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Study: A Joint May Be Easier On Lungs Than A Cigarette

Cigarettes are bad for lungs, but marijuana smoke so much at least for moderate pot smokers. That's the word from researchers to tracked the lung function of cigarette and marijuana smokers for 20 years. But the lungs of heavy pot smokers didn't fare so well.
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How To Get Kids To Eat Apples? Make Them Taste Like Grape Candy

A Washington apple grower wants kids to eat apples, especially his grape-flavored apples. But why take a perfectly good fruit, with its very own complex flavor and aroma, and douse it with something associated with Dimetapp and lollypops?
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To Understand Health Overhaul, Try A Comic Book

An MIT economist who helped shape the federal law overhauling health care has come up with a comic book to explain how it's supposed to work.
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Binge Drinking: Risky And Widespread

About 1 in 6 Americans, or 38 million people, went on at least one drinking binge last year, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Mary's Center Debuts Bilingual Health Kiosk

In an effort to address the higher rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity in D.C.'s Latino community, Mary's Center has installed a bilingual health kiosk.

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Nicotine Patches Up Early Memory Loss In Study

Nicotine patches helped improve memory for patients on the road to dementia or Alzheimer's disease. But doctors didn't find the change meant they people did better on everyday problems.

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