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The Country's Most Polluted and Cleanest Places Are...

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:14am
Almost half of Americans live in places where the air can be dangerous to breathe, a new study by the American Lung Association has found.

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Diet Swap Shows How Junk Food Might Give You Cancer

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:45pm
Just a two-week diet swap shows just how bad a Western diet of junk food is for us.

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Tyson Foods Cutting Human Antibiotics from Chickens

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:02am
Tyson Foods Inc , the largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its chicken flocks by September 2017.

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Add Less Fluoride to Water, US Feds Say

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 9:26am
The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.

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Brain Brownout: Concussion Recovery Slower for Women

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:48am
Women are more likely than men to end up in the "miserable minority" of people whose brain injury symptoms linger for years.

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#GOTscience: The Fact and Fiction of Head Transplants

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 6:59pm
A head transplant appears to figure in one of the subplots of "Game of Thrones," as well as the claims of a real-life Italian neurosurgeon.
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New Measles Vaccine is Needle-Free

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 5:50pm
Scientists have formulated a needle-free vaccine against measles, and say the little stick-on patch could be the answer to fighting measles.

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Why Your Brain Makes You Snack

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 1:29pm
A new study may help explain why people, and some animals, eat even when they are clearly not hungry. It seems our brains are hard-wired to trick us.

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Transgender Resources

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 1:22pm
With attention on the transgender community this week, you may know someone who has questions.
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Teen Forced to Undergo Chemo Ready to Head Home

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 8:10am
A Connecticut teen forced to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and says she expects to be released from the hospital.

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'Provocative' Theory Links Inner Ear Damage to SIDS

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 6:48am
One scientist has a bold, new theory for why an estimated 3,500 babies a year succumb to SIDS — a mysterious and traumatic condition.

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Hawaii Passes Bill to Raise Smoking Age From 18 to 21

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 1:40am
The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying or possessing both traditional and electronic cigarettes.

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Urgent Action Needed for Indiana HIV Outbreak: CDC

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 5:43pm
Federal officials are asking communities around the country to look for drug-abuse-fueled outbreaks of the AIDS virus.

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Minnesota Declares Bird Flu Emergency

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 1:13pm
Minnesota's declared a state of emergency because of bird flu, which has struck more than 40 poultry farms in the state.

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More Bad News for Malaria Vaccine

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 1:11pm
An experimental malaria vaccine only protects about a third of children from malaria, but it could still save millions of lives, researchers say.

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Nurse Springs Into Action As Mystery Illness Diverts Plane

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 1:11pm
A 25-year-old nurse found herself in the middle of a medical drama in the air when passengers began to fall ill on board a SkyWest Airlines flight.

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Face-Transplant Patient: 'Now I Accept What I Am'

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:32pm
Jerome Hamon had suffered from a rare disease known as neurofibromatosis.

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Cobie Smulders Reveals Cancer Scare

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 3:56am
Cobie Smulders' fictional fights have paled in comparison to the one the actress says she endured in real life.

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Is Dirty Air Damaging the Brains of Some City Dwellers?

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 6:41pm
City air pollution could hurt your brain, Harvard researchers suggested Thursday.

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Americans Are Drinking More — A Lot More

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 6:31pm
Heavy drinking is on the rise in many parts of the U.S. - up more than 17 percent since 2005, researchers say. And rates are rising faster for women.

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