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AUG 27, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Florida firm plans big, low cost, medical marijuana grow operation

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida company plans to build what it believes will be the biggest medical marijuana factory in the country, hoping the economy of scale will lower the cost of the drug which is not covered by insurance. GrowHealthy LLC will operate out of a renovated 185,000-square-foot industrial complex set on 33 acres in ...

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AUG 26, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Fewer Pain Pill Overdoses In States With Legal Medical Marijuana

States that have legalized marijuana for medical use have lower rates of prescription painkiller overdose deaths than states that have not, new research suggests. In a study published Monday in the latest issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers found that although overdose deaths from opioid painkillers -- like OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin -- have increased in the U.S. over the ...

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AUG 27, 2014 - Boston Globe

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AUG 27, 2014 - WebMD

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AUG 27, 2014 - WebMD

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Why Aren't Rx Weight-Loss Drugs More in Demand?

Obesity costs the U.S. health-care system close to $150 billion a year. And yet, less than 1% of that $150 billion goes toward prescription medications approved to treat obesity.

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AUG 27, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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India asks Pepsi to cut down sugar in sodas

India has asked US soft drinks giant PepsiCo to reduce the sugar content of its sodas as the country battles growing levels of obesity and diabetes. PepsiCo chairman Indra Nooyi met food processing industry minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal during a visit to India on Tuesday to discuss its plans for healthier options and investing in India. "PepsiCo has been requested ...

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AUG 22, 2014 - Washington Times

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State: 2 new chikungunya cases, no dengue

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State health officials report two new cases of chikungunya (chih-kihn-GUHN'-yuh) fever but none of dengue (den-GEE) fever in Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, in its weekly Arbovirus Surveillance Summary released Friday, said so far there have been 10 cases of ...

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AUG 22, 2014 - Washington Times

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State confirms 10 new West Nile virus cases

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana has confirmed 10 new cases of West Nile virus. Seven of the new cases were neuroinvasive disease infections - the most serious type of the virus, infecting the brain and spinal cord. It can lead to death, paralysis and brain damage. ...

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AUG 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Former Child Beauty Queen: Pageants Helped Me Overcome My Eating Disorder (VIDEO)

From the time she was 4 years old, Mari Wilensky had been a pageant girl. With her mother's encouragement, the child competed in beauty pageants around her hometown of Jacksonville, Fla., smiling as she walked across a stage in an elaborate dress, singing, answering interview questions with the utmost poise and even participating in the swimsuit competition -- and she ...

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