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Cities Take The Lead In Regulating Electronic Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration is still figuring out what to do about electronic cigarettes. But to reduce the odds kids will get hooked on nicotine, some cities are moving to restrict them.
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Eat Plants And Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy On The Meat, Study Says

A new study cautions that eating a diet rich in animal proteins could be as harmful to health as smoking. Not quite, other researchers say, but it's still a good idea to go heavy on the greens.

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Virginia Health Inspector Quits Amid Complaints About Deeds Probe

A lead mental health inspector in Virginia resigned on Tuesday, citing interference into his investigation into the suicide of the son of state Sen. Creigh Deeds.

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Among Soldiers, Risk Of Suicide May Have Surprising Roots

The journal JAMA Psychiatry is publishing initial findings from the largest-ever study of soldiers and suicide. They say a higher rate of those in the military have pre-existing mental conditions.
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Health Law Provides No Guarantees Of Access To Birthing Centers

Over 15,000 births have taken place at birthing centers, and the number is growing. But there are no coverage guarantees despite provisions that prohibit discrimination against health care providers.
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When It Comes To Vaccines, Science Can Run Into A Brick Wall

The public health community has been trying for years to debunk the spurious connection people have been making between vaccines and autism. Have the messages been backfiring?
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Drugmakers Slash Spending On Doctors' Sales Talks

The sharp decline in payments coincides with increased scrutiny of drug marketing. Later this year, federal law will also require that drugmakers disclose the amount of money they give to doctors.
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Flagging Down Taxi Drivers To Sign Up For Obamacare

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are working in Chicago and several other cities to sign up cabbies for health insurance as the March 31 open enrollment deadline nears.
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If He's Sexually Aggressive In Bars, It's Not Because He's Drunk

When men force unwanted sexual attention on women in bars, the problem isn't that the guy is drunk. Instead, a study finds, men target women who have been drinking and may be seen as more vulnerable.
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Yale Law Students Raise Case For Discharged Vets

Before PTSD existed as a diagnosis, Vietnam War veterans who suffered from it often received a discharge other than honorable. A Yale Law School clinic is filing a class action lawsuit for them.

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