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Dr. Droid: New Robot Surgeon Works on Its Own

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:51pm
A new type of robot can perform tricky surgery at least as well as — and in some cases better than — human surgeons, researchers reported Wednesday.
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These Mistakes Kill At least 200,000 People a Year

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 2:49pm
Medical mistakes are the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S., behind cancer and heart disease, a top expert argues.
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Mom's Flu Shot Protects Baby, Study Confirms

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:40am
Infants have a much lower risk of getting influenza when their mothers are vaccinated against the virus during pregnancy, a U.S. study confirms.Doctor
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Frozen Fruit, Veggies Recalled Because of Listeria

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:56am
A recall of frozen vegetables and fruit because of Listeria fears has been widened to cover more than 350 different products sold under 42 different b
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The U.S. Is Not Ready for Zika, Experts Agree

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 7:15pm
Zika virus is going to start spreading in the U.S. and the country's not ready for it, experts said Tuesday.
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Abstinence Programs Don't Stop HIV, Study Finds

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 7:11pm
The U.S. funds abstinence and faithfulness education in sub-Saharan Africa to prevent HIV transmission, but a new study suggests the investment doesn'
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Best Treatment for Kids' ADHD Is Therapy For Parents

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 6:39pm
The best treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in young kids is therapy - for the parents - federal health experts said Tuesday.
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A Third of Antibiotic Prescriptions are Just Wrong

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 2:14pm
Nearly a third of all prescriptions written for antibiotics are just not needed, according to a new report issued Tuesday.
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Fact-Check: Can Talcum Powder Really Cause Cancer?

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:44pm
Johnson & Johnson lost a second lawsuit when a Missouri jury ordered the company to pay $55 million to a woman with ovarian cancer.
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Half of All Teens Say They're Addicted to Their Phones

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:13am
The report from Common Sense Media, which studies children's use of technology, is based on a survey of more than 1,200 teenagers and parents.
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Can't Sleep? New Study Says Try Therapy, Not Pills

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 2:15am
People with insomnia should try counseling before they turn to pills, which often carry dangerous side-effects, a doctors' group advised Monday.
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Trauma on the Monkey Bars? Playground Concussions on Rise

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 7:34pm
Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.
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This Dad Is Melting Thousands of Crayons for Sick Kids

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 7:02pm
Brian Ware collects thousands of used crayons, which he then melts down and reshapes into new crayons for children at local hospitals.
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You Can Pass Your Bad Childhood to Your Kids

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:21pm
Beating, yelling and neglect can be passed from one generation to the next, but parents are often willing to break the cycle of abuse if they can.
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FDA Looks at Opioid Training for Doctors

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 9:10am
The FDA reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses.
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How to Protect Yourself From Melanoma

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 7:56am
It's "Melanoma Monday" — time to check yourself. But there's one big spot people often miss.
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Test Your Risk of Skin Cancer With This Quiz

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 7:53am
There are various risk factors for different types of skin cancer, but some people have increased risk if their skin burns easily
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