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Why Are You Taking Fish Oil Supplements?
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April 17th, 2014
People taking fish oil supplements, or any type of supplements, should know why they're taking them, and what the risks are.
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New Ragweed Allergy Pill Clears FDA
April 17th, 2014
A new oral medication to treat ragweed allergies has been approved by the food and drug administration, the agency announced today.
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2 Foodborne Illnesses Rose in 2013, CDC Finds
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April 17th, 2014
Rates of some foodborne infections rose in the U.S. in 2013, according to a new report that calls for more work to reduce illnesses from eating contaminated food.
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Fitness Trackers May Help Older People Lose Weight
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April 17th, 2014
People who used a fitness tracker to help their weight loss efforts lost more weight and kept it off, compared with people who didn't use the devices, a new study shows.
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Peeing Teen Prompts Portland to Flush 38 Million Gallons of Drinking Water
April 17th, 2014
Officials in Portland, Ore., are flushing 38 million gallons of public drinking water after a 19-year-old was caught on camera urinating into an open reservoir on Wednesday (April 16).
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New MRSA Superbug Emerges in Brazilian Patient
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April 17th, 2014
The highly drug-resistant type of the bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was found to be related to a MRSA strain that has been circulating among people in the United States.
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How to Test the Twin Paradox Without Using a Spaceship (Op-Ed)
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April 17th, 2014
Forget about anti-ageing creams and hair treatments. If you want to stay young, get a fast spaceship. That is what Einstein’s Theory of Relativity predicted a century ago, and it is commonly known as “twin paradox”.
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Big Data and the Flu: How Wikipedia Can Track Influenza
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April 17th, 2014
Monitoring flu-related Wikipedia hits may help scientists estimate the severity of a flu season, according to a new study.
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Does Meditation Have Health Benefits?
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April 17th, 2014
There is some research that indicates meditation may help with allergies, anxiety, asthma and other conditions.
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Apathy in Older Adults May Signal Brain Problems
April 17th, 2014
For some elderly people, apathy may be a signal that the brain is shrinking a bit faster than normal, a new study suggests.
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