• Elephant genes hold clues for human cancer fight

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    Elephants are giant, cancer-battling super creatures that destroy damaged cells long before they become cancerous. Scientists say elephant genes may provide a crucial clue in the fight against human cancer.

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  • Deaths mar high school football season

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    Five high school football players have died in the past month, equaling the number for all of 2014.

  • Drug that skyrocketed 5,000% hasn't come down in price

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    Remember the drug used by cancer and AIDS patients that skyrocketed from $13.50 to $750 a pill? Well, the price has yet to come back to earth.

  • Teacher wears bodysuit for anatomy lesson

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    Students weren't sure what to expect when their teacher stood in front of the classroom and started to undress.

  • Is breast-feeding help in hospitals improving?

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    If Amanda Rodriguez could do it all over again, she would do her homework and select a different hospital for the birth of her first child, one that was much more supportive of nursing.

  • Whole Foods recalls cheese because of listeria risk

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    Whole Foods is recalling some of its cheese because of possible listeria contamination.

  • Study: Smoking will kill 1 in 3 Chinese men

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    Smoking deaths in China are set to triple to 3 million a year by 2050, according to a new study that examines the devastating toll of rising smoking rates on the country's male population.

  • UK Ebola nurse in serious condition

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    The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United Kingdom is back in the hospital with a complication from the virus, and doctors say her condition is serious.

    Pauline Cafferkey, who was initially discharged from a hospital in January after recoveri...

  • Train yourself to breathe like a pro athlete

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    From an early age, we're taught that breathing is part of our autonomic nervous system, like digesting food, so unless there's a problem, it's not something we need to think about.

  • Another salmonella death related to cucumbers

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    Another person has died after eating cucumbers linked to a multi-state Salmonella Poona outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

  • Selena Gomez reveals she has lupus

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    Pop singer Selena Gomez has revealed in Billboard that her diagnosis with the autoimmune disease lupus was behind a recent hiatus from the spotlight.

  • Tanzanian albino teen gets a reason to smile

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    CNN, David Azaria, Osoro Nyawangah

    Bibiana Mashamba loves to dance, run and jump -- all the attributes of a thriving teenager.

    But at age 16, all that has taken a back seat as she struggles to walk following a merciless attack that nearly killed her.

    "At 11 at night, some robbers came i...

  • Surgeons reattach child's internally decapitated head

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    A boy in Australia who had his head internally severed in a car accident is now learning to walk again after surgeons reattached his spine.

  • Scientist: We've grown a human 'mini brain'

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    A Harvard medical pioneer calls it "astounding" --- an "incredible achievement" and a "quantum leap forward" in the battle against cancer, autism, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

  • It's time to get your flu shot

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    Now is the time to get your flu shot -- and this vaccine is expected to be more effective than last season's.

  • How a 3-D-printed heart changed a girl's life

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    Mia Gonzalez spent the first 3½ years of her life missing out. She had to skip day care and dance classes because she constantly had colds and pneumonia. When Mia could go out and play, she was easily winded and took multiple asthma medications to tr...

  • Lack of sugar kept ancient Pompeiians' teeth healthy

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    The ancient Romans may not have had access to modern dentistry, but they did boast strong, healthy teeth thanks to the absence of one key ingredient from their diet: sugar.

  • Cheerios recalls 1.8 million gluten-free boxes that may contain wheat


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    General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios labeled "gluten free" that may contain wheat.

  • 3 share Nobel for medicine for parasite work

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    The Nobel Prize for medicine has been jointly awarded this year to three scientists for their work on parasitic diseases.

    Half of the award goes to Ireland's William Campbell and Japan's Satoshi Omura, who discovered a new drug to treat infections ca...

  • California governor signs 'right to die' bill

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    As California Gov. Jerry Brown pointed out Monday, ABX2 15 is not just any other piece of legislation: By definition, it's a matter of life and death.

    "The crux of the matter is whether the state of California should continue to make it a crime for a ...

  • For millennials, keeping off weight is harder

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    It's a never-ending battle: You diet and exercise, but can't shed the pounds. You can at least take comfort in a new study that suggests many other factors, including stress and pollution, could be conspiring to make weight loss harder today than a few decades ago.

  • Study: Driving while drugged as deadly as drunk


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    Driving while under the influence of marijuana and other drugs is on the rise in the United States, and could be involved in a large number of fatal accidents, a new report finds.

  • Baby born without complete skull defies odds

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    Brandon Buell via CNN

    Jaxon Buell was born without a large part of his skull and brain. Doctors told Brandon and Brittany Buell their son wouldn't live past a few weeks. In August, the family celebrated his first birthday.

  • U.N. calls for immediate HIV treatments

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    Anyone who tests positive for HIV should get immediate treatment, regardless of how sick they are, the U.N. health agency said Wednesday, revising its guidelines.

  • Study: Kid couch potatoes may face health risks

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    Telling children to sit still might be exactly the wrong message to give. Long periods of inactivity could cause changes in blood circulation even in young children, which may increase risk of heart disease later in life, according to a study.

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