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There Are 3 Million Fewer Smokers in the US Today Than in 2009 — Why the Huge Drop?

It appears as if some smokers have been forced to either kick the habit or go broke, as a new study recently found that a massive tobacco tax increase may be responsible for the decline in smokers in this country, specifically among teens, the lower class and those who receive welfare.

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Lars Klintwall Malmqvist
Lars Klintwall Malmqvist
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How Many Americans Wash Their Hands After Using Public Restrooms? [POLL]

A new survey on hand washing has revealed that 70 percent of Americans always wash their hands after using a public restroom, while 29 percent sometimes skip that ever-important, germ-killing step. And yes, 1 percent confessed to never washing their hands after using a public bathroom.

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Is Sneezing Into Your Elbow the Healthy Thing to Do?

Most of us have been taught to cover our mouths when we cough or sneeze, but for the last five years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been trying to persuade kids to cover their convulsive expulsions with their elbows, instead of using their hands.

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Australian Mother of 12 Gives Birth to Quintuplets

One busy mom is about to get a lot busier, as she has just given birth to quintuplets, making her brood of 16 children one of the largest families in the Australian state of Victoria.

Earlier today, the 48-year-old mother of 12, who has apparently mistaken her body for a clown car, welcomed five new additions to her fam

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Fotosdespicer, Flickr
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What Are the Worst Back-to-School Beverages to Give Your Kids?

Some parents are under the illusion that just because they give their little curtain climbers juice instead of bouncing them off the walls with soda that they are somehow providing them with a lesser evil.

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Shocking New Study Finds Cutting Calories May Not Mean You Will Live Longer

If you are one of those health nuts who has been counting and cutting calories under the preconceived notion that living on a Third World country starvation diet is the key to achieving longer life – man, do we have some news for you.

 

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Temper Tantrums in Children Could Be a Sign of Serious Problems

Witnessing a temper tantrum oozing from the sticky mouth of a spoiled little whipper-snapper is not only a less than desirable experience, but it also carries enough nerve-bending weight to turn us adults into the Jimmy Hoffa of the local cherry red behind union.

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Have You Smoked a Cigarette in the Past Week? — Survey of the Day

Between the persistency of the surgeon general and bans everywhere from workplaces to bars, being a smoker should be harder than it’s ever been before.

But are these anti-smoking efforts actually causing a decline in the rates of cigarette consumption?

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Maine Grandmother Gives Birth to Her Grandson — Find Out How

It’s the typical American story. Daughter is becoming a first-time mom, and her mother wants to be supportive and helpful to her child. But that’s where our story takes a 21st century twist. What happens when a wannabe mother has a health condition that makes it dangerous for her to get pregnant? Enter first-time grandma. Literally.

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Standing Up Is an Easy Way to Improve Your Health

You exercise, eat well and don’t smoke, but if you think that’s all it takes to be healthy, think again.

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