FDA chief defends Zohydro as criticism intensifies

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Debate over a powerful new painkiller ratcheted up Thursday as the head of the Food and Drug Administration defended the drug's approval and a West Virginia Senat..
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E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - On the edge of the SoHo neighborhood downtown, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help - bu..
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Fla. students drinking less soda, watching less TV

Updated 6 months ago   
By: WINK Administrator

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida high schoolers are getting healthier.    State health officials surveyed 6,089 students in 73 high schools and found the number of s..
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Medicaid expansion support waning in Fla. Senate

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MIAMI (AP) - One of Medicaid expansion's biggest allies in the Florida Legislature is growing cold on the idea, which leaves the possibility of extending insurance to more than 1 m..
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New food labels would highlight calories and sugar

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Those "Nutrition Facts" labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look.    Calories would be..
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Born that way? Scientists look at fat gene and weightloss

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you've ever struggled with your weight you've probably found yourself thinking, "what am I doing wrong?" Some scientists are now looking at the possibility th..
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Trans fat hasn't disappeared

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

Artificial trans fat may be on the way out.  The Food & Drug Administration has taken steps to essentially ban it, saying partially hydrogenated oils -- the main source of..
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Boy's death from infected rat spurs suit vs. Petco

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The death of a 10-year-old San Diego boy from a bacterial infection he reportedly got from his pet rat prompted his family to sue retailer Petco, saying they want ..
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Group wants heart attack warning on testosterone

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - A consumer advocacy group is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to add a bold warning label to popular testosterone drugs for men in light of growing evi..
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Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even the scoreboards in high school gyms eventually will have to promote good health.    Moving beyond the lunch line, new rules that will be propo..
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Colorado, Utah move to hike smoking age to 21

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

DENVER (AP) - Two Western states with some of the nation's lowest smoking rates are considering cracking down even more by raising the tobacco age to 21.    Utah and..
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Seasonal visitors keep Lee Memorial ERs busy

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- With season comes more visitors to Southwest Florida, and that means longer waits at local emergency rooms. Julia Liebscher, ER Director at Gulf Coast Medical Cen..
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UM med students to help with ACA enrollment

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MIAMI (AP) - The University of Miami is launching a pilot program to encourage young adults to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.    The pre..
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Experts urge caution when choosing hip or knee replacement

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

Almost half a million Americans receive hip replacements each year, and hundreds of thousands more receive artificial knees. That number is expected to quadruple, as younger people..
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Older Americans are early winners under health law

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They're unwanted by employers, rejected b..
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'Killer heroin' causing fatal overdoses in East

Updated 7 months ago   
By: WINK Administrator

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) - On an icy night last month, a man entered a grocery store here, walked past the displays of cake mix and paper towels, and went into the bathroom, where..
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Teeth helping patients to hear again

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

ORLANDO, Fla. - People who have lost their hearing in one ear are getting help from a breakthrough technology that uses their teeth.You never realize how important both ears are un..
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Fla Health Choices delays launch to retool site

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

The troubled Florida Health Choices program has again delayed launching an insurance exchange separate from the Affordable Care Act marketplace.    CEO Rose Naff sai..
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More talking to babies helps their brains

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Using videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. Simply talking to babies is key to building crucial language and voc..
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Miami hotels use technology to help sick guests

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Some Miami hotels are teaming up with a program to offer out-of-town guests who are feeling under the weather a convenient way to hook up with a doctor.   &n..
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