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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Think you're safe from ticks because the harsh winter froze them or because you haven't been trekking through the woods? Think again. Researchers focused on ticks and the debilitating diseases they spread say the heavy snow that blanketed the Northeast this...
NEW YORK (AP) — Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows. The number of high school students who tried e-cigarettes tripled in one year — to more than 13 percent. Water pipes or hookahs...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Northeast may have just escaped one of the coldest and snowiest winters to date, but that still will not reduce the risk of Lyme disease or other tick-borne illnesses. Researchers focused on ticks and the diseases they spread say the heavy snow that...
NEW YORK (AP) — A new government report shows smoking by teens hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed. Teen use of e-cigarettes tripled in one year — to more than 13 percent. About 9 percent of high schools students said they...
WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don't expect it in the grocery store anytime soon. The Agriculture Department says it will propose standards for the farmed...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators Thursday proposed limits on how employers use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — which enforces laws against discrimination...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City lawmaker wants to create a drug policy agency that would focus as much on health as on policing. City Council Health Committee Chairman Corey Johnson plans to formally introduce the proposal Thursday. The drug strategy office would advise city...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators Thursday proposed limits on how employers use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — which enforces laws against discrimination...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing limits on how employers use financial penalties and rewards to nudge employees to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — which enforces laws against discrimination...