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  • Female smokers linked to hot flashes

     Women who've quit smoking may have less severe hot flashes during menopause.A study by the University of Illinois suggests women who hadn't smoked for at least 5 years, were 45% less likely to have severe or frequent hot flashes than current smokers. But, they were still more likely to have symptoms than women who had never smoked.As reported in the Journal Maturitas, researchers studied 761 women ages 45 to 54, following them for up to 7 years. The study cannot prove tha...

  • Pot poll reveals everyone's trying it

    If you've ever tried marijuana, you're not alone...In a recent Gallup poll, about 44% of Americans admit to smoking pot. The poll also found out that about 11% of adults 18 and older currently smoke today.Only 35% of women admitted to experimenting with marijuana, which shows men are more than twice likely likely to have tried it.Marijuana is currently legal for recreational use in Colorado, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Washington D.C. 

  • Boy Scouts of America lifts GAY ban

    The Boy Scouts of America has lifted its ban, prohibiting gay, adult scout leaders.The 45 to 12 vote was held by the Boy Scouts National Executive Board Monday. All previously removed gay, scout leaders now have the chance to reapply for volunteer positions, along with the opportunity to become leaders again -- without regard to their sexual orientation.However, the new policy will still allow church-sponsored scout divisions to continue its ban towards gay, adult scouts -- based on re...

  • Study says symptom-checking apps give people BAD medical advice

    A new study says symptom-checking apps often give people BAD medical advice, and you shouldn't rely on apps to tell you if you're sick. A study in The British Medical Journal tested 23 apps people use to check their symptoms. On the first try, the programs only gave the correct diagnoses about a third of the time. According to this study, the app DocResponse.com is the best at giving a quick diagnosis. But on the first try, it's only right about 50% of the time. R...

  • CO: NICU babies reunite with hospital staff

    Babies are often in the NICU for weeks, sometimes months. So the hospital staff not only get's to know the patients during their stay, but their families, too, creating a bond that can be remembered for a lifetime.Each year, Memorial Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado invite families of former Neonatal Intensive Care Unit patients to reunite with the doctors and nurses who helped save their lives.Kerri Rogers was put on bed rest, and at just 27 weeks and 5 days... She ga...


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