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Get Off the Couch or Risk Getting Kidney Disease, Says Science

Mom always told you to stop watching so much TV, get up off the couch and exercise more or you become a bum, right? Well, a new study by British researchers has uncovered something else that couch potatoes may need to be concerned about: kidney disease.

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Do You Need Coffee to Make It Through the Day? — Survey of the Day

Just about every workplace has a coffee maker somewhere. And that's because a good chunk of the employed can't make it through their nine-to-five without a jolt of joe. But just what percentage of workers would be doomed if coffee suddenly disappeared?

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Reason 2,423,877 to Quit Smoking: It Ruins Sleepy Time

As the surgeon general helpfully details on every pack of cigarettes, there are many health problems associated with smoking. But here's a new one: Smoking can cause restless nights.

German researchers surveyed the sleep habits of 1,100 smokers and 1,200 non-smokers. They found that 17 percent of

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Christian Hobby Lobby Stores Sue ObamaCare

It's reported that the Christian-oriented Hobby Lobby Stores chain has filed a federal lawsuit over a mandate in the health reform law that requires employers to provide coverage for the morning-after pill.

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Kingwood Woman Getting Double Arm Transplant

The Houston Chronicle reports a Kingwood woman who lost both arms and both legs after a massive infection is in line to become the first in the country to get double arm transplants above the elbow.

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DETCOG: E-Tex May Get Aerial Mosquito Spraying

Although Angelina County has nowhere near as many cases of West Nile virus as there are in Dallas County, health officials in east Texas are doing everything they can to fight the spread of the virus and illness. The latest news is that state officials may help pay for aerial spraying for the mosquitoes.

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Study: Pot Smoking Brings IQ Down

A landmark study conducted in the United States and Great Britain has confirmed something many people have suspected for decades. The study reported in the London Daily Telegraph shows that people who smoke marijuana on a regular basis over a long period are putting their intelligence - their IQ -- at serious risk.

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Is Modern Technology Making Us Fat?

It’s no secret that a sedentary lifestyle promotes obesity, but a new study by the Milken Institute in California confirms the negative impact of TVs and computers while adding a frightening statistic — for every 10 percent increase a country spends on technology, that country’s obesity rate climbs.

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