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Posted: Jan 30, 2013 1:19 PM
Updated: Jan 30, 2013 6:05 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: health alcohol, smoking, lungs, meals, salad, food poisoning, inhaler, salmon, recall, meal, vaccine, pregnancy

UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Jan. 39, 2013 -

Timing may be everything when it comes to eating and losing weight.

A new study shows people who eat a bigger meal later in the day lose less weight than those who ate earlier.

In the study, people who ate lunch before 3PM lost 25% more weight than those who ate after 3.

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Salads may be touted for their healthy benefits, but they are also among the top foods that can make you sick.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says leafy, green vegetables are the leading source of food poisoning.

The same study says the most deadly is contaminated chicked and other poultry products.

One-in-six Americans get food poisoning each year, about 3,000 of which die.

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There's a recall of salmon sold at Whole Foods Markets.

"Whole catch wild Alaskan sockeye salmon" is being recalled in several states, including Louisiana, due to possible listeria contamination.

The Food & Drug Administration says it has not gotten any reports of any illnesses.

Listeria can be deadly to the young, elderly, frail or people with compromised immune systems.

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A new schedule of when you should get your child vaccinated has been released.

It's a lot easier to read, and starts a bit sooner.

The new schedule, which was released by the CDC and several physicians groups, say women should get vaccinated for whooping cough during the second half of pregnancy.

That should help boost the baby's immunity to the disease while its immune system is still developing.

Last year, the number of whooping cough cases hit a 50-year high.

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There could be new help coming for people who suffer from chronic lung disease.

A FDA panel approved use of a new, once-a-day inhaler for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

It must still be approved by the whole FDA, but it normally follows the panel's recommendations.

Roughly 24 million Americans have the diease, which is most commonly caused by smoking.

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Smoking may not make you a bad lung donor.

A new study says patients who received a lung transplant from a smoker had similar short and medium survival rates as people who got lungs from non-smokers.

The study looked at 5,900 adults who got double lung transplants.

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