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Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines For Identifying High Blood Pressure In Children

High blood pressure in children may soon be easier to identify and manage with AAP's new guidelines. The guidelines recommend annual routine blood pressure measurements and use of blood pressure lowering medications.

by Allan Adamson

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Smokers 20 Percent More Likely To Quit Smoking When Cigarette Prices Increase

Older smokers are 20 percent more likely to quit smoking with just a $1 increase in cigarette prices. Can price hikes also encourage younger smokers to quit the unhealthy habit?

by Allan Adamson

Healthy Living/Wellness

Junk Food Linked To Increased Cancer Risk Among Normal-Weight Women

Researchers have found that normal weight women with high energy density diets have 10 percent higher cancer risks. Results show that having a normal weight does not immediately translate to reduced cancer risks.

by Athena Chan

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Topeka Zoo Gorilla Tiffany Dies Of Ovarian Cancer After Constipation Surgery

Forty-nine-year-old Tiffany the Gorilla of Topeka Zoo in Kansas was euthanized after veterinarians discovered she has ovarian cancer that has spread. The lowland gorilla underwent a colon surgery prior to her death.

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