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Hormone Shows Promise At Negating Marijuana's High Effect

Posted: 01/03/2014 - A study published in Science on Jan. 3 shows that pregnenolone, a hormone that is a building block for other steroid hormones like androgens and estrogen, can mitigate the effects of the active ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

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Flu Bug Picking Up Steam In Northeast Kansas

Updated: 01/02/2014 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued an alert to health care providers this week, warning of a sharp increase in influenza-like illness in Kansas.

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First Day Hike Draws Crowd In Topeka

Posted: 01/01/2014 - A gathering at Kaw River State Park in Topeka was just one of several First Day Hikes hosted Wednesday by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

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Nutrition Facts On Your Vending Machine

Posted: 12/28/2013 - Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law.

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New Procedure Makes 911 Even Faster Option For Heart Help

Updated: 12/26/2013 - Recent studies show the severity of symptoms does not necessarily correlate with the severity of the heart attack and, by not taking the initial signs and symptoms seriously, people could delay treatment.

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Silent Killer | Brownback Declares Radon Awareness Month

Posted: 12/20/2013 - Kansas officials are launching a campaign to get residents to test their homes for radon gas. Gov. Sam Brownback signed a proclamation Friday designating January as Kansas Radon Action Month.

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FDA: Anti-Bacterial Soaps May Not Curb Bacteria

Updated: 12/16/2013 - After more than 40 years of study, the federal government said Monday it has no evidence that the anti-bacterial chemicals used in countless common soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs.

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New Drug, Study Method Show Breast Cancer Promise

Posted: 12/13/2013 - A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.

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Feds Try To Smooth Bumpy Health Care Transition

Posted: 12/12/2013 - HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius also announced a one-month extension of a special insurance program created by the law for people who cannot get coverage because of health problems

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Health Experts Say Now Is Perfect Time For Flu Shot

Updated: 12/12/2013 - This is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Health experts say the colder weather and the upcoming holiday season make this an ideal time to protect yourself against influenza.

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NYC Requires Flu Shots For All Daycare, Preschool Children

Posted: 12/11/2013 - New York City’s Board of Health voted unanimously Wednesday to require all children under 5 attending daycare or preschool in NYC to receive a flu vaccine before Dec. 31 each year, right before flu season peaks.

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