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People who see images of their badly clogged arteries are more likely to lose weight

People who see images of their badly clogged arteries are more likely to lose weight and take anti-cholesterol drugs than people who don’t see severe disease on a computerized scan, according to researchers. Two studies presented at the American College of Cardiology annual meeting in Chicago showed that having a…

Canadian bedbugs carry superbug bacteria

WASHINGTON — Could bloodsucking bedbugs get any creepier? Turns out, the answer is yes. Bedbugs carrying potent drug-resistant staph bacteria have been found in a poor section of Vancouver, Canada, said a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday. Five bedbugs were plucked off…

No-smoking laws could span US by 2020: study

WASHINGTON — About half the United States has banned smoking in bars, restaurants or workplaces, and similar no-smoking policies could span the nation by 2020, the government said Thursday. Over the past decade, 25 states have enacted laws that prohibit smoking indoors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said…

Number of diabetic Americans could triple by 2050

Officials revise estimates, predict 100 million Americans could be diabetic by 2050 Federal officials estimate that as many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults could have diabetes by the year 2050. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 1 in 10 have diabetes now. But the number could…

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