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California Restaurateurs Fight The Bare-Hands Ban

Posted: 03/24/2014 - A California state law that requires chefs and bartenders to use gloves or utensils during food and drink preparation took effect in January but won't be enforced until July.

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E-asy Way To Quit? Study Says E-Cigs Won't Help

Posted: 03/24/2014 - A new research letter published March 24 in JAMA Internal Medicine found those who tried e-cigarettes were no more likely to quit than those who hadn't.

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Autism Coverage Bill Moves Through Kansas House

Updated: 03/23/2014 - Legislators are making progress on a measure that would mandate that insurance companies provide health coverage and treatment for Kansas children diagnosed with autism.

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"Water Births" May Not Help Mom Or Baby, Could Be Risky

Posted: 03/20/2014 - In a report released Thursday, a distinction is made between using birthing pools or tubs to help pregnant women relax during labor and actually delivering the baby while immersed in water.

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Rigid Parenting Style Linked To Obese Kids

Posted: 03/20/2014 - Kids with demanding parents who are rigid about rules, stingy with affection and won't discuss limits are far more likely to be obese than children whose parents practice a more balanced parenting style

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New Statin Guidelines Shift Millions More Toward Treatment

Posted: 03/19/2014 - The first independent look at the impact of new statin guidelines issued in November shows they dramatically shift more people toward treatment. Supporters say they reveal the true scope of heart risks in America.

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License To Eat? New Study Finds Saturated Fats Not So Bad After All

Posted: 03/18/2014 - Researchers reviewed 72 different studies on more than 600,000 people from around the globe, and found little evidence to support medical guidelines that recommend people limit their consumption of saturated fats in order to prevent heart disease.

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Bike Sharing System Coming To Topeka

Posted: 03/17/2014 - Topeka's push towards a bike friendly city continues to move forward with the approval of a new bicycle sharing system.

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"Chocolate Pills" To Be Tested For Heart Benefits

Posted: 03/17/2014 - A new study will be the first large test of cocoa flavanols, which in previous, smaller studies improved blood pressure, cholesterol, the body's use of insulin, artery health and other heart-related factors.

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Colon Cancer Rates Show Dramatic Drop Over Past Decade

Posted: 03/17/2014 - Researchers estimated that in 2014, about 72,000 men and 65,000 women will be diagnosed with colon or colorectal cancer. Those rates represent an overall 3.4 percent per year decline in cancer cases from 2001-2010.

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Are Selfies Sparking Plastic Surgery Boom?

Posted: 03/15/2014 - One in three plastic surgeons reported seeing an increase in requests for facial procedures by patients who wanted to look better online.

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Is The Mythical "Five-Second Rule" Actually Real?

Posted: 03/14/2014 - New research finds that there is some truth to the so-called "five-second rule" -- the belief that food is safe to eat if picked up from the floor in under five seconds.

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I Am Too Young Not To Run

Posted: 03/14/2014 - It was 2003, and I had just been told I needed a hip replacement. Bad hips are common in my family, and years of sports and working as a Baltimore city police officer had taken their toll sooner than I expected

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