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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration's latest anti-smoking campaign takes aim at young adults in the LGBT community, who officials say are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as their peers. The $35.7 million effort targets the estimated 40 percent of 2 million...
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — A French appeals court has upheld a four-year prison sentence against a maker of fraudulent breast implants that were given to tens of thousands of women worldwide from 2001 to 2010. The appeals court in the southern town of Aix-en-Provence found...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court ruling that found advertising claims of the health benefits of POM Wonderful juices were deceptive. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal from POM Wonderful LLC that argued that the ruling violated the company's...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — On a recent Thursday, the staff at Sunny Vista Living Center in Colorado Springs bustled in the kitchen. The phone rang with a last minute order as Chris Willard tended to a large pot of Thai-style soup with fresh ginger, vegetables and thin-sliced...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — There is a growing trend among the nation's 15,600 nursing homes to abandon rigid menus and strict meal times in favor of a more individualized approach toward food. Advocates pushing for the change say it has taken more than three decades to get...
CHICAGO (AP) — Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved. Most injuries studied were mild, but all concussions are potentially serious and the researchers say the trend raises public health and...
CHICAGO (AP) — Playground concussions are on the rise, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved. That's according to a new study from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers there examined national data from 2001 through 2013 on playground...
(from SASR) Senior Adults Specialty Research has announced it is actively recruiting participants for a clinical research study designed to evaluate the safety and potential efficacy of an investigational medication to determine whether it slows the progression of symptoms of...
(from AAP) Despite significant progress in recent years, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says the nation remains incompletely equipped to respond to children’s unique medical needs in the wake of disasters. Children are particularly vulnerable to...