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Metal Allergies in the Mouth

Updated: 01/24/2007 - Studies show that the allergies people have to metal may be related to infections in the mouth.

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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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Higher Standards for Birth Control Pills?

Updated: 01/23/2007 - Higher standards may be coming for birth control pills, after reports show newer pills are less effective than older ones.

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Kleenex Brand Seeks to Add Pesticides to Tissues

Updated: 01/23/2007 - Kleenex brand tissues are also on a mission to kill germs Its maker, Kimberly-Clarke wants to sell Kleenex that kills viruses with a mild pesticide.

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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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Dangerous Consequences of Too Many Prescriptions

Updated: 01/23/2007 - Today alone, 82% of Americans popped a prescription pill and 30% take five or more drugs a day. Taking that many drugs can lead to some dangerous consequences.

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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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Beware of the Consequences of Liposuction

Posted: 01/19/2007 - Are you sick of vowing to lose weight at the beginning of each year and want to take the easy way out with liposuction? You may want to think of the consequences first.

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Increased Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

Updated: 01/18/2007 - If you’re feeling a little more buzz from your cigarettes, there may be a reason. Nicotine levels in cigarettes have increased by 11 percent since 1997.

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You’re Never Too Old for Diet and Exercise

Updated: 01/18/2007 - It’s never too late to start eating right and exercising. A new study took 17 obese men and women, who are over 65, and enrolled them in a diet and group exercise program.

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Addicted to Tanning?

Updated: 01/18/2007 - People are addicted to cigarettes, drugs and alcohol, but can you be addicted to tanning? More than one million Americans use a tanning bed and keep going back even though they know it could cause cancer.

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Norovirus Making People Feel Miserable

Updated: 01/18/2007 - A nasty and highly contagious stomach virus is making a lot of people miserable across the nation. Though it may feel like the flu, it is not.

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Beating Winter Germs

Updated: 01/16/2007 - Doctors say the best way to avoid winter germs is simple. The first thing you should do is make sure to wash your hands at home and at work.

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