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Trial Tests Plant-Based Remedy For Ulcerative Colitis

Posted: 08/15/2013 - Topeka's Cotton-O'Neil Digestive Health Center is offering a Phase III clinical trial of HMPL-004. Derived from an extract of the Chinese herb andrographis paniculata, it targets solely the immune system of the colon to relieve ulcerative colitis.

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Three Cans Of Pop A Day Could Be Toxic To Your Health

Posted: 08/14/2013 - Researchers discovered that when mice consumed a diet that consisted of 25 percent added sugar -- which would be the equivalent to three added cans of soda a day for a healthy human -- females died at twice their normal rates.

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CDC Report Says U.S. Infertility Rates Falling

Posted: 08/14/2013 - A new CDC report found that 6 percent of married women aged 15 to 44, about 1.5 million women, were considered infertile at some point from 2006 through 2010. But, that's down from 8.5 percent of women (2.4 million) in 1982.

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$241K To Raise A Child? Families Struggle With Rising Cost

Posted: 08/14/2013 - A new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture says middle class parents of a baby born in 2012 will spend about $241,000, raising their child from birth to age 18 - and that's just for the basics.

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Heavy Drinking Costs U.S. $223.5B A Year

Posted: 08/13/2013 - A new CDC report shows alcohol-related health woes take a heavy financial toll on the U.S., to the tune of $223.5 billion a year -- and some states' wallets fared worse than others.

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Famous Faces Test Could ID Early Dementia

Posted: 08/13/2013 - Researchers have devised a basic test using photographs of famous people like Albert Einstein, Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey that they claim may be able to identify early dementia in people 40 to 65 years old.

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Dogs Yawn More Often In Response To Owners' Yawns

Posted: 08/07/2013 - In a study published Wednesday, University of Tokyo researchers say dogs are more responsive to their owners' yawns than to a stranger's yawn -- a sign that dogs are more empathetic than previously understood.

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CDC: Obesity Rates Falling Among U.S. Preschoolers

Posted: 08/06/2013 - CDC researchers studied more than 11 million low-income preschool children in 43 U.S. states and territories from 2008 through 2011. They found obesity rates fell in 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Obesity Link Found In 5-Year-Olds Who Drink Daily Soda

Posted: 08/05/2013 - A study found the more sugary drinks a child consumed, the higher his or her BMI when measured at ages 4 and 5 years old. Specifically, 5-year-olds who drank sugary drinks daily were about 1.5 times more likely to be obese than those who didn't.

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Cause Of Salad-Linked Outbreak Remains A Mystery

Posted: 07/31/2013 - Federal officials warned Wednesday that it was too early to say whether the outbreak of the rare parasite cyclospora reported in at least 15 states was over.

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