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FDA ban on harmful trans fats expected soon

Posted: 06/15/2015 - Harmful trans fats may soon be banished from America's food supply, following a U.S. Food and Drug Administration announcement expected any day now.

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The do's and don'ts of sunscreen

Posted: 06/15/2015 - Summertime is here and that means more time outside, increasing your risk for sunburn. Make sure you're using sunscreen the correct way to stay protected.

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Oregon to allow year-long birth control supplies

Posted: 06/12/2015 - Oregon has enacted a first-of-its-kind insurance law that will allow women to obtain a year's worth of birth control at a time, expanding coverage that previously needed to be renewed every 30 or 90 days.

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Staying safe around stinging insects

Posted: 06/11/2015 - Bees, wasps and hornets are more abundant during the warmer months, leaving many people vulnerable to stings. Here's how you can avoid getting stung and what to do if you suffer a sting.

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Some common heartburn drugs may increase heart attack risk

Posted: 06/11/2015 - A new study by researchers at Houston Methodist and Stanford University shows that a category of drugs commonly used to fight acid reflux, called proton pump inhibitors, may raise the risk of heart attack.

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New study on parental age, child's autism risk

Posted: 06/10/2015 - In the largest-ever international study of parental age and autism risk, researchers have found increased autism rates among children born to teen moms and among kids whose parents have large gaps between their ages.

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Does summer make you depressed?

Posted: 06/09/2015 - Though you may be pumped for the sunshine-y days of summer ahead, there's a small minority for whom summer is depressing.

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Why some states face higher cancer risk

Posted: 06/08/2015 - The war on cancer continues, and as some battles are won in research, others may be lost in quality of life that varies state by state.

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FDA warns against "keepsake" ultrasounds

Posted: 03/04/2015 - As the images get clearer -- and three dimensional -- more and more women are getting optional "keepsake" ultrasounds. But while those images may be precious mementos, the FDA is waving warning flags.

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