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Research Reveals Disturbing New Side Effect of Secondhand Smoke

Most of us are aware by now that not only is smoking detrimental to the health who do it, but also to everyone in their vicinity, as secondhand smoke has been labeled a culprit in diseases like respiratory infections, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and lung cancer.

Oops -- and we almost forgot memory loss.

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HIV-Positive Flint Man Arrested for Having Unprotected Sex

People love having sex, but it can be dangerous. Check out the details on a Flint man, who is HIV-positive, and his arrest for having sex with multiple partners.

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There Are 3 Million Fewer Smokers in the US Today Than in 2009 — Why the Huge Drop?

It appears as if some smokers have been forced to either kick the habit or go broke, as a new study recently found that a massive tobacco tax increase may be responsible for the decline in smokers in this country, specifically among teens, the lower class and those who receive welfare.

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If You Have Two Minutes, You Have Time for a Great Workout

We have all seen those annoying late night commercials advertising ridiculous fitness products catering to a fat and lazy population looking to get into shape with minimal effort.

Well, turns out there might actually be something to all this minimal effort business.

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Class Project Proves Toilet Water is Cleaner Than Fast Food Ice [VIDEO]

Well this is disturbing. A middle school student recently discovered that toilet water is actually cleaner than ice at some fast food establishments. Thumbs up to dogs for drinking out of the toilet for years!

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New Research Reveals Overweight Teens Get Bad Grades

There are many dangers that can come from being an overweight or obese teenager, including the risk of developing chronic conditions like heart disease, Type-2 diabetes and stroke.

However, new research indicates that teens suffering from obesity might be at risk for acquiring more than just poor health, but lower school grades as well.

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Strong Smell of Marijuana Coming from Michigan Home Causes Controversy

The smell of weed has become more and more common in Michigan, ever since the state passed laws allowing the use of medical marijuana. A house in Ypsilanti Township reeks like the chron so bad that local officials have gotten involved trying to snuff out the stank.

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Man’s Gym Membership Revoked Due to Body Odor — Is It Fair?

By nature, the gym isn’t usually a place that smells good, since it’s where people go to work out and to get sweaty and dirty while burning calories.

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Category: Comedy, Health, Weird News
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Eww! Chances Are Your Cell Phone Has More Germs Than Your Toilet [POLL]

Chances are that no matter how charming of a ringtone you heard coming from a toilet seat, you wouldn’t stick your face against it to find out who was calling. The reason? It’s not supernatural – toilets are disgusting.

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Category: Health, Weird News
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Why Do We Eat Fast Food So, Well, Fast?

There are times when the dining area of a fast food joint looks more like the savage confines of an arctic wolf den with a pack of mangy inhabitants tearing a bloated caribou limb from limb.

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How Much Daily Exercise Is Required for Weight Loss? Probably Less Than You Think

Many people say they don’t work out because they simply don’t have the time. If you’re one of them, your favorite excuse may have just fallen by the wayside — a new study shows just 30 minutes of daily activity is enough for weight loss.

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Standing Up Is an Easy Way to Improve Your Health

You exercise, eat well and don’t smoke, but if you think that’s all it takes to be healthy, think again.

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