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Drug warning from FDA targets men’s testosterone treatments

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against the overuse of testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have never been established as safe or effective for treating common signs of aging like low libido and fatigue.

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Medical marijuana program under scrutiny in New Jersey

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, one of the lawmakers who led the charge to establish New Jersey's medical marijuana program, said that in the near future he will present information from a public hearing on the topic, held on Monday, to the state Department of Health.

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Alarming numbers in CDC study of teen dating violence

In a newly-published study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 21 percent of female teens who date said they were the victim of violence - sexual, physical or both. Ten percent of teen-aged males cited the same violence.

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Pakistani mother looks on as health worker gives oral polio vaccine to a child in Rawalpindi in 2014. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
Pakistani mother looks on as health worker gives oral polio vaccine to a child in Rawalpindi in 2014. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
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Vaccine enforcement – Pakistan police arrest parents refusing kids’ anti-Polio meds

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Hundreds of parents in northwest Pakistan were arrested and jailed on charges of endangering public security after refusing to give their children polio vaccinations, officials said Monday.

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Understanding Autism – Why does NJ have the nation’s highest rate?

While the cause of autism remains a mystery researchers at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark are continuing to try and figure out why the Garden State's rate has increased over the past decade and remains the highest in the nation. 

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Sign promotes vaccination clinic at the Matthew Knight Arena on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Ore.  (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Andy Nelson, File)
Sign promotes vaccination clinic at the Matthew Knight Arena on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Andy Nelson, File)
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Vaccine exemptions – Oregon considers banning most of them

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Jennifer Margulis has her kids vaccinated and she gets shots herself. But she doesn't like the idea of government telling parents they must get their children immunized.

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Preventable injuries kill 6 children each day, report says

Every day, six children are killed from an injury in the home and 10,000 go to the emergency room for such injuries, most of which are preventable, according to a new report by Safe Kids Worldwide.

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US experiencing food ‘culture change,’ says first lady

Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a "culture change" in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity, but as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts the first lady also warned that the progress is "incredibly fragile."

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Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks, says panel

A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students.

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Panel recommends changes to US response to health emergencies

Attempts to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa were a mistake, the president's bioethics advisers said Thursday.

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