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Crib mattresses release potentially harmful chemicals, study finds

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:15am

During sleep, infants are exposed to high levels of chemicals emitted by their crib mattresses, a new study has found.

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Unvaccinated infants fueling disease epidemics, researchers say

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:39am

Measles: A highly contagious respiratory virus thought to be eradicated in America.

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Which shots should your kids be getting this year?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:54am

Making sure your kids stay healthy includes routine vaccinations. Here’s a simple rundown of what they’ll need and when.

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CDC sends team to investigate Ebola outbreak in Guinea

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:15am

A five-person team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) departed for Guinea over the weekend to investigate an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus occurring in the African country, a representative from the CDC confirmed to FoxNews.com.

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Syrians adjust to life without limbs

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:05am

Syria's civil war, which entered its fourth year last month, has killed more than 150,000 people, but an often overlooked figure is the number of wounded: more than 500,000, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. An untold number of those - there's no reliable estimate - suffered traumatic injuries that have left them physically handicapped.

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Ohio mumps outbreak grows to 116 cases, mainly at Ohio State

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:02am

The number of mumps cases from an outbreak in central Ohio has more than quadrupled over the last two weeks, to 116, mostly students at Ohio State University or people connected to the school, authorities said Tuesday.

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X-ray shows chain saw stuck in tree-trimmer's neck

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:46am

A tree-trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck.

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Surgical Theater: Flight simulation technology helps surgeons prep for surgery

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:30am

A Cleveland neurosurgeon and two ex-Israeli Air Force R&D officers have teamed together to apply flight simulation technology to a more benevolent purpose – aiding the sick.  Through their efforts, they have developed an FDA-approved surgery rehearsal program called Surgical Theater, which allows physicians to prepare and practice complicated brain surgery before they even enter the operating room.

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Too stressed for sex? 3 ways to prevent stress from ruining your love life

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:30am

How do you deal with stress? Many people turn to food, drink, or exercise for comfort, but sex can actually be one of the best ways to relax and unwind.  

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South African HIV prevalence rises on soaring new infections

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:26am

The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in South Africa is rising due to the world's fastest growth in new infections and a higher patient survival rate, according to a new health study.

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Most people use antibacterial soap incorrectly, researcher says

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:15am

Despite their widespread use, antibacterial soaps appear to have little or no benefit for average people using them at home, likely because people use them incorrectly, one researcher says. 

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Fukushima meltdown unlikely to lead to large number of cancers, U.N. scientists say

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:06am

Japan's Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown in March 2011 is unlikely to lead to a large number of people developing thyroid and other cancers like after Chernobyl in 1986, U.N. scientists said on Wednesday.

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The marvels of black pepper

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:30am

Black pepper occupies a distinguished place in commerce and cookery.

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What a mammogram could do for you: Study lays out risk, benefits

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 7:05pm

To maximize the benefits and lower the risks of routine mammograms for breast cancer screening, it's best to base decisions on each woman's individual risk level, as well as her values and priorities, researchers concluded after reviewing 50 years of studies on mammograms.

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Heart health in young adults tied to later dementia risk

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:42pm

Young adults with healthy blood pressure go on to have better thinking and memory skills in midlife than their peers with higher blood pressure, according to a new analysis.

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Justine Pelletier family wants to take up Harvard Law Prof. Alan Dershowitz's offer to help

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 1:10pm

The family of Justina Pelletier, the 15-year-old girl at the center of a custody battle and dispute between two of Boston’s top hospitals, plans to take up legal legend Alan Dershowitz on his offer to help.

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Dying man stages wedding for daughter, 11, to walk her down the aisle

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:22pm

A dying California man staged a wedding for his 11-year-old daughter so he would have the chance to walk her down the aisle.

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Conn. woman thinks she's sick, ends up delivering baby

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:53am
Jennifer Scollin hadn't been feeling well lately and chalked it up to a stomach bug that was going around.
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5 more ways to lighten up any recipe

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:54am

Once you get the hang of it, cooking lighter meals is easy. Here are more ways to cut fat and calories without giving up delicious flavor

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Protective molecule may lead to new therapies for celiac disease

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:00am

Researchers have discovered a key molecule that may someday help treat patients with celiac disease, an immune condition triggered by gluten consumption.

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