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Women smokers more likely to get colon cancer than men: study

May 11, 2013

Just a few cigarettes a day raises their risk, researchers say By Steven Reinberg Smoking’s connection to cancer is well-established. Now, researchers say cigarettes increase the odds for developing colon cancer, especially for women. Women who’ve ever smoked have an almost 20 percent increased risk for colon cancer, compared with women who never smoked, according… [Read More]

Got asthma? Odds are you have an allergy, too

April 12, 2013

Study found many U.S. adults suffer from both Most American adults with asthma also have an allergy, according to a new study. Researchers examined data on nearly 2,600 people from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that 75 percent of adults aged 20 to 40 with asthma, and 65 percent of… [Read More]

How to study the Bible (Week 1)

April 10, 2013

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.T I have received many inquiries of late from readers requesting articles on the subject of studying the Bible. I will oblige those requests in this month’s series of articles. Paul says in 2 Timothy 2:15: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that… [Read More]

Too much TV may make kids antisocial, study suggests

April 6, 2013

Five-year-olds who watch television for three or more hours a day are a bit more likely to fight, steal and have other antisocial behaviors by the age of 7, a new study suggests. The researchers also found that time spent playing computer or electronic games had no effect on children’s behavior, according to the report… [Read More]

Vision 101: Local MDs answer questions about sight-threatening macular degeneration

March 26, 2013

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of central vision loss in Americans age 50+. Although it affects white people more than blacks, a study in East Baltimore showed that AMD was the third leading cause of bilateral (both eyes) blindness in blacks after cataracts and glaucoma. Whatever the risk rate, it is important… [Read More]