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Your Next Crash Might Be With a Drowsy Driver

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:19pm
Drunk drivers and texting teenagers are bad enough, but the latest report from the federal government shows sleepy drivers are putting us all at risk.
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How Strong Is Your Drink? Calculator Helps Figure

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 1:57pm
The National Institutes of Health has an online alcohol calculator to see how much you're really drinking with those summer cocktails.






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When Should Special-Needs Kids Leave Home?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:28am
For parents of special-needs children, the decision to move a child to a community-based residence, or group home, can be emotionally wrenching.






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Express Scripts Cuts Coverage of Compounded Drugs

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:28am
The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager is dramatically scaling back coverage of compounded drugs, saying most are ineffective or overpriced.






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Hot Dog Hysteria: Inside The Body of a Speed Eater

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:52am
If you find competitive eating contests hard to stomach, imagine what it's like being the stomach of a competitive eater.






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'So Personal': Face, Limb Transplants Get New Rules

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 8:48am
Starting July 3, the government begins new regulation of face and limb transplants, treating them as organs for the first time.






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How to Survive a Rip Current

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 8:42pm
5 simple tips to staying safe in a strong current.






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How to Survive a Riptide

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 8:42pm
5 simple tips to staying safe in a strong current.






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How a Password Changed One Man's Life For The Better

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 6:30pm
Mauricio Estrella, an associate creative director in Shanghai, developed a unique way to create and remember passwords. He used a goal.






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Walking Works More Magic: This Time With Parkinson's

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 5:13pm
Walking can reverse diabetes, lower blood pressure, and help people keep fat off. Now a study shows it can also help against Parkinson’s disease.






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Steroid Shots for Back Condition May Be Useless

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 5:05pm
Steroid shots given to millions of Americans every year for a certain painful back condition may be unnecessary, researchers report.






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Scientists Withdraw Claim About Making Stem Cells

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:21pm
Scientists who reported that they'd found a startlingly simple way to make stem cells withdrew that claim, admitting to "extensive" errors.






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Food Allergy Treatments for Children Show Promise

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 8:42am
New clinical trials designed to desensitize patients to allergens like dairy or peanuts are allowing some to eat foods they never thought possible.






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Measles Outbreak Complicates Two Big Amish Events

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:22pm
Visitors from around the world to upcoming events in Ohio's Amish country could come away with more than they bargained for, health officials fear.






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Measles Outbreak Complicates 2 Big Amish events

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:22pm
Visitors from around the world to upcoming events in Ohio's Amish country could come away with more than they bargained for, health officials fear.






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Feds Launch Unit to Explore Medical Mysteries

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:52pm
The National Institutes of Health has set up a new network where disease detectives will examine rare genetic disorders.






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New Food Allergy Treatments

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:03pm
An estimated 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies. Now researchers are working on ways to desensitize patients from common allergens.
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Ebola Deaths Surge In Africa, and Virus is Spreading

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:59pm
The deadly Ebola virus is surging in West Africa, with 759 cases and 467 deaths, making it by far the biggest outbreak yet.






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Florida 'Pill Mill' Law Cut Overdose Deaths - CDC

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 2:14pm
The new law cut overdose deaths in Florida by nearly 17 percent by 2012, reversing a huge spike in deaths.






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Who Do We Prefer on Road Trips, Mom or Dad? Survey Says...

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 1:48pm
A survey reveals which parent we'd rather have behind the wheel. Hint: the preferred parent is more likely to stop for food, less likely to pass gas.






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