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Trump is Appealing to Fear — Will It Win Him Votes?

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 12:58pm
Donald Trump appears to be pushing fear buttons that common wisdom says motivates conservatives. But is that really what's going on?
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Toxic Algae Closes Utah Lake, Sickens 100

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 5:39pm
The bacteria commonly known as blue-green algae has spread rapidly to cover almost all of 150- square-mile Utah Lake, turning the water bright green.
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Can I Ever Get Pregnant? Your Questions About Zika

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 9:08am
The World Health Organization updated its recommendations on pregnancy, sex and the risk of Zika virus.
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Florida May Have Second Non-Travel-Related Case of Zika

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 7:38pm
Florida has a second possible case of Zika spread locally, and scientists said they may have found a new species of mosquito can transmit the virus.
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How Worried Should You Be About the Zika Virus?

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 4:46pm
It's winter in South America and Zika fears there are winding down, just as mosquito season starts in North America. Here are some Zika answers.
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Pokemon Go Takes Over Children's Hospital

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 2:10pm
Pokemon Go has kids all over moving around, but it's a special treat for kids stuck in the hospital.
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U.S. Moves to Block Health Insurance Mergers

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:05pm
The Justice Department went to court Thursday seeking to block two mergers involving four of the nation's five health insurance giants.
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Zika May Be in Florida and Congress Is on Vacation

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 9:17am
Florida health officials are checking on the latest case of Zika there and yet Congress went home without spending the money to fight it.
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Your Excuse to Snack: It's National Junk Food Day

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 7:59am
While not an official holiday, National Junk Food Day is an excuse to munch on some chips and candy today.
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Cancer Doctor Must Pay Millions for Scamming Patients

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 2:48pm
An oncologist who inflicted painful cancer treatments on hundreds of patients --including many who weren't sick -- must pay millions to his victims.
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Don't Read This If You Like Beer

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 2:26pm
Beer producers said earlier this month they'll start putting calories counts on their labels.
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Florida Might Have Its First Zika Virus Outbreak

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 8:36am
Florida health officials said Tuesday they were investigating a possible case of Zika that wasn't carried back by a traveler.
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Aggressive Prostate Cancer Cases on the Rise

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 5:54pm
Cases of aggressive prostate cancer appear to be on the rise, researchers reported Tuesday. The reason is not readily apparent.
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More Than 600 Sickened by Pet Chickens

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 3:21pm
More than 600 people in 45 states have caught salmonella from backyard chickens and ducks, federal health officials reported Tuesday.
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Zika Virus Patient Who Died in Utah Infected 1 Other

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 7:29am
An elderly patient who died with a Zika virus infection in Utah may have infected a relative. Doctors are not sure how it happened.
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Dozens of Wrestlers Sue WWE Over Brain Injuries

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 8:16pm
World Wrestling Entertainment Inc was sued on Monday by Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka and dozens of other retired male and female wrestlers.
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Fracking May Worsen Asthma

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 5:26pm
Fracking may worsen asthma in people who live nearby, according to an 8- year study in Pennsylvania.
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Study Confirms Vaginal Ring Protects Women From HIV

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:54pm
A silicone ring impregnated with an antiviral drug can protect 75 percent or more of women from the AIDS virus, researchers reported Monday.
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House Passes Significant Mental Health Reform Bill

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 12:25pm
Advocates for mental health reform say this notable victory is only the tip of the iceberg.
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300K Face Being 'Bombed and Starved to Death': U.S. Doctor

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 4:42am
A doctor treating civilians in Aleppo, Syria says the closure of a vital highway has put 300,000 people at risk of death and starvation.
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