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Your Dermatologist's Free Drug Samples Aren't Really Free

By | Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:20

Dermatologists with access to free samples are more likely to write prescriptions for higher price tag medicines when compared to their peers who do not receive free samples.

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Arizona Law Passes Allowing Surprise Health Inspections At Abortion Clinics

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:40

Arizona House Bill 2284 allows state authorities to conduct inspections at abortion clinics without first obtaining a warrant.

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Middle Aged Drowning Deaths On The Rise, With Men At Much Higher Risk

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:32

A new CDC report found the number of deaths from drowning has gone down over a 12-year span ending in 2010 for all age groups except one: people between the ages of 45 and 84.

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Air Canada Tightens E-Cig Policy After 'Vaping' Complaint

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:13

After a woman complained that flight attendants turned a blind eye to a passenger using an e-cigarette during a recent flight, Air Canada has now restated their ban of onboard "vaping."

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Free NYC Condoms Selling Like Hotcakes In The Dominican Republic

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:37

New York City’s free condom program, paid for by taxes from its citizens, has now become a profit-making business in the Dominican Republic.

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Tennessee Is Making Parts Of Pregnancy Illegal

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:35

Pregnant mothers in Tennessee may soon face criminal charges if they pass on their drug addictions to their unborn children.

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FDA Signs Off On New Diabetes Drug Tanzeum

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:58

Tanzeum, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, could help reduce symptoms for the millions of Americans living with type 2 diabetes.

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People Of Color Live In Areas With More Air Pollution

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:00

Researchers find that, on average, people of color are exposed to 38 percent higher levels of nitrogen dioxide outdoor air pollution when compared to white people.

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E-Cigarette Makers Pushing Nicotine On Kids, Dems Say

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 15:20

A group of 11 Democratic lawmakers urged the Food and Drug Administration Monday to restrict sales of e-cigarettes to minors.

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Mother Pushes For Vaccines After Daughter’s Chickenpox Death

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:53

Pro-vaccine Mom Shannon Peterson is pushing for mandatory childhood immunizations following her 5-year-old daughter's death in 2001.

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The Impact Of Aging Baby Boomers On Social Security [PHOTOS]

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:34

Pew Research Center published a new demographic study last week highlighting the “age pyramid,” which raises questions about America's unsustainable Social Security system.

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LGBT Parents Face Unfair Bias In Custody Battles

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:55

Legislation in a majority of states still considers sexual orientation to be a deciding factor in custody battles, which leaves LGBT parents on the receiving end of an unfair bias.

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Underage Prostitutes More Likely To Be Initiated By Peers Than Pimps

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:08

A new study found that pimps were only responsible for luring minors into sex work in a very small number of cases. In more cases, girls were initiated into the sex trade by their peers.

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Cheaper Obamacare Subsidies Will Reduce The National Deficit, But It May Not Last

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:03

Subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will help bring down the federal deficit growth forecast, according to new estimates.

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The USDA's Junk Food Ban Won't Make Kids Healthier

By | Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:35

The USDA has banned junk food in schools starting July 1, 2014, but it's unlikely kids will eat any healthier as a result.

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