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Study: Anxiety may be bad for your heart

Washington - Those Type A go-getters aren't the only ones stressing their hearts. Nervous Nelsons seem to be, too. Researchers reported Monday that chronic anxiety can significantly increase the risk of a heart attack, at least in men. The findings add another trait to a growing list of psychological profiles linked to heart disease, including anger or hostility, Type A behavior, and depression.

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Reversal Of Alzheimer's Symptoms Within Minutes In Human Study

An extraordinary new scientific study, which for the first time documents marked improvement in Alzheimer's disease within minutes of administration of a therapeutic molecule, has just been published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation.

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Report details U.S. cough, cold medicine abuse



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About 3.1 million Americans ages 12 to 25 -- about 5 percent of that age group -- have at some time used an over-the-counter cough and cold medication to get high, a U.S. government survey to be released on Thursday said.

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Missing molecules key to breast cancer spread



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A doctor examines a breast x-ray in an undated file photo.

By restoring tiny bits of genetic material missing from breast tumors in mice, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday they were able to block the cancer's ability to spread.

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Stem cell bank proposed



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Ampoules containing a medium for stem cell storage in a file photo.

Tokyo - Creating a bank to store a new type of stem cell produced from donors' ordinary skin cells could help reduce time and money for treating patients with regenerative medicine in the future, a Japanese researcher said on Wednesday.

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Greenwich, Connecticut . School Bans Desserts

Principal Tired Of Seeing Healthy Lunches Thrown Away

More and more children are now facing obesity and Type-2 diabetes, so how do we get our kids to eat healthy, especially when they're not at home?

As CBS 2 HD recently found out, there's a school in Greenwich that's trying to change the trend by banning certain food.

When asked if his mother was to allow him to eat any foods he wanted, what he would eat, 8-year-old James Budkins didn't hesitate.

"Ice cream, bacon and fries," he said.

When asked what his favorite food is, 10-year-old Willie Budkins pulled no punches.

"Cookies, ice cream," he said.

Not in this cafeteria.

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America's Love-Hate Relationship with Drugs

Many prescription drugs have effects similar to those of illegal drugs. But we still view some users as criminals -- the others as patients.

While Americans are inundated with coverage of the Democrats' quibbling over Barack Obama's use of marijuana and cocaine as a teenager, a truly important drug story continues to be neglected: The hypocrisy of Big Pharma, psychiatry officialdom, and justice institutions regarding mood-altering (psychotropic) drugs -- specifically the denial of the similarity between illegal and psychiatric drugs.

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The Poor Get Diabetes; The Rich Get Local and Organic

The following is an excerpt from Mark Winne's new book, Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty.

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Croatia to ban smoking in all public places by end of 2008

In July 2006. Renato Mittermayer, from the Croatian Ministry of Health and Social care, stated there would be changes in the law to ban smoking from all public places in Croatia, including restaurants, night clubs and bars; according to EU regulation.

"It is unacceptable for the assistant minister to make public statements on behalf of the ministry, especially when he is telling lies and conveying his personal opinions. Next time he should keep his private thoughts for himself!" - Prime Minister Sanader reacted at the time. He also adding that "cabinet is not considering any legal measures against smoking."

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Let's have a niceness revolution



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McKinsey's "dirty dozen" of abusive workplace behaviours

"Nice?" the guy in the car ad once said to the sweet old couple sitting at a table on the pavement. "Nice?" His voice dripped with contempt for a word that conveys so little, and yet so much.