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Cotton Ball Diet Gaining Popularity, Worrying Health Officials

The cotton ball diet has become quite popular among girls looking to lose weight, and this new diet trend has health officials worried. According to International Business Times, this new fad diet involves dipping cotton balls into orange juice, lemonade, or a smoothie before swallowing them whole. The mindset behind the diet is that the cotton balls will help them ...

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Winter Tires: Could They Be Hazardous To Your Health?

Winter tires are meant to keep you safe if you live in areas in which snow is a common occurrence during the winter months, but could they be hazardous to your health? A pair of medical researchers in Sweden suggests just that, saying the seasonal tires are not good at preventing slide offs on icy roads, and moreover, can cause ...

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Merrill Newman, detained in North Korea, in good health, family says

Published: December 1, 2013 6:40 AMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo credit: Getty Images | This photo, released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), shows U.S. citizen Merrill Newman inking his thumbprint onto a written apology for his alleged crimes both as a tourist and during his participation in the Korean War, while under detention in Pyongyang, after ...

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Sebelius admits ‘we’re not there yet’ in resolving health care website repairs

MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appears before the US Senate Finance Committee hearing on ‘Health Insurance Exchanges – An Update from the Administration.’ Prodded to be more candid with Congress, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday the administration’s flawed health care website needed a couple of hundred fixes when it went online more than a ...

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Women Are ‘Hypochondriacs’ So Should Pay More Health Insurance, According To Fox’s John Stossel

Women are “hypochondriacs” so should pay more health insurance, according to Fox New’s John Stossel. Stossel, who is the host of Fox Business, was appearing on Fox & Friends on Thursday morning when he voiced his opinion. Stossel stated that women should be charged more money because they visit doctors and hospitals “much more often than men.” He then speculated ...

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Senators grill Medicare chief over health care rollout woes

A senior administration official involved in implementation of President Barack Obama’s health care plan says the program’s sign-up website has improved since its launch more than a month ago and is still improving. Marilyn Tavenner told a Senate committee that the site is now able to process nearly 17,000 registrants per hours with almost no errors. RELATED: OBAMA ASKS SUPPORTERS ...

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