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People think bottled water is healthy ... sort of

A small study has shown that people tend to believe that bottled water is somehow healthier than water from the tap. However, the research, published in the open access journal BMC Public Health, also shows that people are ...

dateJun 19, 2009 in Environment
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Hear! Hear! Texas wines fight cancer growth

It's happy hour for Texas wineries. Research now shows that wines produced in the Lone Star State share the anti-cancer traits known to exist in wines from other producing regions.

dateJun 12, 2009 in Cancer
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Kennedy health plan includes long-term care

(AP) -- Americans would be able to buy long-term care insurance from the government for $65 a month under a provision tucked into sweeping health care legislation that senators will begin considering next week.

dateJun 10, 2009 in Health
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Mobile health clinics: Saving lives and money

Every $1 invested in mobile healthcare for the medically disenfranchised saves $36 in combined emergency department costs avoided and value of life years saved. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Medicine ...

dateJun 01, 2009 in Health
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Pets bring health, happiness and healing

Doctors may soon be prescribing their patients a script to adopt a cat or dog, given a recent study found an estimated $3.86 billion was saved on health spending in Australia, due to the benefits of pet ownership.

dateMay 27, 2009 in Health
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