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  • Unsupervised teens more likely to use tobacco, pot and alcohol

    Unsupervised teens more likely to use tobacco, pot and alcohol

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    A small U.S. study appears to confirm adult fears that teens who spend more than the average amount of unsupervised time "hanging out" with peers have higher odds of smoking cigarettes and marijuana and drinking alcohol.Researchers also found that teens more heavily involved in…

  • Oxytocin behind bond between humans and dogs

    Oxytocin behind bond between humans and dogs

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    It’s pleasing when the world finds a new use for something old and familiar. Pie pans gave birth to Frisbees; botulinum toxin, once known mostly for poisoning people, is now better known as Botox and gets rid of wrinkles. And Lady Gaga has taught the…

  • Nameless man finally learns his identity

    Nameless man finally learns his identity

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    In August 2004, a naked man was found semi-conscious outside a Burger King in south Georgia. An EMS report cited by 11Alive noted his "total body [was] covered in sores and rash," and he awoke in a hospital with no idea who he was.Eleven…

  • Company recalls 11 dietary supplements due to elevated levels of lead and mercury

    Company recalls 11 dietary supplements due to elevated levels of lead and mercury

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    The Ayurvedic supplements from Butala Emporium were distributed in New York through retail stores and sold online in California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.No complaints or illnesses have been received to date.The mercury levels…

  • Researchers create protein patch that may reverse muscle damage from heart attack

    Researchers create protein patch that may reverse muscle damage from heart attack

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    During a heart attack, cardiac muscle cells die due to a lack of blood flow, but researchers at Stanford University have identified a protein that can be administered via a patch to help repair that damage.“This finding opens the door to a completely revolutionary…

  • Arthritis may increase risk of poverty, especially for women

    Arthritis may increase risk of poverty, especially for women

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    An arthritis diagnosis increases the risk of falling into poverty, according to an Australian study.Arthritis is a very debilitating disease and likely impacts labor force participation, either forcing people to retire early due to the pain or physical restriction of arthritis, reducing the hours…

  • Cancer remains leading cause of death among US Hispanics

    Cancer remains leading cause of death among US Hispanics

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    Cancer remains the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the U.S., driven in large part by lung malignancies in men and breast tumors in women, a new report finds.This year, Hispanics in the U.S. will experience 125,900 new cases of cancer and 37,800…

  • Soft cheese linked to listeria death in Ohio

    Soft cheese linked to listeria death in Ohio

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    A California company has recalled several brands of soft cheeses after they were linked to 24 illnesses around the country and a death in Ohio.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that Karoun Dairies, Inc. has voluntarily recalled and stopped production of…

  • 178,000 children’s water bottles recalled due to choking hazard

    178,000 children’s water bottles recalled due to choking hazard

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    A children’s water bottle sold exclusively at Target is being recalled after reports of potential choking hazards from the lid portion of the product. About 178,000 Zak Designs 26-ounce plastic water bottles were sold nationwide from June 2015 through July 2015.The bottles are 10…

  • Researchers create protein patch that may reverse muscle damage from heart attack

    Researchers create protein patch that may reverse muscle damage from heart attack

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    During a heart attack, cardiac muscle cells die due to a lack of blood flow, but researchers at Stanford University have identified a protein that can be administered via a patch to help repair that damage.“This finding opens the door to a completely revolutionary…

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