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'Vapers' relieved FDA won't restrict popular e-cigarette flavors

1 hour 25 min ago
Mcshalonic Martinez, 25, puffed on a caramel mochachino flavored e-cigarette at the Henley Vaporium in lower Manhattan, saying the device helped him kick his three-pack-a-day smoking habit. He can't imagine going back to traditional cigarette...
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Caregivers Are Key In Protecting Kids' Dental Health

1 hour 28 min ago
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many kids on Medicaid are not receiving dental care, and those who do often first show up with a dental emergency, according to a new study. Less than half of a group of four-year-olds the researchers...
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Utah sperm swap 'unacceptable' but still unexplained -university docs

1 hour 29 min ago
A University of Utah committee investigating reports that a Salt Lake City fertility clinic worker artificially inseminated a patient with his own sperm called the action "unacceptable" on Thursday, but said it could not determine whethe...
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Oregon moves to dump health exchange website

1 hour 34 min ago
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead.
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Behavior therapy works over short term for young kids with OCD

2 hours 26 min ago
By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A family-based cognitive behavioral therapy markedly improves symptoms in children as young as five years old with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), according to a new study. The behavioral trea...
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In fight with opiate overdoses, N.J. county issues antidote to police

2 hours 28 min ago
Police in coastal Ocean County in New Jersey, faced with a doubling in deaths from drug overdoses in the past year, have issued all police officers an anti-opiate drug in a pilot program aimed at combating deaths tied to painkiller addiction. Pol...
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Oregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange

2 hours 31 min ago
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead.
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Vaccines prevent more than 700,000 child deaths in the U.S.: CDC

2 hours 36 min ago
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A federal government program launched 20 years ago to increase vaccinations for low-income children in the United States will prevent more than 700,000 deaths, but measles remains a stubborn adversary, with mo...
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FDA approves test to detect DNA of cancer-causing HPV strains

2 hours 46 min ago
(Reuters) - The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the use of a test for cancer-causing strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), clearing the way for replacement of the Pap smears used to screen most women for cervical cancer. Th...
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Alstom shares jump on report of $13 billion GE bid

2 hours 48 min ago
By Natalie Huet and Benjamin Mallet PARIS (Reuters) - Shares of Alstom jumped 10.9 percent on Thursday after a report that U.S. conglomerate General Electric was in talks to buy the struggling French turbine and train maker for about $13 billion....
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Genetic Code of Tsetse Fly May Help Fight Sleeping Sickness

2 hours 53 min ago
THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who mapped the genome of the tsetse fly say this genetic information could lead to new ways to fight African sleeping sickness. The tsetse fly is the only insect that transmits the disease, w...
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Workplace Ladder Falls a Major Cause of Deaths, Injuries: CDC

2 hours 53 min ago
THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Workplace tumbles off of ladders are a major cause of injury and death among American employees, a new study says. "Falls remain a leading cause of unintentional injury [deaths] nationwide, and 43 perce...
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Apple buoys Nasdaq; Ukraine weighs on broader market

3 hours 9 min ago
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Nasdaq rose modestly in a choppy session on Thursday, lifted by a rally in Apple shares a day after the iPad maker's strong results, though tensions in Ukraine held the broader market in check. S...
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U.S. FDA approves test to detect DNA of cancer-causing HPV strains

3 hours 10 min ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the use of a test for cancer-causing strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), clearing the way for replacement of the Pap smears used to screen most women for cervical cancer...
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TSX gains on Potash, banks; gold miners slip

3 hours 12 min ago
By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose slightly on Thursday, helped by a gain in shares of Potash Corp after the company's results beat low expectations and by small increases in heavyweight banking stocks. ...
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Webby Awards honor mobile health and fitness apps

3 hours 19 min ago
By Daniel Gaitan NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - As part of the 18th Annual Webby Awards, 11 mobile health applications ranging from personal wellness journals to allergen and symptom trackers were chosen as honorees. WebMD, available for iOS and An...
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TSX ends higher as Potash clears low bar

3 hours 42 min ago
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended slightly higher on Thursday, helped by Potash Corp beating lowly expectations and heavyweight banking stocks making small gains. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unoff...
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Apple lifts S&P 500, Nasdaq; Dow ends flat

3 hours 44 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended mostly higher in a choppy session on Thursday, powered by a rally in Apple shares a day after the iPad maker's strong results, though tensions in Ukraine limited gains. Based on the latest available data,...
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Oregon energy plant halts Canada medical waste over fetal tissue concerns

3 hours 57 min ago
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Commissioners in an Oregon county have temporarily stopped accepting boxed medical waste from British Columbia over fears they may have been burning fetal tissue at a plant that converts waste to ener...
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Trend-setter Apple's stock split could bring out the copycats

3 hours 58 min ago
By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple has long been a trend-setter whose hot products attract imitators, and now its recent stock split might help revive a trend from the 1990s that has all but disappeared on Wall Street. Apple Inc's ...
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