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Armadillos Are Behind the Increase in Leprosy Cases in Florida

Floridians apparently have a thing for petting armadillos, according to recent warnings from the Florida Department of Health, which released a memo on July 21 asking residents to stay away from

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The Best and Worst Places to Drive in 2015

For many people, driving is expensive and stressful. On average, Americans spend 240 hours each year on the road, either driving or stuck in traffic– and few of those hours are spent in the

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Beavers Cause Flooding in Scottish Village

Accounting for nearly 24% of all property damage in the U.S., water damage was the last thing on the minds of those affected by recent flash floods in the tiny Scottish village of Perthshire. A

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Sitting on a Fortune: Contractor Unknowingly Drove Around For Weeks as Millionaire

A contractor from North Carolina drove around for weeks as a millionaire without a single clue. James Lampi Jr. bought a $200 Million Blowout ticket back in June, and left it in his truck. Though

teensmoking

Even Smokers Agree With Raising Smoking Age to 21

There’s now very little doubt as to the harmful effects of smoking: Of the approximately 7,000 chemicals contained in cigarette smoke, 69 are known to cause cancer, and one very recent study

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More Public Swimming Pools Are a Cause for Concern This Summer

As the summer heats up, more parents have begun taking their families to public swimming pools; from New York City to Houston, the heat and humidity reached abnormally high levels in the past few

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New California Law Safeguards Seniors Against Annuity Penalties

California lawmakers recently passed legislation that protects seniors who choose to invest in annuities against insurer malpractice. According to a July 17 Central Valley Business Times article,

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Someone Has Less Than a Month to Claim Their $10,000 Lottery Winnings

Someone has won the Powerball, and they don’t know it. A Circle K in Slidell, Louisiana sold a $10,000 winning Louisiana Lottery Powerball ticket to someone on February 14, 2015, and no one

obesenormalweight

Study: Few Obese People Able to Reach Normal Weight

Very few people are able to return to a normal weight after becoming obese, a new study carried out in the United Kingdom and published in the American Journal of Public Health has found. The

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Charging Your Phone Is a Little Less Dangerous With Znaps Magnetic Cable Adapter

Smartphones can pretty much do anything for you these days: they’re mini arcades, video cameras, digital to-do lists, music players — many people even liken smartphone shopping apps

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Microwaves Can Lead to Diabetes?

The U.S. has a serious diabetes problem. Every 17 seconds, someone new is diagnosed with the disease, which remains the seventh leading cause of death. And according to a new study, microwaves

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Women Dealing with Urinary Incontinence Get Confidence Back with This One Treatment

Botox injections have been known to smooth the features of the stars for many years. But new studies have shown that this wonder drug may have a new use, especially for older women: treating

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