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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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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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