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Stomach bugs on cruise ships: Tips to stay safe

Posted: 01/30/2014 - Cruises can be packed with passengers in close quarters, raising the potential for infectious diseases to spread like wildfire if anyone on board gets sick.

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New rules sought to make child car seats safer

Posted: 01/22/2014 - Child car seats would for the first time have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes under regulations the government proposed Wednesday.

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Survey: One in ten New Hampshire adolescents use marijuana

Updated: 01/20/2014 - As New Hampshire lawmakers consider a bill that would legalize up to an ounce of marijuana for adults, the state Health Department is drawing attention to research showing high marijuana use among 12-to-17-year-olds.

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Massachusetts deal would create meningitis victims' fund

Posted: 12/24/2013 - Attorneys for creditors of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak say they've reached a preliminary settlement that would set up a victim compensation fund worth more than $100 million. Tennessee was one of the hardest-hit states in the outbreak.

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Ways to avoid food allergy issues

Updated: 12/24/2013 - Food allergies can be life threatening, and with an abundance of food for the holidays, a local group wants to help you get through the holidays safely.

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NYC's Bloomberg led the way on trans fats ban

Posted: 11/08/2013 - Artificial trans fats were as American as apple pie when New York City's health-conscious mayor, Michael Bloomberg, pushed to ban them from restaurant food in his city in 2006.

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FDA to ban artery-clogging trans fats

Posted: 11/07/2013 - Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is finishing the job.

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