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FDA Decision to Regulate E-Cigarettes Worries Sellers

5-6-16
New FDA rules would bring the e-cigarette industry under the same intense regulatory oversight as tobacco products, and restrict access to teens in particular. Sellers say these new mandates will kill their business.
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Calls for Studying Link Between Firefighters and Cancer

5-5-16
Congressman Bill Pascrell and Sen. Bob Menendez rallied support to create a voluntary, national database among America’s Bravest to study the relationship between cancer and career-long exposure to toxic fumes.
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Monmouth County Unveils Special Needs Registry

5-5-16
Monmouth County has the first countywide registry in New Jersey for special needs individuals. It's a voluntary registry that alerts first responders when they are coming into contact with individuals with special needs.
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Parents Ask NJ Officials to Start School Later

5-4-16
Parents cited studies from the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics and others that show sleep deprivation puts teens at a higher risk for car crashes and poor academic performance.
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Parents File Federal Lawsuit Over Lead in Newark School Water

5-3-16
Anthony Brown and Gwendolyn Booker have filed a federal lawsuit against Newark's state-run school district, its superintendent, the city and Gov. Christie, saying their children drank water tainted with lead in Newark schools.
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NJSIAA Committee Recommends Alternatives to Narcotics

5-3-16
The Medical Advisory Committee of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association has released recommendations to battle drug addiction by avoiding narcotic painkillers, including the use of cryotherapy which uses extremely low temperatures.
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Bill Would Let Women Get Birth Control Over-the-Counter

5-3-16
New legislation would allow pharmacists to dispense oral birth control pills for women and girls, without a doctor’s prescription.
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Christie: All Public Schools Must Test Drinking Water for Lead

5-2-16
Gov. Christie announced that all public schools, including charter schools, will have to start lead testing water and notifying parents of results this September.
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Bill Would Set Aside $10M for Child Abuse Prevention Services

5-2-16
Senate President Steve Sweeney is introducing a bill to set aside $10 million to create a “Child Advocacy Center-Multidisciplinary Team Fund.”
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Legislators, Health Experts Dissect Policies to Fight Drug Overdoses

4-29-16
NJTV's second forum on New Jersey’s drug addiction crisis included a panel of legislators and health experts who talked about what policies meant to fight drug overdoses are working.