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Sorry Smokers, It’s Better to Avoid Short Cuts When Quitting — Health Check

While surveys consistently show that more than 3 out of 4 smokers would like to quit, only about 10 percent of those who try each year are successful.

Fortunately, new studies show one way to raise those numbers is to treat smoking as a chronic disease — like high blood pressure — for which long-term treatment is offered.

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Shocker! Men Still Think A Lot About Sex, But Only 19 Times a Day

Turns out that old adage that says men think about sex every seven seconds isn’t entirely true. In fact, it’s way less — and while men do have lusty thoughts more often than women, the overall difference between them isn’t as dramatic as you may think.

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Information In Your Eye University of Washington
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Electronic Contact Lenses – Would You Wear Them?

I don't know whether it's life imitating TV or the other way around but the line between science fiction and science-fact and quickly becoming BLURRED (pun intended!)! I was getting my daily dose of news on CNN this morning when I came across a story about contact lenses being developed that would be virtual computers on your EYE BALLS! ... Would you wear them?

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Striiv, Inc.
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Get Off the Couch or Striiv’s Pedometer Will Text You Into Shape

Doctors have been telling us to take at least 10,000 steps a day to stay in shape and prevent health risks, but who has the time? Apparently, the new Striiv pedometer proves that it’s not a question of having time, it’s a question of having the right motivation.

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China Photos, Getty Images
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AIDS Deaths and HIV Infections Hit Lowest Numbers Since Start of Epidemic

The United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is reporting world AIDS deaths and new HIV infections have each dropped 21 percent since the peak of the AIDS pandemic, the most optimistic report the group has ever issued.

Michel Sidibe, executive director of UNAIDS program, says in a news release, “We have seen a massive scale-up in access to HIV treatment, which has had a dramatic effect on the lives of people everywhere.”

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Face Transplant for Woman Mauled by Chimp

In case you hadn't been on earth for the past two years, there was a woman who was mauled by a pet CHIMPANZEE  and had her face almost complete ripped off. Thanks to the advances in modern medicine, Charla Nash underwent a real life transplant like Nicholas Cage and John Travolta in FACE OFF! I was watching her interview this morning and I couldn't help but feel sorry for this woman! What insurance does SHE have that covers accidental CHIMP attacks? I need that! Check out the full story a new her miraculous recovery!

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Want to Weigh Less? Eat More Often — Health Check

A new study finds those who’ve lost weight and kept it off tend to eat more often than heavier people — yet still took in fewer daily calories.

Lead researcher Jessica Bachman, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Marywood University in Scranton, PA, was part of a group that profiled 250 people who’d lost significant amounts of weight. The key was to learn how they maintain their weight loss in order to help others lose weight and keep it off.

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Smarter Kids May Be Experimenting More with Drugs — Health Check

A new study of 8,000 kids published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health finds those who had high IQs were more likely to use certain illicit drugs as they aged. Smarter girls in particular may tend to experiment with marijuana, cocaine, and other illicit drugs later on.

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Erick Sermon of EPMD Suffers Heart Attack

 

Hip Hop almost lost another legend! This past weekend, Erick Sermon, the producer/rapper from the pioneer rap duo EPMD (along with Parrish Smith) suffered a heart attack.

According to a report Sunday from GlobalGrind, Sermon will

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Americans Are Divided on Flu Shots — Survey of the Day

With flu season upon us, 46 percent of Americans have received a flu shot, whereas 47 percent said they have not and will not.

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When Are People the Happiest? iPhone App Has the Answer

A study involving 45,000 iPhone users who recorded their level of happiness at least five times a day yielded some not entirely surprising results.

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Can Experimental Drug That Helped Monkeys Lose Weight Work on Humans? — Health Check

Researchers have used an experimental drug to help obese monkeys lose weight — and it could work for humans too.

The medication, Adipotide, works by finding and sticking to proteins on the surface of blood vessels that feed white fat cells, and then releasing a synthetic molecule that kills those cells.

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