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Health stories for Feb. 18, 2013

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UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 18, 2013 -

Cooking could lead to osteoarthritis in women, because of the chemicals in pots and pans.

Researchers say the more a woman is exposed to the common chemical compound, called PFCs, the greater the risk for the disease.

PFCs are found in everything from non-stick cookware to take-out containers and even carpeting.

Osteoarthritis can cause pain and stiffness along with degeneration of joint cartilage.

The study found it impacted women more than men.


Married couples find themselves healthier in both mind and body than single people.

A study says married adults are less likely to have chronic health problems than those who are widowed or divorced.

Researchers say doctors should take marital status into account when treating patients with declining health, because the patient could benefit from strengthening the marriage.


TV can help improve a pre-schooler's behavior, as long as the right program is on.

Researchers say educational TV improves behavior, but the improvement is modest and fades over time.

The lead researcher says what children watch is as important as how much they watch.


An ingredient in chocolate may help your teeth.

News 2 looks at Theodent, a new toothpaste made in Louisiana.

It doesn't use fluoride, and claims to rebuild enamel in your teeth, by using an extract from chocolate.



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