• Free mental safe houses open in New York City

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    A new program is taking an innovative approach to helping New York adults with mental health issues and those who may be on the brink of a psychiatric crisis.

    Parachute NYC, a federally funded project more than two years in the making, has created res...

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  • Salmonella outbreak may be caused by raw tuna

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    Raw tuna, mostly from sushi, may be at the heart of a recent salmonella outbreak that stretches across nine states.

  • Vet warns of dog flu dangers

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    An Ohio veterinarian is warning dog owners to watch out for canine influenza.

  • What 'natural' and other food labels mean

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    The debate over the safety of genetically modified foods came into the spotlight again last month when Chipotle, the popular Mexican food chain, announced it was working to remove ingredients that contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, from its menu,

  • Study: Suicide rate of young black males rises


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    The rates of suicide among African-American children have doubled in the last two decades, surpassing the rates among white children, which dropped over the same time period, according to a new study.

  • Fittest cities in the US, and why



    Regardless of where you live in the United States, one trend seems to be clear: The more pedestrian-friendly the city, the healthier its residents, according to a recent report released by the American College of Sports Medicine.

  • Florida college sued over forced vaginal exams

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    Two college students say they were forced to submit to transvaginal probes as part of their classroom training to learn how to perform the medical procedure.

    The details are outlined in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday in Orlando against Valencia Col...

  • WHO announces changes after Ebola criticism

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    After blistering criticism over how the World Health Organization handled the Ebola outbreak, its Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan announced changes aimed at the way the agency handles health emergencies.

  • Man loses 100 pounds by eating at work

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    Laying at the bottom of a skateboard pool in 2011, Lucas Weaver had -- quite literally -- reached rock bottom. He fell while working promotions at a skating competition and tore every ligament in his knee.

  • Blue Bell announces first layoffs in 108 years

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    Blue Bell Creameries, still reeling after shutting its entire operation over a fatal listeria recall of its ice cream, is laying workers off for the first time in its 108-year history.

  • Study: Chronic depression may increase stroke risk


    A new study from the American Heart Association says the risk seems to remain high even after the depression goes away.

  • Study: Quitting smoking relies on stronger brains

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    A new study suggests that some hopeful quitters are just more mentally equipped to handle the challenge than others.

  • Healthy weight secret weapon: A list


    Forget fancy diets and expensive exercise programs. Fighting fat and keeping a healthy weight may be as easy as food shopping with a grocery list.

  • Rich men drink more than anyone else, study finds

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    Don Draper might be finishing his last cocktail this spring on "Mad Men," but there's still plenty of men in high-end suits ordering drinks.

    People with more education and higher socioeconomic status -- generally white men -- tend to drink more than o...

  • Chocolate-flavored cough syrup worries parents


    The new cough syrup is called Dr. Cocoa and it tastes just like chocolate.

  • Ebola declared dead in Liberia

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    After losing more than 4,000 people to Ebola, Liberia has now been declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be free of the disease.

  • Disabled woman finds insulting note on car

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    A woman with a chronic pain condition who parked in a handicapped-accessible parking spot found a note on her car that implied she wasn’t really handicapped and insulted her appearance.

  • 2 babies die after vaccination in southern Mexico


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    Mexican health officials are investigating after two babies died and 29 children were hospitalized from suspected adverse reactions to shots from the country's national vaccination program.

  • Study examines affects of concussions on school work

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    If your school-age child suffers a concussion, how well will he or she do when returning to school and trying to learn? A new study in the journal Pediatrics says that depends on two major factors.

  • Thailand's King Bhumibol leaves hospital

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    Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-serving monarch, left a Bangkok hospital on Sunday after a seven-month stay.

    The King was admitted to Siriraj Hospital in October and had surgery to remove his gallbladder, the palace said at the...

  • WHO: Liberia free of Ebola transmission

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    Liberia's long nightmare with active cases of the Ebola virus is, for now at least, officially at an end.

    But after thousands of deaths and hundreds of children orphaned, the effects likely will be felt for decades. And with the disease still tormenti...

  • San Fran outlaws chewing tobacco in baseball

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    Chewing tobacco has long been a tradition in baseball, but that tradition could be on its way out in one big-league city. San Francisco on Friday banned smokeless tobacco at all sports venues, including AT&T Park.

  • Bullying by peers has effects later in life



    Bullying can no longer be considered a rite of passage that strengthens character, new research suggests.

  • Study: Healthy diet may improve memory

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    We've all heard the age old adage, "You are what you eat." But could what we eat also affect how we think?

  • Feds detail Blue Bell listeria contamination

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    Government documents released Thursday show that a single Blue Bell Creameries plant in Oklahoma tested positive for listeria 16 times since 2013.

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