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Watch The Wire: How Your Grill Brush Could Make You Sick

Between May 2009 and November 2010, Rhode Island Hospital admitted six patients to its emergency room after they accidentally ingested small wire bristles from the metal brushes used to clean the grill.
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Feds To Decide On Banning BPA From Food And Other Products

In its effort to review the safety of bisphenol A, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has called on a high-powered team of government scientists to help answer several key questions. Their results add some important context to the debate about BPA.
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New York Bans 'Synthetic Marijuana'

The New York State Health Department banned the sale of synthetic marijuana products like those on Thursday. So all kinds of wacky stuff that's made to get people high — but is often disguised as potpourri, incense or some mixture of herbs — is now verboten.
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First Marijuana Growing Supply Store Opens In D.C.

Medical marijuana is coming to the District, and "the Walmart of weed" will be ready when cultivators get the first permits.

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How Much BPA Exposure Is Dangerous?

The FDA has until Saturday to decide whether to ban the plastic additive BPA from food packaging. Some scientists think BPA poses a risk to consumers because it can act like estrogen in the body. But recent studies by government scientists suggest the risk, if any, is minimal.
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Policy On High-Risk Biological Research Tightened

The government released a new policy on how to handle legitimate biological research that could be misused in the wrong hands. The move comes as controversy still swirls around recent experiments with lab-altered bird flu.
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As A Life's End Draws Near, A Father And Son Talk

In 2010, David Plant was diagnosed with skin cancer. The cancer has since metastasized to other parts of his body, and David is now contemplating the end of his life. So, just before his 81st birthday, he sat down with his stepson to talk about their life together.
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Thinking The Unthinkable: What If The Whole Affordable Care Act Goes Down?

Health lawyers aren't sure, but their opinions range from "God only knows" to "bedlam" to "chaos."

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