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New Watches Can Warn People When They Are Getting Sunburn

Earlier this month, London hosted the Wearable Tech Show; and many new watches were on display.

03/24/2014

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FDA Takes Another Look at Caramel Coloring in Soda

The Food and Drug Administration says there’s no reason to believe that the coloring added to sodas is unsafe. But the agency is taking another look just to make sure.

01/23/2014

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Study: No Link Between Contact Sports And Brain Disease

According to a recent study, there is not enough evidence between football and the increase risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

12/04/2013

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Woman Battling Kidney Cancer Losing Company Health Plan Due To Obamacare

A woman battling kidney cancer is losing her health insurance because her company’s health plan is being canceled due to Obamacare.

11/25/2013

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CBS News: 61 Percent Of Americans Disapprove Of Obamacare

A majority of Americans are not pleased with the job President Barack Obama has been doing.

11/20/2013

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Study: Men as Likely to Suffer From Depression as Women

According to a new study, the percentage of men that experience symptoms of depression is very similar to the percentage of women that experience depression.

09/02/2013

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FDA Links Stomach Bug In 2 States To Mexican Farm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says an outbreak of stomach illnesses in Iowa and Nebraska is linked to salad mix served at local Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants and supplied by […]

08/02/2013

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Cold Caps Tested To Prevent Hair Loss During Chemo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time Miriam Lipton had breast cancer, her thick locks fell out two weeks after starting chemotherapy. The second time breast cancer struck, Lipton gave her scalp a deep chill and […]

07/22/2013

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Patient Engagement Through Pill Bottle Caps

Up to 20 percent of patients with a chronic condition forget to renew their prescription.

04/02/2013