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Kids could overdose from nicotine-laced ‘candy’

In 2009, tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds launched Camel Orbs, dissolvable nicotine pellets flavored with cinnamon or mint that are intended for use by smokers...

Being bored could be bad for your health

Can you really be bored to death? In a commentary to be published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in April, experts say there's...

Cuts could shut some Tennessee hospitals

NASHVILLE - Gov. Phil Bredesen's proposed cuts to the state's expanded Medicaid program would cost state hospitals hundreds of millions of dollars and may...

Slowing down could extend drivers’ lives

Each hour spent behind the wheel in North America represents a 20-minute loss in life expectancy based on the risk of fatal crashes, a...

Experts: Colon cancer deaths could make big drop

Colon cancer deaths could drop dramatically in the next decade because of better screening and treatment, according to an optimistic new prediction by top...

Engineered edible cottonseed could feed millions

"The Fabric of Our Lives" may soon feed millions. A Texas researcher has found a way to reduce toxin in cottonseed that until now...

Rising unemployment taxes could hinder hiring

As if small businesses needed another reason not to hire, consider their latest financial burden: The cost of rising unemployment itself. Employers already are...

Kennedy’s disability plan could snag health bill

An insurance plan championed by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy that would help elderly or disabled people avoid nursing homes ironically adds yet another sticking...

Drinking diet sodas could harm kidneys over the long term

Women who think sugar-free beverages are a "safe" food might want to think again when popping open another can of diet soda. A US...

Cuts could eliminate mental health program

State health officials said Monday they would have to eliminate the entire program to help those in mental health crisis if their funding is...
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