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Peanut Butter Recall Amid Salmonella Outbreak

Posted: 01/12/2009 - King Nut Companies issued a total recall of peanut butter that it distributes Saturday amid fears of a salmonella outbreak that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said has infected 399 people in 42 states.

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Hungover? Sorry, Scientists Debunk Detox Claims

Posted: 01/09/2009 - Feeling bloated or oily from excessive cookie-eating and alcohol-consuming? If you are thinking of trying various “detox” products to help you slim down or clear up, British scientists are saying most of these products are “meaningless,” according to the Agence France-Presse.

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Tetris: A Good Treatment For Trauma?

Posted: 01/09/2009 - Playing Tetris, rated one of the greatest video games of all time, immediately after traumatic events appears to reduce flashbacks that plague sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a British study.

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Teens Who Act Out

Posted: 01/09/2009 - Teens who "act out" in school are more likely to experience wide- ranging problems as adults, according to a new study that tracked adolescents for 40 years.

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Eating Better In 2009: 5 Foods To Try Now

Posted: 01/09/2009 - When it comes to eating, most of us are creatures of habit. Even when numerous studies point to foods that are full of valuable health-enhancing nutrients, we tend to resist adding them to our daily diet. More often than not, our excuse is that we simply don’t know how to prepare them or incorporate them into meals. These are five superior foods you should add to your diet right now.

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Sleeping In: Yes, It's Good For The Heart

Posted: 01/08/2009 - Just one extra hour of sleep a day appears to lower the risk of developing calcium deposits in the arteries, a precursor to heart disease.

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Secondhand Smoke Tied to Fertility Problems

Posted: 01/08/2009 - Women who have ever been around smokers regularly may have more difficulty getting pregnant than those who have not, a new study suggests. The findings, researchers say, offer one more reason for women to kick the smoking habit.

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Alternative Medicine for Kids

Posted: 01/08/2009 - Specialist can't help your child with his upset stomach? There are other ways to help, and they just might be easier than planned.

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Working Out At Your Workplace

Posted: 01/08/2009 - New research is finding workplace programs to encourage exercise, can actually help employees get moving.

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Losing Weight, Saying "Yes" in 2009

Posted: 01/07/2009 - In April, at age 34, Giyen Kim dropped a 60 hour a week job to follow her childhood dream of becoming a writer. Now, she's primed to clear her next personal hurdles: making money from writing, and losing weight.

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What Your Heart Needs, At Every Age

Posted: 01/07/2009 - The statistics are sobering: Heart disease is the number-one killer of women in the United States. And an estimated 8 million women have it. What's more, a new study shows that in recent years the overall heart disease risk for Americans -- especially women -- hasn't continued the healthy downward trend it showed in previous decades.

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Study: Teens on MySpace Mention Sex and Violence

Posted: 01/07/2009 - A new study finds that 54 percent of teens talk about behaviors such as sex, alcohol use, and violence on the social networking giant MySpace, presenting potential risks even if all they're doing is talking, researchers said Monday.

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MIssissippi: Nation's Highest Teen Pregnancy Rate

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Mississippi now has the nation's highest teen pregnancy rate, displacing Texas and New Mexico for that lamentable title, according to a new federal report released Wednesday.

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C-Sections for Early Delivery Cause Problems for the

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Rates of Caesarian section delivery are up sharply in the U.S., and many women are choosing to schedule their C-sections a week or two before their full-term due date. But, new research finds that babies born even a week early are at increased risk for breathing problems, low blood sugar and longer stays in the hospital.

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Scientists Back Brain Drugs For Healthy People

Updated: 12/08/2008 - Healthy people should have the right to boost their brains with pills, like those prescribed for hyperactive kids or memory-impaired older folks, several scientists contend in a provocative commentary.

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Up In Smoke: Boston Considers Ban Of Tobacco Bars

Posted: 12/06/2008 - Sometimes Justin Hegarty savors his cigars by himself, and sometimes he enjoys them in a cigar bar with friends. "Either way, it's relaxing," said Hegarty, soon after an afternoon smoke at Churchill's cigar lounge.

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Obama to Broaden Role of Genetics in Medical Care

Posted: 11/28/2008 - For years, scientists have held out hope that the rapidly evolving field of genetics could transform medical diagnosis and treatment, moving beyond a trial-and-error approach as old as the Hippocratic Oath.

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Encouraging Dip in Rate of New Cancers, Deaths

Posted: 11/25/2008 - The rate of new cancer cases finally may be inching down - cautiously optimistic news but a gain that specialists worry could be derailed by economic turmoil.

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FDA Finds Traces of Melamine in US Infant Formula

Posted: 11/25/2008 - Traces of the industrial chemical melamine have been detected in samples of top-selling U.S. infant formula, but federal regulators insist the products are safe.

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