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70% Of US Smokers Want To Quit, CDC Study Claims
2011-11-14 06:10:36

Approximately one in five Americans are still active cigarette smokers, but nearly 70% of them want to quit, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report has discovered.

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2011-07-18 06:00:00

A link between falling and Alzheimer's and a simple eye test that could help detect the disease were among the hot topics presented Sunday at the annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference, which opened this weekend in Paris, France.

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2010-07-23 09:30:00

Individuals who send off saliva samples to genetic testing companies to determine whether or not they are at risk for diabetes or certain forms of cancer may receive different results depending on which company they select.

2005-09-27 11:17:15

By Julie Steenhuysen and Susan Kelly CHICAGO (Reuters) - Health insurer WellPoint Inc. on Tuesday said it has agreed to buy WellChoice Inc. for nearly $6.5 billion in cash and stock, in a deal that would give WellPoint a stronger presence in the U.S. Northeast.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.