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Activists Want Warning Labels On Soda

America's anti-soda activists want legislation that would require warning labels on soda and other sugary drinks.

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Property Owner Agrees To Clean Tisbury St. Yard

A New Bedford man has signed an agreement, pledging to clean up his North End property over the next week.

The city's Neighborhood Task Force visited 19 Tisbury Street on Wednesday after receiving complaints about debris and unsanitary conditions in the back yard

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) / Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Legislation Will Reform Veterans Affairs Department

A bipartisan deal to start reforming the troubled Veterans Affairs Department is in the works in the Senate. A group of Democrats and Republicans has worked out legislation aimed at speeding up care for veterans

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Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford Health Officials Take Action At Tisbury St. Property

The Health Director for the City of New Bedford says the City will take legal action against a Tisbury Street property owner, unless he shows a willingness to clean his property.

Dr. Barbara Weis says during her 18-months as Health Director, inspectors have worked continuously with Edward Medeiros to get his property ship-shape

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A Medical First For Southcoast Health Systems

Southcoast Health Systems has announced a medical-first in our area.  Southcoast says Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River has become the first hospital in Massachusetts and Rhode Island to successfully implant a mini I-C-D or tiny defibrilator

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Consumer Reports Ranks Best Sunscreen

Were you aware that sudden large amounts of sun exposure that cause major damage to the skin increased the risk of melanoma as much as having a family history?

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Measles Cases Are At An All-Time High In U.S.

Measles cases are at a 20-year high in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's confirmed nearly 290 cases so far this year. Last year's total was 220.

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Our Sleep Habits Are Changing

Sleep. I love it. More often than not, I can't get enough of it.

And a new study shows that many of us may not be getting as much sleep as is recommended by slumber experts. In fact, the way we fall asleep and wake up is changing radically, too.

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Teen Pregnancy Rate Plummets In U.S.

Teen birth rates are at a historic low. The National Center for Health Statistics says the number of births to teens between 15 and 19-years-old last year was about 275-thousand.

That's the lowest number since the agency began tracking data from all states in 1933

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Mrs. Obama: Keep School Lunch Nutrition Standards As Is

First lady Michelle Obama is criticizing House Republicans for trying to weaken school lunch nutrition standards.

In a meeting today with school leaders and nutrition experts, Obama said House Republicans are "playing politics" with "our children's future

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