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Global Smoking Survey Paints A Grim Picture

While smoking in the U.S. has dropped a lot in the past decade, a global survey of smoking finds that nearly 50 percent of men in developing countries use tobacco. Without a reduction in smoking rates, future health costs could be large.
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D.C. To Crack Down On Outdoor Fitness Classes In Public Parks

Most outdoor yoga classes in District parks violate D.C. laws prohibiting commercial activity in public places. Lawmakers are looking at ways to use those classes to generate revenue for the city.

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Recording Hepatitis C: A Patient's Treatment Journal

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends all baby boomers get tested for Hepatitis C. The infection, which one in 30 boomers is expected to have, causes serious liver disease, including cancer. It's treatable, but even that is a serious endeavor, involving months of heavy medicines that are taxing on the body. Melissa Block talks with Ana Johnson of San Marcos, Texas, who kept a video journal of her experience with treatment.
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CDC Recommends Hepatitis C Testing For All Boomers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made a sweeping testing recommendation official amid growing concern about the estimated 2 million baby boomers infected with the virus, which can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer.

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