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Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.

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Lawmakers are looking to create a program for smoking cessation despite a lack of funding. (aquarius83men, ThinkStock)
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Smoking cessation programs would get a boost under proposed bill

In 2003, New Jersey set aside $30 million from its cigarette tax for smoking cessation programs, but then began dialing back the funding until completely eliminating it in the Fiscal Year 2012 State Budget. There is now a plan to get the programs up and running again with even more funding without asking anyone to pay more.

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Hidden dangers of earbuds, headphones

Chances are, if your son or daughter has a smartphone, tablet or iPod, they have listened to music through headphones or earbuds. With more and more youngsters doing just that, many doctors across the U.S. are seeing an uptick in the number of teens with hearing loss.

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Bristol-Myers wins approval for 1st hepatitis C type 3 drug

An experimental drug for one of the hardest-to-treat types of hepatitis C has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, adding to the surge of new options -- all much more effective but extremely costly -- for patients with the liver-destroying virus.

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FDA OKs breakthrough cholesterol drug for high-risk patients

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a first-of-a-kind drug that lowers artery-clogging cholesterol more than older drugs that have been prescribed for decades.

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New Jersey lawmakers consider tougher rules for nail salons

TRENTON (AP) — Two New Jersey lawmakers say they're introducing a bill to protect workers in nail salons.

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Bono teams up with Revo for eye care awareness

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bono, who has had problems with his own vision, is partnering with a company to provide better eye care to the underprivileged.

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Parents can encourage kids to be active in summer to prevent weight gain. (Bec Parsons, ThinkStock)
Parents can encourage kids to be active in summer to prevent weight gain. (Bec Parsons, ThinkStock)
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Summer can mean weight gain for children

School is out for the summer and while the warm weather is more conducive to outdoor exercise, many parents find that their children actually gain weight during June, July and August.

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Eli Lilly says experimental Alzheimer’s drug shows some benefit

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eli Lilly & Co. reported Wednesday that an experimental medication might slow mild Alzheimer's if people take it early enough, one of a handful of drugs in late-stage testing in the frustrating hunt for a better treatment.

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Becoming a dad? Expect to gain 3 to 5 pounds

Many men gain a new sense of responsibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 to 5 pounds.

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