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Financially Stressed Older Adults May Smoke or Drink More — Health Check

A new study published in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs may have found a potential link between older adults, financial woes, and alcohol and tobacco usage.

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A customer shops for vitamins at a Target store. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Are Vitamins Good Or Bad? – Survey of the Day

Almost everyone I know takes vitamins. My mother had us taking them as children and they always made sense to me.

Until now.

The results of two new studies show that taking vitamins can sometimes cause harm instead of good

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Justin Sullivan, Flickr
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Addiction Vaccines Will Potentially Cure Nicotine and Drug Dependencies

Scientists in San Diego are developing new vaccines that will potentially cure addictions, allowing cigarette and drug abusers to kick their habits with a simple injection.

Dr. Kim D. Janda, a Scripps Research Institute professor, is one of the leading experts, having made addiction vaccines his main priority for the past 25 years. “We view this as an alternative or better way for some people,” he tells The New York Times in reference to rehab programs.

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Randy Travis Collapses Onstage

Randy Travis is reportedly okay after collapsing onstage while performing in Fort Worth Sunday night. According to the Burleson Star, Randy was performing at the Huguley Memorial Hospital's 18th annual Heart Gala, so there were plenty of doctors in the house.

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Portable ‘Sleepbox’ Lets You Doze Off Anywhere [VIDEO]

A Russian architectural firm has developed a climate-controlled sleeping capsule the size of a “small dumpster” that has three self cleaning beds, wi-fi connections and room for luggage storage.

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FOX Philadelphia
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Mom Fired After Taking Time Off to Give Her Son a Kidney [VIDEO]

Claudia Rendon of Pennsylvania has had a tough year. First, her mother and uncle died, then her father was diagnosed with leukemia. As if that wasn’t enough, she later discovered her son, Alex, was in need of a kidney transplant.

Doctors found she was a suitable donor match, so Rendon took time off work to give Alex the kidney he needed. But when she tried to return to her job several weeks later, she found she’d been fired.

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images
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Martina McBride to Headline Grand Ole Opry Concert for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The color pink isn’t something most people normally associate with the Grand Ole Opry, but in October, to help spread awareness of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, country’s most venerable institution will be going pink for the third straight year.

Martina McBride has been announced as the headliner for the third annual Opry Goes Pink concert, to be held October 22 in support of Women Rock for the Cure.

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Three Steps to Train Yourself to Become a Morning Person

I have never been much of a morning person, and probably never will be.  But according to Reader's Digest there are three basic steps to train yourself to become a morning person.  Most of the steps are pretty straight forward and s

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Lose Weight With The Bite Counter- “It’s Like a Pedometer But For Your Mouth!”

Yet another weight loss gadget is coming to market. Introducing the claimed solution to obesity, The Bite Counter. The Bite Counter is a wrist watch like device that was developed at Clemson University. It's expected to be available for eager consumers next year and wil

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The Sun
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Arizona Mom Strives to Be Fattest Woman Ever [VIDEO]

World’s fattest mom Susanne Eman weighs 728 pounds, and the 32-year-old mother of two is consuming over 20,000 calories a day in hopes of eventually setting the all-time record for heaviest woman, which is 1,600 pounds.

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