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Darwin Awards: Are Men Really Bigger Idiots?

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:39pm
One hitched a shopping cart to the back of a train and was dragged to his death. Another opened his own letter bomb. British researchers say it's no coincidence that both were men.






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Joint Pain Interrupts Ebola Vaccine Trial

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:29pm
Swiss researchers say they have halted one of several trials of an Ebola vaccine because some volunteers complained of pain in their hands and feet.






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Once Obese But Starving Girl Sees Healthy Future

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:19pm
Alexis Shapiro was morbidly obese but starving at age 12 when her story was first told by NBC News. Her mother describes how their lives have changed for the better.






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Phthalates in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:28pm
Kids whose moms had the highest levels of phthalates in their bodies during pregnancy had markedly lower IQs at age 7, researchers found.






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Breast Cancer Prevention Lasts Decades: Studies

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:24pm
Good news for young women at high risk of breast cancer — the protective effects of tamoxifen last for as long as 20 years.
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Virtually All U.S. High Schoolers Lack Sleep, Study Finds

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 1:51pm
Virtually no U.S. high school student is getting enough sleep, a new study finds.
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U.S. Nurse Being Watched at NIH for Ebola

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 1:26pm
An American nurse who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is going under watch at the National Institutes of Health outside Washington.






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'Biggest Loser' Trainer on How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:33am
It's the time of year we overindulge, but "The Biggest Loser" trainer Bob Harper has some tips to help you stay in shape during the festive season.






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Bad Luck: Men With Poor Semen Have Poorer Health, Too

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:17pm
A new study finds that men with faulty semen also were far more likely to have a range of health problems, from heart disease to skin irritations.






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New HPV Vaccine Broadens Cancer Protection

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 5:05pm
The Food and Drug Administration approved a new vaccine Wednesday that protects against more forms of cancer-causing viruses.






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Breast Cancer Patients May Get Longer Radiation Than Needed

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:15pm
Most patients with early stage breast cancer are receiving long courses of radiation after a lumpectomy, even though shorter courses are just as safe and effective, a study finds.






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Breast Cancer Patients May Get More Radiation Than Needed

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:52pm
Most patients with early stage breast cancer are receiving long courses of radiation after a lumpectomy, even though shorter courses are just as safe and effective, a study finds.






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High Risk: 100-Fold Ebola Rate for Health Care Workers

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 7:13pm
Health care workers have more than 100 times the risk of catching Ebola in Sierra Leone than the general public does, according to a new report.






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Huge Ebola Risk Faces Sierra Leone Health Care Workers

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 7:00pm
Health care workers have more than 100 times the risk of catching Ebola in Sierra Leone than the general public does, according to a new report.






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High Risk: Health Care Workers Have 100x Ebola Rate

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 6:46pm
Health care workers have more than 100 times the risk of catching Ebola in Sierra Leone than the general public, according to a new report.






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Is This Chemical Found in Cans Raising Your Blood Pressure?

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 6:37pm
Korean researchers have found another small piece of evidence that the chemical BPA might affect health — by raising people's blood pressure.






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This Childhood Illness Is Making NHL Players Sick

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:51pm
Hockey players may be used toughing out sore muscles and even odd swellings in the head area - but it's not injuries keeping some players off the ice.






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Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges Millions for Cell Science

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:02pm
Software billionaire Paul Allen says he's committing $100 million to create a new institute focusing on the mechanics of human cell biology.






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Doctor Who Sent Ebola Patient Home: Care Was 'Appropriate'

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 4:10pm
The emergency room doctor who mistakenly sent home the first domestic Ebola patient says he believes Thomas Eric Duncan got "appropriate" care.






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Ebola 'Czar' to Return to Private Sector

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 12:19pm
Klain was named Ebola Czar in October to coordinate federal agencies' efforts in fighting the deadly virus.






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