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Teen Smoking Hits Another New Low — But More Are Vaping

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 6:41pm
Fewer teenagers are smoking than ever before. Just 11 percent of high school students said they smoked in 2015.
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Fact or Fiction? Drinkable SPF Really Protects Your Skin

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 6:23pm
With Summer here, there are a few SPF myths not to buy into, and some facts you may not have realized were true.
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Not Doing It: Fewer Teens Are Having Sex

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:25pm
Fewer teens are having sex, new CDC data shows.
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New Map Shows Where Zika Mosquitoes Live in U.S.

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 2:44pm
The map, compiled by CDC experts, shows mosquitoes that can carry Zika can be found in 40 states and Washington, D.C.
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OP-ED: The Case for LGBT-Inclusive Education

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 12:39pm
The alarming rate of bullying, homelessness, HIV and suicide among LGBT youth should be an outrage: Nearly a fifth of students are physically assaulte
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Ebola's Over in Liberia - For Now, WHO Says

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 11:15am
The latest outbreak of Ebola is over in Liberia, WHO says. That leaves no countries in West Africa with any known cases of the killer virus.
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FDA Recall Delays Extend 'Risk of Illness or Death': Report

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 11:13am
The FDA often moves too slowly on food recalls, leaving people vulnerable, a report finds.
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Three Syrian Hospitals Bombed in Just Three Hours

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 7:40am
Three hospitals were bombed in the space of three hours in Syria's war-ravaged city of Aleppo, the United Nations children's program said.
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Calif. Ponders Life and Death as 'Right to Die' Law Begins

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 5:56am
Terminally ill California residents may now legally take medicine to end their lives, thanks to a new law that goes into effect Thursday.
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Most Antidepressants Don't Work for Kids, Study Finds

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 6:46pm
Scientists say most antidepressants don't work for children or teenagers with major depression and some may be unsafe.
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Plague Came to Europe Just Once, Study Shows

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 6:02pm
A new DNA study shows the Black Death arrived in Europe just a single time in 1348 and stayed for hundreds of years.
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A Shift in Cancer Care Targets Gene Mutations

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 5:35pm
University of California San Francisco's Center for BRCA Research targets cancer gene mutations.
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Don't Fear These Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 11:59am
In the first episode of our new series Scientificus, NBC News asks what's so scary about genetically engineered mosquitoes.
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White Male Doctors Earn More Than Women, Black Peers

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 10:30am
"Our findings are not only disconcerting for black male doctors but also highlight the lower incomes of female doctors relative to their male peers."
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N.Y. Cop on Leave After Infant Left in Car Dies

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 7:05pm
Investigators said it's too early to blame Michael Fanfarillo's death on the heat, but temperatures in Oneida County, New York, approached 80 Monday.
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FDA Warns About Overdoses on Diarrhea Drug

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 6:30pm
Too many people are overdosing on a diarrhea drug that has opiate-like effects, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.
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Zika Won't Be a Big Problem at Olympics, Rio Officials Say

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:42pm
Officials for the Rio Olympics committee tried to reassure athletes and visitors on Tuesday that Zika will not be a big risk to the games in August.
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Zika Won't Be a Big Problem at Olympics, Rio Officials Say

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:42pm
Officials for the Rio Olympics committee tried to reassure athletes and visitors on Tuesday that Zika will not be a big risk to the games in August.
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America's Obesity Epidemic Hits a New High

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 1:40pm
Overall, 38 percent of U.S. adults are obese and 17 percent of teenagers are, two reports find.
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New Crisis Hotline Approach Is Changing the Way We Deal With Stress

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 12:30pm
Crisis Text Line offers an important look into how — and where — the issues of stress, anxiety and everyday life are most prevalent.
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