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Recent Outbreak Of Hantavirus At Yosemite Might Help Researchers Find Cures And Causes Of The Disease

Much like Legionaires Disease, Hantavirus isn't something you hear a lot about - until there is an outbreak.  The recent cases that have popped up in Yosemite National Park have brought the rodent-borne disease back into the limelight;  They might also help researchers with clues to how the virus spreads and what can be done to help humans fend off the risks

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Source: Pragmagraphr via flickr
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What is Whooping Cough And How Do You Treat It?

All but eradicated in the United States thanks to vaccines, Pertussis - commonly known as Whooping Cough - is seeing cases at "epidemic levels" this fall.

Here's what you need to know.

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Lars Klintwall Malmqvist
Lars Klintwall Malmqvist
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How Many Americans Wash Their Hands After Using Public Restrooms? [POLL]

A new survey on hand washing has revealed that 70 percent of Americans always wash their hands after using a public restroom, while 29 percent sometimes skip that ever-important, germ-killing step. And yes, 1 percent confessed to never washing their hands after using a public bathroom.

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(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Coffee In The Morning Can Solve Your Aches and Pains

Having coffee in the morning can help you for the rest of the day, not just the jolt of waking up when you have breakfast. A group of scientists, and I would assume coffee lovers, found that it will help you deal with the pain of working at a computer.

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New York City Officials Push To Regulate Baby Formula

Parents may no longer have a choice in how they choose to feed their newborn babies in New York City.
New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley today launched “Latch On NYC,” a new citywide initiative to support mothers who breastfeed their infants by asking city maternity hospitals to voluntarily sign on to support a mother’s choice to breastfeed and limit the promotion of infant formula in their facilities which can interfere with that decision

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Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images
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Apples are Early in Bayfield This Year, Choose Your Favorite and Go Pick Some

It's a good year for apples in Bayfield Wisconsin, and the season is early this year! If you've never gone, you may want to try it this year. It can actually save you money in the long run, and the difference in taste is unbelievable. I've included different types of apples available to you. Enjoy!

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jsmjr, flickr
jsmjr, flickr
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Standing Up Is an Easy Way to Improve Your Health

You exercise, eat well and don’t smoke, but if you think that’s all it takes to be healthy, think again.

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Microwave Popcorn Ingredient A Respiratory Hazard For Workers

A new research study that was recently released shows a correlation between an ingredient in the butter-flavoring in microwave popcorn and respiratory ailments.

The ingredient 2,3-pentanedione (PD), used to impart the flavor and aroma of butter in microwave popcorn, is a respiratory hazard that can also alter gene expression in the brain of rats

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o5com, flickr
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More and More Americans Are Walking for Exercise

As a whole, the US has an obesity problem — but the good news is that more of us are getting up off the couch and talking a walk.

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karithina, flickr
karithina, flickr
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Would You Be Willing to Skip Eating If It Meant Living Longer?

We all want to live longer, but one way to do it may not sit well with you — it involves eating less. A lot less. In fact, on some days, you’ll eat almost nothing at all.

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Source: fengman123 via flickr
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Cigarette Smokers On The Decline But Cigar And Pipe Smokers Are On The Increase

The number of cigarette smokers in the United States dropped 33% from 2000 to 2011.  At the same time, there's been an increase of tobacco pipe and cigar smokers - 123% in the same time period.  In addition, so-called pipe tobacco use  has grown 482%

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The Strongest Coffee In The World

I can go without a lot of things, but one thing is must have daily is my coffee. I'm one of those that can enjoy a cup of hot coffee on a 90 degree day while sitting on my deck.  Trying a stronger coffee is always an interesting experience, but can you imagine trying the strongest coffee in the world?

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