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FDA brings e-cigarettes under federal authority

Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting to... Read more »

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California raises legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21

The governor of California on Wednesday approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21. Read more »

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Panel: Painkiller training should be required for physicians

Doctors who prescribe painkillers should be required to undergo training aimed at reducing misuse and abuse of the medications, according to federal health experts, though they acknowledge the... Read more »

Published 15 hours ago

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Snyder expects expanded Medicaid coverage in Flint next week

An additional 15,000 children and pregnant women grappling with Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis should become eligible for government health insurance starting next week, once the funding... Read more »

Published May 2, 2016

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First US cruise in decades set to arrive in Havana

The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years was crossing the Florida Straits from Miami to Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that once represented a half-century of Cold... Read more »

Published May 2, 2016

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Monkey bars alert: Playground concussions are on the rise

Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved. Read more »

Published May 2, 2016

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Teacher to run 5K race 6 months after double lung transplant

Six months to the day after undergoing a life-saving double lung transplant, a Boston school teacher who for his entire life has lived with a disease that robs him of lung capacity is running a 5K... Read more »

Published May 1, 2016

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Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely

For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it's the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect. Read more »

Published April 30, 2016

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Congress heads out with no resolution on Zika, Puerto Rico

Congress accomplished relatively little in a short work period, missing deadlines on the budget and on helping Puerto Rico with its financial crisis as lawmakers began a weeklong break. Read more »

Published April 30, 2016

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FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers

The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents... Read more »

Published April 29, 2016

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Are you ready to replace your moisturizer with a pill?

The makeup industry is trying to convince women that looking good on the outside starts from within — but it's unclear whether the products they're trying to hawk are safe and effective. Read more »

Published April 29, 2016

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At the Vatican, Biden calls for global commitment to cancer

Casting cancer as a scourge with no boundaries, Vice President Joe Biden came to the Vatican on Friday to call for a global commitment to fund cancer research rooted in appreciation for the real... Read more »

Published April 29, 2016

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Southwest, Delta tangle over whether to cut or raise fares

No one should blame consumers for being perplexed by airfares — even the airlines themselves can seem confused at times. Read more »

Published April 28, 2016

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Search resumes for missing treasure hunter

Authorities on Wednesday resumed the search for a Colorado man who disappeared more than three months ago while hunting for a $2 million cache of gold, jewels and artifacts in a rugged part of New... Read more »

Published April 27, 2016

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14 people fatally overdose on 'painkiller' in California

Fourteen people in the Sacramento, California, area have fatally overdosed on a pill disguised as a popular painkiller, and now the drug has turned up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Read more »

Published April 26, 2016

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Illinois bills would limit mentally ill from owning guns

Illinois' ability to keep guns out of the hands of people who are mentally ill or pose a danger would be strengthened under several proposals in the General Assembly, but the ideas have raised... Read more »

Published April 26, 2016

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AP Interview: Saudi prince unveils plans to welcome tourists

Saudi Arabia has plans to issue select visas to welcome tens of thousands of tourists a year as part of a sweeping national reform plan aimed at showcasing the country's rich heritage, including... Read more »

Published April 26, 2016

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Etched in their mind: Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl

With flowers, candles, anger and tears, Ukraine on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, the world's worst nuclear accident. Some survivors said the... Read more »

Published April 26, 2016

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Decades after Chernobyl, another chance for a Paralympian

There was no stuffed animal to hug. Constant hunger pains. Hope a mom would show up and rescue her. Read more »

Published April 24, 2016

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Royalty, Obama & fans mark 400 years since Shakespeare died

If all the world's a stage, William Shakespeare is its architect. Read more »

Published April 23, 2016

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Despite back-to-back disasters, climbers return to Everest

When the earthquake struck last year and thousands of tons of snow and ice and earth came crashing down the mountain, some feared the climbers might never return to Mount Everest. Read more »

Published April 22, 2016

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Prince, then known as The Artist, rocked Maverick Center in 1997

The women who married Prince have both issued messages of love and grief in the wake of his passing. Read more »

Published April 22, 2016

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Prince's death raises numerous questions about prior health

There were no obvious signs of trauma on Prince's body when he was found unresponsive at his home in suburban Minneapolis, and suicide isn't suspected in the superstar musician's death, the local... Read more »

Published April 22, 2016

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Little help for survivors of Central African Republic abuses

The peacekeepers motioned to the teenage girl weaving through the sprawling camp in the baking afternoon sun selling bananas from a plate atop her head. Soon their real intentions were clear: They... Read more »

Published April 20, 2016

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3 charged with several crimes in Flint water crisis

Two state regulators and a Flint employee were charged Wednesday with evidence tampering and several other felony and misdemeanor counts related to the Michigan city's lead-tainted water crisis. Read more »

Published April 20, 2016

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