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  • Nearly one in 10 cancer survivors still smokes, study says

    Nearly one in 10 cancer survivors still smokes, study says

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    It's been well documented how smoking wreaks havoc on your body, with tobacco use upping the risk for a variety of cancers—lung, bladder, esophagus, larynx, pancreas, and more—and causing almost one in five deaths in the US and 30% of all cancer deaths, according to…

  • SIDS risk factors vary for older and younger babies

    SIDS risk factors vary for older and younger babies

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    It's a new parent's worst fear: Putting a healthy baby down to sleep, and coming back to find him not breathing.Over the years, researchers have identified some factors that contribute to deaths of infants in their sleep, such as co-sleeping and putting a baby…

  • Feel it in your bones? Back pain not linked with weather

    Feel it in your bones? Back pain not linked with weather

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    Some people with joint and muscle pain say that changes in the weather trigger their symptoms, but a new study contradicts this belief, at least for those with low back pain.Researchers analyzed information from nearly 1,000 people in Sydney, Australia, who went to the…

  • Combination of patch and pills may improve smoking cessation

    Combination of patch and pills may improve smoking cessation

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    People trying to quit smoking may be more likely to succeed if they combine the patch with a pill, suggests a new study from South Africa.According to the study's authors, the findings challenge previous research that found no added benefit from combining the smoking…

  • 5 superfoods that won't blow your budget

    5 superfoods that won't blow your budget

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    Superfoods are exactly what you expect them to be: Foods packed with nutrition that give you the most bang for your buck and calorie.They are very nutrient-dense which means they have an exceptional amount of minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals and vitamins. This means that consuming…

  • Bone marrow transplants can reverse adult sickle cell disease

    Bone marrow transplants can reverse adult sickle cell disease

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    Bone marrow transplants can reverse severe sickle cell disease in adults, a small study by government scientists found, echoing results seen with a similar technique used in children.The researchers and others say the findings show age need not be a barrier and that the…

  • 5 ways to beat the heat and stay hydrated

    5 ways to beat the heat and stay hydrated

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    Our body is made up of two-thirds water – something to remember in the sweltering heat when it’s easy to become dehydrated. According to the Mayo Clinic, it takes about eight or nine glasses of water a day to stay hydrated. That sounds like a…

  • Diabetes: 2 large meals better than 6 small ones?

    Diabetes: 2 large meals better than 6 small ones?

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    A new study has revealed that eating two complete meals in a day rather than six small meals with the same calories content helps more in curbing weight and blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes.The authors of the research said that eating…

  • Tips for successful weight loss

    Tips for successful weight loss

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    Starting a diet plan is half the battle, but then one needs to stick to it and keep on going. From making the exercise enjoyable to avoid weighing yourself everyday, there are a few steps that one can try for successful weight loss.These ideas…

  • 7 ways to tell if a diet product is too good to be true

    7 ways to tell if a diet product is too good to be true

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    Back in January, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a new law-enforcement initiative designed to crack down on false and misleading advertisements for weight-loss products. It's a serious problem; not only have some products been caught using the likeness of respected brands without their permission…

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