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About 7 percent of children worldwide have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research concludes.
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Chances Are Good That Smoking Will Kill You; Study

February 24, 2015 – 9:01 PM |
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If you’re a smoker and you like to gamble, consider these odds: As many as two out of every three people who smoke will die …

Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child’s Allergy, Asthma Risk?

February 23, 2015 – 12:12 PM |
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By Tara Haelle, HealthDay
MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hand washing dishes instead of using a machine to wash dishes may reduce children’s risk of developing …

Breast-Fed Babies Less Likely to Develop Allergies

February 22, 2015 – 8:59 AM |
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(HealthDay News) — Numerous factors influence the makeup of bacteria in the digestive system, which then alters the immune system and changes susceptibility to allergies, …

Hookahs No Safer Than Cigarettes

February 20, 2015 – 3:58 PM |
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Contrary to what many people think, hookah water pipes do not filter out most of the heavy metals in tobacco, a new study warns.
Tobacco plants …

Do Treadmill Desks Really Lead to Better Health?

February 18, 2015 – 3:08 PM |
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(HealthDay News) — With increasing evidence that sitting for long periods isn’t good for your waistline or your health in general, efforts have begun to …

Graphic Images on Cigarette Labels Affect Smokers’ Brains

February 16, 2015 – 5:46 PM |
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MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Disturbing images on cigarette warning labels have a significant effect on smokers’ brains, according to a new study.
“You …