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Teens’ e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than others to later smoke conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, a study at 10 Los Angeles high schools suggests.

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HPV Vaccinations
A teen gets the HPV vaccination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Health officials say they won’t change HPV vaccine mandate

State health officials say there are no plans to change a new requirement that middle school students in Rhode Island get the HPV vaccine even though some parents, and now some lawmakers, have expressed concerns.

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Medical scopes
FILE – This file photo shows the tip of an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscope. (AP Photo/U.S. Food and Drug Administration, File)
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Scope manufacturer waited years to report problems, says FDA

Federal regulators have uncovered new violations by the manufacturer of medical scopes recently linked to outbreaks of deadly "superbug" bacteria at U.S. hospitals.

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Imperfect test fuels alternative treatments for Lyme disease

Lyme disease conjures memories of checking for ticks at camp and fretting over bug bites after hikes in the woods. But far from a summertime nuisance, Lyme is a potentially debilitating disease - and the subject of a vigorous debate in modern medicine.

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Drug addict
ST. JOHNSBURY, VT - FEBRUARY 06: Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin on February 6, 2014 in Vermont. (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
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White House launches initiative to combat heroin use

The White House is launching a new $5 million initiative to combat heroin use and trafficking of the drug, particularly in states along the East Coast.

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Medical Marijuana
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Medical marijuana in NJ, nearly six years later

It's been 66 months since patients in New Jersey were granted access to medical marijuana. Today, though, only half of the six planned dispensaries are up and running.

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Cindy Whitehead
In this June 22, 2015, photo, Sprout Pharmaceuticals CEO Cindy Whitehead works in her office in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)
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Drug execs behind female libido pill have run afoul of FDA

A small drugmaker from North Carolina may succeed next week where many of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies have failed: in winning approval for the first drug to boost women's sexual desire.

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Health exchange enrollment grows even after deadline

TRENTON (AP) — New Jersey enrollment the federal government's health insurance exchange has jumped since the regular deadline for coverage this year.

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The rising price of prescription drugs is forcing some consumers to cut corners elsewhere. (Brian Chase, ThinkStock)
The rising price of prescription drugs is forcing some consumers to cut corners elsewhere. (Brian Chase, ThinkStock)
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Prescription drug costs on the rise

Soaring prescription prices are giving many consumers pause. It's the latest bump in the rocky healthcare road.

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Hospital room
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Most Legionnaires’ deaths tied to spray from shower, faucet

Most deaths from Legionnaires' disease are tied to hospital and nursing home showers, not outdoor cooling towers, new government figures released Thursday show.

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