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New ‘Superbug’ Strain of Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics
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New ‘Superbug’ Strain of Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics

Gonorrhea, a bacterial sexually transmitted infection, used to be easily treated with antibiotics. But now, a "superbug" strain of the STD has been found in Japan and scientists fear it could become a global public health threat.

"Since antibiotics became the standard treatment for gonorrhea in the 1940s, this bacterium has shown a remarkable capacity to develop resistance mechanisms to all drugs introduced to control it," said Magnus Unemo of the Swedish Reference Laboratory for Pathogenic Neisseria, who discovered the strain with Japanese colleagues.

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America’s Obesity Rate Continues To Skyrocket
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America’s Obesity Rate Continues To Skyrocket

Americans keep getting fatter and fatter.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's annual state-by-state report on the obesity epidemic has revealed that between 2008 and 2010, 16 states had what was described as a steep increases in their adult obesity rate.

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US Government Mandates Fast Food Nutrition Labeling
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US Government Mandates Fast Food Nutrition Labeling

In an effort to help people make more informed choices when eating away from home, the federal government is introducing mandatory nutrition labeling for fast food menus and vending machines.

Items sold at movie theaters are exempt, which is odd given what calorie bombs those snacks can be.

The problem is that few Americans pay much attention to the nutrition labeling on even the packaged foods brought into their homes.

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Kenny Chesney Named the ‘Fittest Man in Country Music’

Men's Health has named its "Fittest Man in Country Music." And the winner is ...

Kenny Chesney.

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Diet Soda May Make You Pack on the Pounds

By analyzing the results of a 10-year longitudinal study of 474 people, researchers  were able to determine that the participants who drank two or more diet sodas a day experienced a waist size increase 70 percent greater than those who stayed away from diet soda.

Dr. Martin P. Paulus, a professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, and an author of the study, offered this theory as to why something without calories can lead to weight gain:

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The American Medical Association Declares War on Photoshop [VIDEO]

The American Medical Association is taking a stand against Photoshop.

For decades, photo manipulation software has been whittling the waists and thinning the thighs of celebrities and models, and the AMA says it’s caused unrealistic and unhealthy body image issues — especially among children and adolescents.

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Are Working Women More Happily Married?

For years, traditional wisdom has held that when both halves of a couple works, they spend less time together and are thus less happy in their marriages.

A new study, however, seems to disprove that theory.

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Top Insect Repellents

It is definitely that time of year for being outdoors.  It doesn't matter if you go camping, golfing, swimming, if you plan a bbq, or just taking a walk, insects and more specifically mosquitoes are here and hungry

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Can Living in a City Make You Crazy?

While it has been long assumed that the more time you spend in a rural setting the better your mental health, a new study has shed light on why this is.

A team of scientists based in Germany scanned the brains of 32 volunteers from rural and urban areas while they tried to complete puzzles with time limits.

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New Graphic Warning Labels To Cover Half of Cigarette Packs

Smokers are going to need a strong stomach if they want to continue their habit.

That’s because starting in September of 2012 new FDA requirements will mandate that half of the area on every pack of cigarettes be covered by a graphic anti-smoking warning label.

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Apples Increase Muscle Tone and Reduce Fat: Study
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Apples Increase Muscle Tone and Reduce Fat: Study

Will an apple a day actually make you a big hit on the beach?

It's possible, as new research suggests that ursolic acid, which is found in abundance in an apple's peal, builds muscles while reducing fat.

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Research: Sitting Can Be as Deadly as Smoking
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Research: Sitting Can Be as Deadly as Smoking [VIDEO]

If you're going to light up, at least make sure to stand up.

New research has found that sitting for long periods of time can be just as dangerous as smoking.

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