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Pen Swimming in Stomach Acid for 25 Years Still Writes

Doctors at a U.K. hospital proved the pen is truly mightier than the sword, when they discovered a pen that was sitting in stomach acid for 25 years still writes.

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Can You Stop Future Heart Attacks by Checking Your Blood Pressure? — Health Check

Getting your blood pressure taken isn’t the most fun activity in the world, but now it looks like we have a better reason to get it measured than simply “because we have to.”

Sorry to freak you out, but scientists discovered blood pressure fluctuations in middle age may be a precursor to both heart attacks and strokes.

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True Story: Legless Man Denied Power Wheelchair

There are bureaucrats, there are dumb bureaucrats, and then there are the health ministry bureaucrats in Sweden who've taken mindless bureaucratic stupidity to new heights.

They denied a request for a powered wheelchair from a man who had both legs amputated because of diabetes complications. You won't believe their reason for rejecting him.

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Rev. Billy Graham in Hospital Again

CNN is reporting that evangelist Billy Graham is in "good spirits" and resting comfortably today in a hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, where he's getting testing and treatment for possible pneumonia.

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Study: More Kids Skipping Required Vaccines

In what can only be described as an alarming trend, growing numbers of parents in more than half of the states are choosing to not have their children vaccinated.

Even though the vaccinations are required for school attendance, states allow parents who object to them to opt out.  This has health officials worried about possible new outbreaks of diseases that were all but stamped out.

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Study: Laptop Using Wi-Fi May Damage Sperm

Oh joy. Another day, another reason to be afraid of technology.  A study in Argentina indicates that a laptop computer hooked up to Wi-Fi MAY have negative effects on a man's sperm, but the experts don't agree on whether this is a genuine cause for alarm.

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Miraculous Accident Allows Paralympic Cyclist to Walk Again [VIDEO]

Normally it’s an accident that causes permanent limb damage and changes the course of an athlete’s career. But for paralympian Monique va der Vorst, the opposite proved to be true. The paralympic cyclist and two-time silver medalist recently got into an accident and found herself left with a bit of a surprise — after 14 years of living in a wheelchair, she could suddenly walk again.

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Can Singing Help Heal Depression, Improve Parkinson’s Conditions? — Health Check

Parkinson’s Disease is a frustrating and frightening medical condition, and treatment options are few. However, a group in Canterbury, England may have made a surprising discovery that could benefit not only them, but everyone else in the world – singing seems to make them feel better.

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