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Scientists Discover Gene Responsible for Binge Drinking
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Scientists Discover Gene Responsible for Binge Drinking

We've always thought that binge drinking was just part of being a dumb teenager, but scientists say they've recently discovered a gene which could account for the risky behavior.

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Adam Berry, Getty Images

Maine has 5 of the Nation’s Top 13 Rural Hospitals

A national group has found 13 rural hospitals to be the best in the United States. But get this, out of the 13, five are in Maine! Maine is the only state to have more than one rural hospital on the list.

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Are Satisfied With How Much You Pay for Health Care? — Survey of the Day

While there is a widespread consensus that the overall costs of health care in the United States are out of control, individual policy holders aren't necessarily up in arms about their monthly rates.

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You Should Probably Stop Running Marathons — They Might Kill You

You know that friend of yours, the one who's really into running? He might actually be running himself right into an early grave: new research has discovered that too much exercise can be bad for your heart.

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Andreas Rentz, Getty Images

Flu Season is Starting Early This Year

Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade. Health officials said suspected flu cases have jumped in five Southern states, and the primary strain circulating tends to make people sicker than other types. But there is some good news!

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Can Tap Water Give You Allergies?

Clean water is something many of us take for granted, but a troubling new study suggests that pesticides in tap water may be responsible for a recent increase in food allergies.

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Critically Injured Sugarland Fan Makes ‘Miracle’ Recovery After Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse

One of the fans who was critically injured during a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair in 2011 is celebrating what amounts to a miraculous recovery.

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Justin Sullivan

Feeling Stressed? Blame Your Many Facebook Friends

The counter located prominently on everyone's Facebook page has created a bit of a friends arms race. According to new research, it's a race you may be better off losing.

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CPR Scares Me…

Earlier this year, I was at Crystal Falls in Chelsea watching my boyfriend Chad's band Cold Blue Steel perform. My friend Amber and I were having so much fun dancing. They are so good! We were dancing away when all of a sudden something changed.

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Public Urinals Stress Men Out

Men tend to get stressed out about using the urinal in a public restroom, according to a recent study from the University of London. Etiquette seems to dictate that, in a side-by-side urinal setting, merely making eye contact can lead to a fight.

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