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Lyme disease report issued by Dept of Health

    Lyme disease report issued by Dept of Health

(FoxNews) – In 2014, Act 83 (the Lyme and Related Tick-Borne Disease Surveillance, Education, Prevention and Treatment Act) was passed launching a year-long Task Force. The Act 83 Task Force

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Panel calls govt food regulation to fight obesity

    Panel calls govt food regulation to fight obesity

(TimesOfIndia) – MUMBAI: World Lung Foundation (WLF) on Tuesday called on governments to start regulating food and beverage products linked to weight gain and obesity. Data released to coincide with

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AstraZeneca’s Pegasus Study of Brilinta Drug Shows Positive Results

    AstraZeneca’s Pegasus Study of Brilinta Drug Shows Positive Results

(Times Gazette) – Results from the Pegasus study of AstraZeneca’s (LON:AZN) Brilinta drug found that it could extend patients’ lives following a heart attack. The study investigated Brilinta (ticagrelor) tablets

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Gov’t panel urges ‘plant-based’ diet, taxes on sweets

    Gov’t panel urges ‘plant-based’ diet, taxes on sweets

( Fox News ) – The Obama administration revealed Friday that it sent about 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers a tax form containing the wrong information, and asked them to hold off

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People increasingly going without health care, even when they have health insurance

    People increasingly going without health care, even when they have health insurance

( NJ.Com) – When Jay Korobow walks into a pharmacy that offers a self-administering blood pressure cuff, he takes a

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The 10 Healthiest and 10 Least-Healthy States in 2014

    The 10 Healthiest and 10 Least-Healthy States in 2014

( ABC News ) – In some ways, Americans today are healthier than they were in 1990, when the United

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Worker Out-Of-Pocket Health Costs Have Doubled In Five Years

    Worker Out-Of-Pocket Health Costs Have Doubled In Five Years

(Forbes) – As the economy improves and employees spend more on health care, employer-paid premiums are rising again with an

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Calling It Quits: American Smoking Hits 50-Year Low

    Calling It Quits: American Smoking Hits 50-Year Low

(NBC News) – Fewer Americans are smoking, with the smoking rate at its lowest point in 50 years, federal health

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US ranks lowest in health care survey of developed nations

    US ranks lowest in health care survey of developed nations

(Fox News) – In a survey of patients and primary care doctors in 11 industrialized nations, the U.S. health care

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