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Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Read more...Despite large declines in smoking rates, cigarettes still cause about one-third of cancer deaths in the United States, according to a new study.
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Longer Breast-Feeding May Protect Infants at Risk for Obesity
Tuesday, December 09, 2014

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For babies at high risk for obesity, the longer they breast-feed, the less likely they may be to become overweight, a new study suggests.

"Breast-feeding for longer durations appears to have a protective effect against the early signs of overweight and obesity," said lead researcher Stacy Carling, a doctoral candidate in nutrition at Cornell University, in Ithaca, N.Y.

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How to Help Someone Grieving in the Holiday Season
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
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Holiday joy can be lost on someone grieving the death of a loved one. But supportive family and friends can help the bereaved cope with this difficult period, experts say.

"One of the best ways to help those who are grieving during the holidays is to let them know you care and that their loved one is not forgotten," J. Donald Schumacher, president and CEO of National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, said in a news release from the group.

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Helpful Hints for the Holiday Season
Monday, December 08, 2014
Read more...Being a diabetic during the holidays can be difficult, but there is no need to stress! With these simple tips and tricks, you can make that holiday meal or any other meal time stress free. 
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Mom's Words Matter Most to Newborns
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
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Infants are exposed to more speech from mothers during their first year of life, which may be why they often pay more attention to mom, new research suggests.

"Infants respond to both parents in the first months, with a greater response to moms," said study co-author Dr. Betty Vohr, professor of pediatrics at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, R.I.

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