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FDA Targets Cigarettes in Broadening of Fight Against Addiction - Bloomberg
Eight years after it was given the power to meaningfully change smoking in America, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration moved to do so. On Friday, the FDA announced it would take advantage of powers in the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco ...

Doctor who grew up in Athens shot and killed in Indiana - The State Journal-Register
Dr. Todd Graham, an Athens native, was shot and killed this week in South Bend, Indiana. He had been living and working as a physician in Indiana for 30 years. By Staff report. Friday. Posted Jul 28, 2017 at 5:36 PM Updated Jul 28, 2017 at 8:25 PM. Share.
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Kentucky Doctor Delivers Patient's Baby Right Before Giving Birth to Daughter - NBCNews.com
Before she could give birth to her own daughter, a Kentucky obstetrician first made sure her patient's baby was delivered safely. Dr. Amanda Hess was preparing to give birth to her second child on Sunday ? at the same time Leah Halliday Johnson was ...

California reportedly growing eight times as much marijuana as people are actually consuming - SFGate
A marijuana industry organization leader says growers in the state of California are growing the plant at a rate of about eight times the amount actually legally consumed, as the Los Angeles Times reports. Growers across the state may be forced to ...

Regular alcohol drinkers have lower risk of diabetes, according to a huge new study - Business Insider
According to a new study that looked at more than 70,000 Danish people, those who drink small to moderate amounts of alcohol on a frequent basis are less likely to develop diabetes than people who don't drink at all. To be clear, these results shouldn ...

CRISPR'd human embryos doesn't mean designer babies are around the corner - TechCrunch
Earlier this week scientists stunned us with the announcement they'd genetically altered the first human embryos in the U.S. using CRISPR technology ? but don't hold your breath if you think the ability to make designer babies is right around the corner.
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West Nile virus researcher believes vaccine should be available - Jackson Clarion Ledger
While the number of people infected with West Nile virus continues to increase in Mississippi and elsewhere, prospects for a vaccine being developed won't be on the horizon until it is "an uncontrollable epidemic" in the nation, says Jackson scientist ...

Tumor Caused Rare Growth Disorder in Medford Teacher - U.S. News & World Report
Medford resident Betsy Whispell was on her annual wind-surfing vacation on the Oregon Coast last year when a friend she hadn't seen in a year noticed that her face, hands and feet had grown abnormally large. July 29, 2017, at 3:02 a.m.. MORE.

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Do African men have better sperm than European and US counterparts? - Citizen
Sperm counts have dipped drastically in some parts of the world, and not at all in others. No one is quite sure why. Sperm count in men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand declined by 50-60% between 1973 and 2011, according to a new ...

Getting Less Than 7 Hours Of Sleep May Lead To Obesity, Study Finds - CBS Local
CBS Local ? Consistently missing out on a full night's sleep is detrimental to one's health in different ways and may help contribute to obesity, according to a new study by the University of Leeds in England. Researchers studied more than 1,600 ...

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