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Research: Sitting Can Be As Deadly As Smoking [VIDEO]

If you're going to light up, at least make sure to stand up.

New research has found that sitting for long periods of time can be just as dangerous as smoking.

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Hall of Fame Catcher Gary Carter Diagnosed With Brain Cancer [VIDEO]

Doctors say Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has a form of inoperable brain cancer called glioblastoma. Doctors at Duke University treating the 57-year-old Carter released a statement saying surgery is not a good alternative at this time, although "we discussed an aggressive treatment plan with Mr. Carter and his family, which will include chemotherapy and radiation."

Carter, who just wrapped up his second season as baseball coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University, plans to undergo treatment near his home in Florida.

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New Blood Test Could Predict How Long You Will Live

A blood test that should be available in Europe by the end of the year could give you a pretty good indication of how fast you are aging and how much longer you will live.

The test measures telomeres, structures on the end of each of your chromosomes, which scientists think may hold the key to determining a person's "true age."

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Feral Pigs Taking Over the Country

I think many people wish that the saying "When pigs fly..." were true; so pigs could fly away and leave their destruction somewhere other than the U.S.
War is being waged right now across the country -- against huge, ever-growing packs of feral pigs that are running rampant, destroying crops, killing wildlife and spreading disease everywhere they go, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports.

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Gabrielle Giffords Now in Rehab Center

The Houston Chronicle reports that U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was transferred this morning out of the ICU and into the TIRR Memorial Hermann. Her condition has gone from being critical, to good, after being shot in the head on January 8th. What unbelievable progress.

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Sleep More = Lose Weight?

I usually get about 5-6 hours of sleep a  night, which isn't much, but I feel pretty well-rested during the day (though waking up early is a different story...)

However, a new study shows that catching up on Z's could affect your waistline, in a good way. The study also recently applies to children, given the fact that childhood obesity has become such a growing problem in the past couple of years.

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Apple CEO Takes Second Medical Leave

For the second time in two years, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs announced that he will be taking a medical leave of absence, though details about his health condition have not been disclosed publicly yet.
Apple Inc. (AAPL) co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs sent a note Monday to employees saying he's taking a second medical leave of absence in two years so he can focus on his health.

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