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J&J withdraws fibroid treatment device from market

7-30-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is asking surgeons not to use a line of devices for removing growths from the uterus amid regulators' growing concern that the electronic surgical tools raise the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of the ...

NFL retirees lose round in concussion settlement

7-30-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has rejected an attempt by seven former professional football players to intervene in a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million. Senior U.S. District ...
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Demonstration Shows Dangers of Hot Cars for Kids

7-30-14
Monmouth Medical Center held a demonstration where personnel showed how quickly temperatures rise inside vehicles and how dangerous it can be for children.
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FDU PublicMind Poll Exec. Director: Most in NJ Support Death With Dignity Act

7-30-14
FDU PublicMind Poll Executive Director Krista Jenkins says that many in New Jersey are supportive of the Death with Dignity Act, which would allow for assisted suicide in certain circumstances.
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NJ Vaccination Rate for HPV Below National Average

7-29-14
Just 31.4 percent of girls aged 13 to 17 in New Jersey received all three shots of Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, compared to the national average of 37.6 percent.

Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

7-29-14
A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double second-quarter profit, improve its profit forecast and top analysts' expectations. The maker of popular Type 2 diabetes pill Januvia said Tuesday that net income ...

West Nile found in New Jersey mosquitoes

7-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Twenty New Jersey residents have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. The state Health Department says the residents who came down with chikungunya had returned to New Jersey from ...
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Roxbury Residents Unhappy with DEP Plan to Cap Fenimore Landfill

7-28-14
Those living near Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury Township want the soil removed from the site, but the DEP says capping it is less dangerous.

New Jersey considers restrictions on shore smoking

7-27-14
MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — To smoke or not to smoke? That is the question smoldering on New Jersey's beaches as the state awaits a decision by Gov. Chris Christie on a bill that would greatly restrict lighting up on the sand. A bill passed in June ...
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HGH Use on the Rise for High Schoolers

7-25-14
According to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, more high schoolers are reporting using synthetic human growth hormone.