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Losing Weight Is A Gamble-LITERALLY!
I'm sure you've seen or heard every conceivable weight loss program advertised.  And I'm sure they all work if you stick to them, but people "stray" pretty easily.  But what if there were a little wagering involved?  Interesting concept, huh?
Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Rates of Mental Illness?
Data from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA) suggests 20 percent of American adults — 44.5 million people — experienced some sort of mental illness over the last year.
The report defines “mental illness” as any sort of diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder that ca…
Child Booster Seats Not Perfect for Every Vehicle
A new study looked at 83 booster seats for children and evaluated their fit in a vehicle using an adult sized seat belt.  However, 41 of those booster seats fell into the “check fit” category.
Drinking Coffee Could Lessen Depression in Women
While some experts have speculated that the antioxidants in coffee have health benefits, a large new study, in the Archives of Internal Medicine, says women are less likely to become depressed if they drink a few cups a day.
Cantaloupes Linked to Bacteria Outbreak
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention are warning consumers of cantaloupes.  Health officials issued a warning after numerous cases of the bacteria Listeria were reported in six states.

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