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People leaning their heads together to pose for selfies. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Expert Claims Selfies Are Spreading Head Lice Infestations

People leaning their heads together to pose for selfies can capture memories from all across the globe – but they may just be capturing head lice.

02/25/2014

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Study: Average Obese Woman Only Gets One Hour Of Vigorous Exercise Per Year

The findings of a recent study suggest that the average obese woman in America only exercises vigorously for approximately one hour per year.

02/21/2014

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CDC: Younger People Especially Affected By Flu This Winter

A report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta indicates that younger Americans were especially affected by influenza this season.

02/20/2014

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Medical Expert: Vaccination Rate Among American Adults ‘Depressingly Low’

Medical experts and officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said that vaccination rates among American adults are far lower than they ought to be.

02/11/2014

Survey finds increase in caffeine consumption among older kids and young adults. (Getty Images)

Caffeine Common In Kids And Young Adults; Soda Is Biggest Culprit

Study finds nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee.

02/11/2014

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Study: Minimum Alcohol Pricing Would Save Almost 900 Lives Every Year

A recent study suggests that instituting minimum pricing for alcohol would save approximately 860 lives each year.

02/10/2014

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Caffeine Common In Kids, Young Adults; Mainly Soda

Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. The rate didn’t budge much over a decade, although soda use declined and energy drinks became an increasingly common source, a government analysis finds.

02/10/2014

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CDC: Cruise Ship Bug Was Newer Norovirus Strain

A new strain of stomach bug was the virus responsible for almost 700 recent illnesses on a Caribbean cruise ship.

02/06/2014

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Study: Third-Hand Smoke Exposure As Deadly As Smoking

Exposure to surfaces and objects that have been saturated in cigarette smoke, labeled as “third-hand smoke,” is just as deadly as smoking the cigarette itself.

02/03/2014

The World Health Organization's cancer agency warns there will be 22 million new cases of cancer every year within the next two decades.  PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: 22 Million New Cancer Cases To Develop Each Year

The World Health Organization’s cancer agency warns there will be 22 million new cases of cancer every year within the next two decades.

02/03/2014

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