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  • WHO says too few countries taxing tobacco products enough

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A World Health Organization report says taxing cigarettes to more than 75 percent of their retail price is the most effective way to reduce tobacco use, but that too few governments…

  • California right-to-die bill struggling ahead of key vote

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill that would allow California physicians to help terminally ill patients end their lives is struggling to muster enough support ahead of a legislative vote Tuesday. Aid-in-dying advocates had hoped…

  • The battle for control of the human breast milk industry

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It could trade for 400 times more than t7/8he price of crude oil and 2,000 times more than iron ore. If sold off the shelf, it could cost more than 150…

  • ‘Stunning’ number of large drug doses by doctor, expert says

    DETROIT (AP) — Patients of a Detroit-area doctor received “stunning” doses of a powerful, expensive drug that exposed them to life-threatening infections, an expert testified Monday as a judge heard details about a cancer specialist…

  • Camp Lejeune Marine treated for shark bite off NC coast

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Marine was bitten by a shark off the North Carolina coast last weekend, the eighth such attack in the past three weeks, medical personnel from Camp Lejeune said Monday.…

  • Lush conditions fuel Colorado increase in rabbit fever

    DENVER (AP) — Fed by unusually lush vegetation, rabbits have been breeding like rabbits around Colorado, increasing the risk for what normally is a relatively rare bacterial disease in the state. Fifteen people have contracted…

  • Autistic boy, 6, on life support after alleged beating

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says a 6-year-old autistic boy is on life support after he was beaten by his mother’s boyfriend. Defendant Aaron Vanmeter of Hancock was being held on…

  • Q&A: As Obama health law survives, GOP split over next move

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Having lost their latest war against President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016 elections. Last month’s Supreme Court…

  • Model You Never Knew Existed Shapes the Jeans You Wear

    (NEW YORK) — J.Lo, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian may have the most talked-about derrieres in Hollywood, but when it comes to finding that perfect fit, 34-year-old Natasha Wagner influences the fashion industry more that those…

  • Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Fitness Secrets at 43

    (NEW YORK) — It’s hard to believe Jada Pinkett Smith is 43 and a mother of two. The Magic Mike star opened up to People magazine about how she maintains her figure and what she…

  • Your Body: Keeping Your Kids Hydrated

    By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor Is your child cranky this summer? It could be for a reason you haven’t considered — one that health experts say affects more than half of…

  • Newport’s Cliff Walk by Gilded Age mansions now smoke-free

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Now that smokers can no longer light up on Newport’s iconic Cliff Walk, the only thing breathtaking is the view. A new ban instituted last month applies to the 3 1/2-mile…

  • Side-By-Side Comparison of New Oreo Thins to Original

    (NEW YORK) — It’s been a busy year for Oreo: Red Velvet and S’Mores flavors debuted, with much speculation of what’s coming next. Well, the wait is over, because as of Tuesday, there’s a brand…

  • Foreigner in Philippines tests positive for MERS virus

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus, health officials said Monday. Philippine Health Secretary Janette Garin…

  • Higher Testosterone May Lead to Bigger Financial Risks

    (LONDON) — Financial markets are controlled by testosterone more than you think. A new study from Imperial College London published in Scientific Reports reveals men with higher testosterone levels make bigger financial risks. The researchers conducted…