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New Jersey tries _ yet again _ to ban most beach smoking

New Jersey is trying — yet again — to ban most smoking on public beaches, but it still hasn't answered a question that has snubbed out past efforts: Who would enforce the ban?

Blacks fare surprisingly well in prostate cancer research

Black men with advanced prostate cancer fared surprisingly well in two new studies that challenge current thinking about racial disparities in the disease.

Phila. closes encampments filled by people addicted to heroin

Jason Carmine moved to Philadelphia from Delaware when he was offered a job in the landscaping business. But within two weeks, he found himself unemployed with nowhere to go. He and his father, Kevin, huddled beneath a bridge in Philadelphia, ...

US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

Americans kept up their health insurance last year despite President Donald Trump's all-out push to dismantle the Obama-era coverage expansion. That's the counter-intuitive conclusion from a major government survey Tuesday.

US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy

U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday.

Devon Still's new career: trying to tackle childhood cancer

Devon Still describes his daughter as "your typical, soon-to-be 8-year-old." Nothing's typical about Leah Still , who faced long odds against reaching that eighth birthday. Or about her father, a former NFL defensive lineman who retired after last season and ...

Informative Men’s Health Conference at Camden’s KROC Center

On Saturday, May 5, there will be a Men’s Health Community Impact Day, which will be informative, interactive and free to the public.

New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data ...

When to say when: Study says limit alcohol to 1 drink a day

Here's some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be far too loose.

In opioid epidemic, some cities strain to afford OD antidote

On a Baltimore street corner, public health workers hand out a life-saving overdose antidote to residents painfully familiar with the ravages of America's opioid epidemic. But the training wraps up quickly; all the naloxone inhalers are claimed within 20 minutes.

Surgeon general urges Americans to carry overdose antidote

The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives.

Science Says: What we know about cancer risk and coffee

Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened should we be of a daily cup of joe? Not very, some scientists and available evidence ...

Barbershop study trimmed black men's hair and blood pressure

Trim your hair, your beard, your blood pressure? Black men reduced one of their biggest medical risks through a novel project that shows the power of familiar faces and trusted places to improve health.

Food stamp administrators worry about food box proposal

Hawaii's food stamp administrator says he was stunned when he first heard that the U.S. Agriculture Department wanted to replace some cash benefits with a pre-assembled package of shelf-stable goods. That changed quickly to frustration, befuddlement and serious concern.

Murphy reverses Christie, approves $7.5M for women's health

New Jersey's new Democratic governor signed legislation Wednesday setting aside about $7.5 million for family-planning and women's health, reversing course on former Republican Gov. Chris Christie's handling of the issue.

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