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Md. panel on biolab safety set for 1st meeting

A state work group on private laboratories that handle dangerous pathogens is holding its first meeting at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Baltimore. Tuesday’s meeting could eventually lead to greater oversight of private labs with so-called bio-containment ...

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CDC launching graphic anti-smoking ad campaign

ATLANTA — In a graphic new ad campaign announced Thursday, the government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with the sometimes-gruesome stories of people damaged by tobacco products. The new effort confronts a hard truth: Despite increased tobacco taxes ...

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Government pulls back on junk food marketing proposal

WASHINGTON — Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam can rest easy. Government officials fine-tuning guidelines for marketing food to children say they won’t push the food industry to get rid of colorful cartoon characters on cereal boxes anytime soon. Allowing ...

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