Japanese firm Lixil to buy American Standard

PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 29 (UPI) -- Lixil Corp. of Japan said it agreed to buy American Standard Brands, the U.S. bathroom fixtures company, for $342 billion.
Texans seek to carry guns in plain view

Texans seek to carry guns in plain view

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 23 (UPI) -- A group of Texas residents want to expand state law to allow residents to carry their handguns in plain site rather than being forced to conceal them.

Depleted uranium may post health hazard

GORHAM, Maine, May 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests exposure to particles of depleted uranium might increase the risk of genetic damage and lung cancer.

Odors sensed differently from mouth, nose

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Scientists say the human brain perceives the same odor differently if it arrives through the nose rather than the mouth.

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Smoking in films encourages teens to smoke

SAN DIEGO, June 29 (UPI) -- Teenage girls are more likely to start smoking if they see their favorite movie stars puffing away on-screen, a U.S. study had found.

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Over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies are popular but do not help many smokers quit for good, the government approves a one-day pill for cold sores and other health news you can use.
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OTC nicotine products not always helpful

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Increasing sales of over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies do not help some smokers quit for the long-term, particularly light smokers, a new study released Tuesday suggests.
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