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Medical Marijuana Grower Gets Green Light in Pennsylvania

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  • October 17, 2017
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A licensed grower and processor of medical marijuana in northwestern Pennsylvania became the first with the state’s approval to begin planting seeds Tuesday. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said the Department of Health approved Cresco Yeltrah’s operations at its Jefferson County location, a former carbon graphite and metal graphite factory in […]

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You can exercise yourself to death, says new study

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  • October 17, 2017
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Too much exercise can kill you, scientists have revealed. White men who work out at least seven-and-a-half hours a week are nearly twice as likely to suffer from heart disease than those who do a moderate amount, a new study shows. Researchers in Chicago compared 25-year exercise patterns and made the surprising discovery that very […]

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California is struggling with the largest and deadliest hepatitis A outbreak to hit the US in decades

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  • October 17, 2017
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Health officials say a deadly California outbreak of hepatitis A may take a year or more to abate. Gregory Bull/AP Close to 600 people have been affected by the largest Hep A outbreak to hit the US in decades. Hundreds of people in Southern California have been hospitalized; at least 18 have died. State officials […]

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Appeals court throws out $72M award in Johnson & Johnson suit

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  • October 17, 2017
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Missouri appeals court has tossed out a $72 million award in an Alabama woman’s lawsuit that claimed talcum powder and other Johnson & Johnson products contributed to her cancer.  The Missouri Eastern District court ruled Tuesday that Missouri was not the proper jurisdiction for a lawsuit filed by 62-year-old Jacqueline […]

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A Silent Epidemic of Cancer Is Spreading Among Men

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  • October 17, 2017
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Jason Mendelsohn had been married for close to 20 years and was happily raising three kids when he noticed the painless lump on his neck while shaving three years ago. Within days, he had been diagnosed with a deadly form of cancer caused by a virus that he probably caught while in college, decades before. […]

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California’s hepatitis A outbreak shows why people need easy access to health care

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  • October 17, 2017
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Some outbreaks come from papayas. Others originate with puppies. The most worrisome happen because parents don’t vaccinate their children against easily preventable infections. But California’s hepatitis A outbreak isn’t like any of these—it’s spreading almost exclusively amongst homeless and drug abusing populations. Over 580 people have contracted the disease, with 18 fatal cases as of […]

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Breast cancer screening options for women with dense breast tissue

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  • October 17, 2017
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CLOSE After a breast cancer diagnosis, Karma WIlliams-Davis describes the choice she made to have a double mastectomy. STAFF VIDEO BY THOMAS P. COSTELLO Be proactive with your health.(Photo: LenaSkor, Getty Images/iStockphoto) With progress continually being made in the screening and diagnosis of breast cancer, early detection can be life-saving. While most women are aware […]

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Colorado officials skeptical about new study’s finding that legal marijuana reduced opioid deaths

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  • October 17, 2017
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The start of legal marijuana sales in Colorado may have reversed a rising trend of prescription opioid overdose deaths in the state, a new study set to be published next month concludes. The study found that — even after taking into account other factors — nearly one fewer person per month died of an opioid […]

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Restaurant chain ‘cut sugary drink sales’ with price rise

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  • October 16, 2017
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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 10p or 3% was added to the price of sugar-sweetened drinks and healthier soft drinks were added to the menu An increase in the price of sugary drinks in restaurants and the offer of healthier alternatives could encourage customers to cut back on sugar, a study suggests. In Jamie’s […]

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Covering Condoms: A Notoriously Slippery Subject

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  • October 16, 2017
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Undergirding the story was the striking fact, confirmed by experts and studies, that standard condoms have long been too long for many men. Would providing nine circumferences and 10 lengths inspire more men to use condoms at the 11th hour? Photo Size gauges used by the Boston-based Global Protection Corp. during production of their custom […]

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