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Photo of Dad-Doctor Hug Goes Viral After Miracle Birth

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:33am
If ever a picture captured pure happiness and relief, this is it. That’s a new dad on the left giving a bear hug to the doctor who delivered his son.






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Sun Science: There's No Such Thing as a 'Healthy Tan'

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:42am
Think a base tan will prevent you from getting a sunburn? Think again.






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On Eve of Ruling, Americans Oppose Birth Control Ban

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:58am
Most Americans oppose allowing employers, based on religious views, exclude some forms of birth control from health insurnance coverage, a new poll says.






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Anthrax Scare: CDC Lab Didn't Heed Its Own Lessons

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:46am
A lab mistake that exposed workers to live anthrax is renewing questions about the CDC's handling of potentially letal pathogens.






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Demons Inside: Teens at Risk Can Hide Mental Illness

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 9:56am
A teen accused of plotting to blow up his school said he was hiding mental illness. Some of the teens most at risk are keeping a terrible secret.






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Why Women Need a Safe Path to Abandon Newborns

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 9:16am
Fifteen years after the first 'safe haven' laws aimed to protect abandoned newborns, experts say the need for the programs are greater than ever.






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A Leap of Faith: Controversial Surgeon Pushes Envelope

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 7:38am
Dr. Paolo Macchiarini is a controversial surgeon who pushes the medical envelope, doing experimental transplants.






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Five-Time Champ Races While Eight Months Pregnant

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 7:51pm
She never led the 800-meter race, but the fact that she competed has gotten a lot of people talking.






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FDA Approves Inhalable Form of Insulin

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 6:47pm
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a long-delayed inhalable diabetes medication to help patients control their blood sugar levels.






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Did You Know? Even a Base Tan Is Bad for You

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 2:56pm
Think a base tan will prevent you from getting a sunburn? Think again.






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Unkindest Cut: Vasectomy Has No Place in Plea Deal

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 1:43pm
Facing five years or more in prison, Jessie Lee Herald cut a deal. Or more accurately, the state reduced his sentence if he would agree to be cut.






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Unkindest Cut: Vasectomy Shouldn't Enter Plea Deal

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 1:41pm
Facing five years or more in prison, Jessie Lee Herald cut a deal. Or more accurately, the state reduced his sentence if he would agree to be cut.






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Migraines and Men: Why I Laughed When Told to 'Man Up'

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:45pm
Migraines impact roughly two to three times more women than men, so I’ve found myself fighting on two fronts.
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More Than 80,000 Die Yearly From Excessive Drinking

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:48am
A Centers for Disease Control study reveals that consuming too much alcohol accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age adults.






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Hospitals Using Credit Card Data to Track Patients

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:45am
Doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies are beginning to use credit card data and other private information to track patient behavior.






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Desperate Parents Pin Hopes on Lab-Grown Organs

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 9:10am
Dr. Paolo Macchiarini is pushing boundaries of the emerging field of regenerative medicine, using a patient's own cells to rebuild tissues and organs.
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Desperate Parents Pin Hopes on Lab-Grown Organs

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 9:10am
Dr. Paolo Macchiarini is pushing boundaries of the emerging field of regenerative medicine, using a patient's own cells to rebuild tissues and organs.






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Strep Amputee Will Get Rare Double Arm Transplant

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:14am
The former Boston University professor became a quadruple amputee in 2011 after getting a life-threatening infection from group A streptococcus.






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NY Tourist in '02 Bubonic Plague Scare Dies

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 8:32pm
A man who nearly lost his life in New York City's first instance of bubonic plague in more than 100 years has died of an unrelated illness.






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Could a Blood Test Predict Breast Cancer Risk?

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 8:27pm
Researchers may have a new approach to testing a woman’s risk for breast cancer, even if she doesn’t have an inherited genetic mutation.






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