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Dr. Manny: Jim Kelly's toughest game: Fighting oral cancer

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:58pm

Jim Kelly is currently battling a second recurrence of oral cancer and has been scheduled to undergo surgery in an attempt to control the disease.

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1 in 25 patients battling hospital-acquired infections, CDC says

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:45pm

On any given day, one in 25 hospitalized patients - 4 percent - is battling an infection picked up in a hospital or other healthcare facility, according to a new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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A better life: 11-year-old boy gets wish to amputate his leg

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:26am

For years, 11-year-old Amit Vigoda has wanted just one thing: to have his right leg amputated. And after a very long decision making process, Amit’s mother and father have agreed to make their son’s wish a reality.

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Low back pain the number one cause of job disability

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:28am

Lower back pain is the leading cause of job disability worldwide, Time.com reported.

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Study finds potential new way to end recurrent bladder infections

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:14am

Researchers have found a potential solution for recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs).

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Dying 25-year-old fights for compassionate use access to cancer treatment

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 9:24am

Two years after they tied the knot, Keith Knapp and his high school sweetheart, Mikaela, 25, were faced with a devastating diagnosis: Mikaela had a rare form of kidney cancer that had metastasized to her bones and brain.

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Josh Hardy moved out of ICU after receiving lifesaving drug

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 9:09am

Seven-year-old cancer survivor Josh Hardy was moved out of the intensive care unit Tuesday, just two weeks after receiving the lifesaving medication he needed to treat his adenovirus, according to a Facebook post from his mother.

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Old at heart? New tool calculates heart's true age

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 7:30am

A new tool helps even young people to estimate their risk for heart disease later in life, by calculating their heart's true age

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How will the 'green wave' of cannabis acceptance reshape America?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 7:30am

The slogan, “This bud’s for you,” is already taking on new popular meaning.

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Single-serve packaging may help overweight people eat less

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 7:27am

Replacing standard packaging with single-serve packaging may help some overweight people to consume less food, according to a small new study.

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Minorities more likely to struggle financially after breast cancer

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 7:19am

Black and Latina breast cancer patients were more than twice as likely as white women to have lingering medical debt and to skip treatments because of costs, according to a new U.S. study.

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'Hypermasculine' attitude in sports may lead to aggression in teenage relationships

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 7:10am

Teenage boys who played football, basketball or both were about twice as likely as other boys to have recently abused their girlfriends in a new study from California.

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Radiation may benefit some women after mastectomy

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 7:02am

Women who have their breasts removed because of cancer may benefit from receiving radiation if they still have traces of cancer in their lymph nodes, suggests a new analysis.

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Healing allergies all naturally

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 7:00am

The blossoming season of spring can only mean one thing—allergies. But before you reach for the nasal spray, Dr. Susanne Bennett, author of "The 7-Day Allergy Makeover” tells us natural ways to get rid of your allergies once and for all

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Health myth: Generic medications are ineffective

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 7:00am

While confusion is common about the differences between generic and brand-name drugs, the simple truth may surprise you

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Justina Pelletier to remain in custody of Massachusetts, judge rules

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:27am

A Massachusetts juvenile court judge awarded "permanent" custody of a Connecticut teenager at the center of an interstate custody battle to the state of Massachusetts on Tuesday in a major setback for her family fighting for her return.

 

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5 ways to lighten up any recipe

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 1:32pm

It’s easy to eat lighter without sacrificing taste. Here are five simple ways to cut fat and calories from your meals

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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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