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FDA panel backs Amgen cholesterol drug for some patients

Federal health advisers said Wednesday that a highly-anticipated cholesterol-lowering drug from Amgen Inc. should be approved for patients with dangerously high levels of the artery-clogging substance.

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Sodium On Menus
A Bistro French Onion Soup Bread Bowl is seen at a Panera bread restaurant, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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NYC Health Department proposes high-sodium warning on menus

New York City's Health Department wants all chain restaurants to warn customers about products that are high in salt.

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Legalizing Marijuana
FILE - In this file photo taken Jan. 13, 2015, marijuana plants at the Pioneer Production and Processing marijuana growing facility in Arlington, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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Monitoring legal pot – How do we know if it works?

Dozens of government officials and researchers from a half-dozen U.S. states and a few countries that have legalized marijuana or are at least thinking about it are gathering in Washington state this week for meetings focused largely on one question: How do we know if it's working?

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Anti-Obamacare protesters
Anti-Obamacare protesters demonstrating in 2012.. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Congress’ problem if court voids health law aid, says health secretary

Congress and the states will need to find an answer if the Supreme Court strikes down the federal subsidies that are a foundation of President Barack Obama's health care law, his health secretary told lawmakers Wednesday.

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A Walgreens store location, in Boston
A Walgreens store location, in Boston (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
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Walgreens, insurers push expansion of virtual doctor visits

Walgreens expects to reach about half the country by the end of the year with a new telemedicine service that lets people see doctors for minor ailments without leaving the home or office.

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Ground Zero one month after the attacks on the World Trade Center
Ground Zero one month after the attacks on the World Trade Center (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Providing medical benefits for 9/11 responders

A special hearing will take place on June 11 on Capitol Hill on legislation that would ensure all first responders and survivors of the 9/11 World Trade Center terror attacks continue to receive monitoring and medical care.

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Beyond Lyme, new illnesses, more reason to watch for ticks

Lyme disease makes the headlines but there are plenty of additional reasons to avoid tick bites. New research highlights the latest in a growing list of tick-borne threats -- a distant relative of Lyme that's easy to confuse with other illnesses.

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Prices For U.S. Food Staples Rise Steeply
Cartoon of eggs in a supermarket (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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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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Category: Health & Wellness, News
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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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