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HEALTHWATCH: Alcohol Abuse

Is there a connection between traumatic events and alcohol abuse? A new study tried to find out if exposure to disasters increases alcoholism.

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HEALTHWATCH: Laptop Burns

New warnings for people who put laptop computers where they're supposed to go, on your lap. Doctors report patients coming in with something they're calling "toasted skin syndrome". One twelve year old came in with the burned thighs after planting his laptop on his legs for several hours of computer games a day.

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HEALTHWATCH: Cough Syrup Abuse

Teens looking for a cheap high will use anything that's easy to obtain, from inhalants to prescription drugs. A number of young people are even guzzling bottles of cough syrup, and in rare cases, it's killing them.

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HEALTHWATCH: Sleeping and Weight Loss

Having trouble losing weight? There may be a simple answer, try having a good night's sleep. That's the message of a new study published in the "annals" of internal medicine. The research found that dieters who get eight or more hours of night time sleep lose more fat than people who skip out on sleep.

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HEALTHWATCH: Vitamin D

African American women are nearly three times more likely to be Vitamin D deficient than white women, and lack of Vitamin D can cause a variety of health problems, including breast cancer.

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HEALTHWATCH: Medicine Recalls

A house committee heard disturbing testimony today about a major drug manufacturer who apparently hid a recall of popular over-the-counter children's drugs. Johnson and Johnson, and the FDA had some explaining to do.

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HEALTHWATCH: Type Two Diabetes

More than 24 million Americans suffer from type 2 diabetes. A new study finds lifestyle intervention can significantly improve weight, blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

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HEALTHWATCH: Exercising and Falling

Each year, one in every three adults over the age of 65 will fall, and according to the Centers for Disease Control, two million will go to the ER for injuries. Now a new study finds teaching seniors how to exercise properly in their homes may be able to cut down on some accidents.

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HEALTHWATCH: School Lunches

Your kids have only been in school a few weeks, but chances are, they are already tired of the lunches you're making them. Fear not! Not only can you make fun lunches, but they can also be healthy.

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HEALTHWATCH: Acupuncture and Strokes

For longer than three thousand years, the Chinese have used acupuncture to treat a variety of ailments. People the world over believe it works, but a new study finds acupuncture is not effective helping stroke victims recover.

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