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E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?
- NEW YORK (AP) - On the edge of the SoHo neighborhood downtown, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help - but no booze.
Polio-like illnesses called a 'rare phenomenon'
- STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - More than a dozen children in California have developed an extremely rare, polio-like syndrome within the past year that within days paralyzed one or more of the children's arms or legs, Stanford University researchers say.
Stroke risk tied to cold, humidity, weather swings
- There may be a link between weather and the risk of suffering a stroke, say researchers who analyzed climate trends and hospital records on millions of Americans.
FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth
- WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation's at-risk youth the costs associated with cigarette smoking.
Carter Co. reports first flu death this winter
- CARTER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA---Another person has died from the flu, this time in Carter County.
Attorneys: Brain-dead woman's fetus 'abnormal'
- DALLAS (AP) - The pregnant, brain-dead Texas woman being kept on life support over her family's protests is carrying a fetus that is "distinctly abnormal," attorneys for the woman's husband said Wednesday.
Denison fire department gets new heart monitors
- DENISON,TX---New heart monitors at the fire department could lead to more lives being saved in the future.
Texting, dialing while driving raises crash risk
A sophisticated, real-world study confirms that dialing, texting or reaching for a cellphone while driving raises the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially for younger drivers. But the research also produced a surprise: Simply talking on the phone did not prove dangerous, as it has in other studies.
Study: Kids are less fit than their parents were
- DALLAS (AP) - Today's kids can't keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don't run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.
Q&A: What are trans fats?
- WASHINGTON (AP) - You may not even know you are eating them, but trans fats will eventually be a thing of the past in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration says it is phasing them out, saying they are a threat to public health. Some questions and answers about the dangerous fats:
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