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Strength training gets a makeover from yesteryear's body building

1 hour 6 min ago
By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Strength training, traditionally favored by body builders seeking to bulk up, has become the go-to regimen for athletes, weekend warriors and exercise enthusiasts determined to slim down. Fitness expert...
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Saudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from MERS virus

1 hour 15 min ago
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's health ministry says three more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died amid a recent increase in infections.
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Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs due to undeclared allergen

2 hours 7 min ago
(Reuters) - Kraft Foods Group Inc is recalling about 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the packages may instead contain Classic Cheese Dogs made with milk, a known allergen. The product labels are incorrect as they do not refle...
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Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:32pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
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Marijuana fans pack 4/20 events in Colorado, Washington state

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 7:35pm
Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Colorado and Washington state over the weekend for an annual celebration of cannabis culture with rallies, concerts and trade shows in the first two U.S. states to legalize recreational marijuana. Vo...
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Country singer and cancer survivor Kevin Sharp dies at 43

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 6:49pm
Kevin Sharp, who survived cancer as a teenager and went on to become a successful country music singer in the 1990s, died late Saturday, according to his website. Sharp, a California native, recorded several hit singles in mid-1990s, including hi...
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Genes May Help Determine Your Pain Threshold

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 5:00pm
SUNDAY, April 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's been a mystery why some people can withstand pain better than others. Now a new study suggests that genetics may play a role in whether your pain tolerance is low or high. Researchers pinpointed four...
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Sleeping California teen killed when car plows into apartment

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:00pm
(Reuters) - A 16-year-old girl asleep in her bed was killed early Sunday when a suspected drunk driver careened into an apartment building in southern California, law enforcement officials said. The crash occurred at 3:15 a.m. local time in Palmd...
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Saudi Arabia announces jump in new cases of deadly MERS virus

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:23am
By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia confirmed 20 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)on Saturday and Sunday, adding up to 49 infections in six days, a sudden increase of a disease that kills about a third of the peop...
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How to Keep Your Fitness Goals on Track

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:00am
SUNDAY, April 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The New Year's resolutions many made to get fit have stalled by now. And one expert thinks that's because many people set their goals too high. "The point isn't to become a marathoner in one exercise sess...
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Pfizer considers $100 billion bid for AstraZeneca: report

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 8:04am
U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported. The paper cited senior investment bankers and industry sources saying that infor...
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Pfizer mulls $100 billion bid for AstraZeneca: report

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 4:48am
U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday. The paper said, citing senior investment bankers and industry sources, that info...
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On Easter, Pope calls for end to war, condemns waste exacerbating hunger

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 4:35am
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine a...
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Obamacare enrollees urged to change passwords over Heartbleed bug

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 9:56pm
By Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans with accounts on President Barack Obama's health insurance enrollment website,, were advised that their passwords had been reset to guard against the "Heartbleed" bu...
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Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:00am
SATURDAY, April 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While doing their spring cleaning, families will use a wide range of products that can cause accidental poisonings, an expert says. But taking appropriate precautions will reduce the risk of danger, sai...
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If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their Hands

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:00am
SATURDAY, April 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases, and placing cameras over sinks might boost youngsters' hand hygiene, new research suggests. The study included students at four publi...
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Gunmen kidnap two Pakistani U.N. staff members from Karachi

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 2:08am
By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Gunmen have kidnapped two men working for the U.N. Children's Fund from Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, police said Saturday. A spokeswoman for the U.N. Children's Fund, also known as UN...
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Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:18pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability ...
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Extroverts Happier Regardless of Culture, Study Finds

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:00pm
FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being outgoing makes you happier no matter where you live, a new international study says. Researchers looked at mood and behavior among college students in the United States, China, Japan, the Philippine...
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APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:42pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo.
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