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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...

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  • 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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    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.

  • 10-year-old twins fight leukemia together

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    It was almost time for summer vacation in June 2013, when 8-year-old Lily Dove threw up before school. Her mother, Erin Dove, thought it was odd, but kept her home for the day.

  • How parasites worm their way into schools



    Children share all kinds of things when they go back to school -- books, pencils, stories from summer vacation and, unfortunately, pesky and sometimes dangerous parasites that rely on close contact between people to spread.

  • Why pharmaceuticals are cheaper abroad

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    The United States spends some of the lowest amounts of its total healthcare on prescription drugs relative to other developed nations. But Americans also pay some of the highest prices for those drugs, relative to the rest of the world.

  • Danny Pintauro reveals he's HIV-positive

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    "Who's the Boss?" star Danny Pintauro revealed that he's HIV-positive in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired on Saturday. He was diagnosed with the infection in 2003.

  • Teen loses 100 pounds for bodybuilding dream

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    At 15, MacKenzie Walker has accomplished more than most people twice her age. She's written a book. She's started a business, training and coaching clients online. She's amassed nearly 60,000 Instagram followers.

    And perhaps most impressive, MacKenzi...

  • Not just the Duff: Homer Simpson has narcolepsy

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    By many accounts, Homer Simpson, with his short attention span and love of Duff Beer, represents the American everyman. But in the season premiere of "The Simpsons" on Sunday, Homer Simpson will be diagnosed with a pretty unusual health condition: na...

  • Essure contraceptive debated before FDA

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    After giving birth to three children, Kristiana Burrell was thrilled when her gynecologist told her about Essure, a sterilization technique she could do right in the office in just minutes -- no operating room, no incisions.

  • Polio no longer spreading in Nigeria, WHO says

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    Nigeria is no longer on the list of polio-spreading countries, bringing it a step closer to fully eradicating the paralyzing disease.

    After concerted efforts and immunization drives, Nigeria has not reported any new cases since July last year, the Wor...

  • How strong is U.S. Dietary Guidelines' science?

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    The U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans influence nearly every aspect of how we eat, from the information on food labels to the ingredients in school lunches to the nutrition advice doctors give.

  • CVS stocks overdose-antidote drug in 12 more states


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    Deaths in America caused by accidental overdoses to prescription medications have quadrupled since 1999. CVS wants to do something about that.

  • 'Most hated' pharma CEO's contact info exposed online

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    Late Wednesday night, someone posted the home address and phone number of Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive who has been labeled "the most hated man in America."

  • Pill prices are big business as usual

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    How much are you willing to pay for a potentially life-saving pill? It's a question that many doctors and patients are asking themselves.

  • Study: Apple the favorite fruit among American children



    Apples account for 20 percent of all fruit consumed by U.S. children , according to a new study.

  • Legionnaires' threat closes Illinois schools

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    While Legionnaires' disease may be known more for striking older people susceptible to such ailments, it's now causing a much younger crowd -- namely, students at three Chicago-area schools -- to miss school.

  • 'Hated' CEO lowering price of $750 AIDS drug

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    The company that hiked the price of Daraprim, a drug used to treat AIDS patients, is backing off.

    Pharmaceutical company Turing increased the price of a drug called Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 a pill and its CEO, Martin Shkreli, quickly became the fo...

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