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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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Study: Kids Bullied During Gym Class Less Likely To Exercise, Play Sports

Mockery during gym class could negatively affect a child’s likelihood to engage in future physical activity.

01/23/2014

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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

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Surgeon General Warns Smoking Could Kill 5.6M Kids If Nothing Changes

A report issued by the United States surgeon general indicates that 5.6 million children throughout the country might die prematurely if current tobacco use rates fail to decline.

01/17/2014

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Study: Smartphones Are Disrupting Sleep Patterns And The Economy

Sleep experts have found that light wavelengths smartphones or handheld tablets have, can disrupt the brain’s sleep-inducing hormone melatonin according to a report by Bloomberg.

01/12/2014

Exposure to more natural, green space in cities and towns can deliver large, long-lasting benefits to the mental health of the people living in the area. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Study: Living By Green Spaces Improves Long-Term Mental Health

Exposure to more natural, green space in cities and towns can deliver large, long-lasting benefits to the mental health of the people living in the area.

01/07/2014

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