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  • Study says you don’t need a doctor to cut blood pressure

    Aug. 27, 2014—Patients who have hypertension were more effective at reducing their blood pressure at home compared with patients who received a doctor’s care, according to a study that Journal of the American Medical Association published today.

  • CFPB targets debt-payment processor for illegal fees

    Aug. 27, 2014—Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took action against a debt-settlement payment processor that allegedly helped other companies to collect millions of dollars from consumers in the form of illegal upfront fees.

  • CDC, WHO issue new alerts on e-cigarettes

    Aug. 26, 2014—A new report indicates that the use of electronic cigarettes among middle-school and high-school students in 2013 tripled since 2011, and, in a separate report, World Health Organization (WHO) today called for measures that would aim to keep e-cigarettes away from minors.

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