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Massachusetts, Rhode Island Warn Of Peanut Butter Risk

Massachusetts and Rhode Island health officials say a peanut butter product is being tested for a possible link to a nationwide Salmonella outbreak that has sickened people in their states.

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Research Reveals Disturbing New Side Effect of Secondhand Smoke

Most of us are aware by now that not only is smoking detrimental to the health who do it, but also to everyone in their vicinity, as secondhand smoke has been labeled a culprit in diseases like respiratory infections, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and lung cancer.

Oops -- and we almost forgot memory loss.

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jsmjr, flickr

Standing Up Is an Easy Way to Improve Your Health

You exercise, eat well and don’t smoke, but if you think that’s all it takes to be healthy, think again.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

New Research Claims Exercise May Help You Stop Smoking

Smokers who have tried to quit in the past using patches, gum, voodoo witchdoctor magic and other addiction propaganda may just want to step outside for a run the next time they feel the need to smoke,.

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Allison Joyce, Getty Images

Is Modern Technology Making Us Fat?

It’s no secret that a sedentary lifestyle promotes obesity, but a new study by the Milken Institute in California confirms the negative impact of TVs and computers while adding a frightening statistic — for every 10 percent increase a country spends on technology, that country’s obesity rate climbs.

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Ivan Pope, Flickr

What’s the Biggest Health Problem Facing Kids? — Survey of the Day

It’s probably safe to say that kids these days aren’t as healthy as youngsters have been in the past.

But of all the health risks that children of the 21st century face, which poses the biggest threat?

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Thinkstock

New Research Reveals That Obesity Can Actually Drive You Crazy

Most of us are fully aware that obesity causes all sorts of health problems including diabetes and high blood pressure, but now shocking new research shows that being overweight can actually lead to insanity.

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Nada Stankova Photography, Getty Images

New Research Reveals Egg Yolk Is As Unhealthy as Cigarettes

Just short of playing Russian roulette at the breakfast table, the consensus seems to be that we are all doomed without a doubt, as the latest chapter of the great American death machine has just revealed that eating egg yolk may be just as bad as smoking cigarettes.

So what in the name of Joe Camel is going on here?

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New Bedford Community Health Center Receives Aids Grant

The Greater New Bedford Community Health Center is receiving a 187-thousand dollar federal grant to co-ordinate services and provide research to women, children and infants living with aids.  Congressman Barney Frank's office says the money comes from the Ryan White Aids Healthcare Program, and will be used to better co-ordinate services and research for poor women, children and infants living with aids

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