Second Texas man at risk of losing leg to flesh-eating bacteria...

Less than a week after a Texas man was forced to have his leg amputated after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria, Another resident is fighting for his life. Adrian Ruiz, of Buda, Texas, became infected after traveling...
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27 June 2016, 21:30

Canadian mom pens letter after son with Down syndrome left out of party...

After her son with Down syndrome was excluded from a birthday party, a Canadian mom took to Facebook to share their story. Jennifer Kiss-Engele, of Langley, British Columbia, posted the open letter Friday on Facebook,...
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27 June 2016, 21:26

NY Gov. Cuomo signs bill expanding breast cancer screening...

ALBANY, N.Y. -New York is expanding access to breast cancer screening by requiring hospitals to extend hours for mammograms and eliminating insurance costs for the procedure. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the...
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27 June 2016, 21:25

How telemedicine is transforming health care...

After years of big promises, telemedicine is finally living up to its potential. Driven by faster internet connections, ubiquitous smartphones and changing insurance standards, more health providers are turning to...
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27 June 2016, 21:11

Nature Valley bars recalled over possible listeria contamination...

General Mills issued a voluntary recall for four flavors of its Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars and Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars over possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall is part of sunflower...
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27 June 2016, 21:10

Dr. Manny & # x3a; Ruling against Texas abortion law may put patients at risk...

I never saw the Texas abortion law as a means to restrict services available to women or put limitations on a patient's right to choose. I saw it as a way to ensure that quality standards were being met at the clinics...
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27 June 2016, 19:38

Pretty risky & # x3a; Men would skip condoms with attractive women...

When a woman is more attractive, a man is less likely to intend to use a condom during sex with her, a new study finds. Previous research has suggested that there is a link between perceived attractiveness and a...
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27 June 2016, 19:38

Caffeine's'boost'disappears when you're extremely sleep-deprived...

People who do not get enough sleep for several days in a row can not rely on caffeine to give them a mental boost, new research finds. Researchers looked at 48 people who got only five hours a sleep a night, for five...
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27 June 2016, 19:27

5 surprising facts about egg freezing...

A city in Japan has announced that it will pay a large part of the cost of egg freezing for women who live there, as part of a program aimed at raising the country's low birth rate. Egg freezing is the process of...
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27 June 2016, 19:26

Preschoolers'cognitive skills may be tied to timing of their motor milestones...

Babies who start standing later than other infants might have more challenges with cognitive or adaptive skills by the time they're in preschool than their peers who stand sooner, a U.S. study suggests. Most babies will...
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27 June 2016, 19:00

For injured teens, pediatric trauma centers may be best...

Injured teens treated at pediatric trauma centers are less likely to die than those treated at adult centers, a new study suggests. Pediatric trauma centers have resources specialized to treat the anatomical and social...
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27 June 2016, 18:59

Researchers find second'superbug'gene in US patient...

CHICAGO -Scientists have identified a second patient in the United States infected with bacteria carrying the mcr-1 "superbug" gene, which makes bacteria highly resistant to a last-resort class of antibiotics. The gene,...
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27 June 2016, 18:46

20 household plants that remove indoor toxins...

NASA has been studying the effects of plants on air quality for about 20 years and their research confirms: Common houseplants are natural air purifiers. More: ......
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27 June 2016, 18:46

Teen checkups should include suicide risk screening...

Suicide is among the leading causes of death in U.S. adolescents and while it's not entirely preventable, doctors can minimize the risk by asking the right questions during routine checkups, the American Academy of...
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694
27 June 2016, 17:42

Octogenarian couple finishes final marathon holding hands...

Kay and Joe O'Regan have finished dozens of races around the world: from Boston to Athens to Berlin to the northern tip of Norway in the midnight sun. But they've only finished two marathons while holding hands. At the...
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27 June 2016, 17:42