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Hospitals are using too many antibiotics, study says

NEW YORK (AP) -- Doctors in many U.S. hospitals are unnecessarily prescribing multiple antibiotics for several days when just one would do the job, a new study released Wednesday suggests.

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(l to r)Shridar Ganesan professor and director of translational science at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Andrew Brooks associate professor of genetics and COO of RUCDR Infinite Biologics , Robert DiPaola director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey , Jay Tischfield CEO & scientific director of RUCDR Infinite Biologics and executive director of Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey, and Linda Brzustowicz professor life sciences and Genetics chair
(l to r)Shridar Ganesan professor and director of translational science at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Andrew Brooks associate professor of genetics and COO of RUCDR Infinite Biologics , Robert DiPaola director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey , Jay Tischfield CEO & scientific director of RUCDR Infinite Biologics and executive director of Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey, and Linda Brzustowicz professor life sciences and Genetics chair (Nick Romanenko, Rutgers University
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Rutgers gets $10M pledge for cancer research

NEW BRUNSWICK (AP) — An anonymous donor is pledging $10 million to Rutgers University over two years to advance the treatment of patients with rare and resistant cancers that do not respond to standard therapies.

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Youth sports safety the goal of bill by NJ Senator, Congressman

Legislation designed to protect student-athletes in secondary and high schools, in New Jersey and across the nation, has been formally introduced in Washington, D.C.

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Fourth Ebola patient to be flown to US

A fourth American who contracted Ebola in West Africa was expected to arrive in the U.S. for care Tuesday and will be treated at an Atlanta hospital where two other aid workers successfully recovered from the disease, the hospital said Monday.

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An inflatable cigarette is displayed to announce the drug store CVS' decision to stop selling cigarettes at its stores on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in New York.
An inflatable cigarette is displayed to announce the drug store CVS' decision to stop selling cigarettes at its stores on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in New York.
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Study: Lung cancer screening may benefit heavy-smoking seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some current or former heavy smokers may benefit from a new lung cancer test even if they're 65 or older - although they experience more false alarms, suggests an analysis that comes as Medicare is debating whether to pay for the scans.

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Study: You won’t find a good night’s sleep on the Internet

Are electronics invading your child's sleep?

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Got health insurance? 1 in 4 millennials say ‘no’

It is now required under the Affordable Care Act that all Americans have health insurance, and yet about one in four people between the ages of 18 and 29, or 24 percent, do not have coverage according to a new report by InsuranceQuotes.com.

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NY health investigators eye Joan Rivers’ case

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York state health department is investigating the circumstances surrounding Joan Rivers' cardiac arrest during an outpatient procedure. Rivers died Thursday, a week after the incident.

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Study says 26 percent of New Jersey adults are obese

Adults in New Jersey are getting bigger. An annual study proves it.

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FDA OKs Merck drug, 1st in new cancer drug class

Merck & Co. on Thursday won the first U.S. approval for a new kind of cancer drug with big advantages over chemotherapy and other older cancer treatments.

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