FDA debates over-the-counter morning-after pill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is considering whether it's OK for young teenagers to buy emergency contraception without a prescription. Teva Pharmaceuticals wants its Plan..
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Grape tomatoes recalled over salmonella concern

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis-based produce company is recalling some grape tomatoes that could potentially be contaminated with salmonella.    Front Row Produce says..
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World AIDS Day, 1.2 million Americans live with the disease

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Bibey

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City health officials are recommending that any person living with HIV be offered AIDS drugs before they are too sick or their immune system too weak. ..
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Consumer Reports finds arsenic in your apple juice

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

There may be arsenic in your morning glass of apple juice. It's a frightening truth uncovered by a Consumer Reports investigation. While the government limits arsenic in water,&nbs..
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Medicare's drug coverage gap shrinks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare's prescription coverage gap is getting noticeably smaller and easier to manage this year for millions of older and disabled people with high drug costs. ..
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Neb. medical center: Avoid holiday heartburn

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A doctor at The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha is offering some suggestions to help Nebraskans avoid heartburn over the Thanksgiving holiday.    ..
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36th annual Great American Smoke Out

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- “If you can quit for a day, you can quit for good,” is the challenge to all tobacco users for today with the 36th Annual Great American Smoke Out. The..
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Get smart about antibiotics

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- November 14th through the 20th is Get Smart About Antibiotics Week.  Here to discuss this and more is Dr. Annette St. Pierre-MacKoul. Get Smart About An..
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Smucker recalls jars of chunky peanut butter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORRVILLE, Ohio (AP) - J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling thousands of 16-ounce jars of its Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because of possible salmonella contamination. &nbs..
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Johnson & Johnson removing toxic chemicals from baby product

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Johnson & Johnson has begun removing toxic chemicals from baby products, under pressure from consumer groups.(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. Al..
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NM rattlesnakes used for cancer research trials

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Four Western diamondback rattlesnakes from Albuquerque's zoo are helping with the first clinical trials of venom as a cancer treatment in humans. &nbs..
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SIDS on the rise

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The two-decades-long national Back to Sleep campaign, that promotes infant safe sleep, is credited with reducing the rate of sudden infant death syndrome in the U..
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Edison College president makes statement about retirement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The following statement was read by Dr. Kenneth P. Walker, District President, at the Board of Trustees meeting Friday, November 4, 2011: "During the last board meeting, there was ..
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FDA plans $600M anti-smoking campaigns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is planning to spend $600 million over five years to educate the public about the dangers of tobacco use.    La..
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New device uses light to screen for melanoma

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dermatologists will soon get some high-tech help deciding which suspicious-looking moles should be removed and checked for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin ca..
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Oklahoma highest in reported painkiller abuse

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Deaths from drug overdoses, particularly prescription painkillers, increased significantly over a decade, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. In 2008, 36,450 p..
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Study: ADHD drugs don't raise heart risks for kids

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Ritalin and similar medicines that millions of children and teens take to curb hyperactivity and boost attention do not raise their risk of serious heart problems, the largest safe..
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Breast implants and breast feeding

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Have you thought about getting breast implants but worried about the affect they could have on your child  if you want to breast feed? Dr. Michael Kim was in..
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Program urges smokers switch to smokeless tobacco

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

A Kentucky cancer center is offering some unconventional advice to get smokers to kick the habit: Switch to smoke-free tobacco.    The James Graham Brown Cancer Cent..
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Health Department warns of new tobacco products

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County Health Department says it's a shameless ploy that's gaining steam."They know that children are attracted to sweet products, and if they get the..
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