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Diabetes Gene Puts Americans At Greater Risk

Updated: 01/29/2007 - A new genetic discovery has found 50% of all Americans are at a greater risk for diabetes. Scientists discovered half the U.S. population has a version of a gene that causes them to process fat differently.

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Skin-Care Products for Radiation, Chemo Patients

Updated: 01/29/2007 - Radiation and chemotherapy can cause extremely dry and itchy skin. The treatments can also cause rashes, peeling, infections and sores. Lindiskin says its products are safe and do not contain ingredients that cause irritation, inflammation, or stinging of delicate skin.

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Kid Gyms on the Rise

Posted: 01/26/2007 - Many fitness centers are taking ideas from normal gyms and gearing them towards a younger group.

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New Research on Men’s Breast Cancer

Updated: 01/25/2007 - A lot of attention is given to women's breast cancer, but men also fall victim to the disease. Researchers say male breast cancer patients tend to be diagnosed with later-stage cancer.

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Online Health Sites Growing in Popularity

Updated: 01/25/2007 - Websites offer just about anything from job listings, to games, dating advice, and help with health problems. The sites are not just giving information; they are also bringing people together.

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Antidepressants May Help Smokers

Posted: 01/24/2007 - The antidepressant sold under the brand name Zyban was not as effective as the other, but still can double a person's chance of quitting.

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New Drug Helps Smokers Quit

Updated: 01/24/2007 - A new anti-smoking drug is getting support on their claim to help people kick the habit.

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Virus Strikes Another Cruise Ship

Updated: 01/24/2007 - The dreaded norovirus has struck the Queen Elizabeth II. The popular cruise ship docked Wednesday in San Francisco, with dozens of sick passengers on board.

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New Program for Mid-Age Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease

Updated: 01/23/2007 - It is estimated that half a million people in the country have young onset Alzheimer’s disease. Now, in the New York City area, a program has launched as the first of its kind. It is called Let's Do Lunch, and it is geared towards middle-aged people who have the neuro-degenerative disease.

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Nuke Your Sponges to Rid the Germs

Updated: 01/23/2007 - University of Florida researchers say a microwave can do more than just heat your food. It can also zap the germs out of your sponges.

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Caffeine Can Cure Baldness?

Updated: 01/23/2007 - Coffee and other caffeine-rich beverages could be key in curing baldness. German researchers say caffeine blocks a chemical known to damage hair follicles.

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Radiation Benefits Cancer Patients

Posted: 01/22/2007 - Studies show that radiation is an important part in the recovery process of breast cancer patients.

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Doctors Urge To Get Screened For Kidney Problems

Posted: 01/22/2007 - So how do you know you are at risk? Just by taking a quick look at your medical background. People with diabetes and high blood pressure and people with a family history of kidney problems should be screened.

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Negative Attitude Could Have Negative Effect on Your Heart

Updated: 01/22/2007 - Researchers measured levels of cynical distrust, stress and depression in over 6,000 men and women, and took samples of their blood. They found people who reported feeling all of the emotions had higher levels of inflammatory markers in their blood, molecules that can raise the risk of heart disease.

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Oral Insulin Could Replace Injections

Updated: 01/22/2007 - Scientists in Taiwan have tested a solution of oral insulin in rats but not yet humans. Oral insulin has not worked in the past because it is diluted by the stomach and does not reach the bloodstream in pure form.

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New Study on Hypothermia

Posted: 01/19/2007 - A new study shows severe weather can have a large impact on the health of older people.

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Your Multi-Vitamins May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Posted: 01/19/2007 - A new study found some vitamins may actually be hazardous to your health. Most people believe if it is on the label, it is in the pill. But that is not necessarily true.

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