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$1,000 Personal Genome Coming: Are We Ready?
webmd.com - 4-30-10
Do you really want to know all of the information encoded in your genes? A thought-provoking new study shows why you might -- and why you might not.
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Common flower could revolutionise treatment of leukemia
telegraph.co.uk - 4-29-10
A common white flower could revolutionise the treatment of leukaemia and save thousands of lives, scientists have claimed.
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Blood protein increases heart disease risk
news.bbc.co.uk - 4-29-10
A protein in the blood has been found to be associated with the same increased risk of heart disease as high blood pressure and cholesterol.
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UK 'has higher early death rate than many rich nations'
news.bbc.co.uk - 4-29-10
People in the UK have a higher risk of early death than those in many other wealthy countries, a study shows.
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Top 10 U.S. Cities for Ozone Pollution
health.usnews.com - 4-29-10
About 167.3 million Americans encounter unhealthy levels of ozone, the most widespread outdoor pollutant, says the American Lung Association's State of the Air 2010 report. Inhaling ozone can cause wheezing, coughing, chest pain, throat irritation, congestion, and can make people more susceptible to respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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Man claims to have had no food or drink for 70 years
telegraph.co.uk - 4-29-10
Indian military scientists are studying an 82-year-old who claims he has not had any food or drink for 70 years.
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A Study Offers Clues on Therapy for Cancer
nytimes.com - 4-28-10
A new study of women with the earliest form of breast cancer offers clues as to which patients may need aggressive therapy and which ones can be spared unnecessary treatment.
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Bowel cancer test could save many lives, study suggests
news.bbc.co.uk - 4-28-10
A brief one-off screening test could prevent thousands of people dying from bowel cancer every year, a study published in the Lancet suggests.
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Drinking pure juice boosts health
telegraph.co.uk - 4-28-10
Drinking fruit juice boosts children's diets, scientists have claimed.
Children and young teenagers given pure fruit juice have higher intakes of key nutrients compared with those who chose other drinks, a study suggests.
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Eating brown rice could prevent high blood pressure and heart attacks
dailymail.co.uk - 4-28-10
Swapping white rice for brown could prevent high blood pressure and lower the risk of heart attacks, experts say.
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Mediterranean Diet May Save Brainpower
webmd.com - 4-28-10
Eat more like a Greek, and less like a typical American, and you may be doing your brain a favor, new research suggests.
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Do old-fshioned herbal remedies really work?
northwichguardian.co.uk - 4-28-10
I DECIDED to 'make do' for the weekend with herbal and old-fashioned remedies rather than the modern day painkiller or shop-bought product.
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'Hot' substance in chilli peppers key to killing pain
news.bbc.co.uk - 4-28-10
Studying chilli peppers is helping scientists create a new type of painkiller which could stop pain at its source.
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Laughter really is the best medicine as doctors find it can be as healthy as exercise
telegraph.co.uk - 4-26-10
Doctors describe "mirthful laughter" as the equivalent of "internal jogging" because it can lower blood pressure, stress and boost the immune system much like moderate exercise.
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Grapes could reduce diabetes and heart disease
telegraph.co.uk - 4-26-10
Eating grapes could reduce heart disease and diabetes, scientist claim.
The fruit lowered blood pressure, improved heart function and reduced other risk factors for heart disease and metabolic syndrome, it was claimed.
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It's been derided as myth but now even doctors are convinced men with fatigue and flagging libido are going through the MALE menopause
dailymail.co.uk - 4-26-10
Ken Harvey was watching a TV advert when he suddenly burst into tears, choked with emotion. Not for the first time he wondered what had happened to the big, tough guy he'd always been.
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Unhealthy behaviors can triple, quadruple death risk
pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com - 4-27-10
It's no secret that certain lifestyle behaviors can have a negative impact on our health. A new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine finds that the combined impact of smoking, physical inactivity, alcohol consumption, and eating a diet low in fruits and vegetables, can triple or quadruple our chances of death compared with practicing none of those behaviors.
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'Pick the right veg' for health
bbc.co.uk - 4-27-10
Obvious choices of fruit and vegetables are not necessarily the healthiest, say researchers.
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Chocolate lovers 'are more depressive', say experts
bbc.co.uk - 4-27-10
People who regularly eat chocolate are more depressive, experts have found.
Research in Archives of Internal Medicine shows those who eat at least a bar every week are more glum than those who only eat chocolate now and again.
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Lotus plant grown from 700-year-old seed
telegraph.co.uk - 4-26-10
A Lotus has been grown from a 700-year-old seed which dates back to Korea's Goryeo Dynasty.
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Out for the count: Why levels of sperm in men are falling
independent.co.uk - 4-26-10
If scientists from Mars were to study the human male's reproductive system they would probably conclude that he is destined for rapid extinction. Compared to other mammals, humans produce relatively low numbers of viable sperm - sperm capable of making that long competitive swim to penetrate an unfertilised egg.
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Biotech crops go before Supreme Court this week
desmoinesregister.com - 4-25-10
The U.S. Supreme Court is considering genetically engineered crops for the first time, in a case that has divided conventional and organic farmers.
The justices will hear oral arguments Tuesday on a lower court's ruling that halted the sale of biotech alfalfa seeds that were developed by Monsanto Co. and briefly sold to farmers after getting government approval.
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S 510 is hissing in the grass
foodfreedom.wordpress.com - 4-25-10
"If accepted [S 510] would preclude the public's right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes. It will become the most offensive authority against the cultivation, trade and consumption of food and agricultural products of one's choice. It will be unconstitutional and contrary to natural law or, if you like, the will of God."
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The 'Killer Fungus': Should We Be Scared?
time.com - 4-25-10
If you were keeping a watchful eye on the news feeds on Friday, you probably heard about a new strain of deadly fungus called Cryptococcus gattii that has emerged in Oregon and Washington, and is threatening to spread into California. If you're like me, you are also probably confused about how worried you should - or shouldn't - be about this killer pathogen.
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Inhalant use down, propellants up in teens looking for a high
usatoday.com - 4-25-10
A new U.S. study suggests that while one-third fewer teens are turning to inhalants to get high, more youths are now using propellants, such as aerosol sprays designed to clean electronics like computer keyboards.
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CBO report: 4 million will pay health care penalty
politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com - 4-25-10
About 21 million Americans will be uninsured in 2016, when health care reform laws are fully implemented, with 4 million of them subject to a penalty for failing to buy insurance.
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H1N1 vaccine study investigating hints of complications from vaccine
washingtonpost.com - 4-25-10
Federal health officials are investigating the first hints of any possible significant complications from the H1N1 vaccine, but stressed that the concerns will probably turn out to be a false alarm.
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New Alzheimer vaccine to be tested in Europe
news.yahoo.com - 4-24-10
A new vaccine against Alzheimer's, developed by the Austrian biotechnology firm Affiris, will soon be tested in six European countries, the company announced Friday.
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Health Care Cost Increase Is Projected for New Law
nytimes.com - 4-24-10
A government analysis of the new health care law says it will not slow the overall growth of health spending because the expansion of insurance and services to 34 million people will offset cost reductions in Medicare and other programs.
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Green tea 'could help stave off eye disease'
telegraph.co.uk - 4-24-10
The tea has always been known for its antioxidant effects and disease fighting properties, but now researchers say the benefits could help the eyes
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Tomatoes: facts
telegraph.co.uk - 4-24-10
Tomatoes are thought to originate in Peru. The name comes from the Aztec "xitomatl", which means "plump thing with a navel".
They were probably introduced to Europe by the conquistador Cortez or Columbus and may originally have been yellow, as they were first referred to in writing as "pomo d'oro" - golden apple.
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LSD and Ecstasy being used to combat cancer anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder
dailymail.co.uk - 4-24-10
Hallucinogenic drugs including LSD and Ecstasy are being used by doctors in tests to treat conditions including cancer anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Dreams 'can help with learning'
news.bbc.co.uk - 4-24-10
Napping after learning something new could help you commit it to memory - as long as you dream, scientists say.
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Deadly airborne fungus in Oregon set to spread
msnbc.msn.com - 4-23-10
A deadly, airborne new strain of fungus has emerged in Oregon. It has killed nearly one out of four known affected people so far and might also attack animals ranging from dogs to dolphins. And it is likely to spread, researchers now warn.
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Vitamins could reduce low baby weight risk
telegraph.co.uk - 4-23-10
Taking multi-vitamin pills during pregnancy could significantly reduce the risk of giving birth to underweight babies, the results of a clinical study today suggests.
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Don't Give A Dog A Bone, FDA Says
kcci.com - 4-22-10
If they only knew, dogs from coast to coast might be howling over this advice from the government.
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Marijuana's Drug Status Should Change, Lawyers Say
abcnews.go.com - 4-22-10
Law Professors Argue That Current Classifications Block Medical Marijuana Research.
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Red wine may protect the brain against stroke damage
dailymail.co.uk - 4-22-10
Red wine bolsters the brain's defences against the damage of a stroke, say scientists.
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Native-American doctors blend modern care, medicine men
usatoday.com - 4-22-10
The hospital stands in the midst of a world of traditions: of Hopi clowns dancing around centuries-old villages, of Navajo elders tending their sheep, of customs as ancient as the winds that buffet the mesas and desert lands that stretch to the horizon.
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People with vitiligo 'may have skin cancer protection'
news.bbc.co.uk - 4-22-10
People with the skin disease vitiligo may have natural protection against skin cancer, a study suggests.
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How scary is having a baby when you're over 40?
cnn.com - 4-22-10
Lee Robinson wasn't all that excited about having a baby. It's not that she didn't want one, it's just that she and her husband, Claude, were happy with their busy lives in Thomson, Georgia, where she's a high school teacher and he's a caterer.
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Restaurant Sushi May Have More Mercury Than Store-Bought Fare
health.usnews.com - 4-22-10
The tuna sushi that you order in restaurants may have higher concentrations of mercury than the sushi you buy at your local supermarket, a new study finds.
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Review Panel Leaves Controversial Lyme Disease Guidelines Unchanged
health.usnews.com - 4-22-10
After more than a year of study, a specially appointed panel at the Infectious Diseases Society of America has decided that controversial guidelines for the treatment of Lyme disease are correct and need not be changed. *
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Study to probe mobile health risk
bbc.co.uk - 4-22-10
The world's largest study on the safety of using mobile phones has been launched by researchers in London.
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Killer fungus seen in Pacific Northwest
cnn.com - 4-22-10
A rare but life-threatening tropical fungus that causes lung infections in both people and animals has been seen in the Pacific Northwest and could spread, researchers are reporting.
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People in United States with European Origin at a Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
topnews.us - 4-20-10
It has been seen lately by the researchers at UCLA that the people in the United States who are of European origin are carrying a gene in them which puts them at a high risk for Alzheimer's disease.
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Health Buzz: Tanning Bed Use May Lead to Addiction, Study Warns
health.usnews.com - 4-20-10
Indoor tanning can be addictive, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed more than 400 college students about their indoor tanning habits and found that 30 to 40 percent met enough criteria to be called "tanning addicts," HealthDay reports.
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Candy-Like Tobacco Products Can Poison Children
news.health.com - 4-20-10
A new generation of smokeless, flavored tobacco products that look like breath mints or breath-freshening strips may be life-threatening for children who mistake them for candy, according to researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Could acid in breast milk be the answer to beating cancer?
dailymail.co.uk - 4-20-10
A substance found in breast milk can kill cancer cells, claim researchers.
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Brain training doesn't boost brain power, work suggests
bbc.co.uk - 4-20-10
Brain training games do not improve overall brain power, a scientific study launched by the BBC suggests.
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Gaining a Pound a Year After Age 20 Nearly Doubles Women's Breast Cancer Risk
health.usnews.com - 4-20-10
Gaining a pound or two a year after age 20 is the norm for most Americans, which explains why two-thirds of us are overweight by the time we hit our 50s.
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U.S. warns Pfizer after children overdosed in study
reuters.com - 4-20-10
U.S. health regulators have warned Pfizer Inc over a series of failures that led to the overdosing of at least 13 children in a clinical trial of its antipsychotic drug Geodon, according to a letter made public on Tuesday.
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Study: Added sugar, not just fat, bad for cholesterol
usatoday.com - 4-20-10
Worried about your cholesterol? You may need to cut back on your sugar intake, a new study suggests.
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Russia Reports Over 2 Million Dead In US As Mysterious Die-Off Accelerates
eutimes.net - 4-19-10
A most chilling report circulating in the Kremlin today prepared by the Russian Academy of Medical and Technical Science for Prime Minister Putin states that a "mysterious die-off" in the United States has claimed over 2,000,000 lives since 2008 and is "more than likely" linked to a "crossover" plant disease linked to genetically modified grains and foods.
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Is marriage good for your health?
today.msnbc.msn.com - 4-18-10
In 1858, a British epidemiologist named William Farr set out to study what he called the "conjugal condition" of the people of France. He divided the adult population into three distinct categories: the "married," consisting of husbands and wives; the "celibate," defined as the bachelors and spinsters who had never married; and finally the "widowed," those who had experienced the death of a spouse. Using birth, death and marriage records, Farr analyzed the relative mortality rates of the three groups at various ages.
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Springing into action: Time to defend against ticks
greenwichcitizen.com - 4-18-10
Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the United States, and it poses the biggest threat in the spring and summer, says Debbie Siciliano, co-president of Time for Lyme, Inc., a research, education and advocacy group. According to the latest government figures, there were roughly 29,000 confirmed Lyme disease cases in 2008 -- and experts agree that there are many, many more that go unreported (or undiagnosed). In fact, some estimate that there are ten times as many cases of Lyme each year.
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Lyme disease can go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed
examiner.com - 4-18-10
It's always a good idea to refresh your understanding of Lyme Disease-for yourself, your children, and your pets. The first step is to visit the site: http://www.mlda.org where you can get more detailed information about this often misdiagnosed disease.
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Bowl of cereal 'packed with as much sugar as jam doughnut'
telegraph.co.uk - 4-18-10
A bowl of cereal is as packed with as much sugar and salt as a jam doughnut or a slice of chocolate cake, a study has suggested.
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When you work out, so does baby: New research shows that foetal heart rate is lower in pregnant women who exercise
dailymail.co.uk - 4-18-10
Babies whose mothers do aerobic exercise during pregnancy may have healthier hearts.
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The ultimate diet:The French have kept it a secret for years. Now the protein rich Dukan Diet is coming to Britain
dailymail.co.uk - 4-18-10
Have you ever wondered why most French women appear to be so effortlessly chic and slender, whatever their age?
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Behavioural rewards 'work like drugs' for ADHD
news.bbc.co.uk - 4-18-10
The brains of children with attention-deficit disorders respond to on-the-spot rewards in the same way as they do to medication, say scientists.
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Study Shows Many Americans Lack Confidence in Health Care System
voanews.com - 4-18-10
The health care debate in the United States is far from over despite the passage of health care legislation. Studies show about half of Americans lack confidence in their health care system. Others are pushing for a repeal of the health care legislation, and still others put off getting medical help even after a heart attack because they worry about paying for their care.
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Supplements Might Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
businessweek.com - 4-18-10
Women who take multivitamin tablets along with calcium supplements seem to have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer, new research suggests.
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9 Ingredients to avoid in processed foods
shine.yahoo.com - 4-18-10
If you know me at all, you know that I'm an advocate for whole, unprocessed foods. However, many of us inevitably turn to packaged or processed foods when we are short on time. Maybe we grab a frozen dinner or pizza for a quick dinner for our family. Maybe we grab a quick nutrition bar to satiate our hunger until we can sit down for a real meal. Or maybe, we just don't like to cook. Whether we like it or not, packaged and processed food has become a huge part of our food industry and, as a result, a part of many of our diets.
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Vaccine hope for children's lung virus
bbc.co.uk - 4-16-10
A virus that causes wheezing and pneumonia claims the lives of up to 200,000 children worldwide each year, a study has found.
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Health Insurers' Fast Food Holdings Raise Flag
cbsnews.com - 4-16-10
The investments of large insurers of health, disability and long term care in fast food chains like McDonald's and Pizza Hut have raised the interest of a study in the American Journal of Public Health, reports CBS Radio News' John Hartge.
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Dark chocolate may soon be prescribed to liver patients
telegraph.co.uk - 4-15-10
Doctors could soon be prescribing a dose of dark chocolate to help patients with liver damage, according to new research presented at a conference.
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Brain 'splits to multi-task'
news.bbc.co.uk - 4-15-10
An inability to deal with more than two things at a time may be "hard-wired" into our brain, research suggests.
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Artificial pancreas works in 11 patients: study
reuters.com - 4-15-10
A test run of an "artificial pancreas" that monitors blood sugar and delivers both insulin and regulatory hormone called glucagon helped patients achieve near-normal blood sugar levels for more than 24 hours, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.
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Binge drinking as a teenager 'increases risk of breast cancer'
telegraph.co.uk - 4-15-10
Binge drinking by teenage girls is increasing their risks of developing breast cancer, new research shows.
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Woman 'have inbuilt fear of getting fat that does not exist in men'
dailymail.co.uk - 4-15-10
Women have a subconscious fear of getting fat, a study has found.
When they see an overweight woman, their brain reacts negatively, increasing feelings of unhappiness and even selfloathing, say researchers.
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Skinny girls at greater risk of developing breast cancer
dailymail.co.uk - 4-15-10
Skinny girls are more likely to develop breast cancer in later life, research has found.
Females underweight at the age of seven are at greater risk of the disease when they get older than those who are larger in size.
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Officer caught 'experimenting' with marijuana
abcactionnews.com - 4-15-10
A Florida Department of Corrections probation officer claims she was experimenting with marijuana when Polk County Sheriff's deputies caught her with the drug, according to a report.
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Three-person IVF 'may prevent inherited disease'
news.bbc.co.uk - 4-15-10
Embryos containing DNA from a man and two women have been created by scientists at Newcastle University.
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Depressed People Smoke More, Quit Less
webmd.com - 4-14-10
Depressed people are more likely to smoke and less likely to quit, a CDC survey suggests.
The findings don't prove that depression causes smoking, or that smoking causes depression. But the data, from nationwide surveys of adults conducted from 2005 through 2008, show there's a strong link between depression and cigarette smoking.
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Popular anticonvulsant drugs raise suicide risks
reuters.com - 4-13-10
Widely used anticonvulsant drugs, including Pfizer's Neurontin and Novartis' Trileptal, may increase the risk of suicide, attempted suicide and violent death in patients taking them for the first time, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
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By smiling, you could be adding seven years to your life
dailymail.co.uk - 4-13-10
The broader your grin and the deeper the creases around your eyes when you smile, the longer you are likely to live, a study has shown.
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Diets may determine dementia risk
news.bbc.co.uk - 4-13-10
The foods we choose to eat may determine our risk of dementia, mounting evidence suggests.
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Even As Memory Fades, Emotions Linger
businessweek.com - 4-13-10
People with memory loss can still "remember" feelings associated with happy and sad experiences, a new study has found.
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Alzheimer's and Diet: Good for Heart May Be Good for Brain
abcnews.go.com - 4-13-10
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables as well as omega-3 fatty acids may not only be good for your heart -- it may also reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
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White bread bad for women's hearts
msnbc.msn.com - 4-13-10
Women who eat lots of high glycemic index (GI) carbohydrates like white bread and ice cream may be at greater risk of heart disease, but men do not seem to be affected, Italian scientists said.
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Doc deficit? Nurses' role may grow in 28 states
msnbc.msn.com - 4-13-10
With a looming shortage of primary care doctors, 28 states are considering expanding the authority of nurse practitioners. These nurses with advanced degrees want the right to practice without a doctor's watchful eye and to prescribe narcotics. And if they hold a doctorate, they want to be called "Doctor."
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Optician cures his own blindness with herbal medicine made with marigolds
naturalnews.com - 4-13-10
A retired optician says he has cured his own case of age-related blindness by self-medicating with a supplement containing a marigold derivative.
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Medical Schools Can't Keep Up
online.wsj.com - 4-13-10
The new federal health-care law has raised the stakes for hospitals and schools already scrambling to train more doctors.
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AMD blindness gene identified
telegraph.co.uk - 4-12-10
A faulty gene behind one of the world's most common causes of blindness has been identified offering hope for new ways of treating and preventing the disease.
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Plans to ban the word 'obese' to avoid offending overweight children
telegraph.co.uk - 4-12-10
Officials at Liverpool City Council have suggested outlawing the word when describing children to avoid stigmatising them.
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Why Alzheimer's victims DO feel benefit of visits
dailymail.co.uk - 4-12-10
They may quickly forget it, but a visit to an elderly relative with Alzheimer's will leave them with a lingering feeling of happiness, scientists have discovered.
Family members sometimes wonder whether a visit or a phone call to an older relative with dementia is really worth it as it is often soon forgotten.
But researchers found that Alzheimer's sufferers who fail to remember contact with a relative are left with warm feelings and a sense that life is worth living.
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The Fifteen Most Fabulous Herbal Sedatives
beforeitsnews.com - 4-12-10
Do you ever just feel like you need to take a pill to take the edge off?
Well a lot of us get extra stressed around the holiday season, and if you don't want to take something that will totally knock you out, try a gentle relaxing cup of sedative tea instead of popping a pill.
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Maternal deaths 'fall worldwide'
bbc.co.uk - 4-12-10
Maternal deaths have fallen worldwide, from about half a million a year in 1980 to less than 350,000 in 2008, according to new data.
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Teen Drinking Linked to Benign Breast Disease
webmd.com - 4-12-10
Teenage and adolescent girls who regularly consume alcohol may be at greater risk for developing benign breast disease in their 20s than their teetotaling counterparts, Harvard researchers report in the May issue of Pediatrics. Benign breast disease or noncancerous lumps, bumps or cysts in the breast are known risk factors for breast cancer.
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Healthy Diet Could Cut Alzheimer's Disease Risk
businessweek.com - 4-12-10
Eating a diet high in vegetables, fish, fruit, nuts and poultry, and low in red meat and butter may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, new research finds.
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Eating the Wrong Kind of Carbohydrates Increases Heart Disease Risk
usnews.com - 4-12-10
Our love affair with carbohydrates is hard to break: Time and again, we try to swear off pretzels, bread, and pasta---usually in an effort to lose weight--only to embrace them again after feeling deprived. Turns out, though, we might not need to cut back on all carbs, only certain ones.
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Parents who worry too much about their diabetic child 'could be situation worse'
telegraph.co.uk - 4-12-10
Parents who worry too much about their child with diabetes could ironically be making their condition worse, researchers warn.
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'Cure' is found for skin cancer, claim scientists
telegraph.co.uk - 4-11-10
A vaccine being tested in the UK has helped been shown to help some patients fully recover from melanoma, even in its advanced stages.
It attacks tumour cells, leaving healthy cells undamaged and carries agents that boost the body's response to skin cancer.
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Casual sex increasing in U.S.
usatoday.com - 4-11-10
People in nonromantic sexual relationships today are likely to have multiple partners, researchers have found, and that behavior could promote the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, they note.
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Baby Boomers May Outlive Their Kids
webmd.com - 4-11-10
Because of rising obesity rates among young people, more and more baby boomers may outlive their children.
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One-off treatment 'could switch off rheumatoid arthritis'
telegraph.co.uk - 4-10-10
A new one-off treatment which could potentially "switch off" rheumatoid arthritis is to be tested by British scientists.
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Nearly twice as many people hit by the winter vomiting bug this year
telegraph.co.uk - 4-10-10
Nearly twice as many people have been hit by the winter vomiting bug this year as last, according to official figures.
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FAQ: Triclosan and Your Health
webmd.com - 4-10-10
With the FDA reviewing the antibacterial chemical triclosan, widely found in everyday products such as hand soaps, body washes, toothpastes, cosmetics, toys, clothing, and furniture, should you or shouldn't you ditch products with this ingredient?
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18 Points Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia
health.com - 4-9-10
Diagnosing fibromyalgia can be tough. Pain is highly personal, so one person's "I hurt all over" isn't necessarily the same as another person's "I hurt all over."
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British teenager receives revolutionary pacemaker
telegraph.co.uk - 4-9-10
A British teenager has become only the second person in the world to be fitted with a revolutionary pacemaker which can be monitored down a phone line.
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Chlamydia test after every new partner call
news.bbc.co.uk - 4-8-10
Women should be tested for chlamydia every time they have a new sexual partner to cut their chances of pelvic disease, UK researchers say.
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Japanese have seaweed-eating gene, Americans don't
usatoday.com - 4-8-10
What the Japanese have that Americans don't: a special gut bacteria with a gene that allows them to digest a specific kind of carbohydrate found only in seaweed.
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Prostate test 'causes distress'
news.bbc.co.uk - 4-8-10
Men should be warned that testing for prostate cancer can lead to unnecessary distress, researchers urge.
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Raiding the Refrigerator, but Still Asleep
nytimes.com - 4-8-10
Shirley Koecheler, 54, has been a sleepwalker for as long as she can remember. But it wasn't until she got married that she started eating in her sleep, too. She'd wander into the kitchen - eyes open but asleep - and binge on junk food.
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Chant yourself healthy: Meditation hailed as antidote to high blood pressure and depression
dailymail.co.uk - 4-8-10
It was embraced by The Beatles and became synonymous with the 1960s hippy lifestyle of peace and love.
Now medical experts believe transcendental meditation could be used to treat high blood pressure and psychological problems.
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The dark side of loneliness: It can hurt the body and mind
usatoday.com - 4-8-10
Jody Schoger felt utterly alone, "curled up like a turtle" in her hospital bed, where she was fighting a life-threatening infection after breast cancer surgery.
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Smokers' Windpipes Could Hold Clue to Lung Cancer
aolnews.com - 4-8-10
A simple genetic change inside the windpipes of smokers could help doctors determine who's at risk of developing lung cancer, or diagnose the disease early enough to offer more effective treatment.
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How slapping on the sunscreen nearly ruined one woman's health
dailymail.co.uk - 4-8-10
My skin is pale and freckly, so when the sun shines, I prefer to stay out of it.
On holiday in Corfu last year, my children told me I looked like a feta cheese in a straw hat, cowering under a sun shade, unattractively slathered in white factor 60 sunscreen.
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Drinking too much cola could lower men's sperm count
dailymail.co.uk - 4-7-10
Men who drink around a litre of cola every day could be harming their sperm, according to a new Danish study.
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Health care overhaul spawns mass confusion for public
mcclatchydc.com - 4-7-10
Two weeks after President Barack Obama signed the big health care overhaul into law, Americans are struggling to understand how - and when - the sweeping measure will affect them.
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How £300million was squandered on swine flu jabs that we didn't need
dailymail.co.uk - 4-7-10
Up to £300million of taxpayers' money has been wasted on swine flu jabs that were never needed.
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Fruita Passes Tax on Medical Marijuana, Becomes First City in State to Have Tax
nbc11news.com - 4-7-10
Based on the unofficial results of Tuesday night's municipal election, Fruita has become the first city in the state to place an additional tax on medical marijuana.
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Five-a-day has little impact on cancer, study finds
news.bbc.co.uk - 4-7-10
Eating more fruit and vegetables has only a modest effect on protecting against cancer, a study into the link between diet and disease has found.
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Sedative, Tranquilizer Poisonings on the Rise
webmd.com - 4-7-10
More people are landing in the hospital because of poisoning from prescription tranquilizers, sedatives, and opioids, a new study finds.
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Gender-bending chemicals 'triggering early puberty in girls and putting them at risk of diabetes and cancer'
dailymail.co.uk - 4-7-10
Gender-bending chemicals used in food cans, shower curtains and toys may be triggering early puberty in girls - and putting them at greater risk of cancer and diabetes, researchers say.
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Number of women with gout doubles
telegraph.co.uk - 4-6-10
The number of women suffering from gout has doubled in the last 20 years, research shows.
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Men twice as likely to test positive for chlamydia
telegraph.co.uk - 4-6-10
Some 13 per cent of men who bought chlamydia tests were found to have the sexually transmitted infection (STI), compared with six per cent of women, according to a survey.
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Anti-psychotic drugs link to pneumonia warning
news.bbc.co.uk - 4-6-10
The use of anti-psychotic drugs in the elderly doubles the risk of potentially fatal pneumonia, say Dutch researchers.
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Hurtful words are a pain to your brain
msnbc.msn.com - 4-5-10
Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words ... well, the old adage might need a revision. New research shows that the brain's pain matrix gets activated by pain-related words.
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The Perils of Plastic
time.com - 4-5-10
On the first Earth Day, celebrated 40 years ago this month, the U.S. was a poisoned nation. Dense air pollution blanketed cities like Los Angeles, where smog alerts were a fact of life.
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MS sufferer treated with bee stings
telegraph.co.uk - 4-5-10
Sami Chugg, 45, was diagnosed with MS in 1998 and it slowly began to attack her ability to move.
The incurable disease stops the body's nerve cells communicating and she was soon so ill she was permanently bed ridden.
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1 hour of exercise a day fights 'fatso' gene in teens
usatoday.com - 4-5-10
One hour of moderate to vigorous exercise a day can help teens beat the effects of a common obesity-related gene with the nickname "fatso," according to a new European study.
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Pregnancy exercise 'slims babies'
news.bbc.co.uk - 4-5-10
Light exercise during pregnancy may improve the future health of a child by controlling weight in the womb, New Zealand and US researchers say.
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Many grow happier with the years, experts say
msnbc.msn.com - 4-4-10
Aging brings wrinkles, sagging bodies and frustrating forgetfulness. But getting older is not all bad for many people. Mounting evidence suggests aging may be a key to happiness. There is conflicting research on the subject, however, and experts say it may all boil down to this: Attitude is everything.
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Officials believe marijuana laws will ease nationwide
denverpost.com - 4-4-10
Local, state and federal political figures told a crowd at the Colorado Cannabis Convention on Saturday that they believe marijuana laws nationwide will continue to become less restrictive, with full legalization a real possibility.
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93% of wild medicinal plants in endangered list: Study
timesofindia.indiatimes.com - 4-4-10
Ninety three per cent of wild medicinal plants used for making ayurvedic medicines in the country are endangered and the government is trying to relocate them from their usual habitat to protect them.
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Missing link between man and apes found
telegraph.co.uk - 4-3-10
The new species of hominid, the evolutionary branch of primates that includes humans, is to be revealed when the two-million-year-old skeleton of a child is unveiled this week.
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Deaths from throat cancer 'could triple over the next 20 years if obesity trends continue'
telegraph.co.uk - 4-3-10
The cancer could become almost as deadly as current major killers such as bowel cancer, because of our increasing waistbands.
One in four British adults is now obese, but many more are predicted to develop weight problems in the next few decades as fatty foods and inactive lifestyles take their toll.
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Just in time for Easter, scientists say chocolate is GOOD for your heart... but only one square
dailymail.co.uk - 4-3-10
Justin time for Easter, researchers have confirmed that chocolate eggs are good for your heart.
Unfortunately, one the size of a quail's egg will do the trick.
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Do you hear a voice in your head when you read? If not... you could be dyslexic
dailymail.co.uk - 4-3-10
As Gary Chevin watched his wife Carol reading a newspaper, he had a sudden realisation.
Diagnosed as severely dyslexic at seven, he had always struggled to read.
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Blocking gene boosts cancer killing radiotherapy
bbc.co.uk - 4-2-10
A gene which hinders the ability of radiotherapy to kill cancer cells has been detected by UK researchers.
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Should Healthy People Take Statins?
webmd.com - 4-2-10
Should healthy people take a cholesterol-lowering drug to prevent heart disease even if they don't have high cholesterol?
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Drinking too much cola could lower men's sperm count
dailymail.co.uk - 4-1-10
Men who drink around a litre of cola every day could be harming their sperm, according to a new Danish study.
On average, these men's sperm counts were almost 30 per cent lower than in men who didn't drink cola.
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Prostate drug dutasteride 'may cut cancer risk'
news.bbc.co.uk - 4-1-10
A drug already used in men with enlarged prostates seems to cut the risk of prostate cancer developing, a large international study has shown.
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