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Lawsuit: Anti-Abortion Group Secretly Recorded Abortion Providers

An association of abortion providers moved Friday to block the release of recordings it claims were made by an anti-abortion group that has previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the use of aborted fetuses for research.

07/31/2015

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Lawsuit Accuses CVS Of Overcharging For Generic Drugs

CVS Health Corp. deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco.

07/31/2015

McLean, UNITED STATES: LAWYERS FATTEN UP OBESITY SUIT AGAINST 'BIG SODA': Students at McLean High School in McLean, Virginia, purchase soft drinks from vending machines on school property 15 December, 2005. A bubbling law suit has the 92 billion USD US soft drinks industry battling claims it is to blame for a hefty slice of America's youth obesity epidemic. Giants Pepsi Co. and Coca-Cola could soon be ensnared in the kind of class action legal tangles which landed tobacco firms with multi-billion dollar settlements, and hauled fast food icon McDonalds into court. Lawyers, some veterans of the tobacco wars, will accuse soda firms which fill school vending machines with plying soda pop guzzling youths with a product harmful to their health. AFP Photo/Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

National Beverage Group Sues City Of San Francisco; Claims Soda Warnings, Ad Ban Violate First Amendment

The American Beverage Association has sued the city of San Francisco, claiming new legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary beverages and prohibiting advertisements of them on city property violates the First Amendment.

07/26/2015

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The Link Between Alzheimer’s And Cardiovascular Disease

A healthy heart is the key to a healthy brain, as good blood flow to the gray matter is essential for function and wellness of the brain cells. In recent years, there has been mounting evidence of the strong association between dementia and cardiovascular disease, particularly in terms of the heart condition’s tendency to starve the brain of blood.

07/24/2015

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Google Street View Catches Smoking Husband Who Swore He Quit

A man who promised his wife he quit smoking was caught by Google Street View having a cigarette in their driveway.

07/21/2015

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Fake El Cerrito Doctor Allegedly Charged Cancer Patient $2,000 For Bag Of Dirt

Investigators are seeking people who may have been scammed by a Bay Area man arrested last week for practicing medicine without a license at a fake cancer treatment office.

07/20/2015

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Are Anxiety Medications Linked To Alzheimer’s?

As the medical community continues to delve further into the field of Alzheimer’s diagnosis and treatment, scientists and doctors have been proposing new potential causes. A recent study published in September 2014 in BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) found a possible link between Alzheimer’s and sedatives taken by older adults for insomnia and anxiety.

07/17/2015

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2 Million Pounds Of Chicken Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois-based Aspen Foods is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of raw, frozen chicken products over concerns they might be contaminated with salmonella.

07/17/2015

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Bacon-Like Seaweed Is A Thing, And It’s Healthier Than Kale

Marine biologists and business school students at Oregon State University believe they may have created the next big super-food trend: seawood that’s healthier than kale and tastes like bacon when cooked.

07/16/2015

A  homeless man begs for change on December 10, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Homeless Getting Older, Sicker As Population Remains Steady

A survey shows the number of homeless people on San Francisco’s streets has stubbornly remained nearly the same over the past two years — and that population is now sicker and older.

07/16/2015

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