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Do over-the-counter cold meds work? It depends

Posted: 10/30/2015 - We spend $8 billion a year on over-the-counter cold medicines. But a recent study finds the active ingredient in many nasal decongestants commonly taken for colds is no more effective than a placebo.

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Two-thirds of the world population has herpes

Posted: 10/30/2015 - More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 -- about 67 percent of the global population -- are infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), according to a new report from the World Health Organization.

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Oregon girl believed to have bubonic plague

Posted: 10/29/2015 - A Crook County, Oregon girl is believed to have acquired bubonic plague from a flea bite during a hunting trip near Heppner in Morrow County, Oregon.

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Trying to lose weight? Low-fat may not be best

Posted: 10/29/2015 - A meta-analysis of dozens of randomized controlled trials showed low-fat diets were not effective for achieving long-term weight loss compared to higher far diets.

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American Cancer Society changes mammogram guidelines

Posted: 10/20/2015 - New breast cancer screening guidelines from the American Cancer Society bump up the recommended age for a first mammogram from 40 to 45 for women at average risk for breast cancer.

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Study: Three Meals A Day Is A Myth

Posted: 09/24/2015 - We’ve been taught since childhood the importance of eating three square meals a day. But if you find it hard to stick to that schedule, you’re not alone.

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Company that raised drug price 5,000% backtracks a bit

Updated: 09/22/2015 - The company that sparked an angry backlash after it raised the price of a drug for treating a deadly parasitic infection by more than 5,000 percent says it will roll back some of the increase.

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Kansas rank 13th for obesity

Updated: 09/22/2015 - A new study shows that obesity rates in Kansas are once again on the rise.

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