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Study Says Best Way To Quit Smoking Depends On Metabolism

Posted On January 12, 2015

(Updated) -- A new study says the best way to quit smoking depends on your metabolism. The study, conducted by four universities and published in "The Lancet," tested over 12-hundred smokers who were trying to quit. The researchers identified some of the smokers as "slow metabolizers" and some as "normal metabolizers," after testing blood samples.…

Video Gamers Raise Over One-Million For Cancer Research

Posted On January 12, 2015

(Undated) -- A group of dedicated video gamers is giving a big boost to cancer research. Participants in the annual Awesome Games Done Quick marathon raised over one-point-four-million dollars for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. During their week-long event, players were encouraged to speed through games such as Donkey Kong Country and Tetris, and links were…

Birth Control Shot Could Raise HIV Risk

Posted On January 12, 2015

(Undated) -- A new study says women who take contraceptive injections have a higher risk of getting infected with HIV. Researchers from the University of California at Berkeley analyzed studies of nearly 40-thousand women in sub-Saharan Africa. They found that women who used injectable contraceptives had a 40-percent higher chance of being infected with HIV,…

Forbes Gives Recognition To Unused Medicine Project

Posted On January 12, 2015

(Undated) -- A California non-profit that redistributes unused medicine to those who need it is getting national recognition. The non-profit project works with 12 healthcare systems, mostly in California, to redistribute unexpired medications that would otherwise be destroyed when the prescriptions run out. So far, the project has redistributed three-million dollars worth of unused meds…

Schumer Calls For Tighter Standards

Posted On January 12, 2015

(New York, NY) -- Citing a threat to the health of New Yorkers and others across the country, New York Senator Chuck Schumer is calling for a three-step plan to boost inspections of food processing plants. He says violations are not made public in a timely fashion, permitting disgusting conditions to remain in some facilities.…