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New Research Reveals That Taller People More Likely to Die of Cancer

Some promising new research has surfaced that indicates that tall people are less likely to suffer strokes, psychotic breakdowns or die from heart disease than the shorter of the breed. However, the same research says that these same vertically-endowed humans are doomed at best, to die of cancer.

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Giffords and Kelly Moving Back to Arizona

It's reported that former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, have decided to move back to Arizona.  This comes a year and a half after she moved to Houston for intensive physical and speech therapy after a gunman shot her in the head at a public event in Tuscon.

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ETex Health Officials Watch for West Nile Virus

Federal health officials say more serious cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in the United States this year than any year since 2004.  The Lufkin News reports through the end of July, 241 human cases have been reported in 22 states, including four deaths.

Most of these cases have been in Texas, especially in the Dallas area.  Some were in Angelina County.

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source: Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighters
source: Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighters
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Med-Evac Chopper Lands On Mattresses

Aircraft Rescue Firefighters  

Whatever works. The San Antonio Express-News reports a medical helicopter missing one of its landing skids made an emergency "soft landing' on a stack of mattresses at San Antonio International Airport early Sunday morn

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New Study Reveals Americans Don’t Realize How Fat They Are [POLL]

Many of us could stand to lose a few pounds, but surely we’re not that overweight, right? Well, a new study from the University of Washington says that Americans — men especially — are in denial when it comes to their waistlines.

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via Flickr/allietipton
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Study Shows Sexting Normal for Young Adults

This is hard to believe.  A new study reported by a Detroit TV station seems to show that for today's young adults -- the "Internet Generation" -- “sexting,” sending sexually explicit photos or messages through their phones, may be a normal, healthy component of modern dating.

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via Facebook/Office of the Governor of Texas
via Facebook/Office of the Governor of Texas
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Rick Perry Says NO Medicaid Expansion in Texas

If there were any doubts that Governor Rick Perry wants Texas to have nothing to do with President Obama's Health Care overhaul, the Austin American-Statesman reports Perry has cleared the air on that once and for all.

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Pharma Gets Incentives to Make Kids Cancer Drugs

Thanks to a Texas Congressman, pharmaceutical companies will get a big incentive to start producing drugs for treating cancer in children.  These are "orphan drugs" which the drug makers stopped making because they couldn't make money from them, but that should change soon.

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