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How to train for a 5K run in just six weeks

Signing up for a 5K seemed like a good idea. But can you really run a 5K (3.1 miles)? Should you just drop out? Dont throw in the towel yet. This expert advice will have you celebrating at the finish line in just six weeks.

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:21:04 GMT
Does taking cholesterol medication lead to 'pigging out'?

Millions of people are taking statin medications to help lower their cholesterol. Now a new study suggests a surprising risk of long term statin use: weight gain.These are not extra pounds attributed to a side-effect of the medication the benefits of taking statins are widely established.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:49:56 GMT
FDA OKs First DNA Alternative to Pap Smear

Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as a first-choice screening option for cervical cancer. It was a role previously reserved for the Pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of women's health.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:18:50 GMT
Bearded Dragon Lizards Infect 132 With Salmonella

Health officials are warning fans of lizards known as bearded dragons to keep them away from young children and use careful hygiene following a two-year, multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning tied to the unusual pets.At least 132 people in 31 states have been sickened since Feb.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:47:43 GMT
FDA Prepares to Regulate E-Cigarettes

The e-cigarette business is booming -- its now a $2 billion-a-year industry and growing fast. Up until now, it was virtually unregulated. But all that is about to change. The Food and Drug Administration is beginning the process of laying down new rules for e-cigarette makers.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:16:38 GMT
Drink Up: More Coffee Could Lower Diabetes Risk

Go ahead and indulge in that extra cup of coffee. New research suggests that an extra cup of coffee is associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes.Researchers examined 20 years worth of data on diet, lifestyle, medical conditions and chronic diseases from three large U.S.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:01:05 GMT
Measles Outbreak: Why Vaccination Is So Important

The number of people diagnosed with measles is on the rise in the U.S., with 129 cases this year alone.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:30:08 GMT
Feds to Take Over Oregon's Broken Health Exchange

The federal government is ready to take over Oregons broken health insurance exchange, which had failed far more spectacularly than HealthCare.gov ever did.A panel of experts advised state officials to turn the system over to the federal government, as 36 other states did this year.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:30:08 GMT
Government Takes Steps to Regulate E-Cigarettes

FDA announces first steps toward regulating booming e-cigarette industry. Erika Edwards reports.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:43:19 GMT
Colleague: Dr. Umanos Was A 'Very, Very Dear Friend'

A shaken colleague says that not only was Dr. Jerry Umanos a "very, very dear friend and devoted colleague" who was also the pediatrician for children many of the hospital's staff.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:54:25 GMT
Swiss Certified as World's First Allergy-Friendly Airline

Air travel can be a challenging and, at times, life-threatening situation for the millions of people with allergies or sensitivities to pet dander, strong scents and certain foods.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:52:23 GMT
Measles Cases Surge in U.S., Fueled By Unvaccinated Travelers

Measles cases in the U.S. are surging at the fastest pace in nearly two decades, fueled mostly by unvaccinated travelers sparking outbreaks from California to New York and, now, in Ohio, where 13 members of an Amish community may have fallen ill.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:05:58 GMT
5 Facts About E-Cigarettes and the FDA: No, It's Not a Ban

The Food and Drug Administration has proposed extending its authority to e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and other tobacco products. Its just a first step and not a final rule yet.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:19:21 GMT
Take Your Kids to Work Day in 15 Photos

Why are all these short people in your office? Take Our Children To Work Day! See cute photos of kids on the job, and read advice for making it work.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:03:44 GMT
FDA Proposes First E-Cigarette Rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed asserting its authority over new tobacco products on Thursday, including e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and nicotine gels.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:55:24 GMT
More Than 7 Percent of Kids on Behavioral Meds

A new survey finds that 7.5 percent of children aged 617 are taking some sort of prescription medicine for emotional or behavioral difficulties.Its a first look at the problem, and supports evidence that more and more U.S.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:09:16 GMT
Lose those batwings! 5 weeks, 5 exercises for arms and shoulders

Get tank top ready from home with this upper body workout designed by certified trainer Jessica Smith. All youll need is a set of dumbbells (3-10 pounds) or similar weighted objects (such as two 16-ounce water bottles).

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:15:59 GMT
College-Educated Brains Recover Better From Injury, Study Suggests

A college education may do a lot more than provide better job opportunities it may also make brains more resilient to trauma, a new study suggests.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:07:58 GMT
Men Keep Undies For 7 Years, Don't Change Everyday

Researchers report the average man keeps a pair of underwear for 7 years, and that 22 percent of the men admit to not changing their underpants every day. KPNX's Kevin Kennedy reports.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:06:14 GMT
Study: Paper Money Hosts Hundreds of Bacteria

A new study finds cash is covered in hundreds of different types of bacteria, including pneumonia. KFYR's Sarabeth Ackerman reports.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:06:14 GMT
Dishing Up Hep A: Should Food Workers Be Vaccinated?

The sushi was delicious, as far as Luther Smith remembers. It was only later, after he developed hepatitis A spread by an infected food handler, that the Harlem, N.Y., man was left with far more than a bad taste in his mouth.I was shivering. I was achy.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:44:23 GMT
Muffin top-melting recipes: Joy Bauer's fiery popcorn, chocolate pudding, more

During our"6 Months to a 6-Pack Challenge," TODAY nutritionist Joy Bauer shared ab-friendly lunch sandwiches,dinner options,guilt-free comfort foods and now stress eating solutions.Are you feeling stressed? Don't grab the chips!

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:40 GMT
Michigan Man Among First Recipients of 'Bionic Eye'

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:27:07 GMT
9 foods to 'spring clean' your diet

Want to wring out your system as part of the annual spring cleaning? Skip the weird (and often dangerous) detox diets or cleanses. You can get rid of toxins and purify your body simply by adding these foods into your everyday eating plan.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:14:34 GMT
Nine Foods to 'Spring Clean' Your Diet

You can get rid of toxins and purify your body simply by adding these foods into your everyday eating plan.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:14:32 GMT
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