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E-Cigarettes Are 95% Less Harmful Than Smoking, Says UK Report

E-Cigarettes Are 95% Less Harmful Than Smoking, Says UK Report

According to a UK health agency, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are about 95% less harmful than smoking, according to its best estimate. “I want to see these products coming to the market as licensed medicines. This would provide assurance on the safety, quality and efficacy to consumers who want to use these products as quitting aids, especially in relation to the …

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Crohn’s Disease Linked To Additives Common In The Food We Eat

A recent study has proven that additives found in food such as margarine, ice cream, and processed food products may be responsible for inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis as well as other illnesses tied with obesity and metabolic problems. The study focused on emulsifiers, which are chemicals used in processed food to improve food texture and to …

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Yelp Aims To Eradicate Food Poisoning

Two years ago, Yelp started showing health scores on listings in San Francisco and New York City. In the meantime it has begun doing so in other areas as various municipalities have adopted the system. Last May, Yelp was actually able to help health officials in New York find hundreds of cases of food borne illness. Last month, Yelp formed …

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Google Starts Returning Quick Medical Facts

Google is about to start displaying more medical information in its Knowledge Graph, enabling users to quickly search and retrieve important health info without necessarily having to click through to other sites. The company says it has been working with a team of doctors led by its own Dr. Kapil Parakh, M.D., MPH, Ph.D. to compile, curate, and review the …

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New MSN Apps Released For iOS, Android

Microsoft has launched some new MSN Apps for iOS, Android, and Amazon devices. These are platform expansions of apps currently available for Windows. There are six in all: Sports, Finance, News, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, and Weather. They provide users with content from publishers and Microsoft’s partners as well as personalized experiences to let users follow topics of …

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Lily Aldridge Reveals How She Prepares For Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Lily Aldridge is definitely one of the more recognizable faces in Victoria’s Secret’s roster right. She was one of the seven Angels that Victoria’s Secret featured prominently in their annual fashion show, which aired on December 9. Vogue released a short video that documents Aldridge’s preparation for the show. A film crew was tasked to follow the model in the …

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Sierra Leone: The Battle Against Ebola Rages On

More than half of Sierra Leone’s population is under quarantine as the Ebola outbreak continues to cause deaths in the country. The outbreak has claimed more than 1,400 deaths so far, forcing the health ministry to mandate a strict lockdown for hundreds of thousands of citizens in the area. The Tonkolili District was the latest area to be sealed shut, …

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Lauren Hill’s Cancer Is Starting To Take Its Toll

Lauren Hill’s cancer is taking its toll on her body. Just two weeks after the Mount St. Joseph freshman made the first score for her team’s basketball season, it has been revealed that Hill has gotten significantly weaker. On Tuesday, November 18, Hill spoke at a ceremony in her school’s gym. She opened up about how her sickness has affected …

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Norovirus Sickens 172 on Princess Cruises Ship

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Sunday that 172 passengers of a U.S.-based Princess Cruises ship touring the Pacific have been infected with Norovirus. The ship in question, the “Crown Princess,” had a similar outbreak in April, when over 150 passengers became infected. The vessel also had a Norovirus incident in December, 2012, when 102 passengers were infected. …

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Glenn Beck Gets Human With Startling Health Revelation

“Rush Limbaugh says he does the show with half his brain tied behind his back,” Glenn Beck said. “With me, it’s actually been true. But now, it’s back online.” Glenn Beck is not universally loved. The man has churned out some of the most derided theories and accusations during his days at Fox News and in his own productions. These …

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Glenn Beck Reveals His Health Battle For First Time

Glenn Beck is revealing to the public the extent of his health problems. On Monday, November 10, while speaking to TheBlaze TV, the former Fox News host opened up about his illness. While most knew that Beck had been having some health issues, no one knew just how extreme they had become. “It has baffled some of the best doctors …

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Amber Vinson Cleared Of Ebola, Gets A Kiss From George W. Bush

On Friday, November 7, Amber Vinson got the all-clear. She was one of the two nurses who contracted Ebola after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, who got the disease while he was in Liberia. This marked the end of the feared Ebola outbreak in Dallas, and to celebrate the occasion, former president George W. Bush visited Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital …

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