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Brill On Obamacare, New Book

Posted On January 28, 2015

(Undated) -- Steven Brill is promoting his new book, "America's Bitter Pill," which provides a look into the Affordable Care Act and the politics behind it. Brill tells Fox News' "The Kelly File" prices for Obamacare are only going to rise.   Brill's book drives into the money spent on the system and how politics…

Girls Who Drink Soda May Reach Puberty Quicker

Posted On January 28, 2015

(Boston) -- Girls who drink a lot of soda may reach puberty quicker than girls who don't. Researchers at Harvard tracked over five-thousand girls ages nine to 14 for five years. They found that the youth who drank more than one-and-a-half servings of sugary drinks a day had their first period almost three months earlier…

Study: Dehydration More Likely In Nursing Home Patients

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Undated) -- Elderly people living in nursing homes are apparently more likely to be dehydrated. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine studied patients admitted to hospitals and found that dehydration was more common in those who had come from nursing homes. Serious cases of dehydration can lead to high levels of…

Tea Party Backs Child Vaccination Exemptions In Mississippi

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Jackson, MS) -- Mississippi's Tea Party is throwing its support behind a bill allowing more exemptions from child vaccinations. They say the state Department of Health puts inordinate pressure on doctors and clinics to push heavy vaccination schedules. Health officials insist highly infectious diseases, like measles, can resurface and spread quickly in unvaccinated groups.

Heavy Use Of Popular Drugs Linked To Dementia, Alzheimer’s

Posted On January 27, 2015

(Undated) -- A new study finds a significant link between heavy use of popular non-prescription sleep aids and the antihistamine Benadryl and a higher risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers with the University of Washington School of Pharmacy say older people and their doctors need to be aware of the amount and strength…