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Swapping Out Sugary Soda For Diet Drinks May Help Tip The Scale In Your Favor

Preliminary new evidence suggests diet drinks don't increase appetite in the short term — contrary to popular belief — and may help keep weight off down the road. But experts say water is still the best zero-calorie hydration for the body.
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Virginia Sponsors Study On Periodontal Disease

The Virginia state legislature's sponsored study to determine the consequences of untreated dental disease is underway.

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CDC: Meningitis Mold In Tainted Drug Can Incubate For Months

The mold is so rare as a cause of human illness that nobody knows its incubation period. That makes it hard to predict when the outbreak will be over.
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'Mother Of Outcasts' To Be A Saint For Leprosy Work

During a tragic era in Hawaiian history, more than 8,000 people with leprosy — now known as Hansen's disease — were banished to the island of Molokai. Mother Marianne Cope began caring for these patients in the late 1800s, answering their desperation with hope. Sunday, the nun will become a saint.
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German Lawmakers Move To Quell Uproar Over Circumcision

A German regional court effectively banned circumcision this summer after ruling that the ancient practice amounts to assault. That fueled accusations of religious intolerance in a country still haunted by its Nazi past. Now lawmakers are pushing through a bill to make circumcision legal.
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For Cancer Survivors, Armstrong An Inspiration

To millions of his fans, Lance Armstrong wasn't just a sports hero. He was an example of human resiliency who went from fighting testicular cancer to breaking cycling records at the Tour de France. His story was perhaps most meaningful to those with cancer. Following scathing accusations from the U.S. anti-doping agency and Armstrong's resignation from the chairmanship of his cancer foundation, Livestrong, two of those cancer survivors share their thoughts.

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