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Is Sneezing Into Your Elbow the Healthy Thing to Do?

Most of us have been taught to cover our mouths when we cough or sneeze, but for the last five years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been trying to persuade kids to cover their convulsive expulsions with their elbows, instead of using their hands.

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Texas Health Officials Blame Complacency for Outbreak of West Nile Virus [VIDEO]

It’s been said, “the mosquitoes in Texas are the size chihuahuas” unlike the dog their bite is worse than their bark. Recently, Texas Tech researchers blamed complacency and apathy for the recent outbreak of West Nile virus in  the United States. Several cases were reported right here in the Lone star State and nationwide there has been 66 fatalities related to West Nile. “The virus is here and it appears it may have mutated” says Steve Presley a disease researcher at the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

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Unsurprising New Research Finds Bar and Restaurant Employees at High Risk for Alcoholism

Bartenders can make a lot in tips, one of the upsides to working in the bar or restaurant industry. However, a new study suggests there is a major pitfall to employment in a business where booze is served: it is a common breeding ground for alcoholism.

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Adderall is it Medicine, Dangerous Drug or a Designer Pharmaceutical for College Kids? [VIDEO]

In the movie “Limitless” Eddie Morra is an aspiring author that’s suffering from writer’s block, but his life changes instantly when an friend introduces him to a little pill called NZT.  Eddie’s brain is transformed into a powerful human super-computer. This pill gives him super mental abilities, enabling him to read and recall millions of bits of information instantly. NZT is fictional, however Adderall is the real deal. And both have serious side-effects.

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How Much Daily Exercise Is Required for Weight Loss? Probably Less Than You Think

Many people say they don’t work out because they simply don’t have the time. If you’re one of them, your favorite excuse may have just fallen by the wayside — a new study shows just 30 minutes of daily activity is enough for weight loss.

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New Research Claims Exercise May Help You Stop Smoking

Smokers who have tried to quit in the past using patches, gum, voodoo witchdoctor magic and other addiction propaganda may just want to step outside for a run the next time they feel the need to smoke,.

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Brain Eating Amoeba Linked To Tap Water and Neti Pots?

There always seems to be something to worry about; now it’s your tap water. Actually this is especially pointed at those who use neti pots to clear their sinuses. Two people in Louisiana last year were killed by primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) and the CDC is warning against the use of tap water with the neti pots.

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Snip/Tuck: One Man’s Vasectomy Story

An estimated 175,000 to 354,000 vasectomies are done each year. Here is one man’s story.

The act of choosing a doctor is about the same for me as picking a horse in a race – scanning the names for any type of sign.

“Ackerman? No. Bernstein? Nope. Ebert?

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Male Birth Control Pills Could Be Here Before You Know It

Enlightened guys of the world (or those who simply don’t want to be stuck with 18 years of child support payments) have long wished for a form of reversible birth control they don’t have to describe using the word “rubber.”

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Abilene ISD Will Begin Offering Healthier Lunch Choices to Students

One of the biggest differences AISD students will notice as they get back to school are the choices they will have in the cafeteria this year. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is officially going into effect this fall, and that means there will be new requirements from the children going through the lunch line.

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I Wake Up at Night Just to ‘Drain the Vein.’ Is That Normal? — Ask Dr. Harry Fisch

I constantly wake up in the middle of the night to piss — is that normal? — Gary, 29, Silver Spring, Maryland

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West Nile Virus Found in Abilene – What Should We Do?

West Nile virus has been found to be circulating in the Abilene area for the first time since 2008. The virus, transmitted by mosquitoes, was found in testing done August 1st on a sample of mosquitoes trapped on Abilene’s north side, and the Texas Department of State Health Services Zoonosis Laboratory in Austin confirmed the positive test result.

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