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Many People Who Would Benefit from Statins Aren't Taking Them

Worrisome cholesterol numbers are a strong risk factor in cardiovascular disease, which contributes to one in three deaths in the United States. Blacks and Mexican Americans are less likely, than whites to be taking cholesterol-lowering medications.

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New anti aging drug could extend human life

Over the summer, we heard about a definitely-maybe magical anti-aging drug that already exists: the diabetes medication metformin. A drug called Metformin, which is used for treating diabetes, could now be used as a drug to prolong life and improve people's health.

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This Is Your Brain on Too Much TV

MIAMI, United States-Too much television-watching in young adulthood could lead to cognitive problems in mid-life, suggested a study Wednesday that tracked more than 3,000 people for 25 years. "Participants with the least active patterns of behavior (i.e., both low physical activity and high television viewing time) were the most likely to have poor cognitive function".

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Deer flips over police cruiser

As every deer hunter knows, mature bucks are incredibly hardy animals, and that appeared to be true with this one. The officer tried to steer away, but his cruiser hit the deer and caused it to flip over the front hood. The officer and deer were both unharmed, with the deer standing up and darting into the forest after the collision. The department has chosen to share the video in an educational way to show drivers how to have a controlled reaction to items or animals that cross their path.

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19 people ill in E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad

Coli bacteria. It was on November 20 that Costco removed all its chicken salad and rotisserie chicken salad from its shelves across all stores. Authorities have not officially determined the source of the contamination, but Craig Wilson, Costco vice president of food safety and quality assurance, told the Associated Press he was told by the Food and Drug Administration that the strain of E.

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Woman needs surgery after wearing a hair tie on her wrist

Doctors think bacteria were on the hair tie and got under her skin through her pores and hair follicles. Assuming it was an insect bite she ignored the signs at first but became concerned when the lump increased in size and became painful, the publication reported.