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  • Most women's gymnastics injuries don't sideline college athletes

    Most women's gymnastics injuries don't sideline college athletes

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    Fewer than half of injuries in women's collegiate gymnastics are serious enough to sideline athletes for more than one day, a U.S. study suggests.Researchers analyzed injury data from 11 college varsity programs for five years starting with the 2009 - 2010 school year. Out…

  • The scary truth about the human waste that’s on your food

    The scary truth about the human waste that’s on your food

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    Guac lovers everywhere were struck with grievous news a few weeks ago: The FDA has banned imports of cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after learning that the crop could be contaminated with human feces. Or, as many news sites so elegantly put it, there's probably poop…

  • Study identifies nine risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease

    Study identifies nine risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease

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    New research in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry found that nine risk factors may be the cause of two-thirds of Alzheimer’s cases, TIME reported.The analysis of more than 300 existing studies identified the potentially fixable factors as: obesity, carotid artery narrowing, low…

  • Mental health problems may explain link between rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular disease

    Mental health problems may explain link between rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular disease

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    Mental health problems like anxiety and depression may partly explain why people with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.Researchers linked anger, anxiety, depressive symptoms, job stress and low social support to increasing risk of hardening of…

  • Earliest breast cancer risky for some women, study suggests

    Earliest breast cancer risky for some women, study suggests

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    New research shows that chances of dying from very early breast cancer are small but the disease is riskier for young women and blacks, the same disparities seen for more advanced cancer.Death rates in the 20 years after diagnosis totaled about 3 percent for…

  • If your kid gets lice, hope that you live in this state

    If your kid gets lice, hope that you live in this state

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    Head lice might be a bit harder to nit, er, nip in the bud this year: A study out of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsvillle finds the pests have developed resistance to popular over-the-counter medications in at least 25 states.Kyong Yoon, who helped discover ultra-resistant strains,…

  • Endometrial cancer on the rise in US, black women most at risk

    Endometrial cancer on the rise in US, black women most at risk

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    Endometrial cancer is becoming more common in the U.S. and black women appear more likely to get the most aggressive types of tumors and die from the disease, a new study suggests.Researchers analyzed cancer registry data from 2000 to 2011 and found incidence rates…

  • 4 tips for making your run more fun

    4 tips for making your run more fun

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    Everybody enjoys running after they've finished running. The endorphins, the runner's high, the feeling of accomplishment, they're great, right? Plus, you can grab a slice of pizza afterward and not feel so guilty about it. But, chances are, you have a slightly different opinion of…

  • USDA seeking proposals for production of bird flu vaccine

    USDA seeking proposals for production of bird flu vaccine

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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking bids from animal health companies for a bird flu vaccine.The department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service says it's preparing for the possible return this fall of the H5N2 virus that resulted in the death of 48…

  • Teens may not drink or smoke if friends are counseled not to

    Teens may not drink or smoke if friends are counseled not to

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    Teens may be less likely to drink and smoke if their friends participate in substance abuse prevention programs, a recent U.S. study suggests.Researchers focused on sixth graders in rural communities in Pennsylvania and Iowa who attended schools that offered seven weeks of counseling to…

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