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Living life from a hospital room

4 hours 20 min ago
A 17-year-old girl living with cystic fibrosis makes the hospital her happy place. "Every breath I take is a miracle," she says.
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The next medicinal marijuana?

4 hours 24 min ago
Ayahuasca is a psychedelic drink that's attracting more and more tourists to the remote corners of the Amazon. But is it a drug, or is it medicine?
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Are obese dummies the key to preventing road deaths?

6 hours 28 min ago
To accommodate the increasing numbers of overweight drivers, car safety experts are developing an obese dummy.
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45,000-year-old leg bone offers clues to Stone Age mating

7 hours 50 min ago
DNA from a 45,000-year-old leg bone is giving scientists a better idea of when modern humans first started mating with Neanderthals.
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6 ways to straighten out smartphone slump with yoga

8 hours 53 min ago
As you cradle your smartphone or lean into your laptop to read this, what's your posture like? Even if you aren't doing it right now, how much of your day is spent with your neck lurched forward, shoulders slumped and chest collapsed? All that time in "smartphone slump" not only makes you look and feel stressed, it can cause persistent pain.
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This curable disease killed 1.5 million in 2013

9 hours 52 sec ago
A World Health Organization report on tuberculosis shows that 9 million people developed the disease in 2013 and 1.5 million died, making it one of the world's deadliest communicable diseases.
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New requirements for travelers from Ebola-stricken nations

9 hours 1 min ago
All travelers coming from Ebola-stricken Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone into the United States will be required to monitor their temperatures for 21 days and keep an eye on possible Ebola symptoms, starting on Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.
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Cell transplant allows paralyzed man to walk again, researchers say

12 hours 26 min ago
A ground-breaking cell transplant has allowed a paralyzed man to walk again, researchers announced Tuesday.
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New hope for paralysis cure

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:47
A man paralyzed after his spinal cord was severed is walking again after a transplant using cells from his nasal cavity.
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The 5 biggest breakfast myths

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:38
The first meal of the day can have a very different meaning for different people.
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Mandy Moore: For Africa, health care that works

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:21
Mandy Moore says quality health care can be ensured by applying commercial franchising strategies to clinics in Africa.
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That sweet drink may age you

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:03
Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages may make certain cells in your body age faster, a new study suggests.
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Tests show Spanish nurse's aide free of Ebola

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:07
The Spanish nurse's aide who contracted Ebola after treating virus-stricken patients in Madrid is free of the virus, her doctors announced Tuesday after another test on her.
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That sweet drink may age you

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:14
Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages may make certain cells in your body age faster, a new study suggests.
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Study: 3 a month will fly with Ebola

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:18
Up to three Ebola-infected travelers might board an international flight each month in West Africa, researchers say.
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See King Tut's 'virtual autopsy'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:32
King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.
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Why should it cost money to donate an organ?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:12
Sigrid Fry-Revere says the National Organ Transplant Act has caused more Americans to die waiting for an organ than died in both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq
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6 health benefits of pumpkins

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:09
When you think about pumpkins, what comes to mind? Jack-o'-lanterns? Pumpkin pie? Charlie Brown? Pumpkin spice lattes?
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Egg-freezing a better deal for companies

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:04
Rene Almeling, Joanna Radin and Sarah S. Richardson say Apple and Facebook offering coverage for their female employees to freeze their eggs sidesteps the issue of long hours and work-life balance.
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Government prosecutes alleged scientific fraud on AIDS research

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:39
If government prosecutors are right, a former top researcher at Iowa State University is guilty of brazen scientific fraud-actions which a criminal complaint says have cost taxpayers nearly $15 million.
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