U.S. Panel Backs Routine Lung CT Scans for Older, Heavy Smokers

Experts’ Recommendation for Older, Heavy Smokers By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) — A highly influential government panel of experts says that older smokers at high risk of lung cancer should receive annual low-dose CT scans to help detect and possibly prevent the spread of the fatal disease. In its […]

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Sex and Intimacy With HIV

Sex and Intimacy With HIV If you or your partner has HIV, know this: With treatment and protection, you can have a long, healthy life together — and have good sex together, too. What It’s Like to Live With HIV/AIDS: Myths and Facts Make Sex Safer You have to use protection, whether you’re HIV-positive or […]

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Female Marines Not Required To Do 1 Pull-Up

(AP Photo) (CNSNews.com) — Females in the Marine Corps currently are not required to do even a single pull-up, and a deadline mandating that by Jan. 1, 2014, they be able to do at least 3 pull-ups as part of their  training has been delayed for at least a year, the Corps quietly announced on […]

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White House Extends Insurance Enrollment Deadline for Second Time

continued… “There is a lot of confusion,” said Anna Causey, vice president of Combined Insurance Services Inc., a Pensacola, Fla.-based benefits broker. Some people mistakenly believe they have until Dec. 31 to enroll in a plan that takes effect on Jan. 1, Causey said. Others don’t realize they could pay a federal tax penalty if […]

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Former F1 driver Schumacher in critical condition

FILE – In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 file photo, Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher of Germany speeds down a course in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy. Schumacher is in this Italian Alps ski resort for the yearly meeting between Ferrari drivers and the press. French radio says retired Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has been injured […]

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The New Heart Tests: Which Ones Should You Have?

The New Heart Tests: Which Ones Should You Have? Researchers are developing new ways to check your heart health. Two tests are available now; an interesting third is on the horizon. Corus CAD test (or CardioDx) This blood test checks 23 genes to suggest whether or not you have heart disease. It may help doctors […]

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Record 87 Surgical Abortion Clinics Close in 2013

A record 87 surgical abortion clinics closed in 2013, a new study finds. The total number of surgical abortion clinics in U.S. fell 12% to 582 in 2013 – a 73% decline from a high of 2,176 in 1991. Texas led all states with 11 closures in 2013, most of which shut down after Texas […]

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Parenting With MS: What Works

Parenting With MS Multiple sclerosis may get in your way, but it can’t stop you from being a great parent. You just need to focus on your strengths and learn creative ways to work around your symptoms. Your condition will shape your outlook and approach to parenting. But don’t think of that as a bad […]

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Monte Paschi faces nationalization threat after cash call delay

By Valentina Za MILAN (Reuters) – A delay to vital fundraising at Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS.MI) has increased the risk that Italy’s third-biggest bank has to be nationalized, a move the government would like to avoid. Shareholders led by the biggest investor in the bailed-out bank rejected plans for a 3 billion […]

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"Hobbit," "Frozen" lead box office to record year

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Martin Freeman, left, and John Callen in a scene from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continued to top the box office, landing at No. 1 over the Christmas holiday for the third weekend in a row. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Mark […]

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