Wednesday 23 Jul 2014

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Too much TV may mean higher risk of early death

Adults who watch TV three hours or more daily may double their risk of premature death compared to those who watch less, according to a new study. “Television viewing is a major sedentary behavior and there is an increasing trend …

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Complex heart imaging tests may raise children’s lifetime cancer risk

Radiation from standard X-rays doesn’t significantly raise lifetime cancer risks for most children, but  it can for those who have complex heart disease and are exposed to large cumulative doses,

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Face of CDC anti-smoking campaign dies at age 53

Terrie Hall, the leading face of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's successful Tips From Former Smokers campaign, died Monday after a prolonged battle with cancer stemming from a lifetime

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FDA agrees menthol cigarettes are a risk, stops short of recommending ban urged by American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is among many organizations that have long supported the ban of menthol cigarettes. The Food & Drug Administration today agreed that menthol cigarettes likely