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According to a consortium of anti-smoking organizations, U.S. state governments are raking in more money than ever from tobacco companies but aren't spending as much as they had in recent years on preventing their constituents from starting to light up or on helping them quit.

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After almost 30 years since HIV surfaced in the United States, researchers in Thailand and the U.S. have created an experimental vaccine that has, over a seven-year study, been found to reduce the risk of contracting HIV by one-third. The vaccine is a combination of two existing vaccinations that were not successful in reducing infection.

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A curry a week may keep the doctor away. Or more precisely, curcumin, a component of turmeric -- a key spice in curry powder -- has been found to prevent the onset of Alzheimer's and dementia if consumed once or twice a week.

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