• College football coach dies after Parkinson's battle

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    After a decade of battling Parkinson's disease, beloved college football coach Don Horton died Saturday morning, according to his wife.

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  • Postpone or move Olympics, doctors urge

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    The summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved "in the name of public health" due to the widening Zika outbreak in Brazil, more than 100 prominent doctors and professors said Friday in an open letter to the World Health Organ...

  • Cell phone related cancer for rats raises alarm


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    The issue of whether cell phone use could cause cancer has been mired in confusion, with some studies failing to find an increased risk of brain tumors among cell phone users, while others suggest greater risk among the most frequent of users.

  • 3.1 million Tommee Tippee Sippee cups recalled



    Mayborn USA has issued a voluntary recall of 3.1 million Tommee Tippee Sippee children's spill-proof cups because of mold, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

  • Henry Heimlich, 96, uses his maneuver to save woman

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    Dr. Henry Heimlich reached his arms around the gagging woman's body and did what he does best: grasped his left fist in his right hand and thrusted quickly and upward.

  • A dreaded superbug found in a U.S. woman

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    A 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman showed the presence of a rare kind of E. coli infection, the first known case of its kind in the United States. It is a superbug that is resistant to many antibiotics, even Colistin, which doctors use as a last resort...

  • GOP leaves for holiday without passing Zika funds

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    Democrats on Thursday blasted Republicans for departing Washington for the Memorial Day recess -- the traditional start of summer -- without approving funds to respond to the mosquito-borne Zika virus and other pressing needs.

    "Public health officials...

  • The Georgia abortion ruling no one knew about

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    For nearly seven months, it has been illegal for physicians in Georgia to provide abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy -- but almost no one knew it.

    Now, everyone is on the same page and lawyers for three obstetricians are appealing a ruling upholdin...

  • Protecting the world from deadly superbugs


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    Superbugs could kill one person every three seconds by 2050, the equivalent of 10 million people a year, according to the final report last week from the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance.

  • Americans are fatter than ever, CDC survey finds

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    The results are in from the one of the largest and broadest surveys of health in the United States. And although many of the findings are encouraging -- more Americans had health insurance and fewer smoked cigarettes in 2015 than in previous years --...

  • It's OK to let your baby cry himself to sleep, study finds

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    Many new parents long for a full night of glorious, uninterrupted sleep yet shudder at the thought of letting their baby "cry it out," the sleep training method in which parents allow babies to cry themselves to sleep.

  • Baby born without back of skull

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    Even as Ben and Alyssa Riedhead were expecting their first child, they were planning for his funeral.

  • Former players rally around coach dying of Parkinson's

    Don Horton

    Courtesy Horton Family

    For 16 seasons, Don Horton was a dad to his college football teams. Now, his former players are coming to the dying coach's aid.

  • Harnessing spider powers to heal human bodies

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    Professor Fritz Vollrath keeps his spiders in luxurious accommodation on the roof of Oxford University.

  • VA's McDonald apologizes for Disney waiting line comparison

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald apologized Tuesday for comparing long waits at VA hospitals to the lines at Disney amusement parks, amid calls from top Republicans for him to resign because of the remark.

  • Doctor uses iPad to conduct surgery

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    In countries ravaged by conflict, providing international medical expertise on the ground can be almost impossible.

  • Senator calls on VA secretary to resign

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    A senior Republican senator called on Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald to resign Tuesday after he inflamed the veterans' community by comparing the time it takes to receive medical care to long lines at Disneyland.

    The demand by Roy Blunt of M...

  • Late BMX biker Dave Mirra diagnosed with CTE

    Dave Mirra

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    Iconic BMX biker Dave Mirra was found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the same brain disease that has been diagnosed in a number of former professional football players, including Junior Seau and Ken Stabler.

  • WHO: Zika result of 'massive' policy failures

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    World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan lashed out at family planning and mosquito control "failures" as root causes of the ongoing Zika crisis in an address to the World Health Assembly.

  • Nasdaq rejects pot startup MassRoots

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    MassRoots, a social networking platform for cannabis users, said Tuesday that Nasdaq has rejected its request to trade shares on the exchange.

  • World's top insurer ditches $2 billion tobacco investment

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    Ferre Dollar/CNN

    The world's largest insurer is ditching tobacco assets worth $2 billion, saying it can't continue to invest in an industry that kills six million people per year.

  • VA chief's Disneyland comparison criticized

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald downplayed Monday the time it takes for veterans to receive medical treatment by comparing the "experience" of waiting for health care to Disneyland guests waiting for a ride.

    "When you go to Disney, do they mea...

  • Is one minute of exercise all you need?

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    If someone told you that you could get a full workout in the same amount of time it takes you to make a cup of tea or take out the trash, would you believe them?

  • Listeria concerns prompt recalls

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    Products containing sunflower seeds from a Minnesota-based company are under a voluntary recall in at least 24 states.

  • Beyond Meat's burger drips canola oil not blood


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    A new burger is about to hit the market. It looks and cooks like it's made of beef. But there's one key difference -- it's entirely plant based.

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