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Judge tosses suit claiming sperm bank misrepresented donor

ATLANTA - A judge in Atlanta has tossed out a lawsuit accusing a sperm bank and sperm donor of misrepresenting the medical and social history of the donor.
Blue Bell tracks down some of the origins of listeria contamination in its ice cream

...according to a report released Wednesday.The Texas-company submitted plans to correct the problems to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which inspected Blue Bell plants after ice cream was linked to listeria illnesses in four states and three...
Georgia smoking rate drops

Georgia's smoking percentage is lower than other Southern states except for Florida, at 16.8 percent, and Texas, at 15.9 percent.
How much sugar is in that? A look at soup, salad dressing and other foods with sugar

The World Health Organiza­tion finalized guidelines Wednesday saying people should keep intake of added sugars to just 5 to 10 percent of overall calories, which translates to about 25 to 50 grams of sugar a day for most people.
Don't wait to talk about safe use of over-the-counter drugs

NEW YORK - There's so much for parents to talk about with teens heading off to college. There's the safe-sex talk, the nutrition talk, the get-enough-sleep talk, the partying talk and the study-hard talk.
No labels necessary

Congress should stop the food fearmongering and pass the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.
New wrinkle in Ga. marijuana law

ATLANTA -- This year's version of legislation to permit the use of marijuana-based medicine no longer has a provision to allow production of the crop in Georgia.
FDA official warns of dangers of caffeine powder

ATLANTA - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration official is warning of the dangers of powdered pure caffeine after the deaths of a Georgia man and an Ohio teenager.Michael Landa...
NutraSweet to stop making aspartame, downsize Augusta plant

The Augusta-based NutraSweet plant will soon stop production of the artificial sweetener aspartame resulting in a massive layoff at the facility by the end of 2014.
More than 14 million beat cancer odds with more new treatments available

There are now more than 14 million cancer survivors in the U.S. and new treatments mean many more could be joining them.