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Study: Too much TV and your health [POLL/AUDIO]

If you enjoy sitting around and watching television for hours at a time, your life could be in danger.

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Lucinda Marker wraps her arm around her husband John Tull after a 2004 news conference in New York. Tull, a New Mexico man who nearly lost his life to bubonic plague 12 years ago has died of an unrelated illness. (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek)
Lucinda Marker wraps her arm around her husband John Tull after a 2004 news conference in New York. Tull, a New Mexico man who nearly lost his life to bubonic plague 12 years ago has died of an unrelated illness. (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek)
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New York tourist known as plague survivor has died

A man who nearly lost his life in New York City's first instance of bubonic plague in more than 100 years has died of an unrelated illness in a Santa Fe, New Mexico, hospital, his wife said Thursday.

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Technical assistant Eliska Didyk transfers human fecal matter solution into a bottle in an OpenBiome laboratory, in Medford, Mass.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Technical assistant Eliska Didyk transfers human fecal matter solution into a bottle in an OpenBiome laboratory, in Medford, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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Fecal transplants curing deadly intestinal infections

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Imagine a low-cost treatment for a life-threatening infection that could cure up to 90 percent of patients with minimal side effects, often in a few days.

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Brent Kaderli, a 30-year-old quadriplegic, sits in his room at the Baywood Crossing Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, in Pasadena, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Brent Kaderli, a 30-year-old quadriplegic, sits in his room at the Baywood Crossing Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, in Pasadena, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Checkered progress on disabled care despite ruling

Brent Kaderli has a wheelchair-accessible van waiting in the driveway, a hospital bed in a spare bedroom and an electric lift that's left unused. If the 30-year-old quadriplegic had his way, he'd be living here, in his father's house, with help from aides. Instead, he is in an institution, hoping each day for a place that feels more like a home.

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French moms may spend less time in maternity wards

PARIS (AP) -- France is considering reducing the time mothers spend in maternity wards as part of efforts to cut spending.

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FDA warns of allergic reactions with acne products

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials are warning consumers who use anti-acne treatments about rare but potentially deadly allergic reactions that can cause swelling of the face and difficulty breathing.

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Lessya Kotelevskaya,above a Ukranian native, underwent reconstructive surgery at at University of Louisville Hospital to undo disfiguring damage done to her face when she lived in Kazakhstan. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner, File)
Lessya Kotelevskaya,above a Ukranian native, underwent reconstructive surgery at at University of Louisville Hospital to undo disfiguring damage done to her face when she lived in Kazakhstan. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner, File)
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Successful surgery after wrong cancer diagnosis

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky medical team has painstakingly repaired the disfiguring injuries to a woman's face, caused by radiation treatments for a cancer she never had that caused a gaping hole in her cheek and made her an outcast in a former Soviet republic.

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Docs to parents: Read to kids early

The nation's largest pediatricians' group says parents should read aloud to their children every day starting in infancy.

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Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg in Washington, May 30, discussing efforts to reduce deaths due to heart disease and stroke. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg in Washington, May 30, discussing efforts to reduce deaths due to heart disease and stroke. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
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Heart pacer-zapper benefits women more: FDA study

CHICAGO (AP) -- Women with heart failure are less likely to get a special kind of pacemaker than men, but more likely to benefit from the device, a government analysis suggests.

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Drug use shooting higher in NJ [AUDIO]

In part one of our series on the rise in drug use among middle and high school students in New Jersey, we explore the substances that are being abused and their dangers. All this week we'll examine the issue, look for answers about why this is happening, and discuss what can be done to reverse the trend.

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