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Feeling Crowded? World Population Set to Explode Even More

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:06pm
Think the world is crowded now? The population will probably hit 11 billion by 2100, according to new estimates.

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Do Something About Those Superbugs, Obama Orders

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:34pm
President Barack Obama issued an executive order Thursday telling his administration to hurry up and do something about drug-resistant bacteria.

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Most Kids Who Died From Flu Had Skipped Vaccine

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:10pm
Half of Americans are still failing to get vaccinated against influenza, even though it kills thousands every year, health experts said Thursday.

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Obamacare Enrollment Now 7.3 Million, U.S. Says

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:35pm
The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law.

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Pregnant and Poor? Eating Healthy Just Got Harder

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:22pm
A recent warning about mercury levels in canned tuna has put poor moms-to-be in a bind.
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Air Force Airmen No Longer Have To Say 'So Help Me God'

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:18pm
The U.S. Air Force has changed ther enlistment oath policy.

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Should Teachers 'Friend' Students on Social Media?

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:44am
Parents want to know where the boundaries should be when it comes to educators and students using technology to communicate.

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FDA Panel: Limit Use of Testosterone Replacement Drugs

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:39am
Testosterone replacement should be reserved for men with specific medical conditions, an advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration said.

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Could Brain Injuries Be Behind NFL Domestic Violence?

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:32am
With a growing number of NFL players involved in domestic abuse grabbing headlines, some are starting to wonder about a concussion connection.

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What to Know About the Plastic Beads in Your Toothpaste

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:49pm
Dentists are noticing something strange in the mouths of their patients.

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Rob Ford Has Rare and Aggressive Cancer: Doctor

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:00pm
The Toronto mayor will have intense in-patient chemotherapy to treat the malignant liposarcoma.

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Ebola-Infected Doctor Making Full Recovery

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:00pm
A medical missionary being treated for Ebola virus infection in Nebraska is almost better, his doctors said Wednesday.

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Gene-Swapping Bacteria Are Making New Superbugs

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:53pm
Bacteria appear to be having the microbial equivalent of inter-species sex in hospital sinks, swapping genes that help them resist antibiotics.
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Why One Dad Hates Homework as Much as His Kid Does

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:16pm
Homework is back, and it is bending backs, too. It is a heavy load for a kid to carry, and I am as unhappy about it as my 11-year-old son.
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U.N. Stops Syria Vaccine Campaign After 15 Children Die

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:40pm
The United Nations says it has stopped a vaccination campaign in northern Syria after at least 15 young children died.

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Do Violent Movies Cause Aggression? Depends, Study Shows

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:05pm
Can violent movies contribute to real-world mayhem? The answer may lie in the brain of the beholder, new research suggests.

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Concussion Sensors Aim to Help Young Football Players

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:37am
Some youth football leagues and high schools are using new impact sensors that tell coaches when a player has taken a potentially serious hit.

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How Can Diet Sodas Make You Fat? Study May Explain It

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:57am
Researchers trying to figure out whether artificial sweeteners could make people fat think they’ve found a possible explanation.
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Brantly: 'Outbreak is Now Growing at an Exponential Rate'

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:26am
Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly tells NBC's Kelly O'Donnell that each day we delay action on the burgeoning Ebola crisis, means a possible loss of hundreds of human lives.

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How Parental Favoritism Is Linked to Drug Use

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:56am
New research shows that when children perceive that their parents favored a sibling over them, they're more likely to smoke, drink or use drugs.

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