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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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Kansans Slow To Embrace Health Marketplace In Nov.

Posted: 12/11/2013 - New figures show that Kansans remained slow to embrace a federally run online health insurance marketplace in November even though the pace of enrollments in health plans increased.

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Kansas Anti-Tobacco Funding Lags Behind

Updated: 12/09/2013 - Public health groups say Kansas is among the states spending less than recommended on programs to stop people from smoking.

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Does Smoking Pot Cause Man Boobs?

Updated: 12/06/2013 - Gynecomastia, otherwise known as man boobs (or moobs for short), is a condition that affects approximately 33% to 41% of men between the ages of 25 and 45.

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Women Go Red To Raise Awareness Of Heart Health

Posted: 12/06/2013 - The American Heart Association's held its tenth-annual Go Red for Women luncheon Friday, turning the downtown Ramada's Grand Ballroom into a sea of shades of the title color.

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Measles Poses Threat To U.S. Despite "Elimination"

Posted: 12/05/2013 - A new research paper published in JAMA Pediatrics on Dec. 5 shows that measles was "eliminated" in the U.S. from 2000 through at least through 2011. However, in 2013, there at least 175 cases and counting.

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Menopause Studies Shine Light On Loss Of Libido

Posted: 12/05/2013 - Two new studies report benefits from two potential treatments that may help increase sexual drive for women who either have gone through menopause or have had a hysterectomy.

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Microsoft Developed A 'Smart' Bra

Updated: 12/04/2013 - It's no longer enough to have smartphones, smartwatches, smart TVs and smart cars. Now a tech company is bringing artificial intelligence to lingerie.

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CNET Holiday Guide | Favorite Fitness Tech

Posted: 12/04/2013 - Hot for the holidays this year--activity trackers. They’re wearable fitness devices you can pop on your wrist or drop in your pocket to monitor how many calories you’re burning and provide motivation to burn more.

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Depression During Pregnancy Linked To Brain Changes In Babies

Posted: 12/04/2013 - Researchers at the National University of Singapore report the brains of babies whose moms were depressed during pregnancy develop differently, which may increase their risk for mood and anxiety disorders later in life.

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Obese And Healthy? Study Says No

Posted: 12/03/2013 - Researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto reviewed eight studies conducted between 1950 and 2013, and found obese people who were otherwise healthy were still more likely to die prematurely or have a heart attack or stroke.

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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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