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Health stories for Feb. 11, 2013

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Posted: Feb 11, 2013 5:51 PM
Updated: Feb 11, 2013 5:51 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: exercise, active lifestyle, stairs, prostate cancer, teen pregnancy, birth rates, contraception, head lice, lice buster

UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 11, 2013 -

You could get your daily exercise without ever hitting the gym.

A new study says all you need to do is engage in a more active lifestyle.

That includes taking the stairs, walking while talking on the phone and just moving around more.

Researchers say it's as effective in preventing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and lowering your risk of diabetes.

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Men who exercise may be less likely to get prostate cancer when they get older.

But researchers say that doesn't hold true for African-American men.

Prostate cancer is only second to skin cancer as the most common form found in men.

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Teen birth rates reached a record low.

A government report also says the number of babies being born early or with a low birth weight have also declined.

They attribute it to more people are talking about teen pregnancy and awareness about contraception.

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There's a new weapon out there to fight head lice.

It's called the lice buster

It works by dehydrating the lice and eggs by blowing warm air onto the hair, and does not require chemicals.

One pediatrician says it's a good solution since the lice buster was able to destroy between 95 and 100% of both live lice and eggs, while over the counter medicines aren't as effective.

Doctors say you can prevent outbreaks by tying back long hair and checking your child's scalp regularly.

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