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Man Loses 160 Pounds to Join the Army

33-year-old Kevin Ammerman of Indianapolis, Indiana wanted to join the Marines. When he went to enlist, they turned him down because he weighed 351 pounds.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — 7 Ways to Donate Now

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when health care experts, cancer survivors and research supporters pull out all the stops to make everyone aware of the need for proper breast cancer screenings, better detection tools and more research aimed at finding a cure.

We've gathered some easy ways for you to show your support below.

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Mother Refuses Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Baby, Makes Miraculous Recovery

Two years ago, shortly after 39-year-old Jo Powell of Newark, England discovered she was finally pregnant, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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New Company Wants to Microwave Your Armpits to Keep You From Sweating

This seems about as safe as when doctors used to treat headaches with mercury and heroin, but the FDA approved it, so who knows:    If you're sick of ruining shirts with sweat stains, a new procedure will fix the problem, by blasting your armpits with radiation.

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The Top 5 Biggest Turn-Offs for Men

This one is definitely for the ladies.  If you are looking for Mr. Right, or even Mr. Right Now, you might consider avoiding these things based on a poll done by the website Female First.


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4 Things You Need to Know About the Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold Obama’s Health Care Reform

Yesterday, in a somewhat surprising decision, the Supreme Court voted five-to-four to uphold "Obamacare", the health insurance reforms created by President Obama and passed by Congress more than two years ago.

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Deadly Brain-Eating Parasites in North Texas are Very Real

Thinking about going for a swim in the lake this summer? You might want to think again.

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Drinking Out Of A Garden Hose Can Kill You

Great, another summer tradition gone right out the window. Add drinking out of a garden hose to the list of things we used to do all the time as kids that have now been totally RUINED.

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Be Careful — The Soap You Use to Clean Your Child May Lead to a Positive Marijuana Test

Most people are aware by now that there are some everyday health and hygiene products on the market that can cause a positive result on a drug screen in adults — but in newborns?

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Are You ‘Easy?’ A New Study Has Identified the Main Signs That Make Men Believe You Are

Leave it to the University Of Texas to do a study on what makes men think certain women are easy.  So, if you think that you may be perceived that way, read on to find out what to definitely NOT do.


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Your Skinny Jeans Could Give You a Leg Disorder

I can't imagine anything more uncomfortable than skinny jeans with, perhaps, the exception on stiletto heels. When you have to grease yourself up to get your jeans on and lay down on the bed, that might be a sign of a problem. That being said, however, I do love the look on females, men... uh, not so much. Now, as it turns out, wearing skinny jeans could be hazardous to your health!

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Should Kids Go on a Vegan Diet?

Many people have adopted a vegan lifestyle as a healthy alternative to eating meat. But is veganism, a strict diet which eliminates all animal proteins, including milk, cheese, eggs, meat and fish, healthy for growing children?

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