• Changing how police respond to mental illness

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    At 18, Keith Vidal was a normal teenager, his mom said -- a good kid and funny guy who liked basketball, played the drums and enjoyed the beach.

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  • Wash. reports first U.S. measles death in 12 years

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    The Washington State Department of Health reported Thursday what it said was the first confirmed measles death in the United States since 2003.

  • What you need to know about the dog flu

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    New cases of canine influenza have spread across several states, and veterinarians are urging vigilance.

  • FDA moves to add warnings to liquid nicotine



    The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to add exposure warning labels and child-resistant packaging to liquid nicotine.

  • Where sugar might be hiding in your child's diet



    Trading cookies and candy for yogurt and granola bars may not be as healthy as parents believe. In fact, some food marketed to children and parents contains more sugar than desserts on grocery shelves.

  • How veterans cope with with holiday fireworks



    While some may not realize that fireworks can be a source of stress for some veterans, there's a movement to make sure Fourth of July revelers realize it.

  • This milkshake is made with 96 crickets

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    On Wednesday, the Wayback burger chain is launching a milkshake made with dried cricket powder at all its 100 U.S. locations.

  • Mud racers sickened after ingesting feces on course

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    More than 1,000 participants in a mud race in France were sickened after they ingested fecal matter that was mixed in with the mud and dirt.

  • California governor signs vaccine bill

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    California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation outlawing a family's personal and religious beliefs as reasons to exempt their children from school vaccinations.

  • PTSD may increase heart attack risk in women

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    New research reveals that the effects of PTSD can go beyond the mind -- and put women's hearts and brains at risk.

  • 1 dead after Ebola reappears in Liberia

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    More than seven weeks after Liberia was declared free of Ebola, a young man was found dead of the disease on Sunday, according to the country's deputy health minister.

  • Can same-sex marriage make America healthier?

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  • The grossest health concerns of summer

    You are not the only one who thrives in the summer and loves its warm, long days. Bacteria and other microbes that cause food poisoning, diarrhea and just general grossness also flourish, threatening to make it a season to be sick.

  • The results are in: U.S. still fat

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    Two-thirds of Americans' scales are still tipping in the wrong direction, says a new study from JAMA Internal Medicine.

  • Patient safety evaluated at Florida hospital

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    The nation's largest accrediting agency for hospitals is evaluating "patient safety-related events at St. Mary's Medical Center" in Florida, which CNN found had a high mortality rate for pediatric open heart surgeries from 2011-2013.

    "The Joint Commi...

  • UN: Pot use on the rise in America

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    Marijuana consumption is up in the United States -- and so is the potency of the pot.

  • 86 Alabama kids take ill, health officials investigate

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    Hospitals treated 86 children with similar symptoms in Montgomery, Alabama, this week, prompting worries of an outbreak.

    They complained of nausea, vomiting and other digestive troubles, the Department of Public Health said. Thirty children were hospi...

  • Controversial California vaccine bill advances

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    The California House passed a proposal that would outlaw a family's personal and religious beliefs as reasons to exempt their children from school vaccinations.

    The controversial proposal now returns to the Senate, which must approve amendments for so...

  • Is Alzheimer's preventable?

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    One thing everyone agrees on: There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to Alzheimer's disease.

  • Condom that detects STIs thought up by teens

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    The so-called "S.T.EYE" condom is a conceptual design that changes col...

  • Study: Booze impact greater than pot on driving

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    A new study, funded in part by the federal government, suggests alcohol has a more extreme impact on drivers than marijuana.

    Researchers said alcohol "significantly increased lane departures/minimum and maximum lateral acceleration; these measures were not sensitive to cannabis."

  • Health advocates 'Change the Tune' on Coca-Cola's 'Hilltop'

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    A watchdog group has remade the 1971 Coca-Cola 'Hilltop' ad and song to address health issues associated with sugar and soda consumption. "Change the Tune."

  • Could skinny jeans cause nerve damage?

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    Skinny jeans could leave you weak in the knees, literally.

    One woman was hospitalized for days after her jeans caused her to lose feeling in her legs, according to a study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

    The study said...

  • Fat is back: Vilified nutrient gets reprieve

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    Fatty foods may be making a comeback. The latest version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which is due out later this year, could contain a number of big changes in its recommendations, not the least of which is an exoneration of fat.

  • You are when you eat

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    We have all heard the age-old weight loss advice to eat less and exercise more. But a number of recent studies suggest that the key to dieting success is not just in how many calories you eat, or don't, but in when you eat them.

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