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FDA should regulate e-cig marketing, sales, lawmakers urge
By Rachel Landen | April 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Lawmakers once again called for action today by the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the electronic cigarette industry, issuing a congressional report showing increased marketing of e-cigarettes to youth.
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Outliers: Sounding an alarm on juicing
By Modern Healthcare | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
That $9 green juice might be rotting your teeth, spiking your blood sugar and harming your relationship with food, in addition to emptying your wallet.
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Stockpiles of Tamiflu a waste of money, studies conclude
By Sabriya Rice | April 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Stockpiling drugs intended to treat symptoms in patients suffering from the flu is essentially a waste of money, according to two new studies finding that the effectiveness of the antivirals is vastly overstated and the harms underplayed. The companies that make the drugs and the Centers for...
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More children, including those in minority groups, gain insurance coverage, study finds
By Steven Ross Johnson | April 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The number of uninsured children in the U.S. fell in 2012 with the greatest gains made among kids in low-income households, according to a new report.
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Price tag for childhood obesity: $19,000 per kid
By USA Today | April 08, 2014
Over a lifetime, the medical costs associated with childhood obesity total about $19,000 per child compared with those for a child of normal weight, a new analysis shows.
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Anti-vaccine movement is giving diseases second life
By USA Today | April 07, 2014
The anti-vaccination movement has picked up steam in the past decade with support from celebrities such as actress Jenny McCarthy and actor Aidan Quinn. Many continue to believe the debunked idea that vaccines cause autism, while others don't trust the federal government or the pharmaceutical...
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Data Points
By Modern Healthcare | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Where does diabetes rank among causes of kidney failure leading to dialysis? Read Data Points and find out.
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FDA electronic cigarette regulations looming
By Steven Ross Johnson | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Long-awaited rules regulating the production and marketing of electronic cigarettes could be a breath away, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg told a Senate subcommittee last week.
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Data Points | The cost of diabetes
By Modern Healthcare | April 05, 2014
Where does diabetes rank among causes of kidney failure leading to dialysis? View our slideshow and find out.
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Outliers: Black Death victims yield their secrets
By Modern Healthcare | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
You can learn a lot from a tooth. Molars taken from skeletons unearthed by work on a new London railway line are revealing secrets of the medieval Black Death—and of its victims. And researchers hope further testing will help in the fight against future pandemics.
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