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Mobile Dad App Helps Military Fathers Stay Connected With Family

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 8:41am

Mobile Dad is helping to keep fathers engaged while they’re away and to ease the transition back into family life.


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32 Million Underinsured in U.S., Report Finds

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:12am
A new report finds that 32 million people were underinsured in the U.S. in 2012, meaning their health insurance didn’t do enough to cover their costs.That makes for 80 million Americans who either have no health insurance at all, or who don’t have enough, the report finds.

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Air Pollution Kills 7 Million a Year, WHO Says

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 6:01pm
Air pollution kills 7 million people a year globally, 80 percent of them from heart disease and stroke, the World Health Organization said Monday.This makes air pollution the world’s largest single environmental health risk, WHO says, accounting for one out of eight deaths.

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Text Message to Passenger Families a 'Secondary Trauma,' Grief Experts Say

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 5:14pm
Since the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet more than two weeks ago, passengers' relatives — and much of the planet — have been gripped by uncertainty about the fate of those aboard, whipsawed by conflicting reports and speculation.

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Marijuana May Ease Some Symptoms of MS, New Guidelines Find

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:43pm
Medical marijuana pills or an oral spray made from cannabis may help ease some of the painful spasms caused by multiple sclerosis that make day-to-day life hard for patients, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology.

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Ebola Outbreak in Guinea May Spread

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 2:24pm
CONAKRY, Guinea — An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is believed to have killed at least 59 people in Guinea and may already have spread to neighboring Liberia, health officials said Monday.

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Firefighters Sing 'Let it go' to Soothe Girl Stuck in Elevator

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 2:24pm

Firefighters in Reading, Mass., belted out 'Let It Go' to comfort a little girl after she became stuck in an elevator.


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Transgender Teacher Returns to School a Woman

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:37pm
A California high school science teacher gave students and colleagues a new lesson in biology Monday, showing up for the first time as a woman a week after her plans to switch genders became suddenly public.

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Moms Who Drink: How Much Is Too Much?

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 9:29am

This mom used to drink to lessen the anxiety she felt as a new mother. But she's stopped "parenting through Chardonnay."


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Guinea Officials Scramble to Contain Ebola Outbreak

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 6:39am
CONAKRY, Guinea — Health officials fighting an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea on Sunday dispatched specialized medical equipment, imposed restrictions on funerals and sought to contain panic to prevent the fever from spreading.

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Mood Drug May Prevent Some Cancer, Study Finds

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 2:16am
A drug used to treat seizures, migraines and mood disorders may prevent head and neck cancer, researchers reported on Monday.The drug, called valproic acid, is already being tested as a possible treatment for several cancers.

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'Relax and You'll Get Pregnant' May be True for Some: Study

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:28am

Women with higher levels of a biomarker for stress in their saliva took longer to become pregnant, a new study shows.


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'Superbug' TB Sickens 32,000 Kids Each Year, Analysis Finds

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 8:05pm
CHICAGO — As many as 32,000 children worldwide become sick each year with a drug-resistant "superbug" strain of tuberculosis, according to new estimates by U.S. researchers that for the first time quantify rates of this difficult-to-treat form of TB.

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A dementia that rivals Alzheimer's strikes before age 65

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 2:56pm
Just two years ago, Barbara Whitmarsh was a woman who seemed to have it all. She was a highly regarded scientist at the National Institutes of Health. Married for 30 years, she’d raised six children with her beloved husband, John.

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Ebola Kills As Many As 59 in Guinea, Experts Confirm

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 1:39pm
CONAKRY — Guinea has received confirmation that a mysterious disease that has killed up to 59 people in the West African country, and may have spread to neighboring Sierra Leone, is the hemorrhagic fever Ebola, the government said.

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Fashioning Cancer: Project Creates Ball Gowns Inspired by Cells

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 11:45pm

A University of British Columbia costume design professor has created a collection of ball gowns inspired by photos of cancer cells.


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Texas Parents Introduce Their 5 Newborns

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 1:26pm


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Texas Girl Recovering After Obesity Surgery Switch

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 1:10pm
A Texas pre-teen with rare, medically induced obesity was sedated and on a ventilator late Friday after Cincinnati doctors suddenly had to switch plans during her weight-loss surgery.

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Teen Scientist Researches New Flu Drugs

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 1:10pm

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Docs Forced to Alter Surgery Plans For Obese Girl

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 3:00pm
Doctors operating on a Texas girl suffering from rare medically induced obesity had to switch plans mid-surgery Friday because of complications.

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