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Weekends On The Playground Could Stop Child Obesity

Updated: 04/20/2007 - Weekend access to school playgrounds may be a solution to the rising obesity epidemic in children. In a recent study researchers measured the body fat of 15 hundred adolescent girls, and combined that information with their access to playgrounds and athletic facilities over the weekend.

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Magnetic Tool Helps Give Images Of The Brain

Updated: 04/20/2007 - A new tool is allowing doctors to look inside a patient's brain like never before. A quick test checks the success of brain surgery that removed a dangerous cyst on Beverly Kaspar's brain.

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Neck Botox Is Becoming More Popular

Updated: 04/19/2007 - Botox helps smooth out unwanted wrinkles and lines on your face. Now it is also being used to treat those pesky wrinkles on the neck.

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Leukemia Patients Have New Hope

Updated: 04/19/2007 - There is new hope for leukemia patients. It is an old drug that may work wonders when given the right way.

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Flu May Be Linked to Heart Attack

Updated: 04/18/2007 - High cholesterol and blood pressure are known risk factors for heart attack, however, having the flu may be a factor as well.

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Insulin Producing Cows

Updated: 04/18/2007 - Scientists in Argentina say they have cloned four cows that are capable of producing human insulin in their milk.

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Research Fights Pancreatic Cancer

Updated: 04/18/2007 - Reasearchers and the University of Pittsburgh experiment with a vaccine that may help pancreatic cancer.

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Aspirin May Prevent Cancer

Updated: 04/18/2007 - An Aspirin a day could keep cancer away, but do not expect your doctor to start recommending the drug just yet.

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Bird Flu Preparation

Updated: 04/18/2007 - While there have been no reported cases of the disease here in the U.S, thye government prepares a vaccine for a possible "Bird Flu" pandemic.

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Behavioral Changes Could Prevent Heart Disease

Posted: 04/17/2007 - New research could help young people change their behavior before it is too late. People between 18 and 30, with elevated risk factors, are two to three times more likely to develop calcium deposits in the arteries, a usual predictor of heart disease.

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Menopause Triggers Cholesterol Changes

Posted: 04/16/2007 - Dr. William James Howard of Washington Hospital Center says menopause triggers a number of hormonal changes that are not completely understood.

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Exercising Now Will Help Later

Posted: 04/13/2007 - Researchers encourage young adults to exercise now to avoid high blood pressure later.

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YMCA Is Encouraging Get Kids More Active

Updated: 04/13/2007 - Childhood obesity is quickly becoming an epidemic in the US. 1/3 of American kids are overweight or obese and that is why the Elkhart County YMCA is holding a "Healthy Kids Day" Saturday.

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A Dipstick Could Help Prevent Food Poisoning

Updated: 04/13/2007 - 75 million that is the number of food poisoning cases in the US last year. Students at the University of South Carolina want to cut that number in half.

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