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Oregon restricts coast mussel gathering due to toxins

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials are extending limits on recreational mussel gathering after they detected elevated levels of paralytic shellfish toxins.

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Big Tobacco goes into battle over plain packaging

Big tobacco companies are stepping up their global fight against government attempts to make cigarettes less appealing by removing brands from packaging.

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Why good people do bad things

Most of us want to do the right thing. We don't want to steal office supplies or lie on an expense report. But we all face temptations, and sometimes we give in to them. A new study suggests that being aware of these temptations, and thinking about t...

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The 6 most proven ways to quit smoking

For more than 50 years we've known that smoking can kill you.

It is still the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. and yet 42.1 million people light up and new smokers start every day.

"Smoking is my best friend," Atlantan Barry Blackwell sa...

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University of Oregon may create student health insurance

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon is proposing to create its own health insurance plan for students.

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Salmonella outbreak may be caused by raw tuna

Raw tuna, mostly from sushi, may be at the heart of a recent salmonella outbreak that stretches across nine states.

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Emotions run high amid cancer charity scam

The Federal Trade Commission crackdown this week on four cancer charities affiliated with the Cancer Fund of America has upset many people.

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Redmond 'community paramedic' a first for Oregon

Redmond Fire and Rescue’s grant-funded mobile paramedic program -- a first in the state -- plays an important role in Central Oregon's health by helping high-risk patients avoid preventable health emergencies.

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