What Every Woman Needs to Know About Blood Clots
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“This should not be called an epidemic, but about 100,000 people die each year as a result and there are upwards of 500,000-600,000 cases per year.” Take a lesson from … Those warnings you see in the back of airline magazines? They do warrant a few …

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Whooping cough vaccination campaign could be extended to adolescents
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Public health experts are looking at whether booster vaccinations against whooping cough are needed for adolescents and other groups, amid warnings that recent declines in pertussis cases are unlikely to be sustained over the summer. … But the panel …

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How Do We Solve North America's Heroin Epidemic?
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Last weekend, I was lucky enough to sit down with him and discuss the roots of the heroin epidemic, my experiences as a young addict, and how addiction treatment could benefit from a total revolution in the way we treat physical and emotional pain …

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Snowden's father says his son is better off in Russia
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Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden is better off staying in Russia, his father said on Friday. No longer believing that Snowden would receive a fair legal trial by the Justice Department, Lon Snowden — Edward Snowden's father — decided it was best …

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Editorial: Twinkies make an unlikely return
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Health experts issued warnings while America 's stomachs churned with anticipation. Earlier this month, Hostess … market when they returned. True, there are legitimate concerns that snacks and fatty foods play a large role in America 's obesity epidemic.

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Gnarly Feet? Why Summer Might Be To Blame
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It can all add up to some major foot health issues, not to mention making your peds unsightly when all you want to do is show them off. Here, we tapped a few foot pros to help give us the inside track of what all that fun in the sun is doing to our …

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Warning after rise in hep C cases
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Warning after rise in hep C cases. The number of cases of hepatitis C has increased by more than a third in two years. There were 7,882 cases confirmed in England in 2010, rising to 10,873 in 2012. Experts estimate there are 160,000 living with hep C …

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Michael J. Fox mines health issues for laughs
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Fox confronts his health issues head-on: Several jokes in the pilot episode address his disability, including shakiness on the air. "There's nothing horrifying about it to me," he says. "I don't think it's gothic nastiness. There's nothing horrible on …

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What Is And Isn't A Conspiracy Theory About George Zimmerman
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Conservatives are generally more prone to falling for conspiracy theories than liberals, but that doesn't mean liberals are immune, especially when the conspiracy theory addresses a psychological need on the left. (Thought interestingly, I've noticed …

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Family activities in Queenstown, New Zealand
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Obese patients scanned at vet hospital · obesity. VICTORIA'S obesity epidemic has hit new levels as hospitals are forced to refer super-obese patients to a veterinary hospital for scans. … Safety-wise, jet boats are not without some risks and the …

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The cult of home ownership is dangerous and damaging
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… and the US Congress continues its unquestioning protection of the home mortgage interest tax deduction. This is the economic policy equivalent of incurring the individual and social costs of an obesity epidemic while still subsidising maize and …

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