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What Are Natural Flavors, Really?

Posted: 01/14/2015 - Though natural flavors may sound better than their presumably chemical-laden alternative --- artificial flavors --- it turns out they are not actually all that different.

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Worldwide Ebola Deaths Rise As U.S. Interest Falls

Updated: 01/08/2015 - Many Americans may be under the impression that the Ebola crisis is winding down, but the outbreak continues to ravage West Africa with more than 8200 deaths since last year.

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5 Things To Know As Feds Revise Dietary Guidelines

Posted: 01/08/2015 - A government advisory committee made up of medical and nutrition experts is set to issue preliminary recommendations this month that could change current dietary advice.

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Why Painkiller Addicts Turn To Heroin

Posted: 01/07/2015 - New researcher shows similarities between the drugs may be why pain pill addicts frequently turn to heroin when pills are no longer available to them.

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Top 5 Diets For Weight Loss In 2015

Posted: 01/07/2015 - U.S. News and World Report consulted with a panel of health experts and ranked 35 diets according to guidelines including ease of following, nutritious, safe and effective.

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Could A 200-Year-Old Whale Offer Clues To Help Humans Live Longer?

Updated: 01/05/2015 - A team at the University of Liverpool sequenced the genome of the bowhead whale, the longest living mammal on earth, to understand why they live so long and don't succumb to some of the same illnesses as humans do earlier in life.

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A Closer Look At The Rare Cancer That Claimed Stuart Scott's Life

Posted: 01/05/2015 - ESPN's Stuart Scott lost a 4-year battle to appendiceal cancer. Cancer of the appendix is so rare that the American Cancer Society doesn't currently put out estimates on how often it happens and death rates for the disease.

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Flu Season Takes Another Turn For The Worse

Posted: 01/05/2015 - The latest update issued Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows influenza is now widespread in 43 states -- up from 36 states the previous week.

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Obamacare Tax Surprise Looming

Posted: 01/02/2015 - The next Obamacare controversy is right around the corner. Those who underestimated their income either will receive smaller tax refunds or will owe the IRS money.

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'Unprecedented:' Flu Now Widespread In 36 States

Updated: 01/02/2015 - The Centers for Disease Control says this flu season could be severe. Flu-related hospitalizations nationally are double what they were this time last year.

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Clinic Aims To Keep Kids With RSV Out Of Hospital

Posted: 01/01/2015 - Topeka's Stormont-Vail HealthCare launched an outpatient bronchiolitis clinic December 1st. It is aimed at keeping kids with severe respiratory infections from needing a hospital stay.

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Teen's Death Shows Horror Of Flu Epidemic

Posted: 12/31/2014 - Shannon Zwanziger seemed perfectly healthy. She was an active 17-year-old who rarely got sick and hadn't been to a doctor in more than three years.

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Cancer Death Rates Make Dramatic Drop Over Past 20 Years

Posted: 12/31/2014 - The American Cancer Society says 1.5 million cancer deaths were averted over the last two decades, a result of earlier detection, better screening practices, improved treatments and lower rates of smoking.

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Australia's Koalas Are Spreading Chlamydia

Posted: 12/31/2014 - Australian wildlife officials say a stunning and slightly uncomfortable reality is threatening koalas: chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease.

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