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Record Number of Tick-Borne Diseases Reported in 2017: CDC

Record Number of Tick-Borne Diseases Reported in 2017: CDC

U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year. The 2017 tally of more than 59,000 cases is a 22 percent increase from the previous year. »

DNA Tests for More Than Just Tracing Your Roots
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DNA Tests for More Than Just Tracing Your Roots

Home DNA tests have become hugely popular for people looking to find family or trace their ancestry. Those companies are expanding into the medical market, collaborating with pharmaceutical companies and... »

Gene-Edited Food Is Coming, Regulatory Questions Remain

Gene-Edited Food Is Coming, Regulatory Questions Remain

The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year,... »

Ambulance Rides Drop as More Patients Take Uber to ERs
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Ambulance Rides Drop as More Patients Take Uber to ERs

Ambulance calls have dropped since ride sharing programs like Uber and Lyft popped up in cities across America, according to a study by a University of Kansas professor and a San Diego doctor. »

Tips to Kick Asphalt at Philadelphia Marathon

Tips to Kick Asphalt at Philadelphia Marathon

These tips will surely help you reach your personal goal at the 2018 AACR Philadelphia Marathon. »

Neanderthal Life Not Especially Risky, Skull Analysis Shows

Neanderthal Life Not Especially Risky, Skull Analysis Shows

Life as a Neanderthal was no picnic, but a new analysis says it was no more dangerous than what our own species faced in ancient times. That challenges what the authors call the prevailing view of our... »

Measles Cases in Ocean County, NJ Rise to 11, Officials Say

Measles Cases in Ocean County, NJ Rise to 11, Officials Say

New Jersey health officials have confirmed five more cases of measles in a central New Jersey community. »

Cooper U. Health Care Hikes Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour
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Cooper U. Health Care Hikes Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

New Jersey’s Cooper University Health Care just announced that it will begin paying employees a $15 minimum wage at the start of next year. The decision comes as NJ legislature considers a statewide minimum wage... »

Juul Temporarily Suspends Retail Sales of Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

Juul Temporarily Suspends Retail Sales of Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

Juul said it will stop selling most of its flavored nicotine pods for its e-cigarettes in retail stores — though only temporarily — as it tries to appease federal regulators who have ordered the company to help... »

FDA Gives 2 Years to Purge Six Artificial Flavors From Food

FDA Gives 2 Years to Purge Six Artificial Flavors From Food

New flavors, sweeteners and other ingredients can go through an FDA petition process to be approved as food additives. But another option lets manufacturers deem their own ingredients to be "generally recognized... »

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