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Nearly half of all deaths from the twelve common cancers can be linked to cigarette use reports Reuters. Of over 340,000 individuals above the age of 35 who died of cancer, approximately 160,000 could be directly correlated to smoking. Lung, bronchus, and tracheal cancers accounted for the majority of fatal...
According to CBS News, a new study has found connections between health complications and getting both too little and too much sleep. Previous studies have generally confirmed that too little sleep, at least less than six hours, may increase one’s risk for metabolic or cardiovascular problems. However,...
A recent report from the CDC has warned American physicians and nurses to be on the lookout for MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, in light of the growing outbreak in South Korea, particularly given that the disease can be spread by close contact, according to CBS News. Of 126 diagnosed individuals, 13...