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You've Lost the Weight. How Soon Before It Comes Back?
1/22/2018
The participants lost an average of about 1 pound a week. But once the weight intervention ended, weight regain started almost immediately, the findings showed.
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Will Smoking Pot Harm Your Heart?
1/22/2018
There's not enough scientific evidence to say one way or the other how marijuana affects heart health, a new review has concluded.
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Teen Drinking Ups Risk for Liver Diseases Later
1/22/2018
Men who started drinking in their teens are at increased risk for liver disease, Swedish researchers report.
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Opioid Epidemic Also Taking Toll on Babies
1/22/2018
Babies exposed to these narcotics while in the womb run the risk of certain head and neck abnormalities.
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Tom Petty Died Of Accidental Overdose: Coroner
1/20/2018
Musician Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose, according to a statement from his wife and daughter that was posted online.Petty had been suffering from a fractured hip that got worse during his recent tour, along with emphysema and knee pain.
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Why Evenings May Be a Dangerous Time for Dieters
1/19/2018
A small study suggests that you're more likely to overeat in the evening -- especially if you're feeling stressed.
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Flu May Be Spread By Just Breathing
1/19/2018
But the new study finds coughs and sneezes may not be necessary to saturate the air with flu virus.
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'Hot' Yoga Is No Better for Your Heart: Study
1/19/2018
The researchers noted that Bikram yoga has a global following, and entails running through a sequence of 26 standard yoga poses in 105-degree heat.
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Ex-NFL Pros Push for End to Kids' Tackle Football
1/19/2018
The group is instead endorsing a program called "Flag Football Under 14," launched by the Concussion Legacy Foundation. The program aims to educate parents and young players about chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
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Michael Phelps Opens Up About Depression Fight
1/19/2018
The athlete said he wants to tell people about his battle with depression in the hope that it will encourage others with the disorder to seek help, CBS News reported.
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1 in 4 U.S. Stillbirths Might Be Prevented
1/19/2018
A stillbirth is the death of a fetus after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Worldwide, most stillbirths occur in low- and middle-income countries. But the United States has higher rates of stillbirth than many other high-income countries, the researchers said.
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For Supersized Cities, the More Trees the Better
1/19/2018
Trees cover an average of 20 percent of the area in the 10 mega-cities in the study and provide about $500 million a year in benefits such as saving energy and reducing pollution, according to the researchers.
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Tide Pod 'Challenge:' Web Fad Brings Big Dangers
1/18/2018
There have been 39 reported cases of teens intentionally ingesting laundry pods during the first 15 days of 2018, poison control center statistics show.
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Concussion Not Needed to Trigger CTE in Brain
1/18/2018
The findings could lead to early detection and improved treatment and prevention of CTE, the researchers suggest.
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'One-Stop' Blood Test for Cancer Shows Early Promise
1/18/2018
The blood test is dubbed CancerSEEK. It was able to catch cancer cases anywhere from 33 percent to 98 percent of the time, depending on the type.
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Scientists Seek a Better Flu Vaccine
1/18/2018
Although further work is needed, the scientists hope their approach will lead to an effective at-home vaccine.
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Walmart Packet Turns Opioid Pills Into Useless Gel
1/18/2018
The disposal packets being handed out at Walmart's 4,700 U.S. pharmacies contain a powder that is placed in prescription bottles.
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A Mother's Story: Flu Killed Daughter in Two Days
1/18/2018
This year's flu season may be especially severe, CDC officials said in mid-January. So far this season, the deaths of 20 children have been linked to flu-related causes, and widespread flu activity has been reported in the entire continental U.S.
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Meat, Soda, Donuts May Up Odds for Colon Cancer
1/18/2018
These foods all increase inflammation in your body, and the inflammation they cause is associated with a higher chance of developing colon cancer, according to pooled data from two major health studies.
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Pill Cuts Ovarian Cancer Risk, Even for Smokers
1/18/2018
According to the study from the U.S. National Cancer Institute, these trends were also observed for endometrial cancer as well.
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