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Test Predicts Teen Binge Drinkers

Posted On July 03, 2014

(Undated) -- A new scientific test can detect which 14-year-olds will become binge drinkers by the time they reach 16. Scientists say they've developed a system that measures a range of risk factors and predicts which teens will become heavy drinkers with 70 percent accuracy. The research was conducted in Ireland at University College Dublin.…

Dark Chocolate May Help People With Artery Disease, Study Says

Posted On July 03, 2014

(Undated) -- Eating dark chocolate could help people with peripheral artery disease. A new study found that people who suffer from narrowing in the arteries to the legs could walk a little longer and farther without pain after eating dark chocolate. The small study found that men and women aged 60 to 78 increased their…

Doctors Use Crowdsourcing to Solve Problems

Posted On July 03, 2014

(Undated) -- An increasing number of doctors and scientists are turning to crowdsourcing to solve their toughest medical problems. The Cleveland Clinic is a real success story, posting their most perplexing medical issues online. Problem "solvers" submit solutions, and the most successful ideas earn a cash prize. Recently, a problem solver came up with a…

CBO Gives Up Trying To Assess Obamacare Cost

Posted On July 02, 2014

(Undated) -- The Congressional Budget Office says it can't determine the cost of the Affordable Care Act. In its latest report on the law known as Obamacare, the CBO says "it is no longer possible to assess the overall fiscal impact of the law." The CBO says the law has created changes in existing programs…

VA Records System Getting Upgraded

Posted On July 02, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The VA's electronic-records system is being upgraded. ASM got the multi-million dollar contract yesterday. ASM Research President Jim Traficant said the new system will provide one interface for managing records and patient care. The VA has been under fire for concealing long wait times and allegedly falsifying records. Recently former Proctor and…

  • Pet Patrol

    Thank you, dog is back with its owner!

    Posted on July 28, 2014
    Location: Dillsboro, IN

    Farmer's retreat, 300 S area. Tan and White colored came…