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Smokers Die About A Decade Earlier On Average

Cigarette smoking remains a leading cause of death in the U.S.

01/30/2013

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What Food Made You Sick?

Produce accounts for nearly half of food illnesses. Poultry accounts for the most fatalities.

01/30/2013

New Strain Of Norovirus Spreading Quickly In U.S.

The flu is not the only highly contagious disease raging this winter.

01/30/2013

Are Those Who Multitask Most The Worst At It?

Next time you see a driver talking on the cell phone, you might want to change lanes.

01/30/2013

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Aspirin Linked To Blinding Eye Disease

Macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness in older adults. Taking aspirin may bring it on.

01/23/2013

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Hearing Loss Linked To Mental Decline In Elderly

Older people with hearing deficits are more likely to develop problems with memory.

01/23/2013

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ADHD Rises By Almost 25% In 1 Decade

ADHD is one of the most common childhood neurobehavioral disorders.

01/23/2013

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Flu Deaths ‘Unpredictable’

U.S. deaths from flu range from about 3,000 to about 50,000 per year.

01/23/2013

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Alcohol And A Good Night’s Sleep Don’t Mix

Alcohol allows people to fall asleep quicker, but causes next day drowsiness.

01/23/2013

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Flu Stretches Hospitals, Drug Supplies Nationwide

The early flu season has turned severe in some parts of the country.

01/17/2013

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Americans Sicker Compared To Other Wealthy Nations

Americans die young and have high rates of many types of diseases and injuries.

01/17/2013

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Coughs Can Last About Two Weeks

There is a disconnect between how long people think a cough should last and how long it actually does.

01/17/2013

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Sugar And Excess Weight: Evidence Mounts

Eating less sugar is linked with weight loss, according to a new study.

01/17/2013

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More Than 40 States Get An ‘F’ For Tobacco Control

For its efforts to lessen smoking last year, the Obama administration is getting three D’s and an F.

01/17/2013

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Are You A Cyberchondriac?

According to a Pew Research Center study, 72-percent of us went online to find health information in the past year.

01/16/2013