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- Study: High School Smoking Hit New Low As E-Cigarettes Boomed Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.
- Wait Is Over For Georgians Suffering Pain: Medical Marijuana Bill Signed Into Law "For the families enduring separation and patients suffering pain, the wait is finally over," said Governor Nathan Deal. Today, Governor Deal signed House Bill 1 into law. It allows the use of medical cannabis oil to treat certain...
- Study: Sleep Apnea, Heavy Snoring Linked To Memory Decline People who have breathing problems while sleeping are more likely to get Alzheimer's disease and early mental decline, a new study suggests.
- Rita Wilson Undergoes Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer Diagnosis Actress and singer Rita Wilson announced on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Sickle Cell Patients Excited As Medical Marijuana Bill Is About To Become Law In Georgia Patients with Sickle Cell Disease will be among those covered when Georgia's medical marijuana bill becomes law. Governor Nathan Deal's office says that he will sign the bill tomorrow. It would allow patients with sickle cell and 7 other illnesses to...
- Study: Acting Out Dreams May Be Early Sign Of Parkinson's Researchers find patients who suffer from a condition that causes them to thrash about while dreaming develop Parkinson's or other similar diseases later in life.
- IMS: US Prescription Drug Spending Soared 13 Percent In 2014 U.S. spending on prescription drugs soared last year, driven up primarily by costly breakthrough medicines, manufacturer price hikes and a surge from millions of people newly insured due to the Affordable Care Act.
- 5 Simple Exercises That Lower Stress Looking for a way to lower stress? Try these five exercises from Dr. Tami Meraglia, author of "The Hormone Secret: Discover Effortless Weight Loss and Renewed Energy in Just 30 Days."
- Study: Energy Drinks Can Trigger Sudden Heart Attacks In Young People Almost one in three 12 to 19-year-olds consume energy beverages that contain enough levels of caffeine to cause a heart attack.
- Study: Drug-Resistant Stomach Bug Increasing In US Several cases of a drug-resistant stomach bug are popping up across the United States after Americans have returned from traveling abroad, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.