Dozens Hospitalized After Carbon Monoxide Leak at Utah Elementary School

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_b9bfdda5ad.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (SALT LAKE CITY) -- Kids and teachers became dizzy and passed out from carbon monoxide poisoning that forced the evacuation of an elementary school in rural southeastern Utah Monday. Emergency crews responded to calls from Montezuma Creek Elementary School of the San Juan School District, reporting carbon monoxide odors.  School maintenance workers found "problems associated with a water heater and the exhaust system," according to a press release.

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Free-Diver Dies While Attempting New Depths in Bahamas

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_c8249e4f5f.jpgclubdelphinus/Facebook (NEW YORK) -- A New York City man who had reached the pinnacle of free-diving has died after trying to break another record in the extreme sport. Nick Mevoli, 32, of Brooklyn, worked by day as a prop master on movie and TV sets, but beneath the waves, he was the star. “When it came to being in the water,” he said in a YouTube video dated August 2013, “that was where I really shined.”

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Birth Control Pills May Double Glaucoma Risk

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_230a840b0a.jpgEric Audras/ONOKY/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Known simply as “the pill,” birth control is a daily regimen for millions of American women. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, four out of five women who have ever had sex have also taken a birth control pill at one time or another. But now, a new study shows that women who have used birth control on a long-term basis are twice as likely to have glaucoma -- a leading cause of blindness.

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Singing Show Tunes Shows Promise with Dementia Patients

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_6922cb4c3e.jpgStephanie Howard/The Image Bank (NEW YORK) -- Music not only has charms to soothe the savage beast, as English poet William Congreve wrote but if you can manage to remember the words, a song might ease the effects of memory-robbing dementia. Scientists at George Mason University in Virginia seem to have stumbled upon a remarkable discovery that elderly people appeared to stave off Alzheimer’s disease by singing songs from popular musicals.

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Magnetic Stimulation May Help to Quit Smoking

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_3b3c7e7cc6.jpgImage Source/Digital Vision/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Nicotine gum and e-cigarettes are a couple of methods smokers use to try and wean themselves off cigarettes. But when you come right down to it, there’s nothing like good, old-fashioned high-frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation to kick the habit. Okay, so even if it’s not a tried-and-true method just yet, researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Israel believe that magnetic brain stimulation could be a very effective tool in the battle to give up nicotine.

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