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Prices For U.S. Food Staples Rise Steeply
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US to import egg products from Netherlands to ease shortage

With an increasing egg shortage due to the widespread bird flu outbreak, the United States will soon allow imported egg products from the Netherlands to be used for commercial baking and in processed foods.

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FDA weighs target population for Amgen cholesterol drug

Federal health regulators said Monday a highly-anticipated, experimental drug from Amgen significantly lowers bad cholesterol. But officials have questions about who should take the drug and whether to approve it based on currently available data.

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Senate considers bill authorizing sale of home-baked goods

TRENTON (AP) — New Jersey residents could soon be allowed to sale baked goods made at home.

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FDA weighs approval of first-in-class cholesterol drug

Federal health regulators said Friday that a highly-anticipated, experimental drug from Sanofi lowers bad cholesterol more than older drugs. But officials have questions about whether to approve the drug based on that measure alone or wait for additional study results.

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Tattoo danger – That new ink could cause complications

You might like the way they look, but about one in 10 people who get tattoos experience complications, according to a small study in the June issue of the journal "Contact Dermatitis."

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Microbiologist Ruth Bryan works with BG nerve agent simulant in Class III Glove Box in the Life Sciences Test Facility at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah
Microbiologist Ruth Bryan works with BG nerve agent simulant in Class III Glove Box in the Life Sciences Test Facility at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)
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Officials – Dozens of labs received potentially live anthrax

The Pentagon disclosed Wednesday that it inadvertently shipped possibly live anthrax to at least 51 laboratories across the U.S. and in three foreign countries over the past decade, but it has yet to determine how it happened, who is to blame, why it was not discovered earlier and how much worse the embarrassment will get.

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Nurse Assisting Patient Undergoing Mammogram
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Expert panel – Mammograms are most worth it for women 50-69

A new, international panel of experts has studied the most recent evidence on mammograms to screen for breast cancer and says they do the most good for women in their 50s and 60s.

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Problem drinking affects 33 million adults

Alcohol problems affect almost 33 million adults and most have never sought treatment, according to a government survey that suggests rates have increased in recent years.

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Legislation seeks to reduce drug addiction and overdoses

Health experts, lawmakers and residents agree that New Jersey is in the throes of a heroin epidemic. In an effort to combat the problem, One state lawmaker who is also a practicing physician, is now helping a colleague spearhead an effort to require health insurers to cover pain medications designed to reduce addiction and abuse.

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Marlboro cigarettes are on display
Marlboro cigarettes are on display (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
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Bill would ban smoking in cars with kids

The New Jersey state Senate will consider a bill that would make it illegal to smoke in a car when children under the age of 16 are present.

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