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CDC: Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks, Health Insurers Should Pay For It

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.

12/04/2014

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CDC: Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks

New guidelines state infant circumcision can reduce a man’s chance of getting infected with the HIV virus and other sexually transmitted diseases.

12/02/2014

Study finds 55 percent of patients with dementia had gone without diagnoses or treatment until being personally interviewed for a survey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Study: Nearly 2 Million Elderly Americans May Go Untreated For Dementia

Study finds 55 percent of patients with dementia had gone without diagnoses or treatment until being personally interviewed for a survey.

11/28/2014

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Study: Hospice Patients Less Likely To Die In Hospitals

People who enroll in hospice care are five times less likely to die in hospitals and nursing homes than people who do not choose hospice, according to a new study by local researchers.

11/26/2014

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New FDA Rules Will Put Calorie Labels On Nearly Everything

Like it or not, calorie counts are coming to restaurant menus, convenience store sandwiches and more as the Food and Drug Administration announced new calorie labeling rules on Tuesday.

11/26/2014

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Does Hunching Over Smartphones Hurt Our Spines?

According to one study, people spend an average of 2-4 hours a day hunched over their smartphones, which puts a lot of stress on the spine.

11/19/2014

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Study Suggests Genetic Link For Male Homosexuality

A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men’s chances of being homosexual, but the results aren’t strong enough to prove it.

11/19/2014

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Study: More Than Half Of Poison Control Calls Regarding Energy Drinks Involve Children 6 Or Younger

There’s a growing concern that high-caffeine energy drinks are making their way into the wrong hands.

11/19/2014

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New In-Home Innovations Claim They Can Make You Healthier

New innovations claiming to give you more energy and even help you sleep better are just some of the wellness features found in the new healthy home.

11/19/2014

A woman in Brazil tested positive for HIV over ten years after sharing manicure equipment with a cousin who later was diagnosed with HIV. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report: Woman Contracts HIV Through Shared Manicure Equipment

A woman in Brazil tested positive for HIV over ten years after sharing manicure equipment with a cousin who later was diagnosed with HIV.

11/13/2014

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