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Avoiding Certain Areas And Staying Awake May Help People Survive Landslides

Mudslides have killed at least 500 people in Brazil, and officials fear that the death toll could still rise. Media reports have cited the International Disaster Database information, which suggests that it is the worst natural disaster in Brazil since flooding and mudslides killed 785 people in 1967. 

GOP Lawmakers Target NPR Funds

Republican lawmakers are making a push to cut Federal funding for National Public Radio (NPR), which would prevent local stations from using government money to purchase the network’s programming.

Taking Breaks From Prolonged Sitting Helps Thwart Disease, Research Says

Previous studies have shown that high levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) may increase an individual’s chance of developing diabetes and heart disease. CRP is a globulin that is typically produced following acute inflammation in the body. 

Ability To Monitor Heartbeat Leads To More Stable Body Image, Study Says

Individuals who have a negative perception of their own bodies may be more likely to develop eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia. Eating disorders are not only harmful to one’s physical health, but they can also affect one’s relationships with family and friends. 

Quinoa Is A Great Way To Introduce Nutrition And Variety Into Diets

While commonly referred to as a grain, quinoa is a jewel-like seed that turns into a fluffy mound when cooked and can pack protein, fiber and amino acids into a diet. With so many varieties of the seed and recipes to be found, using quinoa is a great way to try new things while improving overall health. 

House Honors Giffords, Passes Resolution That Condemns Tucson Shooting

The House of Representatives approved a resolution on Jan. 12 that condemned the recent shooting in Tucson, Ariz. that killed six people and wounded 14, including Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). 

Texas Congressman Says Legislators Should Be Able To Carry Firearms In Chamber

In response to the assassination attempt on Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in Tucson, Ariz., Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) plans to introduce legislation that would allow lawmakers to carry weapons on the House floor as well as in the District of Columbia. 

Desire To Get Slim And Healthy May Be Contagious

A recent study from The Miriam Hospital’s Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center reveals that overweight or obese young adults who have goals to get fit are likely to influence their similarly-built friends to do the same. 

In Wake Of Shooting, Arizonans Head To Gun Stores

The deadly shooting involving Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) happened only last Saturday, but there are already signs that many Americans worry that their gun rights will be limited. 

Scientists Identify Natural Compound That Could Prevent A Range Of Metabolic Conditions

Diabetes and high cholesterol have reached epidemic proportions in America, and in their quest to find natural remedies to these conditions scientists have recently singled out birch bark as a potential candidate. 

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