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High Cholesterol: Doctors Debate Whether Children Should Be Tested

High cholesterol should be a concern for everyone, including children. However, following a government-appointed panel’s recommendation that widespread screening be implemented for America’s youth, some doctors believe such practices should be frowned upon. According to thoughts published in Pediatrics on Monday, critics of the program are speculating that the agressive guidelines set forth by the aforementioned panel have been influenced …

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Obama Punching Bag Now Available at Various Online Retailers

Do a quick Google image search for President Barack Obama and you’re likely to encounter a number of questionable items, including Obama as Bob Marley, Obama as Yoda, and Obama as Baraka from Mortal Kombat. Some of them are amusing, while others are downright offense. Although you can dress Obama up as Sarah Palin without stirring much controversy in the …

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Dark Knight Rises Brings in an Estimated $160 Million in Ticket Sales

“Dark Knight Rises”, the last installment of director Christopher Nolan’s epic big-budget trilogy, reportedly enjoyed more than $160 million in ticket sales over the weekend. As a result, the film is now considered to have the third highest-grossing debut ever, falling behind Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers” and the last entry in the “Harry Potter” series. What’s particularly cool about this …

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Vietnam WWF: Country Ranks the Worst for Rhino Poaching

Vietnam, according to the WWF, ranks among the worst countries in Asia when it comes to protecting endangered species. The World Wildlife Federation, which is based out of Switzerland, has found that the country is a hot-spot destination for those looking to sell rhino horns trafficked from South Africa. 448 rhinos were killed in 2011 alone, with an additional 262 …

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Kristen Stewart Isn’t Afraid to Swing a Golf Club

Kristen Stewart is already a veteran Hollywood actress and, from what I’ve been told, something a fashion icon. Of course, none of that information should come as a huge surprise to anyone who has followed her around since her “Panic Room” days. However, despite the girl’s many talents, playing sports which require her to come into direct contact with sunlight …

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Honda Recall: 321,000 Vehicles are Affected Worldwide

Honda recall: 2012 CR-Vs and 2013 Acura ILXs are the latest batch of automobiles affected by potentially serious problems. In this particular case, car doors are having a very hard time staying closed, forcing the manufacturer to issue a worldwide recall on the vehicles in-question. The US alone is expected to recall 166,600 CR-Vs and 6,200 ILXs. Owners should start …

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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Get Close: Twitter Reacts

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis enjoyed some serious PDA while out on a recent lunch date, giving authors of “That 70’s Show” fan fiction plenty of inspiration for their latest masterpiece. Seeing Kutcher and Kunis together seems kind of strange, really, given their relationship on the aforementioned sitcom. Then again, that’s probably just me. For some folks out there, the …

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Box Office Results on Hold Following Colorado Shooting

Box office results are being put on hold for the moment following the tragic shooting at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado, a decision supported by the majority of Hollywood studios. Monday mornings are usually when movie-crazed individuals such as myself ravenously pour over figures in an attempt to see which motion picture dominated ticket …

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Michelle Jenneke Might Be Sexy, But She’s a Damn Fine Athlete, Too

Michelle Jenneke dancing at the Junior World Championships in Barcelona could be looked upon in a number of different ways. The first, and probably most popular, opinion being spread around is that the video objectifies women. Seeing as how the majority of folks live with their minds permanently stuck to the proverbial gutter, that argument makes sense. Plus, it’s kind …

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Hepatitis C: Hospital Worker Charged with Infecting Patients

The Hepatitis C outbreak at a New Hampshire hospital has been linked to former worker David Matthew Kwiatkowski, who is thought to have infected at least 30 people during his employment as a medical technician in the cardiac catheterization lab. Additionally, Kwiatkowski is believed to have stolen an undisclosed amount of Fentanyl, a controlled substance which is reportedly more powerful …

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Capital One: Credit Card Company Must Refund $150 Million

Capital One must repay its credit card customers $150 million after federal regulators determined the company was using deceptive business practices to trick its clients into signing up for services they didn’t want or need. Although Capital One neither admitted nor denied liability in the settlement — they claim third party vendors were to blame for the problems — they …

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Manos: The Hands of Fate Video Game Coming to iOS

Ask any film nerd with a penchant for B-movie tomfoolery about the worst movie they’ve ever seen and, chances are, they’ll fire back with “Manos: The Hands of Fate”. Written and directed by Harold P. Warren, the film follows a group of individuals who stumble across a group of devil-worshipping lunatics lead by a guy called The Master and his …

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