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Gene Linked to Obesity

Posted: 12/11/2008 - Scientists have discovered a new gene that could be linked to obesity.

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Smokers Growing in Number

Updated: 12/10/2008 - We’ve all heard the warnings about the dangers of smoking. But, more people are still picking up the habit.

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New Benefit of Eating Nuts

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Want to reduce your risk of heart disease? Grab a handful of nuts.

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Half-Dose of Flu Shot May Work

Posted: 12/09/2008 - If you haven’t gotten a flu shot, you may not need a full dose of the vaccine. Some people are just fine with only half a dose.

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Bird Flu Worries Back

Posted: 12/09/2008 - The Bird Flu may be making a comeback. Hong Kong is now working to stop that from happening.

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Warning for Folks with Asthma

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Asthma sufferers are advised to stay away from a certain asthma drug, because of complications.

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Brain-Injured Troops Face Unclear Long-Term Risks

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Researchers say thousands of troops who suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan are at risk of long-term health problems, including depression and Alzheimer's-like dementia.

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Effects of Drinking on the Heart

Updated: 12/03/2008 - ‘Tis the season to be jolly. But too much of a good thing might not be so good for you... especially if you're a woman.

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NM Health Officials Issue TB Warning

Posted: 12/02/2008 - Health officials today issued a tuberculosis alert to passengers of a commercial bus that traveled through New Mexico from Texas to Colorado in August.

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1 In 5 Young Adults Has Personality Disorder

Posted: 12/01/2008 - Researchers say almost one in five young American adults has a personality disorder that interferes with everyday life, and even more abuse alcohol or drugs.

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Alzheimer's Link to Junk Food

Posted: 12/01/2008 - You may want to skip that burger and fries for lunch today. Research shows that fast food could affect your brain in ways you probably didn’t expect.

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FDA Finds Traces Of Melamine In U.S. Infant Formula

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Federal regulators say traces of the industrial chemical melamine have been detected in samples of top-selling U.S. infant formula. But the government insists the products are safe.

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NE Lawmakers OK Age Limit In Safe-Haven Law

Posted: 11/21/2008 - The original safe-haven law was intended to prevent newborns from being dumped in trash bins or worse. Every state has such a law, but Nebraska's is the only one that lacks an age limit.

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Overcrowded ERs - How long will you wait?

Updated: 11/21/2008 - We've all had to spend time waiting in the Emergency Room. But what's causing that long wait? A new study in the American Medical Association points to folks with insurance like Medicare and Medicaid. But a local hospital says, for them, they're seeing a growing number of patients without any insurance at all.

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Genetic Link for Picky Eating

Updated: 11/20/2008 - It’s a common complaint from parents… my kid is a picky eater. This can lead to an all out war at the dinner table. But new research shows you may be fighting with your child over something they inherited from you.

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Insurers Make Pitch For Health Coverage Mandate

Posted: 11/19/2008 - The health insurance industry says it will support a national health care overhaul that requires them to accept all customers regardless of pre-existing medical conditions.

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