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Birth Control May Be Causing Prostate Cancer — Health Check

Researchers discovered that countries with the highest numbers of women using oral contraceptives also have the highest rates of death from prostate cancer. What does this mean? They think estrogen from the urine of women who take birth control pills could be to blame.

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Naps Can Be Beneficial Even At Work

We all know that the more rested we are, the more productive we are. We also know that the reality is, we don't always get all the rest we need. Our bodies have to rest to recharge, so when we have those days where we feel worn down, we can take an UnNap Nap. You can take these UnNap Naps anywhere and anytime. Even at work.

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Financially Stressed Older Adults May Smoke or Drink More — Health Check

A new study published in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs may have found a potential link between older adults, financial woes, and alcohol and tobacco usage.

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Insane! Parents Use Mail-Order Chicken Pox Lollipops

American parents who are not in favor of immunizing their children are purposely seeking out Chicken Pox infected lollipops to intentionally infect their children with this horrendous disease.

Yes -- crazy people buy lollipops, spit and quit tips that have allegedly been contaminated with someone who has the Chicken Pox in order to expose their children to this disease. Now -- that beyond messed up -- who wants to lick a used lollipop for $50.00?

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New Toyota Technology Could Help the Paralyzed Walk [VIDEO]

On November 2 in Tokyo, auto maker Toyota unveiled several robotic devices designed to help paralyzed people and the elderly walk.

These robots include sensors that detect the user’s posture, grasp and holding strength, and motor control technology that facilitates someone’s desired motion.

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End Of Daylight Saving Time Is Good for Your Health

Setting your clock back an hour early this Sunday morning may led to depressingly shorter days, but experts believe the end of daylight saving time is healthy in general.

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Can Sitting Too Long Increase the Odds of Getting Cancer?

A new analysis found that prolonged sitting and a lack of physical activity could be the cause of more than 90,000 new cases of breast cancer and colon cancer reported each year.

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Pilot Lands Plane Safely While Suffering Heart Attack, Rushed to Hospital

Steven Nusbaum, 65, of Illinois was flying his experimental aircraft on Tuesday when the unthinkable happened — he suffered a heart-attack mid-flight.

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Study Finds Alcohol Consumption Can Increase Risk of Breast Cancer

While it’s been reported in recent years that drinking red wine in moderation can have some health benefits, a new report claims just two glasses of alcoholic beverages a day could substantially boost a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer.

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Fatty and Sugary Foods May Be as Addictive as Cocaine and Cigarettes

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting fatty and sugary foods rewire the brain in the same way drugs like cocaine and nicotine do, leading to addiction.

In recent studies, lab animals who have been fed a diet of sugary and fatty snacks show the classic signs of addiction, and brain scans of obese humans show the same disturbances in their reward circuits as the brains that are found in drug addicts.

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Loneliness Can Literally Make You Lose Sleep

A new study shows that being lonely can have an effect on how well you sleep. The research concluded that people who feel lonely are more likely to wake up during the night and experience fragmented sleep.

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Study Finds Doctors Rate Pain Symptoms Lower in Patients They Dislike

A new study from the University of Ghent in Belgium, which studied the relationship between health professionals and patients with chronic pain, suggests that clinicians who don’t like their patients tend to discount the level of pain they suffer from.

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