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Weighing Sugar's "Toxic" Impact

Updated: 04/12/2012 - New research shows sugar can increase bad cholesterol and cause cellular changes that increase cancer risk.

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Germs And Kids

Posted: 04/12/2012 - It's understandable that parents want to keep their children's environments clean, especially when kids are young. Moms wash bottles in hot water, clean pacifiers that fall on the ground, and take dirty things out of their kids' mouths. But overall, when it comes to germs, most people have it backward: With relatively few exceptions, they are good for our kids

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WHO: Dementia Cases Worldwide To Triple By 2050

Updated: 04/12/2012 - Cases of dementia - and the heavy social and financial burdens associated with them - are set to soar in the coming decades as life expectancy and medical care improve in poorer countries, the World Health Organization says.

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Being Nice May Be In Your Genes

Updated: 04/12/2012 - Being a nice person isn't just because of how your mother raised you: It might be coded into your genes.

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Closer To Using Asprin For Cancer Prevention

Updated: 04/12/2012 - A new report in the journal Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology suggests that we could be inching closer to using aspirin as part of clinical guidelines in cancer prevention.

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Study: Secret To Weight Loss Not Fad Diets, Pills

Posted: 04/10/2012 - A study in the April 10 online issue of the American Journal of Preventative Medicine showed not only that obese Americans can and do lose weight, but that using the tried and true methods of eating less fat and exercising more are most effective.

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Mom's Weight May Be Risk Factor For Autism

Posted: 04/09/2012 - A mother's weight and diabetic condition may increase the risk of her unborn child developing a neurodevelopmental disorder, such as autism, according to a new study published in this week's journal Pediatrics.

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Rabies on the Rise in Kansas

Posted: 04/02/2012 - With 13 animals testing positive for rabies in Kansas since Jan. 1, health officials here anticipate an increase in the number of rabid animals this year compared to last year.

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Governors Battle to Rescue "Pink Slime" Production

Posted: 03/30/2012 - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, South Dakota Lt. Gov. Matt Michels and Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy, toured this South Sioux City, Neb., where the beef product is made. (AP Photo)

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Online Test Rates Diabetes Risk

Posted: 03/29/2012 - The American Diabetes Association has an online test to assess the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

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Brownback, Rodman Tour Nebraska Meat Plant

Posted: 03/29/2012 - The governor, with Kansas' Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman, says criticisms and investigations of "pink slime" are "unmerited and unwarranted."

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Sitting Too Much May Double Your Risk Of Dying, Study Shows

Updated: 03/27/2012 - According to a study in the March 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers discovered that people who sat for 11 hours a day or more were 40 percent more likely to die - from any cause.

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Study Backs Benefits Of Colonscopies

Updated: 03/16/2012 - A study published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine found that finding those polyps through colonoscopies and removing them cut the risk of dying from colon cancer by 53 percent.

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