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The Magazine in Your Doctor’s Office Can Make You Sick

During a visit to the doctor, we almost always grab a waiting-room magazine to take our mind off what's to come. But health officials say those very periodicals could pose a health risk and actually make people sick, particularly if they're left out for a lengthy period of time and handled by multitudes of people.

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New Dissolvable Strips Heal ‘Pizza Mouth’ Burn!

I had a hankering for my favorite pizza from O'scugnizzo's Pizzeria and when I finally snagged the upside down pie, I couldn't wait for it to cool and chomped on it only to regret my decision a split second later, and much longer after that.

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Can a New Sports Bra Really Detect Breast Cancer?

Is possible for a bra to detect breast cancer?

Well, according to First Warning Systems, the answer is a resounding yes. The Reno, Nevada-based company says they have invented a sports bra that comes complete with built-in heat sensors that can allow doctors to see malignancies through a state-of-the-art thermal imprint.

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Are Some Old Wives’ Tales Actually True?

Have a cold?  Eat some chicken soup.  Going outside in the winter with wet hair?  Oh no, you're going to get a cold.  You've heard these old wives' tales.  Is there any medical truth to them?  

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Food Safety Pro Shares Tips And What He Refuses To Eat

Seems like we hear more and more about foods being recalled.  Peanut butter is the latest.   What can shoppers do to prevent foodborne illness?  

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Get Off the Couch or Risk Getting Kidney Disease, Says Science

Mom always told you to stop watching so much TV, get up off the couch and exercise more or you become a bum, right? Well, a new study by British researchers has uncovered something else that couch potatoes may need to be concerned about: kidney disease.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — 7 Ways to Donate Now

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when health care experts, cancer survivors and research supporters pull out all the stops to make everyone aware of the need for proper breast cancer screenings, better detection tools and more research aimed at finding a cure.

We've gathered some easy ways for you to show your support below.

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Pediatricians Urge Parents to Keep Kids Off Trampolines to Avoid Injuries

Trampolines might seem like a fun way to keep kids entertained and in shape when they are at home. But according to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) their risks outweigh their benefits.

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Kids May Be Short If Their Mothers Suffer from This Condition

According to a new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics mothers who suffer depression after pregnancy are more likely to have short kids.

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Get Your Sugar Fix While You Can — The New York City Soda Ban Has Passed

This morning in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sugar-laden drinks was approved by the Department of Health in a 9-1 vote.

How long do the Big Apple's Big Gulp enthusiasts have until they can't buy a soda bigger than 16 ounces?

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New Research Reveals Overweight Teens Get Bad Grades

There are many dangers that can come from being an overweight or obese teenager, including the risk of developing chronic conditions like heart disease, Type-2 diabetes and stroke.

However, new research indicates that teens suffering from obesity might be at risk for acquiring more than just poor health, but lower school grades as well.

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Teen with Terminal Cancer Finishes Bucket List

Alice Pyne isn’t your average teenager. The 16-year-old from Ulverston, England has been fighting cancer since she was12, and within the last year, her illness has been diagnosed as terminal. But that hasn’t stopped the spunky teen from making the most out of every moment.

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