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U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC

November 26, 2014 – 4:14 PM |

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes than ever, health officials said.
In fact, the rate of cigarette …

Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

November 26, 2014 – 11:31 AM |
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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Obesity is associated with close to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year, and nearly two-thirds of obesity-related …

Daily Physical Activity May Help Lower Parkinson’s Risk

November 26, 2014 – 8:38 AM |
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(HealthDay News) — A moderate amount of physical activity in daily life may reduce risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study published online …

Full-Day Preschool Beats Part-Day for School Preparedness

November 26, 2014 – 8:24 AM |
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By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter
(HealthDay News) — Children who attend a full-day preschool program are better prepared for elementary school success than children who attend a part-day …

Healthier For Kids: School-Provided or Home-Packed Lunches?

November 24, 2014 – 6:21 PM |
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Which is better: school lunches provided under new federal, nutritional guidelines or a lunch packed by Mom or Dad at home?
While the kids may think …

Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better

November 24, 2014 – 3:33 PM | One Comment
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MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Jogging helps seniors maintain their ability to walk, a new study finds.
The researchers looked at people older than …