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November 7, 2012
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data imply risk in trying to be healthy

The more than 50 percent of American adults who take vitamins, herbs or other nutritional supplements may be surprised by some of the hazards that Consumer Reports recently identified.

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secret perks of turning 60

Better sex. Clearer skin. Fewer allergies.

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vitamins don't protect against heart attack

Research published online Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that taking a daily multivitamin offers no more protection against heart attack, stroke or death from cardiovascular disease than taking a daily placebo pill.

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travis county approves tax increase for medical school

Travis County voters gave a firm yes Tuesday to a property tax increase to support a new University of Texas medical school in Austin, rejecting arguments from poorly funded opponents who tried to rally anti-tax sentiment.

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balding, and other signs associated with heart disease risk

Visibly aging but young at heart?  Don’t count on it, suggested researchers Tuesday. 

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