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Coffee May Reduce MS Risk

Posted On February 27, 2015

(Undated) -- Coffee intake has been linked to a reduced risk of several diseases, including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Two new studies find drinking coffee could protect against Multiple Sclerosis. Doctor Robert Fox with the Cleveland Clinic explains.   Researchers studied over two-thousand people and found those who didn't drink coffee had about one-and-a-half-times increased risk…

Report: Kids Not Safe At Home

Posted On February 27, 2015

(Undated) -- Safety advocates say children are not really safe at home. Kate Carr is president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide, the group that conducted the survey finding most parents have not taken the basic steps to prevent injury-related deaths in the home.   Ninety-six percent of the adults taking part in a recent…

Facebook Unveils Suicide Prevention Feature

Posted On February 26, 2015

(Undated) -- Facebook is helping people reach out to friends who might be thinking about suicide. The social media site is teaming up with suicide-prevention groups on a new feature, unveiled this week and set for release in the next few months. Here's how it works: If a user sees a Facebook post from one…

Pot Not As Harmful As Alcohol, Tobacco

Posted On February 26, 2015

(Undated) -- Recreational pot doesn't pose the same health risks as alcohol or tobacco. A new study getting published in the journal Scientific Reports puts some data behind claims that marijuana advocates have been making for years. Researchers analyzed ten of the most commonly used substances, including crystal meth, cocaine and alcohol. Marijuana was overwhelmingly…

CDC Finds Bacteria Link To Doctors’ Offices

Posted On February 26, 2015

(Undated) -- A potentially deadly bacteria is being traced to doctors' offices. The CDC says almost half-a-million Americans have been infected by the bacteria. Researchers in a 2013 study say a large number who caught the bug had recently visited a doctor or a dentist. The study says the bacteria has been found on examining…