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Scientists create lotion that makes wrinkles invisible – temporarily

There are countless lotions and potions that promise youthful skin. Now there’s something that may make the wrinkles under your eyes disappear instantly. It isn’t magic, it’s chemical engineering. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University published a report in the journal of Nature Materials on Monday about a product that can take some of the signs ...

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May is skin cancer awareness month, early detection is crucial

  One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their life, but it can be treated and cured if detected early, a dermatologist says. “Knowing your own skin is the key to discovering skin cancer early on. See a dermatologist for a skin check if you notice a spot, mole or lump on your body that ...

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Feds expand Medicaid coverage to most of those in halfway houses

Thursday April 29, 2016 – Most inmates in halfway houses after release from prison will be eligible for Medicaid benefits under a new federal policy announced today. The change, part of a larger push by the Obama administration to help former inmates or reduce sentences, means nearly 100,000 people in halfway houses in states where they would be eligible for Medicaid should soon have access ...

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Study shows childhood obesity on the rise

Rates of childhood overweight and obesity have not decreased in the U.S. in recent years, and severe obesity is on the rise, especially for minority children, according to a new study. Ten percent of teens now have severe obesity, lead researcher Asheley Skinner of the Duke Clinical Research Institute told Reuters Health by phone. The public health campaigns and White ...

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e-Cigarette Use Among Teens On The Rise in U.S.

    Friday April 15, 2016 – WASHINGTON — E-cigarette use continued to rise among young teenagers and preteens in the United States last year, according to new federal data, but cigarette smoking overall did not increase, suggesting that, at least so far, fears that the devices would hook a new generation on traditional cigarettes have not come to pass. Experts ...

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Study Shows Smokers Have a Harder Time Finding Employment

  Unemployed smokers have more difficulty finding a job – and when they do find one, they tend to earn less than their smoke-free counterparts, a study suggests. Among unemployed people in the San Francisco Bay Area, nonsmokers were 30 percent more likely than smokers to have found a job a year after entering the study, researchers found. The new ...

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Study Shows Life-Saving Health Care in Poor Nations Would Cost $5.00 per Person

  Monday April 11, 2016 – The cost of health care that could save the lives of millions of children and their mothers every year would be less than $5 per person, researchers report.  The money would expand basic health services — such as birth control, nutritional supplements and medication to treat serious illnesses such as pneumonia and malaria — in ...

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