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CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads
Former smokers harmed by tobacco tell their stories

Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes
DNA's role in lifespan rises dramatically in extreme old age, study finds

More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows
Researchers compared virus samples that were 9 months apart, and found normal mutating rate

Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds
Reducing pill burden improves quality of life

Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds
Many of these organs would otherwise get thrown away, researcher says

Abused Kids Not Destined to Be Abusive Parents, Study Finds
But neglect, sexual abuse was more likely in kids of parents who were abused as children

In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee
People do just as well with in-home physical therapy, study finds

COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.
CDC report finds a quarter of people with the illness are unable to work

Too Much Homework May Hurt Teens' Test Scores
Study found more than 90 minutes a night linked to lower performance in math, science

Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men
Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older

3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It
Expert panel looked at data on over 8 million people to come up with risk factors for the disease

U.S. Deaths Due to High Blood Pressure Keep Rising: CDC
Most marked increases seen in those aged 45 to 64 and those over 85

Smell Test Helps Spot Brain Trauma in Combat Zones, Study Says
Findings suggest new avenue for identifying hidden injuries

Kitchen Towels Can Make You Sick
Researchers find cellphones a potential source of cross-contamination, too

Brains of Those With Anorexia React Differently to Hunger Signals
Study also finds changes in areas that regulate self-control

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Drink lots of water

Health Tip: Plan for Children in an Emergency
Pack plenty of formula

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