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Study: Large Increase In Cigarette Nicotine Levels

Cigarettes now contain more nicotine, and are more addictive than researchers had previously believed.

01/19/2014

A worldwide dichotomy between obesity and hunger has created a stark division between an increasing amount of those who have too much and those who still have too little. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: World Obesity Triples Since 1980, Nearly 1.5 Billion People Overweight

With new economies jumpstarting across the globe, combining with efforts to eliminate malnutrition, world hunger has dropped 17 percent since 1990. However, between 1980 and 2008, the number of obese or overweight adults in the developing world more than tripled from 250 million to 904 million.

01/08/2014

UPS and FedEx officials say bad weather and a record number of deliveries are to blame. (Getty Images)

Santa’s Sleigh Delayed After Snags At UPS, FedEx

Delivery giants blame bad weather and an overloaded system for the delays.

12/26/2013

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CDC: Tiny Glass Particles Contained In Isolated Set Of HPV Vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a voluntary recall for an isolated HPV vaccine that it says contained tiny glass particles as a result of a breakage during the manufacturing process.

12/23/2013

Advocacy groups are fighting a Georgia policy that would charge the state’s nearly 800,000 users of taxpayer-funded cellphone service a $5 per month fee. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Consumer Groups Fight $5 ‘Obama Phone’ Fee In Georgia

Advocacy groups are fighting a Georgia policy that would charge the state’s nearly 800,000 users of taxpayer-funded cellphone service a $5 per month fee.

12/18/2013

A worldwide study on technology and health care needs found that a global majority of people (57 percent) believe traditional hospitals will be obsolete in the future. (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Global Majority Say Technology Will Make Hospitals Obsolete

A worldwide study on technology and health care needs found that a global majority of people (57 percent) believe traditional hospitals will be obsolete in the future.

12/16/2013

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Good News In The Auto Industry…Does That Mean Good News For You?

Time off during the holidays does wonders for my motivation…not to mention so much has been happening in the auto industry in the last month. According to an article in the Associated Press on December […]

WAOK-AM–12/07/2013

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Crowds But No Violence At Black Friday Locations in Atlanta Area

ATLANTA (WAOK) — Crowds taking advantage of Black Friday deals around Atlanta were heavy but orderly overnight Thursday into Friday morning. Area malls reported crowds beginning at 8 pm Thursday night when many malls opened. […]

WAOK-AM–11/29/2013

Airport officials expect nearly 2 million passengers to pass through Hartsfield-Jackson-Atlanta. (Getty Images)

Atlanta Airport To See Bump In Thanksgiving Travel

Atlanta’s airport is expecting an increase in travel during the coming Thanksgiving week.

11/23/2013

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Obama Administration Delays Healthcare Enrollment

Washington (WAOK/Fox News) — President Barack Obama has decided to push back the date for the second round of enrollment under his Affordable Care Act. The original date set for October 15, 2014 was pushed […]

WAOK-AM–11/22/2013

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Bronner Brothers Hair Show

For those who make a living in the hair industry the Bronner Brothers Hair Show offers an opportunity to get the latest information from experts in the industry. Thousands come to the show twice a […]

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