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Bullying Moves From Hallways to Social Media

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 9:22am
Fewer students say they are being bullied at school. But girls are more likely to be the targets of bullies than boys and social media the venue.







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Vitamin Pill Cuts Skin Cancer Risk

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 7:32pm
People who took a single vitamin pill twice a day cut their risk of the two most common forms of skin cancer by nearly a quarter.







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Nebraska Declares State of Emergency Over Bird Flu

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 5:54pm
The biggest bird flu outbreak on record in the U.S. has led to the culling of more than 33 million birds in 16 states. It shows no signs of waning.







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California Lawmakers Approve Bill to Vaccinate Children

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:25pm
The bill approved by the Senate would prohibit parents from seeking vaccine exemptions for their children because of religious or personal beliefs.







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A Surprisingly Low-Tech Way to Predict Heart Disease

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 7:00pm
Here's a surprisingly easy and low-tech way to predict who's most likely to have a heart attack or stroke: measure their grip.







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Want Me to Quit Smoking? Pay Me

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 5:40pm
Here's a new way to get people to quit smoking - pay them.







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Ebola Epidemic Slows Even More: WHO

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:43pm
The Ebola epidemic is slowing even more, with just nine new cases reported in Sierra Leone and Guinea last week, the World Health Organization says.







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Bug Off! Consumer Reports Reveals Best Insect Repellents

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 8:38am
For the first time ever, testing by Consumer Reports has found some of most effective insect repellents do not rely on DEET, the group announced on Wednesday.







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$100,000 A Year for Drugs?

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:20am
More Americans have joined the $100,000-plus spending club for prescriptions, a new report finds.







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Who Has Cavities? Nearly All Americans, Study Finds

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:15am
Virtually all American adults have tooth decay, and more than a quarter have cavities that have not been treated, a new government survey finds.







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Navy Secretary to Propose Doubling Maternity Leave

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 9:43pm
Mabus will unveil a proposal Wednesday that calls for doubling the amount of paid maternity leave that sailors and Marines can take to 12 weeks.







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First Nebraska Cases of Bird Flu Confirmed in Flock of 1.7M

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:49pm
The bird flu outbreak has spread into Nebraska, and officials say they plan to kill 1.7 million chickens on a farm where the disease has been found.







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FDA Formally Proposes Lifting Ban on Gay Blood Donation

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:07pm
The FDA formally has proposed letting gay and bisexual men donate blood, so long as they've abstained from sex for a year.







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Liberia's Ebola-Free, But Not Out of The Woods Yet

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 8:24am
Liberia may be Ebola-free, but it's not out of the woods yet.







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Girl Raped by Stepdad Barred From Getting Abortion

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:11am
Paraguay's government has failed to protect a 10-year-old rape victim who is being denied an abortion, United Nations human rights experts said.







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Yes, You Have to Pay for Birth Control, Feds Tell Insurers

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 5:50pm
Insurance companies have to pay for birth control, mammograms and well-woman visits without charging co-pays, the federal government says.







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Mediterranean Diet May Keep Your Mind Sound, Too

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:30pm
A Mediterranean diet that has been shown to help people live longer and avert heart disease may also help preserve their brains.







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Bad Vaccines Kill 2 Babies, Sicken 29 in Mexico

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:32am
Mexico's public health system has suspended infant vaccines after two babies died and 29 were sickened in an impoverished community.







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'Hope' and 'Courage' as Liberia Declared Free of Ebola

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 10:06am
Liberia is free of Ebola after going 42 days without any new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Saturday.







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Candy Maker Mars Supports Eating Less Sugar

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:14pm
Mars Inc., which most famously makes M&Ms, has become an unlikely advocate of eating less sugar. It also supports labels including added sugars.







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