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Becoming a dad? Expect to gain 3 to 5 pounds

Many men gain a new sense of responsibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 to 5 pounds.

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Cold medicines containing dextromethorphan are offered for sale at a retail store. According to reports, the abuse of over the counter cough medicines, many containing dextromethorphan, has increased among youths.  (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Cold medicines containing dextromethorphan are offered for sale at a retail store. According to reports, the abuse of over the counter cough medicines, many containing dextromethorphan, has increased among youths. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Bill could keep teens from buying certain cough medicines

Dextromethorphan is an ingredient found in many cough medicines and most people have one of these products in their homes. Did you know that DXM causes a dangerous high, but in New Jersey it is currently legal for children to buy products with the ingredient?

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A trip to the hospital for a toothache?

An increasing number of New Jersey residents are going to hospital emergency rooms for dental treatment.

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Veteran Affairs
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VA problems mount as missteps continue

The Department of Veterans Affairs faces a serious numbers problem -- multiple in fact.

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Who are more New Jerseyans developing allergies? (Dimitri Zimmer, ThinkStock)
Who are more New Jerseyans developing allergies? (Dimitri Zimmer, ThinkStock)
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More New Jerseyans are developing allergies

It's not your imagination. A growing number of adults and children in New Jersey are developing allergies, at all times of the year, even in the dead of winter when there's snow on the ground. 

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Court – New health law doesn’t infringe on religious freedom

The federal health care law doesn't infringe on the religious freedom of faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in employee health plans, a federal appeals court in Denver ruled Tuesday.

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Early clue to why some children may have reading woes, say study

New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read -- and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it's noisy.

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North Jersey town raises age for buying nicotine products

 

RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Rutherford has become the ninth New Jersey town to raise the age for purchasing "nicotine-delivery" products.

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Rough play is riskier than heading in youth soccer, says study

Heading takes the heat in youth soccer, but limiting rough play might be a better way to prevent concussions and other injuries, a nine-year study of U.S. high school games suggests.

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Study – Silent cancer in moms a rare result in prenatal tests

For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong -- with the moms-to-be, not the fetus, a preliminary study suggests.

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