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U.S. Ranks Lower Than Iraq, Afghanistan On This List

Posted: 05/03/2012 - There are few places that illustrate the fragility of life better than a neonatal intensive care unit. Premature babies, hooked up to tubes and monitors, their tiny legs sticking out of the smallest of diapers: it's a sight can bring tears to your eyes and a prayer to your lips.

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Drinking Energy And Sports Drinks Like "Bathing" Teeth In Acid

Posted: 05/03/2012 - Energy drinks and sports drinks might provide a quick boost for consumers, but at the cost of their teeth. A new study finds people who drink these types of beverages are "essentially bathing their teeth with acid," the authors said.

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25 Die From Rare Bacteria In San Francisco

Posted: 05/03/2012 - A researcher at an infectious diseases laboratory in San Francisco has died of a rare bacteria strain, California health officials said, raising fears the man's friends and fellow researchers may too have been infected.

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107 Charged in Health Fraud Bust

Posted: 05/02/2012 - Federal agents say the operation uncovered $450 million in false billings. At least 91 of the defendants in the case have been taken into custody.

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Dark Chocolate Outperforms White Chocolate In Heart Benefits Study

Posted: 04/26/2012 - Previous research has linked eating dark chocolate to healthy heart benefits such as reduced risk for stroke and heart disease. A new study that compared dark chocolate against white chocolate adds to the evidence of why eating dark chocolate may help your health.

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Only 13 Percent Of Americans Have High Cholesterol

Posted: 04/26/2012 - Health officials say only 13 percent of U.S. adults have high total cholesterol, an impressive number for a country where two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese.

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First "Mad Cow" Disease Case in Six Years Found in California

Posted: 04/24/2012 - The cow from central California did not enter the human food chain and that U.S. meat and dairy supplies are safe. It's the fourth such cow discovered in the United States since the government began inspecting for the disease.

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Drinking Hand Sanitizer Sends Teens To Hospital Drunk

Posted: 04/24/2012 - Would you drink hand sanitizer? The idea may sound repulsive to most people, but California doctors are warning parents of what may be a fast-growing dangerous trend after six local teenagers were hospitalized in separate incidents with alcohol poisoning from drinking the soapy stuff.

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Taking Steps To Give Babies Healthy Start

Updated: 04/19/2012 - Topeka's March for Babies is Friday, May 4, at the Topeka Zoo. Registration begins at 5 pm with the walk stepping off at 6 pm. You can register a team, sign up to walk or donate to the cause at

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Daily Physical Activity Protects Against Alzheimer's

Posted: 04/19/2012 - By 2030, the number of people with Alzheimer's disease worldwide is expected to double to 80 million. But, a new study finds daily physical activity might provide a person's best chances of staving off the degenerative brain disorder - even if they're over 80 years old.

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No Link Between Gum Disease And Heart Disease

Posted: 04/19/2012 - Brushing your teeth and going to the dentist might reduce your risk for developing gum disease but according to a top heart society, it probably won't help your chances against heart disease.

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Optimism Protects Against Heart Attack And Stroke

Posted: 04/19/2012 - Stay positive - it just might save your life. New research shows being a positive-thinking person can lead to protective benefits for the heart. The study found people with a positive look at life had a reduced risk for heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular events.

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