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A shopper walking down the canned soup aisle at a grocery store in Cincinnati (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)
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FDA Prepping Long-Awaited Plan to Reduce Salt

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty - a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.

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Breyan Harris, 33, a lifelong non-smoker who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, posses at her home in Fair Oaks, Calif., Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Breyan Harris, 33, a lifelong non-smoker who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, posses at her home in Fair Oaks, Calif., Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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New Study Aims to Rapidly Test Lung Cancer Drugs

A bold new way to test cancer drugs started Monday in hundreds of hospitals around the U.S. In a medical version of speed dating, doctors will sort through multiple experimental drugs and match patients to the one most likely to succeed based on each person's unique tumor gene profile.

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Bionic pancreas consists of a smartphone, top, hardwired to a continuous glucose monitor and two pumps, bottom, that pumps deliver doses of insulin or glucagon every five minutes. (AP Photo/ Boston University Department of Biomedical Engineering)
Bionic pancreas consists of a smartphone, top, hardwired to a continuous glucose monitor and two pumps, bottom, that pumps deliver doses of insulin or glucagon every five minutes. (AP Photo/ Boston University Department of Biomedical Engineering)
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Progress Made on ‘Bionic Pancreas’ for Diabetics

Scientists have made big progress on a "bionic pancreas" to free some people with diabetes from the daily ordeal of managing their disease. A wearable, experimental device passed a real-world test, constantly monitoring blood sugar and automatically giving insulin or a sugar-boosting drug as needed, doctors said Sunday.

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(Michael Buckner, Getty Images)
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Sanofi, Medtronic Join on Diabetes Drugs, Devices

French drugmaker Sanofi and U.S. medical device manufacturer Medtronic Inc. have joined in a project to develop new combinations of drugs and devices for diabetes care.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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CEO of EHT Medical Pot Dispensary Quits

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP (AP) — The president and CEO of one of New Jersey's three medical marijuana dispensaries has quit.

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New Medicare Program Would Protect Taxpayers

A bill has been introduced that would strengthen the Medicare program and protect taxpayer dollars.

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House Considers Bill to Waive School Meal Rules

The House considered legislation on Wednesday that would allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards -- a proposal that has drawn a veto threat from the White House.

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Fresh ground beef is displayed (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Study: Red Meat Possibly Linked to Breast Cancer


LONDON (AP) — A new study suggests that women who eat lots of hamburgers, steaks and other red meat may have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer.

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Healthy Seniors Tested in Bid to Block Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In one of the most ambitious attempts yet to thwart Alzheimer's disease, a major study got underway Monday to see if an experimental drug can protect healthy seniors whose brains harbor silent signs that they're at risk.

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Eight ounce bottles of Coca Cola arranged for a photo in Surfside, Fla. Coca-Cola Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Eight ounce bottles of Coca Cola arranged for a photo in Surfside, Fla. Coca-Cola Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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Coke Ad: It Takes 23 Minutes to Burn Off a Soda

NEW YORK (AP) -” Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda.

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