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Psychiatrists fight over the ethics of diagnosing Trump

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:37:18 GMT

You'd expect partisan questions about a politician's sanity, but now there's an unusual debate growing among licensed mental health professionals about President Donald Trump.(image)

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Trump's reversal on transgender bathroom directive

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:44:57 GMT

The Trump administration's reversal of Obama-era protections that allowed transgender students in public schools to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity has angered civil rights groups.(image)

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'We will lose those babies': Texas doctor sees effects of travel ban

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:35:46 GMT

By the time President Donald Trump signed an executive order in January to suspend travel for 90 days from seven countries of concern, Dr. Alireza Abdollah Shamshirsaz, a fetal surgeon at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women in Houston, had already scheduled a trip to perform life-saving operations on two pregnant women in Iran.(image)

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The president's diet and what it says about America

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:30:02 GMT

Thomas Jefferson may have been America's first foodie. The Founding Father developed a taste for French cuisine, grew a vast vegetable garden and cherished a farm-to-table diet.(image)

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Couple with Asperger's: 'More extraordinary together'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:03:57 GMT

Like many couples, Nico Morales and Latoya Jolly met online. Nico sent the first message while on vacation in Guatemala with his family in December 2015. Latoya's handle was pokejolly1993, a throwback to Pokemon and her birth year. Nico liked that they were both "children at heart." Soon after, the couple went on their first date.(image)

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Bad heart? Time to hit the gym

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:26:30 GMT

The benefits of exercise are clear for those with a bad heart, but people often want to know how best to exercise, how much and how hard.(image)

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Army veteran starts 'fight club' to help others with PTSD

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:39:46 GMT

Todd Vance was serving in the US Army when the September 11 attacks occurred.(image)

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Is yogurt healthy?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:59:44 GMT

Yes, go ahead and add yogurt to your healthy foods list if you haven't already. Whether you choose plain, Greek, flavored or low-fat, yogurt is a nutrient-packed snack that nourishes you with a generous amount of calcium and protein, along with B vitamins and minerals, including potassium, phosphorus and magnesium.(image)

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The tech solutions to end global hunger

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:40:09 GMT

What do you do when you see or hear something strange and want to learn more? Perhaps no one around you knows, so you go online or turn to social media.(image)

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Tearful reunion for burned Yazidi toddler and family

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:05:03 GMT

After almost four months apart, 2-year-old Dilbireen was reunited with his parents and met his newborn baby brother for the first time.(image)

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Mom carrying baby without brain to term - to donate the organs

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:28:25 GMT

When Keri Young found out that her unborn child didn't have a brain, she made an unthinkably selfless decision.(image)

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Contestant in a wheelchair is a first for Miss Australia pageant

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:49:22 GMT

Pageants are known for wanting complete perfection from their contestants. This year, the Miss Australia pageant has a contestant in a wheelchair, showing just how perfect women of all kinds can be.(image)

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Transgender rights: the countries way ahead of the US

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:28:29 GMT

As transgender people fight for their basic civil liberties globally, courts in 20 countries have ruled on legislation recognizing their rights,(image)

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'Crucial step forward' in the search to cure the common cold

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:46:38 GMT

Scientists say they are one step closer to cracking the genetic "enigma" code behind the common cold.(image)

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Eat more fruit and veg for a longer life, researchers say

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:26:06 GMT

Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day could significantly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death, according to new research.(image)

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Top students more likely to drink, smoke pot, study says

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:30:32 GMT

British teens with the highest test scores are less likely to smoke cigarettes yet more likely to drink alcohol and smoke pot compared with teens with lower scores, according to a study published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal Open.(image)

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Cat ownership not linked to mental health problems, study says

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:44:44 GMT

Studies have suggested that cat ownership could be linked to certain mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, but researchers at University College London say they found no link between cat ownership and the development of psychotic symptoms.(image)

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Autism link to herpes during pregnancy may be overstated, experts say

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:18:21 GMT

A herpes flare-up during early pregnancy doubles the odds of a woman giving birth to a child who is later diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, according to a study published Wednesday in mSphere, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.(image)

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Teen inspires first transgender doll

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:15:16 GMT

The Tonner Doll Company is releasing a transgender doll inspired by Jazz Jennings.(image)

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US teen undergoes rare heart-lung transplant

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:44:26 GMT

"I want to do more stuff," says Spencer Kolman. His voice is a whisper, a painful-to-hear rasp as it comes across the telephone line.(image)

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Sitcoms that influenced us and our parenting

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:28:14 GMT

Ask anyone who grew up in the 1970s, '80s and '90s about their favorite sitcoms and they probably won't miss a beat, answering quickly and with tremendous passion about shows that influenced them in countless ways.(image)

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Are recreational marijuana and opioid addiction linked?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:05:03 GMT

As White House press secretary Sean Spicer spoke Thursday about "greater enforcement" of federal marijuana laws, he seemed to link recreational pot use to a different type of drug: opioids.(image)

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25% of all overdoses are from heroin

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:06:57 GMT

America's opioid epidemic continues: The latest numbers from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, released Friday, show that one in four drug overdoses in 2015 was related to heroin. In 1999, just 6% of all overdoses were related to the drug.(image)

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Little Tikes recalls 540,000 swings after injuries

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:04:21 GMT

Little Tikes is voluntarily recalling 540,000 toddler swings after 140 reports of the swing breaking, posing a fall hazard. There have been 39 reports of injuries, including two children with broken arms.(image)

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Life expectancy is expected to soar -- except in US

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:57:40 GMT

Average life expectancy will increase globally by 2030, both at birth and at the age of 65, according to a new study.(image)

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More than 400,000 plastic toy frogs recalled

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:37:33 GMT

Moose Toys Ltd. has issued a voluntary recall of more than 400,000 Little Live Pets Lil Frog plastic toys due to a battery hazard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday. The recall includes an additional 17,000 toy frogs sold in Canada.(image)

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