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You’ve Never Had the Hiccups as Bad as This Guy

Drinking water, eating sugar or having a friend scare you are a few of the hundreds of purported hiccup remedies. However, none of them has worked for Micky Cheney, who has been hospitalized for over a week with a case of hiccups that just won't go away.

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Race, Economic Status Affect Whether You’ll Receive Emergency CPR

White Americans with a few bucks in their pockets have a better chance of getting their lives saved by CPR than minorities on the wrong side of the poverty line, according to new research.

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NASA To Market Motion-Sickness Nasal Spray

If you get motion sick, you're probably looking for any form of relief. And a source of it is coming from an unlikely place: NASA.

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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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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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Bad Doctor Banned for Prescribing Gay ‘Cure’

There is no “cure” for homosexuality, but that did not stop an Australian doctor from reaching into his bag of voodoo tricks and pulling out a prescription for some strange drug he claimed would rid a young man of his gay urges.

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Killer Gets Sex Change at Taxpayer Expense

It's reported that a federal judge in Massachusetts has ordered state prison officials  to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate who is serving life in prison for murder.

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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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