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Cancer overtreatment must stop

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:26
Studies found that a large number of American men with prostate cancer get unnecessary and aggressive treatment, Dr. Otis Brawley says.
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Appeals court rejects key part of Obamacare

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:05
The battle over Obamacare took a dramatic turn Tuesday with a federal appeals court rejecting subsidies paid by the government to millions of new enrollees.
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Identifying the genetic roots of schizophrenia

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:53
After analyzing the DNA of 150,000 people, scientists say they can pinpoint the genetic roots of schizophrenia.
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Science limited on the drinking age

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:15
On July 17, 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which withheld a percentage of highway funds from any state that didn't raise the minimum drinking age to 21.
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XL Love: How fat is affecting our love lives

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:23
A new book, "XL Love," focuses on how obesity is "complicating" America's love life.
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The healthiest fish to eat?

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:13
As our oceans become more polluted, Sally Kohn sits down with Fabien Cousteau to talk about the healthiest fish to eat.
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MERS may be airborne, scientists say

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:20
The deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus may be transmitted through the air, according to a new observation paper.
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7 things to know about epilepsy

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 07:14
An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy, according to the CDC. Actress Sky McCole Bartusiak was one of them.
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Aging cells could help fight cancer

Health - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:48
Medical student, Joshua Meier has been celebrated for his research into how aging cells could help in the fight against cancer.
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It's here: First local cases of chikungunya

Health - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:57
Chikungunya -- a mosquito-borne tropical disease with a funny name that packs a wallop -- has taken up residence in the United States.
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One drink. 8 cookies. Same sugar.

Health - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:54
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Is your firefighter too fat?

Health - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 15:21
More than 70% of U.S. firefighters are overweight or obese, a rate higher than the American public, according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Stressed women gain more pounds

Health - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 15:21
Five studies you may have missed: niacin and your heart, stressed women get fat, a better HPV test, and why sitting may not be so bad if you do this.
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Ripple effect from CDC lab problems

Health - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:36
The lab mishaps at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are having "broad impacts," compromising care for patients with diseases like tuberculosis and chikungunya and potentially slowing work overseas on Ebola and MERS, according to a CDC official.
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Do you let your kids drink at home?

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:11
Is it a bad idea for parents to let kids drink underage at home, or does an early sip make drinking less taboo? Studies are divided on the subject, which is a tough nut for parents to crack.
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Veterans waiting longer for cancer care

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:29
Sgt. Terry Mitchell survived the Vietnam War. Forty years later, his wife says his life was cut short by delays at the Veteran's Administration.
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Ebola death toll, new cases on the rise in Africa

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:29
High numbers of new Ebola cases and deaths in Africa are prompting increased efforts to contain the deadly outbreak.
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Anthrax exposure 'never should have happened'

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:28
Anthrax. Smallpox. The flu. Americans trusts the CDC to handle dangerous agents, but recent incidents have put a damper on its reputation.
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HIV detected in 'cured' baby

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:42
A Mississippi baby scientists said was "functionally cured" of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her blood.
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Get off the sideline, into the race

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:40
Only a few short months ago, I was a spectator.
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