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Banned ingredients in dietary supplements

Weight-loss and workout supplements can be found in just about any drug store these days. You could be under the impression that supplements are inherently safer than prescription medications. Not necessarily. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that lenient Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation of supplements has enabled some …

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California law on driving while using your cell phone

Distracted driving is a growing concern in our country. While any behavior that takes your attention away from the road—adjusting the radio, wrangling your kids in the back seat, fixing your hair—constitutes distracted driving, the most common offense involves cell phone use while driving. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, more than half …

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Claimed rarity of e-cigarette explosions isn’t the point

Back in the 1970s, a clever marketer came up with the line: “Without chemicals, life itself would be impossible.” Today, the phrase might go, “Without electronics, life itself would be impossible.” Everybody has some form of battery-powered device in hand: a cell phone, smartphone or car fob. Battery-powered devices are replacing even cigarettes. Promoters of …

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How ‘perfect’ should self-driving cars be to be out on the roads?

There are many things that make the idea of self-driving cars an attractive one. Among these are that autonomous systems wouldn’t be prone to the unsafe driving habits human drivers sometimes exhibit. These include: Drowsy driving Distracted driving Drunk driving Drugged driving Angry driving However, self-driving cars are not without their own potential safety problems. …

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Biking safety tips

Biking is more popular than ever, becoming a favored pastime, form of exercise, and method of commuting. In fact, the number of bike commuters has increased 60 percent over the last decade or so. Most bicyclists are aware of the dangers of cycling – and most cyclists don’t let those dangers get in the way …

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