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Smokers Get Help Quitting Through Employer Insurance

Do you think employers should assist their workers in quitting cigarette smoking? Would you pay a higher premium for them to do so?

These two questions have already been answered by a plethora companies, as a significant portion of them, both large and small, offer this newly designed health benefit to their employees. The Washington Post reports, many of these companies have created a two-tier approach in assisting smokers wanting to quit.

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Study: Teens Who Listen to MP3 Players Loudly Face Hearing Loss

One and four teens is in danger of having early hearing loss as a result of perpetually listening to mp3 players too loudly.

This is according to Professor Chava Muchnik of the Stanley Steyer School of Health Professions, at Tel Aviv University. Results published in the International Journal of Audiology suggests that teens are the largest group to listen to their iPods or mp3 players at harmful decibel levels.

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Your Work Shift Could Be Affecting Your Health

Have you ever considered that the hours you work at your job can actually make you sick?

Researchers at PLoS Medicine have found a connection between work patterns and good health. In a new editorial published in the December issue of the journal, it is revealed that there is a clear association between people who work a rotating schedule and them having a higher potential of getting type 2 diabetes or becoming obese.

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Study: Diet Affects Brain Size

Omega 3 fatty acids and other nutrients such as vitamins C, D, E, and B, can prevent brain shrinkage according to a study in the December issue of the journal Neurology.

Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University found a definite correlation between nutrients found in vitamin and Omega 3 rich foods and the brain, though the exact benefits have yet to be determined.

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Agency Asks Journals to Drop Stories About Bird Flu

The U.S. National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NASBB), told two science journals — Nature and Science — to remove a recent scientific finding from each of their publications about a newly created strain of the H5N1 avian flu that could potentially be passed between humans.

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