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Credit: Image Source/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A study conducted by researchers in San Diego found a link between hookah smoking an a toxin that has been known to cause cancer.According to the study, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, urine samples taken from a group of hookah [...]
Sat, Nov 22, 2014
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Minus33(NEW YORK) -- You've relied on wool socks and sweaters to stay warm during cold weather months. And now, the natural fiber is making its way from your winter wear into your gym clothes.It might sound strange, but manufacturers are going full steam ahead with the trend."When you think of [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Heavy drinking does not make you an alcoholic, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.While one out of three adults drink excessively, Dr. William Brewer with the CDC says 90% of adults aren't booze-dependent because they don't have the chronic medical [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
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Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After Evelyn Lozada gave birth to her son this past March, it took her awhile to feel like herself again. However, the Basketball Wives star has since lost 55 lbs. and learned to love her new, curvier body. "I kept reminding myself that I just had a [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
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Quarantined Nurse Hopes Her ‘Nightmare’ in New Jersey ‘Not in Vain’

(NEW YORK) — A nurse who is fighting being forcibly quarantined in New Jersey after returning from Africa where she treated Ebola patients said Monday that she hopes “this nightmare of mine and the fight that I’ve undertaken is not in vain.”Kaci Hickox, who has no signs of...

LI Hospitals prepare for any Ebola cases

Both Nassau and Suffolk counties are outlining their preparations in the event that any cases of Ebola are diagnosed on Long Island.  At the Nassau University Medical Center, protective gear was demonstrated for healthcare workers, some of whom expressed skepticism about the...

Americans Have No Beef with Getting Their Protein from Meat

(NEW YORK) — One of the health lessons drummed into kids’ heads is that proteins are essential nutrients in building strong bodies while providing an important fuel source.That lesson sticks with a lot of people well into adulthood given how much Americans consume...

Paralysis Link Suspected as Enterovirus Spreads

(DENVER) — Simon Humphrey spent nine days in a Colorado hospital room fighting for his life.Humphrey, 13, is one of hundreds of children across the country stricken by Enterovirus 68.He later had problems moving his limbs.“I couldn’t move my legs,” he told...

Robin Williams’ Death Highlights Rising Risk of Suicide

(NEW YORK) — The death of actor Robin Williams has highlighted the rising rate of suicide among middle-aged men, the most successful of whom are in no way immune to depression. Williams had spoken candidly about his battle with depression and addiction over his four-decade...

Oldest American Turned 115 on Saturday

(DETROIT) — America’s oldest citizen, Jeralean Talley, turned 115 on Saturday.Talley is considered a “supercentenarian” by the Gerontology Research Group, which tracks some of the oldest people in the world. She is officially believed to be the second oldest person in the...

High Blood Pressure Nearly Kills Mom After Normal Pregnancy

(CHERRY HILL, N.J.) — Sarah Hughes had a great pregnancy and a normal delivery with her second child, Hayley, in October 2010, but five days after the birth, she developed strange symptoms that nearly took her life.“I was nursing her all the time and waking up in the night...

Are Airplane Seats a Ticket to Infection?

(AUBURN, Ala.) — The sneezing passenger in seat 5B. The coughing, hacking child seated between you and the aisle.Catching something during a flight in one of these situations is something that many of us have worried about. But a new study suggests that there are other ways...