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Rare Brain Disease Caused by Cousin of Mad Cow Culprit

6 hours 3 min ago
A rare, incurable brain disorder that resembles Parkinson's disease is caused by a mutant protein similar to the prions that cause mad cow disease.









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Sleep Fights Colds, Study Finds

6 hours 11 min ago
People who regularly sleep six hours or less each night are four times more likely to get a cold than people who sleep an hour longer, a study finds.









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Give Peanuts to Babies, Pediatricians Advise

7 hours 58 min ago
Giving peanut products to babies before they're a year old may help prevent allergies from developing later, pediatricians said Monday.









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'Happy Meals' Bill Could Help Kids, Researchers Say

8 hours 16 min ago
A proposal that would force New York City's fast food restaurants to make their kids-themed meals healthier might actually have some benefit.









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When Should You Have the 'Booze Talk' With Your Kids?

23 hours 32 min ago
Parents and doctors need to talk to kids about drinking before the children try their first sip, the main pediatricians' group says.









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Is Eating Fish Every Day Recommended?

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 8:35am
With government guidelines urging everyone to eat fish twice a week for heart and brain benefits, you might wonder: If two days of fish is good, is eating fish every day even better?









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Legionnaires' Disease Confirmed at California Prison

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 9:00pm
San Quentin Prison officials on Friday confirmed at least one case of Legionnaires' disease on prison premises.









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Are Nurse Practitioners a Replacement for Doctors?

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 5:41pm
Patients are increasingly turning to nurse practitioners instead of physicians for a less expensive healthcare alternative.









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Diabetes Drugs Can Cause Severe Joint Pain, FDA Warns

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:02pm
An entire class of diabetes drugs can cause severe and disabling joint pain, the Food and Drug Administration cautioned patients on Friday.The drugs,









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School Lunches Getting Better — Healthier, Anyway

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 9:23am
Meals served at public schools are getting better for kids' health, federal officials said Thursday.









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Sterilization Lapse Puts Kids At Risk

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:14pm
Seattle Children's Hospital Bellevue Clinic says thousands of young patients may have been put at risk of Hepatitis and HIV infections due to a failure to follow proper cleaning procedures. KING's Jesse Knutson reports.









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Why is Psychology So Hard to Study?

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 6:55pm
Scientific studies involving psychology are really hard to replicate.









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CDC Sometimes Struggles to See Who's Not Vaccinated

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 6:48pm
Almost all U.S. kids get at least one vaccine by the time they start school, federal officials reported Thursday. But while a lot of media coverage ha









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Scientists Work on New 'Liquid Biopsy' for Breast Cancer

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 5:05pm
British scientists say they've got a promising new blood test that might warn breast cancer patients that they're about to have a relapse.It's the lat









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FDA to Cigarette Makers: Your Products Aren't 'Natural'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 5:04pm
The FDA scolded makers of three brands of cigarettes for labels saying they are "natural" or "additive-free".









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The 9/11 'Dust Lady' Died, but What About the Others?

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 5:04pm
The stomach cancer that killed 9/11 survivor Marcy Borders is one of dozens covered by a federal fund for survivors of the attack and disaster that followed.









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Pot Doesn't Shrink Brains, But It May Change Them

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 5:04pm
Marijuana doesn't appear to shrink important regions of the brains of users, but a study published Wednesday shows something possibly more subtle and









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FaceTime Hits The NICU!

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:41am
Technology helps mothers who can't be in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit bond with premature babies. KUSA's Steve Staeger reports.









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Boy Leaves Hospital With New Hands

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 5:25pm
The first child to ever get a double hand transplant went home from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Wednesday, hands bandaged but working.









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Doc Called 'Greedy Conman' Takes Leave After NBC Report

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 2:26pm
Dr. Sean Orr, the subject of an NBC News investigation, says he wants to focus on his family and his legal problems.









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