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E-cigarette marketing seen threatened under FDA scrutiny
The $1.5 billion U.S. electronic- cigarette industry has tripled sales this year with the help of TV ads, Nascar sponsorships and product giveaways. Government regulation may now threaten those marketing tactics.
Tax bill with junk food levy advances in Mexican Congress
Mexico's lower house finance committee Thursday approved changes to a bill to raise taxes, including a new levy on junk food, as President Enrique Pena Nieto's party joined with an opposition party to advance his reform.
You do shed your skin and it's good for you!
In researching strange facts about the human body, I stumbled on one that I knew about but wasn’t sure it was widespread knowledge. Humans — you and I — actually shed our skin. Now, our shedding is not done in the same manner as a snake sheds its skin, which typically comes off in one large piece. Could you imagine how that would look on the streets?
VIDEO: People are working longer, living healthier
People are delaying retirement and seeking out job opportunities later in life according to a poll released Monday by the Associated Press and NORC.
Refrain from rinsing raw poultry
Habits can be tough to change. But now is the time to stop rinsing your chickens and turkeys. Just thoroughly cook your birds. It’s easier than rinsing, and safer as well.
Manage your health with mobile apps
From managing asthma and measuring heart rates to scheduling lab work and ordering prescriptions, new smartphone apps and mobile devices aim to make taking care of one's health a bit easier.
Tips you can use — local expert walks you through packing healthy school lunch and making healthy snacks
Dare I say back to school? It’s August already, and in a few weeks, lunches will need to be packed again, and after-school snacks planned for. Keep it simple — pack a protein, a grain, a fruit and/or vegetable, and an occasional small treat. Encourage your child or teen to buy milk with lunch every day. Have fresh fruit, cheese and crackers, cereal with milk, nuts or a sandwich available for after school snacks. Involve your kids — you don’t have to do all the work. Even young children can begin to help pack lunches or get items ready the night before.
Waking up tired? Blame electricity
Our internal clocks are drifting out of sync, and indoor lighting may be to blame. A new study suggests that just a few days in the great outdoors puts us back in tune with the solar cycle, and reconnecting with the sun could make us less drowsy.
More patients, doctors behind renovations at local cancer care center
Meadville Medical Center’s 5-year-old Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute is set for renovations to accommodate additional physicians and an increasing number of patients.
Ronald McDonald to the rescue! Burgers help buy local hospital kid-friendly ER rooms
Two Meadville Medical Center emergency room rooms have undergone child-friendly renovations, according to a news release from the Meadville Medical Center Foundation. The project was made possible through two $10,000 grants from Ronald McDonald House Charities Global and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Erie, Crawford and Warren counties and generous donations from the community.
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