. Richard Creagan has proposed legislation that aims to make the state the first to prohibit the sale

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    • 03 FEB 19
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    An end to food allergies?

    There was a time when peanuts were pretty much everywhere – in sandwiches, at baseball games, and on the snack table, especially for Super Bowl Sunday. But lately, this everyday favorite has for many become an everyday fear. Megan Shaoul is mom to twins Henry and Piper. Both have a life-threatening allergy to peanuts. “They

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    • 02 FEB 19
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    How a game-changing helmet design could prevent concussions

    The NFL’s ongoing effort to combat concussions may be yielding some success. The league announced last week concussions were down 29 percent in 2018, from 190 a year ago to 135 this season. With so many head injuries, it’s hard to believe that in the first decade of professional football helmets were not required. It’s

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    • 01 FEB 19
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    Critically ill football fans get their wish to attend Super Bowl LIII

    Atlanta — As 11-year-old Lucky Kelley walked onto the Super Bowl field at Mercedes-Benz stadium, he was in disbelief. Brian Barrios, a 19-year-old Rams fan, was just as amazed as 18-year-old Gunter Garvin. “I’ve never felt so small before,” Garvin said. All three share more than a love of football. Barrios has Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Garvin

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    • 01 FEB 19
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    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam responds to critics after controversial comments about late-term abortions

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    • 31 JAN 19
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    Mindfulness helped Kathy Bates lose 60 pounds

    Kathy Bates has dropped 60 pounds, and the secret to her weight-loss success is simple. “Mindfulness,” the actress told Us Weekly earlier this month. “Just knowing when to push my plate away.” The “American Horror Story” actress spoke to the magazine while attending WebMD’s Health Heroes event in New York City. The 70-year-old revealed that  her niece tipped

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    • 30 JAN 19
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    Med school under fire for using live pigs in training

    Providence, R.I. — A prominent physicians’ group has asked federal regulators to investigate Brown University’s medical school, arguing it is violating the law by using live pigs for training in emergency medicine. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on Tuesday asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to investigate animal use

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    • 30 JAN 19
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    New report finds heavy metals in 45 popular fruit juices

    Some popular fruit juices may contain heavy metals, according to a new report out Wednesday morning. Consumer Reports tested 45 packaged fruit juices for heavy metals, like lead, arsenic, and cadmium and found measurable levels in every product. Long-term exposure to these metals could cause some serious health risks, like kidney disease and certain types

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    • 29 JAN 19
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    Northwest outbreak fuels debate over refusing vaccinations

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    • 29 JAN 19
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    Growing measles outbreak in Washington spreading fear among parents

    A growing measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest is spreading fear among many parents. Washington state has declared a public health emergency. There are now 35 cases in Clark County alone, and there are more than 50 places in Washington confirmed as a “public exposure location” where a person with measles may have exposed others

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    • 29 JAN 19
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    Lowering blood pressure could cut risk of memory issues, study finds

    A new study finds lowering blood pressure could cut the risk of developing a brain disorder that can lead to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. One in three American adults have high blood pressure and only half have it under control. The lead author of the study, Dr. Jeff Williamson of Wake Forest School

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    • 28 JAN 19
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    Possible listeria contamination sparks fruit recall

    Thousands of pieces of fruit have been recalled in 18 states because they may be contaminated with the harmful bacteria listeria, the Food and Drug Administration announced. New York-based Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. issued the recall for some of its nectarines, peaches and plums. The company found listeria monocytogenes on some finished products through routine sampling,

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    • 26 JAN 19
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    State of emergency declared over Washington measles outbreak

    The governor of Washington state declared a state of emergency Friday over a measles outbreak that has sickened dozens of people in a county with one of the state’s lowest vaccination rates. Gov. Jay Inslee said in a statement that the outbreak in Clark County “creates an extreme public health risk” that could spread throughout

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    • 26 JAN 19
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    Father who lost son to addiction seeks justice from drug makers

    The attorney general of Massachusetts Friday pushed for the release of more documents from Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin. Several members of the billionaire family that owns Purdue are accused of marketing the drug, despite knowing how addictive it can be. Anthony LaGreca remembers his son’s long struggle with prescription opioids that ended

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