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Research Shows Sitting Can Kill You

People who sit most of the day have a 54 percent greater risk of heart attack than those who spend a good chunk of the day standing.

Researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana came to this conclusion after analyzing the lifestyles of more than 17,000 men and women over 13 years.

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Most Americans Can’t Get Therapy Giffords is Getting

Wounded Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is receiving and benefiting from the world-class treatment she's getting in Houston.  It's a level of care most Americans don't have access to, and she knows it.

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Japan Reactor Core May Be Leaking Radioactive Substance

The people of Japan just can't seem to catch a break.
Authorities in Japan raised the prospect Friday of a likely breach in the all-important containment vessel of the No. 3 reactor at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a potentially ominous development in the race to prevent a large-scale release of radiation.

Contaminated water likely seeped through the containment vessel protecting from the reactor's core, said Hidehiko Nishiyama of the Japan nuclear and industrial safety agency.

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Wanta Buy a Hospital? A Houston Hospital Is Up For Auction

Houston's oldest hospital -- the historic St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center -- will be put up for auction next month.  This comes five years after its Catholic owners sold their majority interest to a profit based company in North Carolina.

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Oscar-Winning Icon Dies At 79

With two Academy Awards, seven marriages, a successful HIV/AIDS awareness foundation and a lifelong fashion icon, Elizabeth Taylor will never be forgotten.
Oscar winning actress Elizabeth Taylor died today at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Hospital following hospitalization for congestive heart failure. She was 79.

"She was surrounded by her children: Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton," Taylor's publicist, Sally Morrison, said in a statement.

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Texas House Committee Passes Budget Bill That Cuts Spending to the Bone

The Texas House Appropriations Committee has approved a state budget bill that cuts state spending by more than $23 billion dollars. The bill now goes to the full House, where the debate is expected to be heated, emotional, and loud.

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Radiation Leaks In Japan; 140,000 People Forced To Stay Indoors [VIDEO]

Dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a crippled nuclear plant forced Japan to order 140,000 people to seal themselves indoors Tuesday after an explosion and a fire dramatically escalated the crisis spawned by a deadly quake and tsunami.

The international nuclear agency said a fire in a storage pond for spent nuclear fuel at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex had released radioactivity "directly into the atmosphere".

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How You Can Help Victims In Japan

Many of you are wondering how you can help the Japanese people, in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that has struck the island nation. Here are some organizations involved in the rescue and recovery effort that you can donate to.

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