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10/31/2014
Skin Reactions to Halloween Make-Up Common
Makeup can make your Halloween costume one of the best, but there are some safety concerns. Doctor Melissa Piliang (pill-ee-ahng) with the Cleveland Clinic says you want to be careful because skin reactions to makeup is common. If you do plan to use makeup, Doctor Piliang recommends putting a little bit on your skin at first to see if you have a bad reaction to it. Avoid using glitter and markers when your trying to take your costume to the next level.
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10/31/2014
Teal-Painted Pumpkin Show Allergy-Free Halloween
Halloween but children with food allergies don't have the same experience. Doctor Sandra Hong from Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital says some of the most popular Halloween candies have the highest allergies in them. The "Teal Pumpkin Project" ask families to have a teal-painted pumpkin on Halloween night with treats inside for kids with food allergies.
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10/30/2014
Breakfast, the important meal of the day!
A new study suggests breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. A team from the University of Missouri in Columbia published a study in "Nutrition Journal," that found eating breakfast increases levels of dopamine,  a chemical produced in the brain controlling impulses. Food cravings leading to overeating appear to be reduced as dopamine levels increase. Researches note a decreased in frequency of people eating breakfast in the last 50 years coincides with an increase in obesity during the time period. 
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10/30/2014
Tainted gluten-free chicken product recall
The Department of Agriculture is issuing a nationwide recall of nearly 32-thousand pounds of gluten-free bread chicken product that may be tainted with Staph Bacteria. The recall is for Bells & Evans gluten free chicken breast nuggets and also chicken breast with a best by date of August 9th, 2015. 
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10/30/2014
Blood Test to Detect Early Lung Cancer
Researcher are working towards a blood test that could detect lung cancer earlier. Doctor Peter Mazzone with the Cleveland Clinic led a study that found there is a difference in chemicals in blood of lung cancer patients called metabolites. Metabolites are chemicals that help cells grow and function. Doctor Mazzone says Metabolites in lung cancer patients have significant difference compared the people without the diseases. 
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9/18/2014
Robotics Used in Everyday Surgery
Robotics are entering our lives and now our bodies. Doctor Miles Howard says it's like working with "RoboCop." Doctor Howard used the "Da Vinci Xi" robot to perform a hysterectomy as the first surgery at West Valley Hospital in Goodyear, Arizona. Dr. Howard says this technique allows for smaller incisions, less nerve and tissue destruction, less pain and bleeding and a quicker recovery time.
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