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Health

It’s all good; go ahead, break a sweat: Study finds exercise cuts risk of death

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE
The Associated Press

Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly … Full story    

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It’s all good; go ahead, break a sweat: Study finds exercise cuts risk of death

Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly … Full story    
Published:  January 15, 2017

Parents’ job is to teach kids to treat others with respect

You may not have realized it, but the week ahead is super-charged. It's likely to be confusing and full of emotion. Please take a moment … Full story    
Published:  January 15, 2017

The good, bad, unknown about marijuana’s health effects

NEW YORK - It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it may also raise the risk of getting … Full story    
Published:  January 15, 2017

Possible cybersecurity flaw in heart devices

WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department warned Tuesday about an unusual cybersecurity flaw for one manufacturer's implantable heart devices that it said could allow hackers … Full story    
Published:  January 15, 2017

Guinea worm disease reported in 3 countries in 2016

ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter, who has been working for decades to eradicate Guinea worm disease, says only 25 human cases of the illness … Full story    
Published:  January 15, 2017

Dangerous habit; Huff, puff, explode: E-cigarette fires, injuries on rise

Katrina Williams wanted a safer alternative to smoking, and e-cigarettes seemed to be the answer until the day one exploded in her pocket as she … Full story    
Published:  December 18, 2016

The thing about behavior

Behaviors that are rewarded persist. I'm reminded of this simple, obvious fact by a young mother who recently complained that she couldn't get her 1-year-old … Full story    
Published:  December 18, 2016

Hopeful sign in obesity fight? Chubby babies on the decline

CHICAGO - A decline in chubby babies and toddlers is providing a glimmer of good news in the fight against childhood obesity. The trend was … Full story    
Published:  December 18, 2016

Bionic boost; Scientists develop robotic hand for people with quadriplegia

Scientists have developed a mind-controlled robotic hand that allows people with certain types of spinal injuries to perform everyday tasks such as using a fork … Full story    
Published:  December 11, 2016

US misses health goals despite push; CDC says obesity, food poisoning are beatable

NEW YORK - Progress in the U.S. against obesity, food poisoning and infections spread in hospitals has been uneven and disappointing, despite dedicated efforts to … Full story    
Published:  December 11, 2016

Can’t buy love? Drug price hikes put sex beyond reach

TRENTON, N.J. - Imagine not being able to afford one of life's great pleasures: sex. That's true for many older couples, doctors say. Soaring prices … Full story    
Published:  December 11, 2016

Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in South Africa

SOSHANGUVE, South Africa - The latest attempt in the long, frustrating search for a vaccine against HIV began in South Africa on Wednesday, as scientists … Full story    
Published:  December 4, 2016

Giving gift of stress

'Tis the season for ...? Pretty lights and generous gifts and beautiful ceremonies; for family gatherings and spiritual renewal and chestnuts roasting on an open … Full story    
Published:  December 4, 2016

Kansas man to donate 296th pint of blood

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - An 87-year-old man has donated almost 300 pints of blood, saying he considers the donations his "greatest contribution" to other people. Harold … Full story    
Published:  December 4, 2016