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Rabies In Maine

A pet dog has tested positive for rabies for the first time in 9 years in Maine. State epidemiologist Dr. Stephen Sears said the dog was reported to animal control in Kennebec County after becoming aggressive and biting it's owner. The owner was treated for rabies exposure.

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St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Gives Removed Rib to Daughter

It's a little strange to lose a body part. But that's what happened to St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter when surgeons removed one of his ribs in an attempt to alleviate pressure that was running up his pitching arm.

After the surgery Carpenter was presented with the bone, and he knew just what to do with it:

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Do Bad Teeth Equal Bad Grades?

There are some obvious pitfalls for those children with bad teeth, including self-esteem issues, poor quality of life, and uncontrollable pain.

However, a new study suggests that kids walking around with busted-out, rotten grills may actually suffer more academically.

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World's Deadliest Foods
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The 10 Most Deadly Foods on the Planet

Sometimes the food you eat is trying to kill you. Not in the traditional sense, with saturated fat, refined sugars and cholesterol. There are a few foods out there that can literally end your life if improperly prepared, or at the very least make you terribly sick. While you probably won’t encounter most of the items on this list during the normal course of your life, a few of them are surprisingly common.

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Reason 2,423,877 to Quit Smoking: It Ruins Sleepy Time

As the surgeon general helpfully details on every pack of cigarettes, there are many health problems associated with smoking. But here's a new one: Smoking can cause restless nights.

German researchers surveyed the sleep habits of 1,100 smokers and 1,200 non-smokers. They found that 17 percent of

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Men — But Not Women — From Divorced Families More at Risk for Stroke

There are all sorts of repercussions that can stem from being the product of a broken home, and now we can add stroke to the list. A new study suggests that men with divorced parents could be more susceptible to brain attacks than men from intact families.

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A Leeds, Maine Location Has Been Added to the U.S. EPA List of New Hazardous Waste Sites

Leeds Metal, an abandoned scrap metal facility in Leeds, Maine has been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list of new hazardous waste sites. They have been determined to pose public health and environmental risks to the National Priorities List for cleanup under the Superfund program.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images

Get Your Sugar Fix While You Can — The New York City Soda Ban Has Passed

This morning in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sugar-laden drinks was approved by the Department of Health in a 9-1 vote.

How long do the Big Apple's Big Gulp enthusiasts have until they can't buy a soda bigger than 16 ounces?

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Research Reveals Disturbing New Side Effect of Secondhand Smoke

Most of us are aware by now that not only is smoking detrimental to the health who do it, but also to everyone in their vicinity, as secondhand smoke has been labeled a culprit in diseases like respiratory infections, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and lung cancer.

Oops -- and we almost forgot memory loss.

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Research Reveals It Takes Only Seven Minutes a Day to Keep Kids in Shape

Prying your children away from their video game consoles and getting them to play outside for an hour might be somewhat of a task, but a new study suggests that all you have to do is keep them active for seven minutes to keep them healthy and physically fit.

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