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FDA Warns Against Ultrasounds for 'Keepsake' Images

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:27pm
The FDA is warning pregnant women to lay off the just-for-fun ultrasounds and only do them when m.edically necessary

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U.S. Kids Favor E-Cigarettes Over Traditional Ones

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:06pm
American teenagers are smoking less than ever before, but they're turning to e-cigarettes instead, a new report shows.

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Mother of Surprise Quads: 'Luckiest Mom in the Whole World'

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:46am
Kimberly Fugate got a surprise when she learned she was expecting identical triplets at 42. After they were born, she heard a doctor announce, "I have more feet."

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New Test Detects Heart Disease Risk for Black Women

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:22pm
A new test makes it easier for doctors to measure a fairly new indicator of heart disease risk - one especially helpful for African-American women.

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Not Just Skin Cancer: Indoor Tanning Sends Hundreds to ERs

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:30pm
Indoor tanning beds and sunlamps may eventually cause skin cancer and wrinkles, but they can also cause burns bad enough to send people to emergency rooms, researchers reported Monday.

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Angelina Jolie's Chickenpox Can Be Serious for Adults

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:55pm
Angelina Jolie released a lighthearted video announcing she has chickenpox, but the illness is no laughing matter for adults.

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What's Wrong With Wyatt? Baby's Disease Baffles Parents

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:08am
Soon after Wyatt Scott was born in June 2013, doctors realized that he couldn't open his mouth — a very rare condition called congenital trismus.

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Toddler Finally Hears Mom's Voice, Thanks To Implant

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:57am
After 2-year-old Ryan Aprea underwent cochlear implant surgery, his family recorded his joyous reaction when he finally heard his mom's voice.

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Misinformed: Prenatal Tests Have High Failure Rate

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 8:55pm
An investigation found that "likely hundreds" of women are aborting fetuses based on a new generation of prenatal testing with a high failure rate.

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Single Ebola Outbreak Gives Deadly Disease New Life

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 6:48am
An especially deadly outbreak of Ebola burned unseen in a remote part of Sierra Leone for several weeks, giving public health experts a reality check.

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Food to Help Fight the Flu

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 5:01pm
Nutritionists say certain foods can give your immune system a boost. Natasha Verma reports.

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This Town May Hold the Secrets of Longevity

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:29am
There is something big happening in a small town 60 miles east of Los Angeles. Many residents here live well into their 80s or 90s and beyond.

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On Trial: The Nurse Who Wouldn't Force-Feed at Gitmo

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:00am
Lost in all the talk about the CIA's history of brutal interrogation tactics is a case involving a U.S. Navy nurse on trial for what he did not do at Guantanamo.

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Darwin Awards: Are Men Really Bigger Idiots?

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:39pm
One hitched a shopping cart to the back of a train and was dragged to his death. Another opened his own letter bomb. British researchers say it's no coincidence that both were men.

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Joint Pain Interrupts Ebola Vaccine Trial

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:29pm
Swiss researchers say they have halted one of several trials of an Ebola vaccine because some volunteers complained of pain in their hands and feet.

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Once Obese But Starving Girl Sees Healthy Future

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:19pm
Alexis Shapiro was morbidly obese but starving at age 12 when her story was first told by NBC News. Her mother describes how their lives have changed for the better.

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Phthalates in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:28pm
Kids whose moms had the highest levels of phthalates in their bodies during pregnancy had markedly lower IQs at age 7, researchers found.

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Breast Cancer Prevention Lasts Decades: Studies

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:24pm
Good news for young women at high risk of breast cancer — the protective effects of tamoxifen last for as long as 20 years.
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Virtually All U.S. High Schoolers Lack Sleep, Study Finds

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 1:51pm
Virtually no U.S. high school student is getting enough sleep, a new study finds.
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U.S. Nurse Being Watched at NIH for Ebola

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 1:26pm
An American nurse who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is going under watch at the National Institutes of Health outside Washington.

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