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FDA Says Brazil's Orange Juice Is Safe, But Still Illegal

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to block imports of Brazilian orange juice for the next 18 months could drive wholesale prices of concentrated orange juice up by 20 to 45 percent. The industry agrees that higher prices are indeed likely because orange juice already is in short supply.
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Can Gardening Help Troubled Minds Heal?

Psychiatrists have long claimed that gardens hold healing powers for mental illness. Now, scientists are exploring a new field called horticultural therapy for everyone from troubled youth to veterans. But just how gardens affect the brain remains mainly a mystery.
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In Women, Heart Attacks Often Strike Without Chest Pain

Women are more likely to have heart attacks that don't announce themselves with crushing chest pain. And women having heart attacks like those are more likely to die than men.
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Lights, Action, Drinking: Movie Scenes Tempt Teens To Binge

Teenagers who see drinking scenes in movies are more likely to start drinking, and to binge drink themselves, according to a new study. Drinking features in almost all movies, even in many rated for children.
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The Big Squeeze: Calif. Weight Loss Clinics Under Investigation

The 1-800-GET-THIN marketing campaign and its affiliated surgical centers, which implant the Lap-Band for weight-loss, are being investigated by local, state and federal authorities. At least three wrongful death lawsuits have been filed and the Department of Insurance has launched an investigation into allegations of insurance fraud.
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1-800-GET-THIN Campaign Under Fire

Surgeons and surgical centers associated with the weight loss ad campaign 1-800-GET-THIN are under fire. Five patients have died in Southern California after having a surgical weight loss device called the Lap-Band implanted. Congress has gotten involved and the manufacturer of the device says it will no longer sell it to the surgeons and eight centers that are the focus of multiple investigations.

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