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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The government of the Philippines has banned the importation, sales and distribution of Dengvaxia products manufactured by Sanofi (NASDAQ: SNY) subsidiary Sanofi Pasteur, and it revoked the products' certificates of ...
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Trump Is Obese, Like 93 Million Other Americans

President Donald Trump had his annual physical. He weighs 243 pounds and stands six feet and three inches tall. That gives him a body mass index of 30.4, which is ...
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Tobacco Use Surges Among Young People, Triggered by E-Cigarettes

Around 4.9 million middle and high school students used tobacco in 2018. That is up from 3.6 million in 2017, a 36% increase. Virtually the entire increase was due to ...
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Alarming Trends on E-Cigarette Use Among High School and Middle School Students

It is supposed to be undeniable that smoking and using any forms of tobacco is bad for your health. And the rate of smoking cigarettes has been on the decline ...
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Number of Uninsured Americans Hits 4-Year High

The number of uninsured Americans reached 13.7% in the fourth quarter of last year, the highest rate since 2014. The rate also rose from 10.9% in 2016, and that increase ...
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Flu Season Could Cost Employers $17 Billion

Flu season is here, right on time to bring headaches and misery not only to millions of people but to their employers as well. Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas ...
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Air Becomes Unbreathable in Delhi, One of World’s Largest Cities

The air quality in one of the world's largest cities became so bad in the past two days that it is not fit to breathe, even for healthy people. Delhi, ...
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Hemp May Be Legal Now, but Products Still Need to Jump Through FDA Hoops

Last week, the U.S. president signed the 2018 Farm Bill, which included changes to federal law governing growing and distributing hemp. The bill removes hemp from the list of Schedule ...
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Vaping More Popular Than Ever Among US Teens

The percentage of U.S. 12-graders who report using vaping devices in 2018 is up by more than a third compared to 2017. According to the latest annual "Monitoring the Future" ...
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Close to 30 Million Newborns Need Immediate Medical Treatment Each Year

The World Health Organization reports close to 30 million babies with health problems require immediate care worldwide. And this is true every year. They include infants born prematurely and babies ...
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CDC Warns About Dangers of Raw Cookie Dough

It is not unusual for people to eat raw cookie dough as they make the cookies. The habit should be avoided, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
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58 Million Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

It has been known for years that smokers are not the only people whose health is damaged by their smoking. Tens of millions of Americans are exposed to secondhand smoke, ...
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4 States Voting on Marijuana Legalization Efforts This Tuesday

When midterm elections come around, there are often large issues on the voting ballots other than simply picking candidates who will run local, state and federal offices. One such issue ...
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Huge Study Shows American Kids Don’t Get Enough Exercise

A large new study released today shows that American children fall short of the amount of exercise they need each day. The figures vary by both geography and type of ...
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Alzheimer’s, Dementia Will Hit Minority Groups Hardest

A new study by the Alzheimer's Association projects that the number of Americans who will suffer from Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) will more than double from an estimated ...
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