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Watch Out Guys, Birth Control May Be Causing Prostate Cancer — Health Check

Researchers discovered that countries with the highest numbers of women using oral contraceptives also have the highest rates of death from prostate cancer. What does this mean? They think estrogen from the urine of women who take birth control pills could be to blame.

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Smarter Kids May Be Experimenting More with Drugs — Health Check

A new study of 8,000 kids published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health finds those who had high IQs were more likely to use certain illicit drugs as they aged. Smarter girls in particular may tend to experiment with marijuana, cocaine, and other illicit drugs later on.

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Panel Says Kids Should Get Cholesterol Tests by Age 11 — Health Check

In a country with a soaring childhood obesity rate, doctors on an expert panel appointed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics announced Friday that children should be tested for high cholesterol as early as age 9.

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Depressed Fathers Can Cause Behavioral Issues in Kids — Health Check

A study of 20,000 US families found kids with fathers suffering from depression are more likely to have emotional and behavioral problems than other children.

Michael Weitzman at the New York University School of Medicine, who authored the study, said these findings are especially important at a time when unemployment is high and some military dads are returning from Afghanistan and Iraq with emotional wounds.

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New Cell Research May Offer Key to the Fountain of Youth

Scientists may have found a way to stave off some effects of aging simply by removing human cells that stop dividing as we get older.

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Roger Daltrey And Steven Tyler Team On Throat Gel

The Who's Roger Daltrey and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler are both funding research on a gel that mimics the vibration of human vocal cords.

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‘Movember’ Is Back To Raise Cancer and Mustache Awareness

Attention men: Have you always wanted to see if you could grow your mustache out to a Tom Selleck-level of awesomeness?

Well, now is your chance, as November is “Movember,” that time when men of shaving age let their lip sweaters go in order to raise funds and awareness for health issues that affect guys, in particular prostate and other cancers.

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Too Much Sitting May Cause Cancer

Prolonged periods of sitting could lead to an increased risk for breast or colon cancer.

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Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Rates of Mental Illness?

Data from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA) suggests 20 percent of American adults — 44.5 million people — experienced some sort of mental illness over the last year.

The report defines “mental illness” as any sort of diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder that causes “substantial functional impairment” or requires treatment, and provides a list of how much of each state’s population has suffered such a disorder.

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Study Finds Doctors Rate Pain Symptoms Lower in Patients They Dislike

A new study from the University of Ghent in Belgium, which studied the relationship between health professionals and patients with chronic pain, suggests that clinicians who don’t like their patients tend to discount the level of pain they suffer from.

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Rebekah's Health and Nutrition Source of Lapeer presents the film "Food Matters." 10/29/11.
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Remote Broadcast Photos – Rebekah’s Health and Nutrition Source (10/29/11)

Jeff Holbrook here with a big thanks to the cast and crew of Rebekah's Health and Nutrition Source of Lapeer, who played great hosts to the film "Food Matters", shown at Davison High School this past Saturday afternoon.  Thanks too, to the many that joined us for the festivities, a

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Trouble Sleeping Could Mean Higher Risk of Heart Attack

If you have trouble falling asleep, you may be at a higher risk of having a heart attack, according to a recent study of people with insomnia.

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