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Examples of synthetic marijuana products
Examples of synthetic marijuana products (NJ State Police)
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Synthetic pot warning issued after reports of convulsions and other serious reactions

A warning has been issued against the purchase of synthetic marijuana products after nearly 30 people in New Jersey suffered life threatening reactions to its use in the past week.

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Mental health concerns are increasing among college students

Mental health issues are on the rise among college students, the numbers suggest, and parents and high schools are being encouraged to play a bigger role in dissolving the problem.

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Diet Pepsi
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Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.

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Smartphone app could help detect mood disorders in teens

The teenage years can be difficult ones, especially for children dealing with anxiety, depression and peer pressure, but a new tool may soon be available to help teens navigate through these challenges.

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Blue Bell Creameries
OVERLAND PARK, KS - APRIL 21: A Blue Bell Ice Cream truck is seen outside a Wal-Mart store after Blue Bell Creameries recalls all products following a Listeria contamination on April 21, 2015 in Overland Park, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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CDC using new technology to track listeria Illnesses

The government is relying on some new technology -- as well as a bit of luck -- to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.

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Bird Flu
In this 2012 photo provided by Bethany Hahn is a flock of turkeys at a Minnesota poultry farm. (Bethany Hahn via AP)
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CDC eyeing bird flu vaccine for humans, though risk is low

Federal officials said Wednesday they're taking steps to create a human vaccine for the bird flu virus that's slammed the Midwest poultry industry, though they still consider the danger to be low and the food supply not at risk.

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Food Stamps
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Health law brings growth in food stamps in some states

President Barack Obama's health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves.

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A new approach to care coordination for autistic kids

New Jersey has the highest rate of autism diagnosis in the nation. One out of every 45 children is found to have some type of condition on the autism spectrum. In response, the NJ Department of Health is funding studies to develop what's called the "Autism Health Needs Medical Home Pilot Project."

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Princeton bans tobacco sales to customers under 21

PRINCETON (AP) — Princeton has become the fifth New Jersey town to ban tobacco sales to customers under 21.

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Dr. Mehmet Oz
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: Dr. Mehmet Oz arrives at the Pinoy Relief Benefit Concert at Madison Square Garden on March 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
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Dr. Oz – We will not be silenced

Vowing that "we will not be silenced," television's Dr. Oz is fighting back against critics who are trying to get him removed from a faculty position at Columbia University.

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