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No More GTL for Kids from the Jersey Shore

Monday, 21 April 2014 00:00 Published in Top Stories

jersey-shore-tanNew Jersey Bans Indoor Tanning for Minors Under 17

New Jersey sent a strong message to young people that indoor tanning can be dangerous to their health.

Legislation prohibiting the use of indoor tanning beds by minors under 17 passed both the New Jersey House and Senate and was signed into law by Gov. Christopher Christie signed the bill into law on April 1, 2013. The law will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2013.

The law is based on significant scientific evidence that links indoor tanning to increased risk of developing melanoma and other forms of skin cancer.

Male Patterned Baldness may Predict Heart Disease

Monday, 21 April 2014 00:00 Published in Men's Health

vertex baldness heart diseaseMale pattern baldness may be a telltale sign of heart disease, a review of six studies involving nearly 40,000 men suggests.

The meta-analysis, published in the online journal BMJ Open, showed that vertex baldness, but not frontal baldness, was significantly associated with an increased risk of chronic heart disease (CHD).

New Bird Flu Strain has Jumped to Humans

Tuesday, 07 May 2013 00:00 Published in Top Stories

H7N9 influenza ATwo new cases of bird flu, and one more death has been reported in several eastern provinces of China. The new H7N9 avian influenza cases bring the total so far reported to nine, with three deaths, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

Health officials are scrambling to understand the new bird flu outbreak, the first time the avian H7N9 influenza A has been known to infect humans.

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