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Facebook pics may sway teens to drink, smoke: study

Facebook pics may sway teens to drink, smoke: study

Willbrasil21/Stockphoto Teens are more likely to smoke and drink if they see their Facebook friends doing so, according to a new study. You don’t have to hang out with the wrong crowd in person for them to sway your decision ...

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Summer kid-meal triumph: Over 7 million served

Summer kid-meal triumph: Over 7 million served

Marcus Santos/ for the New York Daily News New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, remarking on this year’s success of the free Summer Meals program, which helps feed needy kids, praised The News for helping publicize the effort. City ...

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Bronco’s stadium billboard urges NFL to rethink pot stance

Bronco’s stadium billboard urges NFL to rethink pot stance

Marijuana Policy Project One day before the Denver Broncos will host the Baltimore Ravens and kick off the 2013 NFL season, the Marijuana Policy Project has put up a billboard outside Sports Authority Field at Mile High urging the league to ...

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Nurses to HHC: Re-open N. Central Bronx maternity ward now

Nurses to HHC: Re-open N. Central Bronx maternity ward now

Jennifer H. Cunningham for Daily News Registered Nurse Sarita Jones tells staffers who rallied outside Jacobi Medical Center on Wednesday that transfering 103 nurses from North Central Bronx has posed a threat to nurses and patients alike. Bronx moms and ...

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Diet books for chocolate, booze and carb lovers

Diet books for chocolate, booze and carb lovers

Peter Dressel/Getty Images/Blend Images Let them eat cake! (Or chocolate, or pizza …) Some of the newest diets let weight loss hopefuls live a little. If you’ve ever been on a strict diet—one that disallows all the fun stuff, such ...

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Lack of sleep makes us look sad and old: study

Lack of sleep makes us look sad and old: study

Miramiska/shutterstock.com A new study confirms that ‘beauty sleep’ isn’t just a saying.  A small new study now confirms that your best beauty trick is to get a good night’s sleep. Findings revealed what you’ve probably seen in the mirror after ...

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5-year-old to get medical marijuana for crippling seizures

5-year-old to get medical marijuana for crippling seizures

WTSP ‘I wouldn’t even be thinking about this if it wouldn’t do something beneficial,’ mom Jennifer Welton said. An autistic 5-year-old boy from Arizona is set to become one of the youngest patients in the country to be granted a ...

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Tennis player, 95, is healthy to a ‘fault’

Tennis player, 95, is healthy to a ‘fault’

Howard Simmons/New York Daily News Leon Starr credits his longevity to tennis and his cardiologist, Mount Sinai Hospital’s heart chief Dr. Valentin Fuster. He is old enough to be Roger Federer’s great-great-grandfather. And at 95, he is still playing tennis ...

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Daily Checkup: Adrenal incidentalomas

Daily Checkup: Adrenal incidentalomas

Dr. Alice Levine, endocrinologist at Mount Sinai Hospital, says until the development of the CT scan in 1972, “We did not know these nodules existed, let alone treat them.” THE SPECIALIST: Dr. Alice Levine Co-director of the Adrenal Center at ...

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Being poor puts a strain on brain power: study

Being poor puts a strain on brain power: study

Juanmonino/Getty Images The mental strain of figuring out how to make ends meet takes up ‘mental bandwidth’ that could be directed elsewhere, researchers found. Poverty and the all-consuming fretting that comes with it require so much mental energy that the ...

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