Too Much Iced Tea Blamed for Man's Kidney Failure
Two glasses of iced tea
April 1st, 2015
A man in Arkansas suffered kidney failure after drinking too much iced tea for many years.
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Night Owls at Higher Risk of Diabetes, Other Illnesses
night owl man
April 1st, 2015
Night owls may enjoy staying up late, but their belated bedtimes may be a detriment to their health in middle age, a new study finds.
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How Fasting Diets May Make Cells Resist Stress (Essay)
Fasting pasta meal, feast or famine
March 31st, 2015
With this in mind, it makes sense that our bodies' cells could perform well under the harsh conditions of feast and famine.
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Odd Tune: Trumpeter's Neck Swells Like a Bullfrog
Man with swollen neck playing trumpet
April 1st, 2015
A trumpet player learned he had a rare medical condition that revealed itself only while he was playing the brass, according to a new report of the man's case.
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Bizarre Condition Makes Tongue Resemble a Geographic Map
Geographic tongue
March 31st, 2015
A mysterious condition that gives the tongue a mottled appearance that can sometimes resemble a map of the continents has long baffled scientists, but new research may offer some clues to its causes.
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Letting Kids Taste Alcohol May Promote Early Drinking
A mom takes a drink away from her teenage daughter.
March 31st, 2015
Children who try a sip of alcohol as pre-teens are more likely to start drinking before high school, a new study suggests.
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World's Oldest Woman Revealed Her Secret to Long Life
Misao Okawa
April 1st, 2015
The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old woman in Japan named Misao Okawa, died today. Okawa was born on March 5, 1898, and died of heart failure just a few weeks after celebrating her birthday.
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This State Has the Highest Use of Mood-Altering Drugs
Charleston, West Virginia
April 1st, 2015
Everyone needs to unwind, but we don't all do it in the same way. Among the 50 states, it is people in West Virginia who most commonly report taking mood-altering drugs to help them relax, whereas Alaskans are the least likely to say the same, a new poll
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