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Early Start To Heart Disease? Veggies May Be Cure

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 8:52am
While heart disease almost always strikes in middle or old age, Americans are starting down the road very young — as children and young adults, several studies released Friday show. But prevention might be as easy as eating more fruits and veggies.
    





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Infographic: Autism Rate Soars in CDC Study

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 8:21am
The CDC study surveyed 11 states where rates varied from 1 in 45 children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in New Jersey to 1 in 175 children in Alabama. While the rate has been surging over the last decade, there is no definitive explanation behind the increase.
    





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Young Mother, TODAY Guest, Loses Cancer Battle

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 6:43pm

Three years ago, Elisa Bond and her husband, Nate, both received life-threatening cancer diagnoses. On Wednesday, Elisa passed away.


    





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Medical First: 3-D Printed Skull Successfully Implanted in Woman

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 6:43pm
Another day, another advance in 3-D printing technology.Doctors in the Netherlands report that they have for the first time successfully replaced most of a human’s skull with a 3-D printed plastic one — and likely saved a woman's life in the process.
    





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Dr. Nancy Snubs Out E-Cigarette Myths

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 3:21pm

Do e-cigarettes really help smokers quit? Dr. Nancy Snyderman debunks myths surrounding the cigarette substitute.


    





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White House Says 6 Million Now Signed Up For Health Insurance

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 3:05pm
More than 6 million people have signed up for health insurance on the new exchanges, a number that signals a tremendous last-minute surge, the White Housesaid Thursday.President Barack Obama told volunteers and navigators helping sign people up that 1.5 million people visited HealthCare.
    





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Autism Diagnoses Surge by 30 Percent in Kids, CDC Reports

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:02pm
The latest look at autism in the U.S. shows a startling 30 percent jump among 8-year-olds diagnosed with the disorder in a two-year period, to one in every 68 children.
    





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So You Support Your Gay Teen, Great: You Still Have to Parent Them

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:58am

Experts say that processing a child’s proclamation of their sexuality is only the beginning of the journey for moms and dads.


    





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Mom's Harness Invention Gives Kids a Chance to Walk

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:24am

Children with special mobility needs can walk with the help of their parents and the Upsee, a standing and walking harness.


    





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Do I Really Have to Sign Up? Last-Minute Obamacare Answers

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 7:53am
It’s now down to the final days for people to sign up for health insurance on the new state and federal exchanges. The White House and its allies are making a final push to get people to sign up by March 31. At last count, 5 million people had.
    





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Scientists Unveil New 'Atlas' for Navigating Human Genome

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 7:46pm
LONDON — Scientists have built the clearest picture yet of how human genes are regulated in the vast array of cell types in the body — work that should help researchers target genes linked to disease.
    





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25 Drug Companies to Phase Out Animal Antibiotics

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 7:00pm
Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.
    





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Loved One of TWA Crash Victim Shares Words of Hope

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:42pm

When TWA Flight 800 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in 1996, all 230 people aboard were killed. One passenger, Michel Breistoff, was the fiancé of Heidi Snow.


    





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Smartphone App Helps Recovering Alcoholics Stay Sober

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:42pm
A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found.
    





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Loved One of TWA Crash Victim Shares Words of Hope

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:27pm

When TWA Flight 800 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in 1996, all 230 people aboard were killed. One passenger, Michel Breistoff, was the fiancé of Heidi Snow.


    





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Brain Study Suggests Autism Starts Before Birth

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:11pm
A detailed study of brain samples of children with autism who died young shows remarkably clear changes in their brains, researchers reported on Wednesday.
    





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One in 25 Infected in U.S. Hospitals, Report Finds

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 2:21pm
One in 25 U.S. hospital patients has caught an infection while in the hospital, according to new federal data released on Wednesday.That adds up to more than 700,000 people infected in 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
    





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Take your half-marathon selfies, but don't be a jerk about it

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 2:21pm
We take selfies at the gym, in the car and at funerals; we take so many selfies in so many different situations that the word is beginning to lose its meaning! But in the past week or so, a new kind of selfie has emerged: the half-marathon selfie.
    





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What Gwyneth Paltrow Means by 'Conscious Uncoupling'

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:29am

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow names a 5-week program that helped her end her marriage to musician Chris Martin.


    





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What Is 'Conscious Uncoupling'?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:14am

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow names a 5-week program that helped her end her marriage to musician Chris Martin.


    





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