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Most Americans Trying To Avoid Soda

Most Americans say they're actively trying to avoid drinking soda. According to a new Gallup Well-Being poll, 63% of respondents say they try to keep sugary drinks out of their regular diets. The numbers are up from a decade ago

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Running Five Minutes Could Lower Heart Attack Risk

Running for as little as five to ten minutes a day could lower a person's risk of heart attack or stroke. A new study found that running less than six miles a week at paces slower than ten minutes per mile still substantially reduced deaths from heart disease or stroke

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Tylenol And Panadol Prove No Help For Back Pain

 

Millions of Americans suffer from back pain and many reach for Tylenol after a busy, productive weekend. But does it really help?

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Eye Test May Detect Alzheimer’s Years Ahead Of Diagnosis

An eye test may be able to identify people who have Alzheimer's years before they are actually diagnosed. Detecting the brain-wasting disease at an early stage could help researchers develop new therapies for treating Alzheimer's patients

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Injuries Caused By Fireworks On The Rise

Fireworks are pretty to look at, but you should exercise caution if you plan to play with any.

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Pediatricians Suggest Reading Every Day

Pediatricians will soon be telling parents to read out loud to their babies every day. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued that new policy on Tuesday.

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Microwave Helmet Could Speed Up Stroke Diagnosis And Treatment

A helmet that bounces microwaves off the brain could become a critical tool for quickly diagnosing and treating strikes. The helmet was invented by Swedish researchers and can be used when a patient is being taken to the hospital

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Dr. Oz On Hot Seat Over Weight-Loss Products

Doctor Mehmet Oz, host of TV's "Dr. Oz Show," is on the hot seat over weight loss products.

In a Senate hearing, Oz said he does not endorse controversial weight-loss products that are advertised during his popular show

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iWatch Fitness

Apple appears to be developing a fitness device that will work with its yet to-be-released iWatch.  

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Measles Cases Are At An All-Time High In U.S.

Measles cases are at a 20-year high in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's confirmed nearly 290 cases so far this year. Last year's total was 220.

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