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    • 24 FEB 14
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    "Polio-like virus" suspected in up to 25 Calif. children

    A polio-like syndrome has caused partial paralysis in five California children since August 2012, putting researchers and public health officials on high alert as up to 25 cases are being investigated. “These five new cases highlight the possibility of an emerging infectious polio-like syndrome in California,” Dr. Keith Van Haren, an instructor in

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    • 22 FEB 14
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    Bidis are first tobacco product banned by FDA

    For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration used its powers to stop a manufacturer from selling and distributing a tobacco product on Friday. Sutra Bidis Red, Sutra Bidis Menthol, Sutra Bidis Red Cone, and Sutra Bidis Menthol Cone — which are manufactured by Jash International – were found to be “not

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    • 21 FEB 14
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    Not into your spouse? It may hurt your heart health

    Ambivalent hearts may be at higher risk for heart disease, according to a new study of married couples with mixed feelings for one another. “The most intriguing finding was that within a couple, only if both of them felt ambivalent towards their partner did you see this elevated (heart disease) risk,” said Bert

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    • 20 FEB 14
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    Scientists manufacture muscles 100x stronger than real thing

    Scientists say they have created muscle fibers that are 100 times more powerful than human muscles, using only ordinary fishing line and sewing thread. They hope the muscles can help people who wear prosthetic limbs, robotic exoskeletons and other medical devices, in addition to some futuristic robotic innovations for everyday life.

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    • 19 FEB 14
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    Sedentary lifestyle doubles disability risk in seniors, study finds

    February 19, 2014, 7:50 PM|Looking for a good reason to get up and move? A new study shows too much sitting is linked to disability no matter how much moderate exercise a person may get. Alexis Christoforous reports. Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/KCpTxScbdQ8/

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    • 19 FEB 14
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    Fiji has a dengue fever outbreak: Should tourists worry?

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Popular tourist destination Fiji is grappling with its worst outbreak of dengue fever in 16 years. But local authorities say it’s no cause for alarm for beachgoers. Government spokeswoman Sharon Smith Johns said most cases have been reported near the capital, Suva and in inland areas. There have been

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    • 19 FEB 14
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    Online doctor reviews not commonly researched by patients

    CHICAGO — If you’re researching your next doctor, you might be tempted to search their names online to see what other patients said about them. However, a new study suggests you might be in the minority. Doctor ratings are less popular than other online consumer reviews of products like toasters, cars and movies. CBS This

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    • 18 FEB 14
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    Pacifiers equipped with mom’s voice may help preemies

    Doctors at Vanderbilt University have found that tweaking the traditional pacifier to play a mother’s voice can provided added benefits to premature babies. Preemies that were given a special pacifier that played their mother singing a lullaby were shown to have better eating habits and have their feeding tubes removed earlier than other

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    • 18 FEB 14
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    Rocco DiSpirito: Healthy doesn’t have to mean expensive

    February 17, 2014, 11:50 AM|The author of “The Pound A Day Diet” talks to CBS News’ Alexander Trowbridge about how a healthy diet doesn’t have to be expensive, time consuming or bland Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/molnas_-OVU/

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    • 17 FEB 14
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    Saliva test may predict depression risk in boys

    LONDON — A saliva test for teen boys with mild symptoms of depression might help identify those who will develop major depression later in life, according to new research.   Health Depression may raise risk for diabetes Daily health headlines: Depression and eating disorders tied to diabetes risk, educational video games may teach kids

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    • 17 FEB 14
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    Number of test-tube babies born in U.S. sets record

    NEW YORK — More test-tube babies were born in the United States in 2012 than ever before, and they constituted a higher percentage of total births than at any time since the technology was introduced in the 1980s, according to a report released Monday. The annual report was from the Society for Assisted Reproductive

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    • 14 FEB 14
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    Women prefer masculine men – But only during ovulation: Study

    What do women want? A new study shows that heterosexual women might prefer masculine men — but only when they are ovulating. The study, which will be published in Psychological Bulletin on Feb. 24, revealed that women are most attracted to masculine men during this time frame, but they don’t really see them

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    • 14 FEB 14
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    San Francisco BART passengers face measles scare

    A measles scare is unfolding in the San Francisco Bay Area. Public health officials said Thursday that an infected student from the University of California, Berkeley attended classes and rode the BART public transit system last week, potentially exposing thousands to measles.  Measles: 7 things parents must know Measles is back in a

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    • 13 FEB 14
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    Blood clot risk may last at least 12 weeks after pregnancy

    Women may be at a higher risk for blood clots for at least 12 weeks after they give birth, according to new research. The study, which was presented on Feb. 13 at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in San Diego, doubles the amount of time that a woman was previously thought

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