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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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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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Detergent Pods Dangerous

Detergent companies have come out with a new “detergent pod” for doing laundry. The one time use clothing cleaners are designed to reduce spills and bulky bottles but have dangerous side effects, too. It seems children are mistaking the brightly colored pods for candy or a teething toy and ingesting them.

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

Is Sneezing Into Your Elbow the Healthy Thing to Do?

Most of us have been taught to cover our mouths when we cough or sneeze, but for the last five years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been trying to persuade kids to cover their convulsive expulsions with their elbows, instead of using their hands.

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