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Calif. Lawmaker Pushing For Ban On Smoking E-Cigarettes In Public Places

A state senator is pushing a ban on lighting up electronic cigarettes in public places in California.


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FDA Approves Weight-Loss Drug Contrave

U.S. regulators are greenlighting a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for anti-obesity treatments.



Experimental UC Davis Therapy Treats Depression With Magnets To Head

Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation sends magnetic waves through your brain, targeting areas that cause problems such as obesity, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder.


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Hookah Pens: Flavored Smoking Device Popular Among High School Students

Drug dependency experts say a popular smoking device can also be used for hard drugs; and based on its size, it’s easy to see how kids can keep it hidden from parents.


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Study: Drug Used To Treat Epilepsy Can Treat Alcoholism

According to a new study by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, a drug that is normally used to treat epilepsy and neuropathic pain can be used safely to treat alcoholism.


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FDA Approves New Leukemia Drug From Roche

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new drug from Roche to help treat patients with a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow.


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Study Ties Chemical To Possible Miscarriage Risk

New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant.


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California Farm Recalls Lettuce Amid Listeria Concerns

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — A California farm said Thursday it was voluntarily recalling bags of chopped romaine lettuce because of possible contamination with listeria, though no illnesses have been reported. True Leaf Farms of Salinas […]


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FDA Warns Makers Of Alcoholic Energy Drinks

The Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters Wednesday to four manufacturers of alcoholic energy drinks often consumed by college students, saying the caffeine added to their beverages is an "unsafe food additive."