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Australian researchers develop 10-minute cancer test

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The original post was published by CNN. (CNN) Researchers in Australia have developed a 10-minute test that can detect the presence of cancer cells anywhere in the human body, according to a newly published study. The test was developed after researchers from the University of Queensland found that cancer forms a unique DNA structure when placed in […]

How does your child’s screen time measure up?

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This article was originally published by CNN. (CNN)It’s not unusual for children to sulk or throw a tantrum when parents demand they switch off the television or put down the phone, but for parents, what’s on that screen — or how long a child has been staring at it — is the bigger worry. The American […]

Food Safety Tips for your Holiday Turkey

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This article was originally published by the CDC. Food handling errors and inadequate cooking are the most common problems that lead to poultry-associated foodborne disease outbreaks in the United States.1 Follow these four food safety tips to help you safely prepare your next holiday turkey meal. 1. Safely Thaw Your Turkey Thaw turkeys in the refrigerator in […]

Maintain, Don’t Gain this Holiday Season

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By: Bob La Mendola, Florida Department of Health in Broward Would you like an activity that helped 91 percent of participants maintain their weight – or even lose pounds – during the holiday feasting season? If you said yes, join the 12th Annual “Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge,” a seven-week, email-based […]

World Prematurity Day

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This article was originally published by March of Dimes. Premature birth is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five worldwide. Babies born too early may have more health issues than babies born on time, and may face long-term health problems that affect the brain, the lungs, hearing or vision. World […]

High school e-cigarette use has jumped nearly 80%. Now, the FDA wants new regulations

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This article was originally pubslihed by CNN. (CNN) Vaping increased nearly 80% among high schoolers and 50% among middle schoolers since last year, prompting the US Food and Drug Administration to propose new measures against flavored nicotine products that have propelled the rise, the agency announcedThursday. “These data shock my conscience,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said […]

These jobs have highest suicide rates in the United States, according to the CDC

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This article was originally published on ABC 5 News. Men who work in construction and extraction had the highest rates of suicide in the United States, according to a report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For women, suicide rates were highest among those who work in arts, design, entertainment, sports and […]