The darker effects of tanning

Host Intro: RAYMOND: For some who use tanning booths, the appeal is more than just looking good, it makes them feel good too. But there are health risks associated with getting an unnatural glow. CAROLINE: Yesterday, Hollywood Tans agreed to stop selling their unlimited tanning packages, after the New York Attorney General found they were […]

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Study: fresh fruits and vegetables combat childhood obesity

HOST INTRO: Fresh fruits and vegetables may be part of the solution to America’s childhood obesity problem, a new study finds. Hilary Brueck has the story. According to the study in the journal Pediatrics, places with a lot of obese kids need more people like Juan. (fade up street ambi) JUAN “One dollar strawberry, one dollar!” (fade […]

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Increase in heroin use leads to debate over treatment versus punishment

As prescription pills are becoming harder and harder to get, many drug users in New York are turning to heroin. Lawmakers are looking for ways to stem the tide of a new epidemic. One bill would increase access to naloxone, a life-saving drug for people who’ve overdosed. Another bill would increase access to treatment centers. And perhaps most controversially, a planned bill from State Senator Marty Golden would make harsher sentences for heroin possession.

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