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U.S. swimmer Shannon Vreeland uses an inhaler during a practice session at the Aquatics Center at Olympic Park ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
U.S. swimmer Shannon Vreeland uses an inhaler during a practice session at the Aquatics Center at Olympic Park ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
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Asthma rates drop but experts not breathing easier

NEW YORK (AP) -- A new survey suggests asthma in the U.S. may finally be on the decline. But the results are so surprising that health officials are cautious about claiming a downturn.

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E-cigarettes (Photo by Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
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FDA extending comment period on e-cigarette rules

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The public will have more time to weigh in on a federal proposal to regulate electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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Bacillus anthracis vegetative cells in a monkey spleen. Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacteria Bacillus anthracis.  (AP Photo/Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program, File)
Bacillus anthracis vegetative cells in a monkey spleen. Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacteria Bacillus anthracis. (AP Photo/Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program, File)
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Dozens of CDC workers taking anti-anthrax drugs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that at least 52 workers are taking antibiotics as a precaution because of a lab safety problem that may have accidentally exposed them to anthrax.

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School’s out, weight’s up [AUDIO]

Summer may be a time to enjoy outdoor fun in the sun, but unfortunately for many children, it is a time when the lack of a regular routine results in them packing on extra pounds.

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People use a a phone bank to sign up for health care insurance at the business office of Parkland Hospital in Dallas in March.   (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
People use a a phone bank to sign up for health care insurance at the business office of Parkland Hospital in Dallas in March. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
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Poll: Many still struggle to pay health premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most people who signed up under President Barack Obama's health care law rate their new insurance highly, but a substantial number are struggling with the cost, according to a poll released Thursday.

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Feds seek ways to expand use of addiction drug

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government's top drug abuse experts are struggling to find ways to expand use of a medicine that is considered the best therapy for treating heroin and painkiller addiction.

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Caribbean Mosquito Virus
Mosquito. (AP Photo/USDA, File)
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Cuba confirms first 6 cases of chikungunya virus

HAVANA (AP) -- Cuban health authorities on Wednesday confirmed the country's first six cases of chikungunya fever, a debilitating, mosquito-borne virus that is suspected of afflicting tens of thousands across the Caribbean since its arrival in the region last year.

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Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, chairman and Professor of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington
Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, chairman and Professor of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
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Dr. Oz Scolded at Hearing on Weight Loss Scams

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under pressure from Congress, celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz on Tuesday offered to help "drain the swamp" of unscrupulous marketers using his name to peddle so-called miracle pills and cure-alls to millions of Americans desperate to lose weight.

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Mosquito Virus Outbreak Spurs US Concern [AUDIO]

The outbreak of a mosquito-borne illness in the Caribbean has doctors and experts bracing for an uptick in cases on North American soil.

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Gov. Christie, interviewed by Eric Scott, on ‘Ask the Governor’ Monday night. (Photo by Kira Buxton)

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Gov. Christie, interviewed by Eric Scott, on ‘Ask the Governor’ Monday night. (Photo by Kira Buxton) Read More: Christie Says the State Will Not 'Close Down' | http://nj1015.com/christie-says-the-state-will-not-close-down/?trackback=tsmclip
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Christie: Medical Marijuana a ‘Front for Legalization’ [VIDEO]

Gov. Chris Christie once again weighed in on the marijuana issue during Monday night's Ask the Governor show, calling some marijuana programs "a front for legalization .. unless you have a strong governor and a strong administration that says ... we're going to make it a medical-based program."

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