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  1. Holiday Decorating Can Land You in the ER

    Dec. 9, 2004 -- About 5,800 people spend part of their winter holidays in emergency rooms, tending to fall-related injuries sustained while decorating. So says the CDC, based on data from the 2000-2002 winter holidays. According to their estimates, two to three people every hour were treated in emer

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  2. HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson Resigns

    Dec. 3, 2004 -- Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson announced his resignation Friday, but not before weighing in on several controversial policy issues in Washington. Thompson announced he would resign his cabinet post effective Feb. 4, 2005, or sooner if Congress confirms a rep

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  3. Candles With Essential Oils Kill Bacteria

    Nov. 19, 2004 -- Candles containing certain essential oils can do more than set a mood and smell pretty. They can also kill bacteria, according to a new British study. The finding shows a new way to destroy bacteria, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Staphylococcus aureus (staph) on surfaces, s

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  4. Challenging Jobs Boost Brainpower

    Nov. 17, 2004 -- A challenging job may keep you from losing your memory. In today's stressful society, that might sound a bit counterintuitive. But new research out of Germany shows that people who have intellectually stimulating jobs that provide opportunity to take responsibility and control are l

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  5. Hands-Free Cell Phones Reduce Driving Ability

    Nov. 16, 2004 -- Driving and chatting on hands-free cell phones just doesn't mix. That's the latest finding of a study looking into the "phoning while driving" debacle. According to researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, drivers who use hands-free cell phones struggle to see

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  6. Many Cars Rank High for Whiplash Risk

    Nov. 16, 2004 -- Of all the cars on the road, which ones do the best job of curbing whiplash risk when hit from behind? Certain models of Volvo, Saab, Jaguar S-Type, Subaru Impreza, and Volkswagen New Beetle fit the bill, according to the nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The IIHS re

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  7. Little Improvement Seen in Medical Errors

    Nov. 4, 2004 -- Five years after a major report about an epidemic of medical errors in the U.S. health care system, little progress has been made to make medical care safer, experts say. Observers site a lack of money and political will needed to fund safety research and implement safeguards in hosp

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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