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It's time for the Great American Smokeout

Still, today about one in five U.S. adults smoke cigarettes (that's more than 43.6 million people), and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Patty Mallaber, coordinator of the Wilmot Cancer Institute's Tobacco Treatment Program, shares these tips for helping loved ones quit. The Florida Department of Health is celebrating the 40th annual Great American Smokeout today by reminding Floridians of Tobacco Free Florida's ...

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Study Finds Drinking Coffee Doesn't Harm Child's

Pregnant coffee-lovers need not despair, new research indicates moderate caffeine consumption during pregnancy doesn't harm behavioral well-being or a baby's future intelligence. Therefore, researchers state that as long as women limit themselves to just one or two 8-ounce cups of coffee per day, there should be no danger posed to their developing fetus.

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Miracle Cure: Mother Teresa to become Saint next year

Teresa, who was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, died on September 5, 1997. In 2003, due to a healing miracle found soon after her death, Pope John Paul II beatified her. However, that particular stricture seems to be a thing of the past, as Francis has canonized at least six saints for which there were fewer than two attribute miracles.

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838 people sick from cucumber salmonella outbreak

In the first update in about a month, federal health officials say 71 more people sick with the Salmonella Poona outbreak strain have been reported from 23 states, bringing the total cases to 838. If you happen to be in possession of one of the recalled items, the CDC advises disposing of the cucumbers and sanitizing anywhere, they were stored.

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Roundworm infections found to increase fertility in women

Scientists have - slightly improbably - discovered that infection by the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides increases fertility in women belonging to Bolivia's Tsimane ethnic group. Professor Aaron Blackwell, one of the authors of the study and a researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara , told BBC News website the worm's effects were unexpectedly significant.

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Lyndon Albers, missing toddler from Hamilton, found safe

WCVB's Kathy Curran  reports  that she was found naked, with her head been shaven and with bruises on it. Albers was reunited with her parents at the hospital. State police assisted in the search, which included a helicopter and K-9s. That home is now surrounded by police tape. Hamilton Police chief Russell Stevens said the blond haired girl was transported to a hospital.