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McDonald’s To Test All-Day Breakfast

Posted On March 30, 2015

(Undated) -- All-day breakfast at McDonald's might soon become a reality. The fast-food chain is reportedly planning to test offering breakfast all day in one U.S. market within the next month or two. The analysts with Janney Capital Markets said today that 24/7 breakfast "makes sense" for McDonald's. The restaurant has previously argued that limited…

State Lawmakers Considering Marijuana-Testing Standards

Posted On March 30, 2015

(Denver, CO) -- Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that would set standards around Colorado for testing marijuana. Brian Vicente with Sensible Colorado says the proposal for comprehensive testing protocol for pot would be the first for any state. The bill got approval by a legislative committee last week and is working its way through…

Connecticut Lawmakers To Vote On Car Smoking Ban

Posted On March 30, 2015

(Hartford, CT) -- The Connecticut legislature's Public Health committee will vote today on a bill that would ban smoking in vehicles carrying young children. Under the bill, smoking would be banned in a motor vehicle where a child is required to use a restraint system. The measure says that smoking would not constitute probable cause…

Weight Loss Surgery Helps With Asthma Attacks

Posted On March 30, 2015

(Boston, MA) -- Weight loss surgery is being connected to fewer and less severe asthma attacks. Research from Massachusetts General Hospital shows a positive relationship between losing large amounts of weight and experiencing less asthma flare-ups. The study showed a ten-percent decrease in the amount of patients who sought emergency help for asthma attacks after…

Scientists Using Polio Virus To Treat Form Of Brain Cancer

Posted On March 30, 2015

(Undated) -- Scientists are using the polio virus to treat certain patients with a fast-growing and deadly form of brain cancer. CBS' "60 Minutes" spent ten months following the Duke University biologists doing the experimental treatment and some of the 22 participants for an episode that aired on Sunday. Donna Clegg is patient number 14.…