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    With nearly 40,000 drug-related deaths each year, "National Weed Day" can be the start down a tragic path; notMYkid.org focuses on parent awareness
    When Richard was 18 he tried marijuana for fun with a new group of friends. In the weeks that followed, he tried ecstasy, cocaine and meth. Within a month of smoking pot for the first time, he was doing heroin – and his parents had no idea. Over time, he went from successful student and competitive dancer to...
     
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    Landmark data released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) in their first-ever report on the global impact of dementia: Dementia: A Public Health Priority show that around the world a new case of dementia occurs every four seconds. That is the...
     
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    April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Animal abuse warning signs can vary, but you may be surprised to find that signs you think might signal an abused animal are normal. ASPCA experts explain that timid, fearful, or aggressive qualities in pets don't always mean they were abused. A pet's behavior...
     
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    TherapeuticsMD Inc., parent company of vitaMedMD LLC ("vitaMedMD"), a specialty pharmaceutical company, announced that on April 9, 2012 it launched its second prescription prenatal vitamin, vitaMedMD One Rx, following the successful launch ofvitaMedMD Plus Rx last month. vitaMedMD...
     
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    To many, cancer remains one of the most frightening diagnoses in modern medicine. But much of this fear is a result of myths that have circulated for years in spite of the good information that is available. Indeed, many of cancer's mysteries have been solved, and a great deal of success has been achieved in...
     
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    Genetics researchers have identified at least two new gene variants that increase the risk of common childhood obesity. "This is the largest-ever genome-wide study of common childhood obesity, in contrast to previous studies that have focused on more extreme forms of obesity primarily connected with rare disease...
     
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    Dr. Tom Chi says his breakthrough therapy cures chronic pain with a "snap of the fingers" and is a better choice than surgery
    Jeremy Lin is scheduled to undergo surgery for his knee within the week and will be down for six weeks, ending his season. Tom Chi, also known as The Pain Whisperer and star of the upcoming reality TV series of the same name, offers a remarkable alternative therapy to this type of surgery. In this teaser...
     
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    Over 90 national and regional hunger relief, public health, faith-based and other advocacy organizations sent a letter to Congress today urging the Senate and House Agriculture Committees to strengthen and protect nutrition programs in the 2012 Farm Bill. The letter is being sent as the Senate Agriculture Committee is...
     
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    The American Botanical Council (ABC) recently announced the online publication of The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs at www.herbalgram.org. Originally released as a reference book in 2003, The Guide is a 400-plus page, science-based, peer-reviewed text containing complete therapeutic monographs and clinical study details...
     
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    Archer Daniels Midland Company is pleased to share the results of a new meta-analysis on the effects of soy isoflavones in the alleviation of menopausal hot flashes. The analysis, which was published March 19 by Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society, found clear and consistent evidence that...