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A colorized transmission of the MERS coronavirus that emerged in 2012.
A colorized transmission of the MERS coronavirus that emerged in 2012. (AP Photo/National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases via The Canadian Press, File)
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Report finds state unprepared for outbreaks

NEW BRUNSWICK (AP) — A new report finds that New Jersey is among the states least-prepared for outbreaks of infectious diseases.

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EU Remains Divided On Absinthe Definition
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Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year

Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.

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New England Compounding Center President, co-owner, and Director of Pharmacy Barry Cadde
New England Compounding Center President, co-owner, and Director of Pharmacy Barry Cadden (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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14 arrested, charged in meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (AP) -- Fourteen owners or employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy were arrested Wednesday in connection with a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people nationwide and was traced to tainted drug injections.

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Tips for a strees-free holiday season

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us and whether you are trying to get your shopping done, wrapping gifts or running from one party to the next, it can become overwhelming and make for a stressful time.

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‘Text neck’ plaguing frequent texters, gamers

Constantly looking down at your smartphone or tablet can be harmful to the body. Over the past several years, doctors have been dealing with more and more cases of "text neck," which you and your children could be experiencing right now.

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Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.

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A screen shot of the home page of HealthCare.gov (AP Photo/File)
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Insurers ease ‘Obamacare’ deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry says it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for January.

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Judge halts Alzheimer’s drug swap until July

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A federal judge has ordered an Irish drug manufacturer to halt its plans to discontinue its widely used Alzheimer's medication, allegedly in an effort to drive patients to a newer patented drug.

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Beware of germs at the workplace

It's the most wonderful time of the year for catching germs from your co-workers.

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NJ ranks last in anti-smoking programs for kids

A new report titled "Broken Promises to our Children," finds New Jersey could be doing much better in its efforts to stop kids from smoking. In fact, the state ranks last in the nation when it comes to funding tobacco prevention programs.

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