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Prolonged TV watching linked to eight leading causes of death

About 92 percent of American homes have television and more than half of people's past time is spent just for TV watching. Researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) followed over 221,000 people aging within 50 to 71 who were not diagnosed of any chronic disease upon entry.

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Processed Meats Cause Cancer

Chief deputy director of the California office, Allan Hirsch said, "Federal law pre-empts warnings on fresh meat, but "our understanding of how federal law governs processed meats is less clear". World Health Organization said it is important to balance the risks and benefits of eating red meat and processed meat. Each 50 gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 percent, the agency estimated.

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Indiana sees 1st flu-related death of the season

Officials say although the death occurred early in the flu season, influenza activity is minimal in Indiana and around the country. There were a total of 146 flu deaths in Indiana in the 2014-2015 season, the vast majority of which occurred in people who were 65 or older.

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World Health Organization study shows 3.7 billion people have herpes virus worldwide

That is because improved hygiene in rich countries is lowering HSV-1 infection rates in childhood, leaving young people more at risk of catching it via oral sex when they become sexually active. After infection through oral secretions or skin sores, the oral herpes virus settles in nerve tissue at the top of the spine, while genital herpes sets up shop in the base of the spine.

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Shampoo ingredient can increase breast cancer risk

Every morning after waking up, when a person showers and shampoos their hair, lotions their body, dons sunscreen, or moisturizes their face, they expose themselves to dozens of controversial, possibly harmful chemicals. "But if you don't design the right test, you can be off by a lot". The human epidermal growth factor receptor two or HER 2 and estrogen receptors. To test the power of parabens, researchers decided not to use as much heregulin to activate HER2 on breast cancer cells, and ...

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Bernie Sanders Calls For Removing Marijuana From Federal List Of risky Drugs

Marijuana's current classification has limited the ability of scientists to research the effects of the drug. It's regulated more tightly than other drugs that do much more harm, including cocaine, opium and methamphetamines. Sanders has previously hinted that he supports loosening restrictions on marijuana. "I am not unfavorably disposed to moving toward the legalization of marijuana", Sanders said on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" recently.