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Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC
But some people are using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes

Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns
Even seasoned athletes are drowning because of dangerous underwater behaviors, agency says

Quadriplegic Uses Thoughts to Control Robotic Arms
Research is still preliminary, but implants have worked for several patients

Does Botox Actually Rejuvenate Skin?
Elasticity, pliability improve after toxin injections, study finds

Researchers Report Progress in Making All Blood Types Universally Accepted
Process isn't perfected, but looks promising, experts say

Coffee May Help Men Keep Impotence at Bay
Study suggests caffeine may help maintain healthy blood flow and sexual function

Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study
Those with a family history of disease should have screening at age 40, but only 38 percent do

Weight Training's Benefits May Depend on Genetics
Study shows muscle-building exercise not as effective in women with high risk for obesity

Vitamin D Levels Tied to Survival in Seriously Ill Cats
Finding may eventually lead to test that helps determine a pet's prognosis

Over 4 Million Working Americans Suffer From Anxiety Disorders
Illness can be debilitating, but treatment is available so workers can stay productive, experts say

That Lingering Cough Could Be Bronchitis
See a doctor if symptoms worsen or persist more than a week, physician advises

Pet Geckos May Pose Health Risk
Researchers detect antibiotic-resistant bacteria in lizards from Indonesia

Cold Weather a Bigger Killer Than Heat, Study Finds
But moderate, not extreme, temperatures more deadly, researchers say

Dog-Human Bond May Go Back 40,000 Years
Researchers find new DNA evidence in ancient Siberian wolf bone

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