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There has been some good news regarding women and booze of late Back in August, a study out of Norway explored the potentially fortuitous link between drinking and intelligence, and now there's another that (continued).

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The good news for chocolate aficionados is that a new study out of Germany, featuring a generous sample size of more than 19,000 people, suggests that there may be a link between chocolate consumption and lower blood pressure (continued) .

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On Thursday night, Attorney General Michael Mukasey suddenly collapsed while making a speech at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. He was rushed to George Washington University Hospital for treatment.

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Sen. Edward M. Kennedy is recuperating at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital after suffering a seizure Saturday at his Cape Cod home. Kennedy, 76, was reportedly in good spirits later that day, spending time with family members and watching a Red Sox game on television.

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Here's the good news: Significant drops in heart disease and strokes, two leading causes of death among Americans, have contributed to the highest life expectancy in the country's history, which rose to 77.9 years in the latest report released by the National Center for Health Statistics.

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Cigarette smoking is even worse for your health than previously thought. Dutch researchers have found that smokers over the age of 55 are 50 percent likelier to develop some form of dementia.

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When a stroke victim and two-pack-a-day smoker woke up having forgotten his habit, researchers went looking for the damaged part of his brain that seemed to have switched off his cravings. Having found it, scientists are hoping to discover new methods to understand and treat addiction.

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