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Despite the Health Risks, Young Women Continue to Tan Indoors

Despite the well-known skin cancer risks associated with indoor tanning, a new study at a midwestern university showed 93 percent of the young women there used tanning beds within the past year, with a fifth doing so 50 times or more.

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Health Benefits of Coffee

Like most Americans, I start my day with a cup of coffee. I have a cup or two while I’m at work and then maybe a cup when I get home. Sometimes I wonder if it’s good for me to be drinking so much coffee.

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FDA Gives Stamp of Approval to Weekly Diabetes Treatment

Some good news for sufferers of type 2 diabetes: the FDA has approved Bydureon, the first weekly treatment for the disease.

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Iowa Mom Gives Birth to 14-Pound Baby Boy [VIDEO]

In news that will likely make mothers everywhere wince in sympathetic pain, a 14-pound baby boy has been born in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Mental Disorders in Relatives Could Shape Our Interests and Aptitudes

If you’re artistic or have a love of science, you may be able to thank a relative with a mental disorder — new research indicates there’s a link between family psychiatric history and our personal interests.

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McDonald’s Is Making All Their Money From Late Night Junk Food Addicts

You’ve probably noticed that more and more fast food restaurants are staying open into the wee hours of the morning or not closing at all. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, this is because McDonald’s and the like are now seeing some of their best profits between midnight and five AM.

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HPV Virus in Men Linked to Head and Neck Cancers

New research suggests men could have an increased risk of head and neck cancers because, when compared to women, men tend to have the oral human papillomavirus (HPV) in greater numbers.

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Language Delays in Baby Boys May Be Linked to Testosterone

If it seems to be taking your baby boy a long time to say his first words, blame testosterone. A new study shows boys exposed to elevated levels of the male hormone while in utero have more than twice the risk of language delays compared to girls.

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Study: Asthma Rates and Costs from Air Pollution Higher than Perceived

The cases of asthma, and the costs related to traffic related air pollution, are much higher than generally perceived, according to a study published in the early online version of the European Respiratory Journal.

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Middle-Age Risk Factors Trigger Larger Lifetime Risk of Heart Disease

While a persons risk of heart disease may be low in the next five or ten years, the lifetime risk for getting it could still be very high, according to a new study published in the most recent issue of New England Journal of Medicine.

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