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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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Jenny Kristina Nilsson, Flickr
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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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Trouble Sleeping Could Mean Higher Risk of Heart Attack

If you have trouble falling asleep, you may be at a higher risk of having a heart attack, according to a recent study of people with insomnia.

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Burgers for Breakfast — Florida Schools Serve Lunch Before 10 AM [VIDEO]

Is a cheeseburger or a corn dog appropriate early-morning fare for kids? Some Florida schools think so.

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Can a Pill Turn Sweat Into Perfume?

Feeling stinky, but don’t like to spritz? An artist in Amsterdam is working on a pill that, when taken, would release perfume with your sweat.

Lucy McRae calls her invention Swallowable Parfum and says she’s mainly trying to change the way people think, not the way they smell.

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Spending Time Outside Could Actually Protect Kids’ Sight

A new review of previous research indicates that there could be a correlation between the amount of time children spend outside and nearsightedness.

Researchers analyzed the results of eight different studies, involving more than 10,000 participants, and found that children who are nearsighted spend an average of 3.7 fewer hours a week outside than children with normal vision.

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Can Coffee Reduce Risk of Skin Cancer?

Your daily cups of joe may be doing more than just giving you the energy to face the day.

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‘Meals On Wheels’ Delivers More Than Meals These Days [VIDEO]

"House calls" may not be a thing of the past! Local pharmacists in East Texas are volunteering their time to make "house calls" to Meals on Wheels recipients, in order to administer flu shots to the elderly. Many seniors are at high risk of getting the flu and in some cases pneumonia and ending up in the hospital.

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FDA Says Flu Injector Devices Not Approved as Vaccines

Flu vaccines have always been dreaded by those who hate shots, but this year a company called PharmaJet introduced a device that uses “a high-pressure steam of liquid to pierce the skin and deliver the vaccine.” The needle-phobics rejoiced.

But now the FDA is saying, Not so fast.

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