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Early spankings tied to 'vicious cycle' of misbehavior in children

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 1:25pm

Parents who spank a child in the first year of his or her life may trigger a “vicious cycle” of misbehavior. 

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Canada rules out suspected case of Ebola

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:35pm

Canadian officials investigating a man suspected of having contracted Ebola during a visit to West Africa say it has been determined he does not have the virus.

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West African nations scramble to contain Ebola threat

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:32pm

West African nations scrambled on Tuesday to contain an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus suspected to have killed at least 59 in Guinea, with people presenting symptoms of the disease reported in neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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First stem cell study of bipolar disorder offers hope for better treatments

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 11:55am

When it comes to understanding bipolar disorder, many questions remain unanswered – such as what truly causes the condition and why finding proper treatments is so difficult. But now, researchers have taken a huge step towards solving some of the disorder’s complex mysteries.  

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Natural solutions for hypertension

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:44am

It is estimated that about 67 million Americans have elevated blood pressure, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Woman faked quintuplet pregnancy for months

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:41am
A Canadian woman who looked very pregnant and said she was carrying quintuplets wasn't pregnant at all—and her boyfriend is devastated.
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Medical marijuana may alleviate some symptoms of multiple sclerosis

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 9:55am

Some forms of medical marijuana may help alleviate certain symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to new guidelines published in the journal Neurology.

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An alternative to the colonoscopy? Researchers on the hunt for new colon cancer tests

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 9:24am

With a person’s 50th birthday comes a special rite of passage: The need for a colonoscopy.

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Air pollution linked to 7 million deaths worldwide

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 8:03am

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that air pollution caused the deaths of 7 million people in 2012, according to BBC News.

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Synthetic human growth hormones may not help healthy aging

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 7:37am

Does human growth hormone have antiaging powers? Or does it contribute to heightened cancer risk and earlier death? The complex science in the area suggests the answer is yes to both.

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Breaking the silence: Advances in cochlear implants

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 7:30am

Since being approved by the FDA in 1987, cochlear implants have made huge technological advances. We find out about the latest developments that have deaf and hard-of-hearing patients breaking the silence

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11 people who could wreck your diet

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 7:30am

Trying to lose weight and get healthy is no easy task. Telling others about your good intentions could make it even more difficult.

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Sick again? Why some colds won't go away

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 7:27am

Some people get back-to-back colds, infected by a new virus.

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Violent video games may increase aggression in kids

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 7:19am

Playing violent video games may be linked to violent thoughts and behavior among kids, according to a new study.

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Mold exposure may worsen asthma for middle-aged adults

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 7:10am

Mold exposure in the home raises the risk of asthma symptoms in middle age, according to a new study from Australia.

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E-cigarettes may not help smokers quit, says study

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 7:07am

A small U.S. study raises new questions about whether using electronic cigarettes will lead people to quit smoking, adding to the debate over how tightly the products should be regulated.

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Possible Ebola case reported in Canada

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:44am

The man fell ill after returning from the West African nation of Liberia, Dr. Denise Werker, Saskatchewan Province's deputy chief medical health officer, said Monday.

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Ohio mumps outbreak up to 56 reported cases, spreads beyond university

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:51pm

Some 56 cases of mumps have been reported in Ohio in an outbreak that started at Ohio State University in Columbus but has spread to people without ties to the school - a "disturbing development," say public health officials.

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4 ways to keep yourself young

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:15pm

Everyone wants the secret to living longer. But, guess what? There isn’t just one way to prevent aging. Here are a few techniques that could lead to the fountain of youth

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Breast cancer gene may also be linked to high-risk uterine cancer

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:03pm

Women with a faulty breast cancer gene might face a greater chance of rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ovaries removed to lower their main cancer risks, doctors are reporting.

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