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Gifts from the three wise men have health, wealth benefits

Marilyn Barbone Gold, frankincense and myrrh in abstract pattern over old paper are the three most famous gifts in history and all of them keep giving in many ways. Have yourself a merry — and healthy — little Christmas. Those ...

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New E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle hits 3 more states

ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS The development is the latest bad news for Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., which saw its sales plummet after the emergence of the larger E. coli outbreak that has sickened 53 people in nine states. The most recent illness ...

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National drug overdose deaths soar past 47,000 in 2014

Getty Images The amount of deaths reached records highs in 2014. NEW YORK — Drug overdose deaths surged in 14 states last year, pushing the nation to a record count, according to a government report released Friday. Rates went up ...

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200 women join lawsuit against WEN hair care products

Hair today, gone tomorrow. More than 200 women in 40 states have joined a class-action lawsuit against the makers of the hair care line WEN, claiming that the products can cause severe hair damage — including bald spots and rashes, ...

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Sleep apnea: millions have symptoms

Dr. Fred Lin, director of the sleep surgery program at Mount Sinai, says snoring can be a red flag. The Specialist: As the director of the sleep surgery program at Mount Sinai, Dr. Fred Lin treats patients who have complicated ...

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Chipotle founder swears restaurants will be safer soon

NBC Chipotle founder Steve Ells apologized for the restaurant’s illness outbreaks on “Today.” The founder of Chipotle, doing damage control after the fast casual restaurant sickened hundreds of diners nationwide, swore Thursday the chain will soon become as “the safest ...

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Friend arranges surgery to end N.J. man’s decades of pain

Susan Watts/New York Daily News Arthur Shaw (center) recovers from hip surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital Friday after his friend Stephen Thuilot  (left) secretly applied for Operation Walk USA, which funds orthopedic surgeries. Dr. Matthew Hepinstall (right) noted that it ...

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Children of obese men may inherit obesity, study shows

Peter Dazeley/Getty Images More than 79 million adults are obese in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Blame your dad for being fat. Obese men carry sperm with modified genes that can be passed on ...

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America leads world in prescription painkiller, heroin abuse

recoverybrands.com Drug treatment research and marketing firm Recovery Brands created a map measuring rates of drug treatment cases all over the world using UN numbers. Drug abuse in the U.S. has placed the nation at or near the top of ...

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REI’s Black Friday closure prompts many to ‘opt outside’

rei.com REI posted an announcement on its website that all stores are closed for Black Friday.  Turns out Americans listened when REI told Black Friday shoppers to take a hike. The day after Thanksgiving, about a month after the outdoor ...

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