Health

Viral Soda Infographic: How Does Cola Really Affect the Body?
A glass of soda with ice in it.
July 30th, 2015
An infographic that breaks down what happens to in your body after you drinking just one soda has gone viral, but health experts say some information in the graphic is exaggerated.
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Too Salty! High Sodium Intake Tied to Increased Blood Pressure
salt
July 29th, 2015
People who increase their salt intake significantly are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure, a large Japanese study finds.
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What's Causing Florida's Leprosy Cases?
armadillo
July 27th, 2015
Leprosy is often thought to be an ancient disease, but leprosy-causing bacteria continue to infect people in the southern United States, including in Florida, where nine people have been diagnosed with the disease so far this year.
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Weed: Good for the Bones?
Marijuana plants growing outdoors
July 30th, 2015
Marijuana may help bone fractures heal, a new study in animal suggests.
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'Leaky' Vaccines May Fuel Evolution of Deadlier Viruses
chickens
July 29th, 2015
Certain types of vaccines, that allow vaccinated individuals to spread disease, could lead to deadlier viruses, new evidence in chickens shows.
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Tiny 'Cellular Lasers' Could Aid Targeted Cancer Treatments
Cellular Lasers
July 27th, 2015
For the first time, scientists have injected lasers into cells, making them light up from the inside, an advance that could one day help treat problems inside the human body such as cancer, researchers say.
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Pot Death: Teen Leaps 4 Stories After Eating Marijuana Cookie
Leaves of the marijuana plant
July 23rd, 2015
A teenager in Colorado died after consuming an entire marijuana cookie that contained 6 servings of marijuana's active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), according to a new report.
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1 in 5 Adult Americans Report Having a Disability
disabled father and son at playground
July 30th, 2015
About one in every five Americans reports having a disability, according to results from a new nationwide survey.
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Why Diet Pepsi's New Artificial Sweetener Won't Replace the Old
A can of Pepsi.
July 28th, 2015
Why does the world need two kinds of Diet Pepsi?
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44 Percent of Americans Say They've Tried Pot
A marijuana cigarette.
July 24th, 2015
Have you ever toked up? Sparked a spliff? Smoked weed? If you have, you're not alone — 44 percent of all Americans surveyed in a new Gallup poll say they've tried marijuana.
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