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  • Fix your metabolism for weight control

    August 19, 2013 11:50 PM 48

    A new diet book, "State of Slim," spells out how to repair your metabolism to help keep off lost weight. For years, obesity researchers James Hill and Holly Wyatt have been studying why so many people struggle with losing weight and keeping it off, and the two have concluded that a big part of the problem has to do with lack of physical activity and its impact

  • 29% of high school girls use tanning beds

    August 19, 2013 11:30 PM 19

    Warnings about tanning beds and melanoma seem lost on teen girls, new study finds. About 29% of white high school girls use tanning beds, according to a new study, whose findings have alarmed doctors and public health officials concerned about rising rates of deadly skin cancers in young women. The evidence linking the ultraviolet light from tanning

  • In All Flavors, Cigars Draw In Young Smokers

    August 19, 2013 3:23 AM 35

    BALTIMORE — At Everest Greenish Grocery, a brightly lit store on a faded corner of this city, nothing is more popular than a chocolate-flavored little cigar. They are displayed just above the Hershey bars along with their colorful cigarillo cousins — white grape, strawberry, pineapple and Da Bomb Blueberry. And they were completely sold out by 9 one recent

  • Study: Many alcohol-related ER visits involve Budweiser

    August 19, 2013 2:37 AM 19

    Budweiser is the number one beverage behind alcohol-related emergency room visits, a small study conducted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health revealed. "Recent studies reveal that nearly a third of injury visits to Level I trauma centers were alcohol-related and frequently a result of heavy drinking," lead study author David Jernigan

  • Aging Gene Causes Blood Cancer, Scientists Link ‘Internal Timer’ Genetic Variation To Myeloma

    August 18, 2013 5:02 PM 11

    The study, published in the journal Nature Genetics on August 18, is the first to draw a connection between blood cancer and aging. Scientists identified four genetic variations that most likely cause myeloma – a cancer of plasma cells that causes about 10,000 deaths each year in the United States. "Our study has taken an important step forward in understanding

  • Israel takes polio vaccination campaign nationwide

    August 18, 2013 3:55 PM 20

    JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israel took its polio vaccination campaign nationwide on Sunday, saying a two-week vaccination effort in the south was not enough to curb the threat of an outbreak of the virus. "Beginning today, children born after 1.1.2004 will be vaccinated with two drops of a weakened live (attenuated) polio strain, throughout the country," the health

  • Christie’s Re-election Engine Gets in Gear for a Bigger Race

    August 18, 2013 12:51 AM 26

    And he is pouring resources into an effort to attract blacks, Hispanics and women to prove that he is a new kind of Republican. As Gov. Chris Christie heads for what is expected to be an easy re-election, he is also quietly building a sophisticated political operation that could become the basis for a national campaign. His advisers, while saying the governor

  • Soda drinking tied to kids' behavior problems: study

    August 16, 2013 7:01 AM 25

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who drink soda tend to score slightly higher on scales that measure aggressive behavior than kids who don't drink the carbonated beverages, according to a new study. The study's lead author cautioned, however, that the increase may not be noticeable for individual children and the researchers can't prove soda caused

  • Grandmother, 53, gives birth to her own twin granddaughters

    August 15, 2013 4:25 PM 22

    Susie Kozisek of Ventura, Iowa, served as a gestational carrier for daughter Ashley Larkin, 28, whose health complications made pregnancy dangerous. The proud grandma also carried the Larkins' older daughter. It’s a mommy miracle: An Iowa grandmother has given birth to her own twin grandchildren. Susie Kozisek, 53, stepped in as a gestational carrier

  • Are those earbuds killing your hearing? Take this test

    August 15, 2013 7:08 AM 6

    Not surprisingly, I didn't fare too well and have the ears of a person in their 40s (at least). I'm sure all of those concerts and loud subway rides have damaged my hearing substantially over the years. Since I'm sure a bunch of you have also spent years listening to music at a high volume, let us know how you fared ... good luck.