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Economic Woes Drive US Birthrate to Its Lowest in 25 Years — Dollars and Sense

Recent estimates say it costs upwards of a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child to adulthood, and it seems many people have taken those numbers to heart: a new survey indicates the American birthrate is at is lowest point since 1987.

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Category: Economy, Family, Health
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Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards Says Fingers Help With Memory

The Rolling Stones are now enjoying their 50th year as a band, which is a long time for any group of musicians, so it should come as no surprise that with his age advancing that guitarist Keith Richards is getting a bit forgetful.

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FDA Approves Truvada to Help Prevent HIV Infections in Healthy Individuals

On Monday, the FDA approved a groundbreaking drug called Truvada, the first medication shown to prevent HIV in people who have sex with those infected with the virus that causes AIDS.

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Category: Health, Lifestyle
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Can Being Too Fat Actually Be Healthier Than Being Too Thin?

Much ink has been spilled about studies detailing the health risks associated with being overweight.

And while there is no doubt that severe obesity can lead to a litany of medical problems, a new study suggests that moderately overweight people are still pretty healthy. So, what’s the skinny on this phenomenon?

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Hot, Humid Weather Makes Most Of Us Irritable

This summer has been one for the record books in Michigan as far as the thermometer goes. Today will be another scorcher, with a high in the mid 90s with humidity to match. Does this extreme weather affect your state of mind? Find out after the jump.

 

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Do Electric Fans Really Help In Hot Weather?

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Summer in mid-Michigan...hot, humid and sticky! Electric fans are on the end of every store aisle and in everyone's shopping cart. But do they really help in hot weather? The answer might surprise you

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FDA Announces First Ever at Home HIV Test

In the never-ending war against the spread of the HIV virus that can lead to AIDS, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it has approved the first-ever a self-administered HIV testing kit that produces results without the use of a laboratory.

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Medical Breakthrough Can Keep People Alive Even After They’ve Stopped Breathing

Modern medicine has been known to perform the impossible, including resuscitate people on the edge of death. Now doctors will be able to wow us even more since they’ll soon have the ability to keep people alive even if they’ve stopped breathing.

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Category: Health, Weird News
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Can DryBath Get You Clean Without Water?

The thermometer is expected to hit 95 degrees today, and perspiration is a pretty good bet! What if you desperately feel the need for a shower, but you don't have water nearby? There is a solution, and it's called DryBath! See what it's all about after the jump

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What Are the Germiest Surfaces in Hotel Rooms? You May Be Surprised

You’ve probably seen those reports about how germy hotel beds can be. But a new study shows something else in a room is likely to be far more contaminated.

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How Does Feeling Lonely Affect Our Health?

We know smoking and obesity are bad for our health, but now scientists have discovered something that could be even worse: loneliness.

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New ‘Motivation Pill’ Can Help You Get Off Your Lazy Butt and Exercise

Now they’ve gone and done it. It looks as if a group of mad scientists has emerged from a dirty basement in central Switzerland, carrying a handful of pills in which they claim will help motivate a lazy society.

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