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Pregnant workers don’t want extra attention, study finds

When a female worker becomes pregnant, she doesn't want "John" to take on some of her duties. She doesn't want "Mary" to go on the special business trip because she may be in better shape. According to new research, she wants to be treated exactly the same as prior to pregnancy.

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Feds close insurance loopholes on preventive care

From contraception to colonoscopies, the Obama administration Monday closed a series of insurance loopholes on coverage of preventive care.

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Patient Carole Linderman speaks to Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli before her blood is drawn for a liquid biopsy at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia
Patient Carole Linderman speaks to Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli before her blood is drawn for a liquid biopsy at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
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New blood tests, liquid biopsies, may transform cancer care

A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.

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Allergy alert – Are we having a ‘pollen tsunami’ this spring?

You probably have noticed that green film on your car's windshield of late, and your nose may have also noticed it: one of the heaviest pollen seasons in New Jersey in recent memory, a so-called "pollen tsunami."

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Blue Bell Listeriosis
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FDA unaware of listeria in Blue Bell plant before outbreak

Federal health officials said Friday that they were never told of repeated findings of listeria at a Blue Bell Creameries facility before an outbreak linked to the ice cream turned deadly.

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FDA questions benefit of cystic fibrosis drug from Vertex

Federal health regulators have questions about the benefits of an experimental combination drug for cystic fibrosis, including whether the addition of a second drug ingredient adds to the pill's effectiveness.

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FILE - This Feb. 15, 2010, file photo, shows a package of K2. (AP Photo/Kelley McCall, File)
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Synthetic pot leads to nationwide spike in hospitalizations

A huge nationwide spike in hospitalizations last month caused by a class of drugs often called "synthetic marijuana" illustrates the potency and dangers of the chemicals used to make them and the shifty tactics authorities believe manufacturers are using to evade regulation.

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There may be dangers to taking diet and fitness to an extreme. (Comstock, ThinkStock)
There may be dangers to taking diet and fitness to an extreme. (Comstock, ThinkStock)
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Fitness trends: The dangers of extreme dieting or exercise

In the fifth and final installment of our week-long series on diet and fitness trends, we took a closer look at the benefits and consequences of taking diet and fitness programs to the extreme.

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FDA schedules meeting on twice-rejected female libido drug

The Food and Drug Administration will ask a group of outside medical experts next month to evaluate a much-debated experimental drug designed to boost sexual desire in women.

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Blue Bell ice cream rests on a grocery store shelf in Lawrence, Kan.
Blue Bell ice cream rests on a grocery store shelf in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
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Listeria found in Blue Bell ice cream plant in 2013

Blue Bell ice cream had evidence of listeria bacteria in its Oklahoma manufacturing plant as far back as March 2013, a government investigation released Thursday says. The company then continued to ship ice cream produced in that plant after what the Food and Drug Administration says was inadequate cleaning.

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