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  • New migraine treatments show promise


    There are few treatments available for the millions of people who suffer from migraines. New early-stage research offers new hope.

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  • Death toll from Ebola outbreak goes up to 142


    A total of 142 deaths have been reported from the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization said.

  • Indian surgeons find 12 gold bars in man's stomach

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    Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

    When a team of Indian surgeons opened up the stomach of a patient complaining of abdominal pain, they had no idea they'd extract a fortune.

  • 11 myths fertility doctors hear

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    Many couples spend years trying not to get pregnant, so it's only understandable that they may have a few issues when it comes to trying to have a child.

  • Saudi officials see spike in MERS coronavirus

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    Saudi health officials are stepping up efforts to fight the Middle East respiratory symptom coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, after a recent spike in cases.

    Saudi Arabia confirmed more than 50 cases of the virus in the past week, at least seven of which were ...

  • Can Mr. Poo stop public defecation in India?



    India has an unlikely new public health hero: a giant, anthropomorphic turd that chases people to squat in toilets.

  • Woman ditches diets, loses 160 pounds

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    Teena Henson's "journey to life" began with a newspaper ad.

  • Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs

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    From USDA

    Kraft is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because packaging labels were incorrect, federal officials said Sunday.

  • Rebecca Sedwick: New questions about bullying

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    It is a case about alleged bullying that garnered national and international attention.

    Before she jumped to her death in September,12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick of Lakeland, Florida, was repeatedly bullied on- and offline, Polk County Sheriff Grady Jud...

  • Why are some Dems running from the Affordable Care Act?

    Barack Obama August news conference


    Recent figures from the Congressional Budget Office show that the Affordable Care Act will cost about $5 billion less to implement in 2014 than originally estimated.

  • The rise of college 'study drugs'



    Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out partying. In an environment where the workload is endless and there's always more to be done, a quick fix to help buckle down and power through becomes very tempting.

  • Woman tackles world's longest triathlon

    Norma Bastidas

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    The first time I spoke to Norma Bastidas, she was having a rough couple of days.

  • President: Republicans 'wrong' on Affordable Care Act

    Obama makes Obamacare announcement

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    President Barack Obama called on his fellow Democrats to "forcefully defend and be proud" of the fact that millions of people have signed up for health care insurance through the federal marketplaces, and faulted Republicans who are still angling to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

  • Salmonella cases down, but beware of other bacteria



    You might want to think twice before heading out to your favorite oyster bar.

  • 3-D printing the human body

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    The 21st century has seen the growth of 3-D printing, with well-known applications in architecture, manufacturing, engineering, and now increasingly in medicine.

  • Apathy in older folks could signal shrinking brain


    Being apathetic is usually defined as showing a lack of enthusiasm or energy. Most people who experience it say they just aren’t motivated to do anything.

  • Bogus mammogram results earn woman jail time


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    A former Georgia hospital technician was sentenced to up to six months in prison after pleading guilty to manipulating the mammogram records of 1,289 patients. Ten of those women were given false negatives, and two of them are now dead, a prosecutor says.

  • Casual marijuana use may damage your brain

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    If you thought smoking a joint occasionally was OK, a new study released Tuesday suggests you might want to reconsider.

  • Obesity during pregnancy raises stillbirth risk

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    Pregnant women who are obese or overweight have an increased risk of delivering a stillborn baby, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

  • Fussy infants and toddlers watch more TV

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    Does your baby have difficulty calm him or herself? Falling and staying asleep? It can be stressful, especially for new parents. But once again, researchers are recommending that parents avoid plopping them down in front of the television.

  • Herbal remedy may improve arthritis symptoms

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    A traditional herbal remedy may treat rheumatoid arthritis as effectively as an FDA-approved drug treatment, according to a preliminary study published this week in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

  • Report: E-cigarettes appealing to kids

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    REUTERS/Mike Segar

    A dozen Democratic members of Congress released a report on Monday concluding that electronic cigarettes "aggressively (promote) their products by using techniques and venues that appeal to youth" and should be strictly regulated like the non-electronic versions.

  • She found love, left sugar and lost weight

    Cady Stanton

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    Cady Stanton used to find solace in the sweet taste of ice cream.

  • Sebelius' resignation and the politics of health law

    Kathleen Sebelius

    Kathleen Sebelius, the outgoing health and human services secretary, said the decision to step down from her post was hers -- not the Obama administration's.

  • Scan a brain, read a mind?



    What we write online may be intercepted, filtered and publicized, but we'd like to think that the thoughts and images in our heads are totally private.

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    Earth Day: going green

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    Earth Day has many of us thinking about ways to go green. Living an eco-friendly lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult, time-consuming or expensive. Here are some quick and easy tips to help you and your family start living green and stay that way for years to come.

    Boston Marathon: Running tips



    Many people are getting their running shoes out today to run the Boston Marathon.  Take a look at what you can do to get started with running and possibly work toward running in your own marathon.

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    The Easter Bunny is known for leaving delicious treats – but do you know how much sugar or the number of calories end up in those baskets? Fill this interactive Easter basket with your favorite candy to find out.


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