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California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country following an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.

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FDA weighs new restrictions on liquid nicotine products

Federal health officials are considering whether to require new warnings and child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine formulas used with e-cigarettes and other emerging tobacco products.

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OxyContin maker bows out of meeting on harder-to-abuse drug

The makers of the potent painkiller OxyContin have pulled out of a federal meeting to review the company's harder-to-abuse version of the much-debated drug.

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Chobani selected as Greek yogurt provider for school lunches

Public schools across America will soon offer Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in school lunches beginning this fall.

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5th New Jersey facility can start growing medical marijuana

A fifth facility has been given permission to start growing medical marijuana in New Jersey.

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New guidelines back device for treating strokes

Many stroke patients have a new treatment option -- if they seek help fast enough to get it. New guidelines endorse using a removable stent to open clogged arteries causing a stroke.

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Centers For Disease Control Says Flu Epidemic Worsening Across Country
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California Legislature passes strict school vaccine bill

California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country after a series of emotionally charged debates.

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Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators.

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Sibling punches aren’t only assaults US kids face, says survey

Getting punched by your brother or sister is sometimes a painful rite of passage, but many U.S. kids also experience other types of assaults, mistreatment and abuse, a big government-funded survey found.

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STDs on the rise in NJ – Are dating apps to blame?

States across the U.S., including New Jersey, are seeing the number of reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) rise.

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