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Marijuana May Be Contaminated With Mold, Mildew

Updated: 12/02/2013 - Heather Miller Coyle, a forensic botanist and associate professor at the university, says all sorts of nasty things not visible to the naked eye have been found in marijuana.

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Kids Who Play With Their Food May Be Better Learners

Posted: 12/02/2013 - Young children were more likely to learn words for certain non-solid objects like oatmeal and glue when they were allowed to explore the substances by using their hands and making a mess.

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Obama Reveals $100 million HIV Research Initiative

Posted: 12/02/2013 - The president also announced that the U.S. passed the ambitious goal he set last year to support 6 million people around the globe in getting access to anti-retroviral drugs.

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Begining To Exercise In Old Age Can Still Provide Health Benefits

Posted: 11/26/2013 - Research completed on 3,500 indviduals who were an average age of 64 found that those who were able to regularly work out at moderate or vigorous levels at least once a week were three to four times more likely to remain healthy while aging.

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9 Tips To A Thinner Thanksgiving

Updated: 11/26/2013 - With Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, and even the Super Bowl fast approaching, most of us expect to gain a little weight this winter

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CDC: Two Million More Kids Diagnosed With ADHD Since 2004

Updated: 11/22/2013 - New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals an additional two million kids have attention attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder compared to stats collected nearly a decade earlier.

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Smokers Go Cold Turkey For A Free Turkey

Updated: 11/21/2013 - Smokers who handed over their cigarettes and lighters at the grocery store were rewarded with a full-sized, frozen turkey.

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Eating Nuts May Lead To Longer Life

Posted: 11/20/2013 - Researchers found hat people who ate nuts frequently over 30 years were less likely to die during the study period than those who skipped the high-protein snack.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Not Be So Sudden

Posted: 11/20/2013 - A study of 567 middle-aged men between ages 35 and 65 that had out-of-hospital cardiac arrests found that 53 percent had symptoms up to a month before their heart stopped beating.

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Obese Pilots To Be Grounded If They Have Sleep Apnea

Posted: 11/20/2013 - A new medical bulletin released to aviation medical examiners by Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Fred Tilton says pilots with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher will need to go for screening for sleep apnea.

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Midland Care Offering Free Memory Screenings Tuesday

Posted: 11/18/2013 - The National Memory Day Screening Initiative is offering confidential memory screenings at Midland Care Connection. Screenings will be held from 10 am to 2 pm Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Midland Care's campus, 200 SW Frazier Circle in Topeka.

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Princeton Mulls Unapproved Meningitis Vaccine To Stop Campus Outbreak

Posted: 11/18/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration last week approved importing the vaccine Bexsero for possible use on the Princeton campus, where 6 students and a visitor have been diagnosed with a type B strain since March. The school is deciding whether to give it to students.

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Study Reveals High Rate Of Painkiller Prescription

Posted: 11/15/2013 - Research published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine on Nov. 13 shows that more than 50 percent of patients who did not undergo a surgical procedure were prescribed an opioid.

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