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FDA Says it is Studying Caramel Coloring in Soda

Posted: 01/23/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration says it is conducting new studies of the safety of caramel coloring in soft drinks and other foods, even though previous research has shown no identifiable health risk.

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States Weighing Labels on Genetically Altered Food

Posted: 01/22/2014 - States from Rhode Island to Hawaii are considering requiring labels on food items containing genetically modified ingredients, which account for two-thirds of the processed foods on American grocery shelves.

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Diet Soda Drinkers end up Consuming More Calories: Study

Posted: 01/20/2014 - A new study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that overweight and obese adults who drank diet beverages took in more food calories on average than their counterparts who drank the sugary stuff.

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New Rotavirus Vaccines Seem Safer, Studies Find

Posted: 01/14/2014 - Researchers say that newer vaccines against rotavirus, a severe diarrheal disease in children, appear safer than an earlier one that was pulled from the market 15 years ago.

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Health Care signups in Wis., W.Va., Skew Older

Posted: 01/13/2014 - Nearly half of the Wisconsin and West Virginia residents who signed up for health insurance through the new online exchanges are senior citizens, which could lead to higher insurance rates in those two states.

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Food Companies cut 6.4 Trillion Calories

Posted: 01/09/2014 - A study finds that some of the nation's largest food companies have far exceeded calorie cutting goals they set for their products in 2010.

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Committee Approves Mental Health Bills

Posted: 01/08/2014 - The Legislature's budget committee has passed seven bipartisan proposals designed to improve mental health services in Wisconsin.

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FDA Approves Diabetes Drug with New Approach

Posted: 01/08/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new diabetes drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca that uses a novel approach to reduce blood sugar.

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Juice Cleanses Are Popular New Year Health Trend

Updated: 01/02/2014 - There are several health food trends that are gaining in popularity, including cleanses - where you eat certain foods (typically juice) and herbs in an attempt to detoxify your body.

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Obamacare Coverage Begins

Posted: 01/01/2014 - After years of anticipation, coverage on the new Obamacare marketplaces -- the centerpiece of the sweeping health care law that was passed in 2010 -- finally begins on Wednesday.

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Health Care Law Worries some Businesses

Posted: 12/23/2013 - Some Wisconsin business owners say companies are putting off decisions to hire or expand because they're not sure how the new health care law will play out.

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500K with Canceled Health Plans Lack Coverage

Posted: 12/20/2013 - The Obama administration says less than a half million people whose health insurance has been canceled in recent months have not signed up for other coverage.

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Drug blocks HIV in Lab Study, Human Tests Planned

Posted: 12/19/2013 - Can an experimental drug that was developed to treat epilepsy block the AIDS virus? A preliminary lab study suggests it's possible, and researchers are eager to try it in people.

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