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FDA: Chantix May Raise Heart Risks

Smokers who take Chantix may be at higher risk for heart attacks and strokes.

12/18/2012

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Olympic Medalists Live Longer

Olympic medalists do live close to three years longer than the rest of us.

12/18/2012

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Distress Tied To Higher Risk Of Stroke

Distress is a combined measure of stress, depression, negativity and dissatisfaction with life.

12/18/2012

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How To Talk To Children About School Shooting

Kids can have a wide range of reactions. The most important thing parents can do is talk.

12/18/2012

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Beetroot Juice Lowers Blood Pressure

Within hours of drinking it, beet juice lowers systolic blood pressure by an average of 4-5 points.

12/18/2012

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UV Nail Lamps Safe, Study Suggests

Widely used UV nail lamps are highly unlikely to cause skin cancer, even if used weekly for 250 years.

12/11/2012

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More Salt In Kids’ Diets May Mean More Obesity

Limiting children’s salt intake could be one way to reduce childhood obesity.

12/11/2012

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Teen Dating Violence Linked To Substance Abuse, Depression

Teens in abusive relationships may be more likely to develop emotional problems and substance abuse issues.

12/11/2012

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Feds Sue Nap Nanny Maker Over Infant Deaths

Federal authorities are taking the makers of the Nap Nanny to court for failing to voluntarily recall its product.

12/11/2012

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Painkillers Before Exercise May Be Bad For The Gut

Popping a painkiller to ward off exercise pain is a common practice, but should it be?

12/11/2012

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More Sleep May Help Some People Feel Less Pain

Some extra Zzzs each night may improve more than just your daytime alertness.

12/04/2012

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Food Allergies Linked To Pesticides

People exposed to higher levels of certain pesticides may develop food allergies.

12/04/2012

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Fake Marijuana Use Is A Serious Problem For Teens

Close to 11,500 people were treated in emergency rooms in 2010 for fake marijuana use.

12/04/2012

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Big Changes In Psychiatry’s ‘Bible’ Of Disorders

Ten years in the making, the rewritten manual has been embroiled in controversy.

12/04/2012

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Kate And William Expecting First Baby

The announcement was made early because Catherine is in the hospital with hyperemesis gravidarum.

12/04/2012

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U.S. Draws Blueprint For An AIDS-Free Generation

A plan to end the AIDS epidemic was recently outlined by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in anticipation of World AIDS Day.

11/30/2012

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Medical Group: Sell The Pill Without Prescription

The pill should go over-the-counter according to some within the medical community.

11/26/2012

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ADHD Drugs Keep People On The Straight & Narrow?

People taking ADHD medication may be less likely to commit crimes.

11/26/2012

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Unsafe Toy List: Dora Guitar, Dora Backpack, More

A too-loud Dora guitar and a lead-filled robot top the annual list of unsafe toys.

11/26/2012

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You’re Only As Old As You Feel

People with positive attitudes about aging show a slower decline in their ability to do daily tasks.

11/26/2012

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Sharp Rise In Kids’ Injuries In ‘Bouncy Castles’

The number of kids sent to emergency rooms from bouncy castles has jumped sharply.

11/26/2012

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Will Health Reform Cost Me More?

President Obama’s re-election guarantees that the health reform law will continue rolling out.

11/15/2012

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Transcendental Meditation May Lower Heart Risk

Meditation may lower risk of death, heart attack and stroke by 48 percent in some groups.

11/15/2012

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Alcohol Adds 100 Calories A Day To Our Diet

People who drink alcohol get about 16 percent of their total calories from alcoholic drinks.

11/15/2012

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List Of ‘Salty Six’ Foods May Surprise You

Certain common foods may contribute more salt to your diet than you realize.

11/15/2012