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You Can Be Jailed for Life for Getting an Abortion in U.K.

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:30pm
Donald Trump's suggestion that women be punished for abortions has become a reality across the Atlantic.
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Hispanic Medical Conf: Priorities Include Zika, More Latino Docs

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 9:33am
Zika and the need for more Latino doctors were two important topics tackled at the Natl Hispanic Medical Assn's 20th annual conference.
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Europe's Abortion Fight: Women Share Their Stories

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 4:45am
What's it like to have an abortion in Europe? Women share their stories with NBC News.
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Number of Kids Eating Laundry Pods Is 'Astounding': Study

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:11am
A child is reported to a poison control center about every 45 minutes in this country, according to the study.
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Prince's Death: What Happens During an Autopsy?

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:37pm
It may be weeks before we clearly know why Prince died but when there is sudden or unexpected death, this is what the medical examiner is looking for.
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U.S. Suicide Rates Spike to 30-Year High

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:53am
Suicide rates have soared 24 percent in the U.S. since 1999, with the biggest increases among women, federal researchers reported Friday.
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Healthy Aging's Just in Their DNA

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 8:11am
It seems there's no clear set of genes that help people age with grace.
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Hospital Pays $2.2M After Letting Crew Film Dying Man

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 7:56am
The patient's wife recognized her husband on a TV reality show.
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Warmer Planet to Bring More Bad Ozone, Says Study

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:24am
A new study looking at the effects of climate change predicts an extra week of dangerous ozone levels every year across the U.S. by the year 2050.
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Irregular Periods May Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:47am
Researchers who were trying to show that irregular periods might protect women against ovarian cancer found just the opposite: Women who had unpredict
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Booze, Bacon and Obesity Linked to Stomach Cancer

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 7:29pm
A new report looking at what causes stomach cancer found three new somewhat surprising links: alcohol, processed meat and obesity.
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Tick Bite Linked to Rise in Red Meat Allergies

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 5:18pm
A tick-related meat allergy has quietly spread across the southern and eastern U.S. In recent years the number of cases has steadily risen and no one seems to know why.
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Canada Plans Marijuana Legalization by Spring 2017

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 4:25pm
Canada's Liberal government will introduce legislation to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana in spring 2017, Health Minister Jane Philpott said on Wednesday.
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Could Flu Vaccines be Aiming at the Wrong Target?

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 1:27pm
A new study may help explain why flu vaccines work so poorly.
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'Trained Assassins' Kill 7 Cops Guarding Polio Workers

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:30pm
Gunmen killed seven police officers guarding polio workers in two separate attacks in a suburb of Pakistan's largest city Wednesday, officials said.
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Loneliness Can Kill You

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 8:17am
People who feel lonely have a 29 percent high rate of heart attacks, a new study finds.
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New Stroke Treatment Saves Lives, Improves Recovery

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 7:32pm
A revolutionary new treatment for strokes uses a "stent retriever" to remove blood clots in the brain.
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Germ Study Finds Each City Has Its Own Microbe Brand

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 7:18pm
Researchers looking for the best way to measure germs in an office were surprised to find each city has its own microbe signature.
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Are You in the Zika Zone? New Map Finds 2 Billion Are

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 6:05pm
A new map calculating when and where Zika virus is likely to spread shows 2 billion people could be in the Zika zone.
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United Health Dumps Out of Obamacare Exchanges

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 1:49pm
U.S. health insurer UnitedHealth said Tuesday it would largely exit the Obamacare individual insurance market in 2017.
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