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Smarter Kids May Be Experimenting More with Drugs — Health Check

A new study of 8,000 kids published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health finds those who had high IQs were more likely to use certain illicit drugs as they aged. Smarter girls in particular may tend to experiment with marijuana, cocaine, and other illicit drugs later on.

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Rascal Flatts Visit Kids at the Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Rascal Flatts have quietly made helping the kids at the Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt their favorite offstage hobby. For years, the trio has donated time and money to the hospital, and last month they returned to tour the new Rascal Flatts surgery center and play an acoustic set for the kids and their families.

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Americans Are Divided on Flu Shots — Survey of the Day

With flu season upon us, 46 percent of Americans have received a flu shot, whereas 47 percent said they have not and will not.

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Study Finds Autistic Kids Have Too Many Brain Cells — Health Check

New research finds autistic children’s brains have far more neurons in the prefrontal cortex than those of kids who don’t have the disease.

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Federal Judge Blocks Law Requiring Graphic Photos on Cigarette Packs

In a 29-page decision on Monday, US District Judge Richard J. Leon blocked the implementation of a law on graphic cigarette photos. It would’ve required tobacco companies to include explicit photos detailing the dangers of smoking on cigarette packages.

The 36 images proposed by the Food and Drug Administration include a picture of diseased lungs next to healthy lungs, a man exhaling smoke through a hole in his throat, and a male cadaver with chest staples down his torso.

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End Of Daylight Saving Time Is Good for Your Health

Setting your clock back an hour early this Sunday morning may led to depressingly shorter days, but experts believe the end of daylight saving time is healthy in general.

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Keith Urban to Undergo Throat Surgery

Keith Urban has just announced that he will undergo throat surgery at the end of the month. The outpatient procedure is to remove a polyp on his vocal chords.

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Strange Excuses To Skip Work

We've all done it.  With the best "sore throat sounding" voice we could muster, try to put on a Academy Award winning performance and call the boss acting sick.  But can you top some of these silly excuses for missing work?

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Lauren Alaina Loses 25 Pounds

A lot has changed since 16-year-old Lauren Alaina first entered the ‘American Idol‘ race in early 2011. Not only is she now a country music staple with a debut album and a chart-topping single, but she has since shed her small town Georgia lifestyle — and with it, 25 pounds.

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Can a Pill Turn Sweat Into Perfume?

Feeling stinky, but don’t like to spritz? An artist in Amsterdam is working on a pill that, when taken, would release perfume with your sweat.

Lucy McRae calls her invention Swallowable Parfum and says she’s mainly trying to change the way people think, not the way they smell.

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Study Says Generation Xers Are Actually Happy

The members of Generation X are no longer the melancholy slackers they once thought to be, but are actually a well-balanced and happy group, according to a new report.

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Arizona Professor Banned from McDonald’s, Found Disease-Causing Bacteria [VIDEO]

A university professor in Arizona has been banned from eight McDonald’s restaurants in her area, after she found dangerous bacteria in the children’s play area.

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