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  1. Average Weight for Americans Growing Heavier

    Oct. 27, 2004 -- If you could go back in time to 1960, you might notice that men, women, and children were a bit shorter then and had a lower average weight than today. Americans of all ages are "dramatically" heavier and slightly taller than they were back then, according to the CDC. "On average, b

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  2. Phonics Tutoring Helps Defeat Dyslexia

    Oct. 27, 2004 -- People of any age can make gains against dyslexia, America's most common learning disability, according to a new study. The key, according to the report published in the Oct. 28 issue of the journal Neuron, is tutoring which relies on word processing skills called phonics. Such trai

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  3. Common Head Injury Treatment Raises Risks

    Oct. 7, 2004 -- A commonly used treatment for head injuries may actually do more harm than good, according to a major new international study. Researchers found people with head injuries who were treated with anti-inflammatory drugs called corticosteroids were nearly 20% more likely to die within tw

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  4. Fatal Traffic Accidents Rise After Terrorism

    Sept. 20, 2004 -- Terrorism's lethal ripple effects can last beyond an attack's immediate devastation. In Israel, fatal car wrecks jump by 35% three days after a terror attack, according to a new study. The study was conducted by Guy Stecklov, PhD, MA, of Hebrew University's department of sociology

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  5. Nice Guys Finish Last

    Sept. 14, 2004 -- It usually pays to be nice, but new research suggests that being a team player may leave you stranded at the bottom of the corporate ladder. The findings come from the Sept. 13 issue of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. Researcher Nikos Bozionelos of the Un

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  6. Bloodletting's Benefits

    Sept. 10, 2004 -- Score one for the medical experts of the distant past. The old practice of bloodletting may have worked, and new research may show us why. Before antibiotics were developed, bloodletting was used to treat serious illnesses. In fact, America's first president, George Washington, is

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  7. Over 450,000 Medical Device Injuries Yearly

    Sept. 10, 2004 -- More than 450,000 Americans went to hospital emergency rooms for injuries related to medical devices between July 1999 and June 2000, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Product Safety Commission. Fortunately, most cases were not fatal; fewer than 1% of

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  8. West Nile Active All Year in W. Gulf Region

    Sept. 8, 2004 -- With Labor Day over, summer is winding down. But West Nile virus doesn't fade out with the change of seasons. In fact, it remains active all year in the western region of the Gulf Coast, according to a new study. West Nile virus was detected in 11 dead birds and two mosquito pools i

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  9. West Nile Threat Looms, but Does Anyone Care?

    Aug. 26, 2004 -- Peak season for West Nile virus is upon us, but a new survey shows only half of Americans say they've taken steps to protect themselves and their families from the potentially deadly virus. A CDC report released today shows that 154 more cases of human West Nile virus illness were r

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  10. What Makes You Flinch?

    Aug. 20, 2004 -- Don't even try to keep a poker face: All animals -- including humans -- instinctively flinch when they feel threatened. Now, there is new information about what's going on when flinching takes place. Flinching headquarters appears to be a "hot spot" in the brain, researchers Dylan C

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