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Flu Season Is Off to an Early Start This Year: CDC

5 hours 38 min ago
Federal health officials have warned that this year's vaccine does not provide much protection.






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Caramel Apples Linked to Five Deaths, CDC Says

6 hours 37 min ago
Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses.






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Caramel Apples Linked to 5 Deaths, CDC Says

7 hours 8 min ago
Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses.






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Could Christmas Worsen Ebola's Spread?

9 hours 4 min ago
Aid experts worry that Christmas travel could spread more than good cheer. They're worried it will spread Ebola.






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That Cheap Old Car Might Carry Deadly Cost for Teens

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:30pm
When shopping for a safe car for their teens, parents might want to aim for the newest model they can afford, a new study suggests.






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One More Drug For Ebola Treatment Pipeline?

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:30pm
German doctors think they have another possible drug to add to the Ebola treatment pipeline.






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Could Ibuprofen Extend Lives for Humans, Too?

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:08pm
Regular doses of ibuprofen were found to extend lifespans - with healthy bonus time - in worms, flies and yeast, according to a new study.






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Baby Has 'Worst Disease You've Never Heard Of'

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:48pm
The infant has a rare genetic condition that makes her skin blister and rupture from friction.






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Air Pollution in Pregnancy May Nearly Double Autism Risk

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:23am
Pregnant women may nearly double their risk of giving birth to an autistic child by inhaling smog spewed by vehicles or smoke stacks, a study finds.






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New Stroke Treatment: Removing Clot Can Limit Disability

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:13pm
For the first time in two decades, a new treatment has been shown to limit damage from a common type of stroke.






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103-Year-Old Doctor on Longevity: 'Exercise is Over-rated'

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 6:27pm
Dr. Ephraim Engleman will celebrate his 104th birthday in March, but he's too busy to dwell on reaching that remarkable age.






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Smartphone Controlled Hands Offer Assisted Control

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:51pm
Using input from a smartphone app, newly developed prosthetic hands can perform complex tasks and gestures. KPRC's Haley Hernandez reports.






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Feds File Murder Charges in Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:28pm
Owners of a Massachusetts pharmacy that distributed contaminated drugs that killed 64 people have been charged with murder and racketeering.
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Transgender Teacher on Joy, Heartbreak of Life as a Woman

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:58am
Karen Adell Scot started the year as Gary Sconce, a high school science teacher who went back to school a woman.






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Yes, You Lose Weight by Breathing: Study

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:46am
Each breath carries not just water weight, but actual matter, in the form of carbon atoms, taken right out of your fat cells, according to






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Arrests Made in Meningitis Outbreak That Killed 60

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:03am
Arrests have been made in connection with the investigation into the New England Compounding Center following a deadly meningitis outbreak.






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Children's Cartoons Are Rife With Death and Murders: Study

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:39pm
The significant characters in kids' animated films are 2.5 times more likely to die than those in adult dramas, researchers found






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Children's Cartoons Are Rife With Death and Murder: Study

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:39pm
The significant characters in kids' animated films are 2.5 times more likely to die than those in adult dramas, researchers found
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Children's Cartoons Are Rife With Murders: Study

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:39pm
The significant characters in kids' animated films are 2.5 times more likely to die than those in adult dramas, researchers found






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Most U.S. Doctors Now Support Aid in Dying

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:10pm
For the first time, most U.S. doctors favor aid in dying, backing the rights of terminal patients to seek "a dignified death," a new poll finds.
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