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Children of Obese Moms May Die Sooner From Cardiovascular Disease

The warning signs of a potential epidemic in heart disease are becoming more evident, new research showing that moms who are very heavy during pregnancy may be saddling their children with more than just a few extra pounds.

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Ground Squirrel in California Tests Positive for Plague, Forces Closure of Campgrounds in Los Angeles

A dead squirrel found in Los Angeles County tested positive for bubonic plague, forcing the closure of all nearby campgrounds.

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Is Your Fair Food Safe to Eat?

This time of year a lot of people are looking forward to all of the upcoming fairs, festivals, and socials hosted here in the Tri-State area. Even though most people enjoy the many different facets of attending these events, the primary focus always seems to be on one thing…the food

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Give the Gift of Life this Holiday Season by Donating Blood to the American Red Cross

• Statistics show that 25% or more of us will require blood at least once in our lifetime.

 

• Only 5% of eligible donors across the nation donate blood, but the number of transfusions nationwide increases by 9% every.

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Researchers Say Eating Chips Can Produce a Marijuana-Like High

Remember the old Pringles slogan, "Once you pop, you can't stop"? Research now suggests it could be more true than we ever thought.

The journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) says US researchers found that foods high in fat trigger natural feel-good chemicals with effects similar to those found in marijuana. These chemicals, called endocannabinoids, produce a drug-like feeling that can lead to gorging on foods such as chips and fries.

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Diet Soda May Make You Pack on the Pounds

By analyzing the results of a 10-year longitudinal study of 474 people, researchers  were able to determine that the participants who drank two or more diet sodas a day experienced a waist size increase 70 percent greater than those who stayed away from diet soda.

Dr. Martin P. Paulus, a professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, and an author of the study, offered this theory as to why something without calories can lead to weight gain:

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Let Kids Eat Candy So They’ll Lose Weight? Not As Crazy As It Sounds

Well, here’s a twist in the battle to curb childhood obesity.

A new study has found that kids who eat candy tend to weigh less than children who don’t.

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Can Living in a City Make You Crazy?

While it has been long assumed that the more time you spend in a rural setting the better your mental health, a new study has shed light on why this is.

A team of scientists based in Germany scanned the brains of 32 volunteers from rural and urban areas while they tried to complete puzzles with time limits.

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Study Ranks Most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians

You wouldn't be caught dead walking the streets of Orlando, Florida.

On second thought, you just might.

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Woman Constantly Falls Asleep While Laughing

Claire Scott's medical condition is a laughing matter.

The 24-year-old British woman suffers from a rare disorder called cataplexy, in which she falls asleep whenever she laughs. The rare condition has caused her to pass out as many as 50 times each day since she was a wee little lass.

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