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Novel government cancer study will test precision medicine

The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tumors rather than the type.

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Medical marijuana
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Medical marijuana – Criticizing the cost of cannabis in New Jersey

New Jersey's medical marijuana system is once again being criticized - this time for costs.

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Microbiologist Ruth Bryan works with BG nerve agent simulant in Class III Glove Box in the Life Sciences Test Facility at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah
Microbiologist Ruth Bryan works with BG nerve agent simulant in Class III Glove Box in the Life Sciences Test Facility at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)
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Pentagon – Anthrax shipments broader than first thought

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review.

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New case of measles confirmed in New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Health has confirmed a person with measles has exposed other people to the illness over a period of two days in May during a visit to a Middlesex County funeral home.

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CDC headquarters in Atanta
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CDC says 150 possibly had contact with Lassa fever victim

Federal and state health officials have identified more than 150 people who possibly had contact with a patient who died of Lassa Fever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

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Center For Disease Control office in Atlanta
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Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples to New Jersey

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.

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Underwater breath-holding games can be fatal to swimmers, according to the CDC. (JaySi, ThinkStock)
Underwater breath-holding games can be fatal to swimmers, according to the CDC. (JaySi, ThinkStock)
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Dangerous underwater breath-holding games can be fatal

The summer months are almost upon us and as children and adults head to swimming pools, lakes and the ocean, officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning of the dangers of underwater breath-holding games and exercises.

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Obesity rates – New Jersey is 16th best

At least 25 percent of New Jersey adults are considered obese, according to the latest rankings from Gallup and Healthways.

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World AIDS Day In Seoul
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Study confirms early treatment is best for HIV

A major international study says don't delay in seeking HIV treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer.

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Lassa fever patient treated twice at 1 New Jersey hospital

A New Jersey hospital says it twice treated a patient who died this week of an infectious disease that is rarely seen in the United States.

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