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Free pills from friends driving painkiller abuse: Study

Posted: 03/04/2014 - Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found.

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Child goes on 'bucket list' trip before he goes blind

Posted: 03/03/2014 - Faced with the grim reality that 12 year old son Louie will soon lose the ability to see the world around him, a New Zealand family decided to embark on an international sightseeing tour.

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Group warns almost 500 products contain chemical found in yoga mats

Updated: 02/28/2014 - Subway made news earlier in February when the sandwich chain announced it was removing a chemical called azodicarbonamide (ADA), which is used to make yoga mats, from North American formulations of bread. But now, a consumer advocacy group is warning people that almost 500 more food items on the market have this same compound.

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Could eating fried foods lead to Alzheimer's?

Posted: 02/25/2014 - Eating BBQ or snacking on those fries may increase your chance of developing Alzheimer’s, a new study suggests. The culprit may be a chemical released when foods commonly found in U.S. diets are heated.

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Harold Ramis dies: What is autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis?

Posted: 02/24/2014 - Harold Ramis passed away at the age of 69 due to complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. The writer, actor and director had been diagnosed with the disease just four years prior to his death. Autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the blood vessels.

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16 varieties of cheese sold in Tenn. recalled

Posted: 02/24/2014 - A Delaware company has recalled 16 varieties of cheese after some of the cheeses were linked to a death in California and illnesses in newborns.

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FitBit halts Force wristband sales due to rashes

Updated: 02/24/2014 - Wearable technology maker Fitbit Inc. has stopped sales of its $130 Force wristband and is recalling it after the fitness gear caused skin problems for some customers.

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How safe is Colorado's legalized marijuana?

Posted: 02/21/2014 - It has been seven weeks since Colorado made history becoming the first state in the country to legalize recreational marijuana, but the demand is greater than expected and while above-board, the drug itself could contain surprises.

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Why your sick co-worker insists on coming in

Posted: 02/20/2014 - If it seems like there's an epidemic of workers insisting on schlepping into the office despite looking green and popping cough drops, you're right. One-quarter of American workers say they always go to work while sick.

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Dogs pick up on emotions the same way humans do: study

Posted: 02/20/2014 - Man’s best friend may understand you as well as your actual best friend might. Research comparing the brain function of dogs and humans found that dogs have "voice areas" in their brains located in the same region as humans. And in both species, this part of the brain is adept at understanding the subtleties between our voice tones that express our different emotions.

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CDC: Flu hit young, middle-aged adults harder this year

Posted: 02/20/2014 - This year's flu season has hit younger and middle-aged adults harder than in past years, government health officials warned Thursday. In previous flu seasons, young children and seniors aged 65 and older were among those most likely to be hospitalized or die from flu.

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Local medical centers recognized in improving infant health

Posted: 02/20/2014 - Five Covenant Health hospitals that offer obstetrics services are recognized by the Tennessee Hospital Association for reducing the number of babies born between 37 and 39 weeks, increasing chances for better lifelong health.

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