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Experts try convincing public pot is addictive

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – For as long as most residents can remember, smoking marijuana has been a part of life here. The fact that...

June 25, 2018 1:00 am


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New flu vaccine only a little better than traditional shot

A newer kind of flu vaccine only worked a little bit better in seniors this past winter than traditional shots.

June 20, 2018 3:10 pm


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Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low.

June 19, 2018 10:40 am


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Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

The Trump administration rolled out a health insurance option for small businesses and self-employed people that could lead to lower...

June 19, 2018 10:30 am


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Asthma on rise following Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Shortly after he turned 2, Yadriel Hernandez started struggling to breathe. His doctor prescribed an...

June 19, 2018 1:00 am


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Gaming compulsion may be mental issue

GENEVA – Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now...

June 19, 2018 1:00 am


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Puerto Rico struggles with jump in asthma cases post-Maria

Doctors in Puerto Rico say they are seeing an alarming rise in the number and severity of asthma cases.

June 18, 2018 8:20 am


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Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem

The World Health Organization says compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition.

June 18, 2018 7:30 am


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Study: Kids making healthier life choices except in diet

NEW YORK – Fewer U.S. teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days. Oh, and they're drinking less milk,...

June 15, 2018 1:00 am


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Fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs ... and drinking milk

Fewer U.S. teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days. Oh, and they're drinking less milk, too.

June 14, 2018 4:00 pm


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Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

The American Medical Association has adopted sweeping measures aimed at reducing gun violence, a problem it considers a public health...

June 12, 2018 3:20 pm