Oral cancer virus affects 7 percent of Americans

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - About 16 million Americans have oral HPV, a sexually transmitted virus more commonly linked with cervical cancer that also can cause mouth cancer, according to the f..
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Pot-based prescription drug looks for FDA OK

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A quarter-century after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drugs based on the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, add..
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The truth of 'mini-facelift' recovery time

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- "Mini-facelifts" claim quick recovery time, but how true is this claim? Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Kim joined us this morning with the answer.
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The treadmill vs the elliptical

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- For over a decade there has been a battle of machines brewing about the two most popular pieces of fitness equipment: the treadmill and elliptical trainer. There ..
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NY woman's 2 babies grew in her 2 uteruses

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A woman with two uteruses who had previously given birth from each, three years apart, has now produced twin boys, one from each side.    Alison..
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Sex poses surprisingly low risk to heart patients

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - Good news: Sex is safe for most heart patients. If you're healthy enough to walk up two flights of stairs without chest pain or gasping for breath, you can have a lo..
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CDC: Many teens moms didn't think it could happen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant.    In a survey of thousands of teenage mo..
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Your child, alcohol and research

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Researchers know that adolescents with a family history of alcoholism are at risk for developing alcohol use disorders and a new article finds that their brains m..
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It's all about a game plan on Superbowl Sunday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Superbowl parties are in your near future. That means chips, dips, pizza and  wings will be all around  tempting you. But don't fret; there are ways to ..
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Trans fat ban proposed for Colorado schools

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DENVER (AP) - Junk food in school cafeterias has been under attack for years. Now Colorado is considering the nation's toughest ban on unhealthy fats in school foods, a ban that co..
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Obesity epidemic shows no hint of reversing course

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - America's obesity epidemic is proving to be as stubborn as those maddening love handles, and it shows no sign of reversing course.    That's according..
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Pascagoula hospital has new pet therapy program

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A south Mississippi hospital has launched a program that provides animal-assisted therapy.    The Mississippi Press reports that (http://bit..
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Patients Under 50 Get Best Long-Term Results from Facelifts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS,  If your under 50 and already thinking about a face lift, then now just might be the time for you to do it.  Turns out younger patients achieve better results..
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Are you fit?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

  FORT MYERS, Fla.  Are you in shape?     It seems like a basic question to start out with when you are assessing your fitness level.   ..
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New studies on children and sleep

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- There were several articles in the Pediatric Literature this week. Some of the topics covered physical activity and school performance, along with sleep deprivati..
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Company announces low-cost DNA decoding machine

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - A biotechnology company announced it has developed a machine to decode a person's DNA in a day for $1,000, a long-sought price goal for making a person's genome use..
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CDC: Young adults down 9 drinks when they binge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - College-age drinkers average nine drinks when they get drunk, government health officials said Tuesday.    That surprising statistic is part of a new ..
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New solid thread used for wrinkles being tested

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Are you tired of dealing with your crows feet or laugh lines? There is a new treatment out with promising results. Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Kim joins us with m..
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Cord blood transplant could help a Missouri baby

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Eight-week-old Carver Bayless is a lucky guy. So is his 4-year-old brother, Granton.    The Bolivar, Mo., boys were both born with a rare gen..
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Infants, infections and new acetaminophen dosing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Just about two weeks ago, a death in a 10-day-old infant in Missouri started lots of questions as to what happened and how this infant died. Here to discuss this ..
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