Why Smoking Rates in the United States Are Dropping Rapidly

Jun 07, 16 Why Smoking Rates in the United States Are Dropping Rapidly

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Although most older adults who used to smoke regularly have quit, approximately 8.4% of adults over the age of 65 were still smoking cigarettes in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite that, however, the smoking rate in the United States has reached a record low in a record amount of time....

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Gorging in the Name of Science: New Study Looks For Diabetes-Obesity Link

Sep 14, 15 Gorging in the Name of Science: New Study Looks For Diabetes-Obesity Link

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The war against the obesity epidemic is on, with more than two in three adults in the U.S. being considered overweight or obese. In the latest scientific battle, researchers had six men gorge themselves for a week in the hopes of finding how, why and when chronic overeating leads to metabolic problems and to Type 2 diabetes. All...

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Are the Olsen Twins Too Late to Capitalize on the Dry Shampoo Trend?

Sep 11, 15 Are the Olsen Twins Too Late to Capitalize on the Dry Shampoo Trend?

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Celebrity twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are many things — actresses, former child stars, and fashion designers are just a few of the hats they wear. The pair’s “Elizabeth and James” line, named for two of their siblings, offers clothing, handbags, fragrances, and now a line of dry shampoos, according to...

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Global Debate Over Wisdom Teeth Removal Arises in Dental Community

Sep 09, 15 Global Debate Over Wisdom Teeth Removal Arises in Dental Community

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New evidence is suggesting that wisdom teeth are removed more often than they should be, while opponents of the study claim that it’s all just a money grab from the organizations that funded it. According to Discovery News, a recent study by the British Dental Journal suggests that wisdom teeth that remain asymptomatic should...

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NC Family Returns From Vacation to Find SUV Full of Biting Ants

Sep 09, 15 NC Family Returns From Vacation to Find SUV Full of Biting Ants

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After returning from a 10 day vacation, the last thing you’d think of needing is pest control. But this family was unpleasantly surprised when they came back to find their car had been infested with ants while parked at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina. “One of my twins started telling me there were...

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Bolt Cutters Used to Release Man From Stuck Titanium Ring

Sep 02, 15 Bolt Cutters Used to Release Man From Stuck Titanium Ring

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Emergency rooms see a fair number of medical catastrophes each day; in fact, across America there are approximately 110 million annual emergency room visits. Doctors have to deal with deadly viruses, injuries, and other severe medical conditions on a day-to-day basis. But doctors at the Sheffield Teaching Hospital in the U.K. were...

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