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FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated....
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Clock starts for voters to reject new California tobacco age
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California has become the second state in the nation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, starting the clock for opponents to ask voters for a reversal this November....
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Cayman Islands to deploy genetically modified mosquitoes
MIAMI (AP) -- British biotech company Oxitec and the Cayman Islands government announced plans Thursday to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fight against a species that spreads Zika and other diseases....
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Study strengthens suspected link between Zika and paralysis
NEW YORK (AP) -- A study in Brazil found nearly 90 percent of people with a rare paralyzing condition said they had symptoms of Zika earlier - contributing to mounting evidence that Zika may be a cause....
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House bill would curb new regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vape away....
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Doctors Without Borders pulls out of UN humanitarian summit
PARIS (AP) -- The international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders has pulled out of the first U.N. humanitarian summit, saying the meeting won't address the growing needs caused by war and violence across the world because of its non-binding nature....
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Man charged in Michigan probe of contaminated food
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan man suspected of spraying a contaminant on unpackaged food at grocery stores faces four charges of poisoning food....
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Questions: Did Prince's call for help get right response?
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dramatic details emerging about how a California doctor reacted to a desperate call for help from Prince's staff a day before the musician was found dead have drawn criticism from experts in addiction medicine....
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Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings....
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European court OKs crackdown on e-cigarettes, packaging
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the growing electronic cigarette market....
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