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'Big Sunscreen' wins delay in new FDA rules

Jun 18, 2012
Stricter regulations on what sunscreen packaging can say were supposed to go into effect today, just in time for summer. But a delay sought by the industry means they won't happen until the winter.
Posted In: lobbying, sunscreen, sunblock, Health, FDA
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Population growth: The problem of weight

Jun 18, 2012
The problems of a sustainable future for the planet don't stop at pure population -- it also matters what the people in that population are consuming, and how much they weigh.
Posted In: weight, Health, Food, obesity
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A thin line between health and unhealthy obsession

Jun 12, 2012
The high-tech activity gadget Fitbit helps people track their steps. But some people may take using these types of devices a step too far.
Posted In: Health, fitness
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Missouri's low cigarette tax under fire

Apr 10, 2012
A ballot initiative could raise the tax rate on a pack of smokes in Missouri, which is 8x lower than the national average.
Posted In: smoking, Taxes, health care, Health
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The battle over billing codes

Apr 10, 2012
Every little thing your doctor does has a special code attached, with a dollar sign. Codes were supposed to make things simpler. Instead, they've touched off an expensive arms race between doctors, hospitals and insurers.
Posted In: Health, codes, health care, coding
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Study: Intelligent people less likely to take sick leave

Apr 4, 2012
According to a new study out in the U.K., there is a correlation between intelligence levels and the likelihood that someone will end up on long-term sick leave.
Posted In: Health, Britain, employee benefits
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Panel recommends a second opinion on medical tests

Apr 4, 2012
A panel of doctors is recommending that physicians and patients think twice before performing several common medical tests.
Posted In: Health, doctor, medical care
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One social network that promises not to 'monetize' you

Mar 30, 2012
Despite pressure to show uses ads and make hay from their personal data, CaringBridge refuses. They're a special case, but are there lessons here for other social networks?
Posted In: social networks, Facebook, caringbridge, Health, monetize, profits, nonprofits
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Americans not getting enough sleep

Mar 28, 2012
New information from the Centers for Disease Control reveals that more than quarter of the U.S. population say they're not getting enough shuteye. The issue has consequences on our economy and health.
Posted In: sleep, Health
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Can ignoring medical advice hurt your wallet?

Mar 23, 2012
Doctor and commentator John Schumann says it's a medical urban legend.
Posted In: Health, health care, doctor

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