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A 'family curse': First insomnia, then death

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:48:43 GMT

Their mothers came down with a deadly insomnia. Did they inherit it?(image)

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Mysterious, deadly insomnia for over 200 years

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:45:17 GMT

A family suffered from a mysterious, deadly insomnia for over 200 years. But one of them decided it was time to stop suffering in silence.(image)

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A 'disorder of deception': When a mom makes her child sick

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:32:20 GMT

"I never saw it coming," said Susan, whose family requested that we not use their last names.(image)

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Opioid overdoses shorten US life expectancy by 2.5 months

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:01:09 GMT

Opioid drugs -- including both legally prescribed painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, as well as illegal drugs such as heroin or illicit fentanyl -- are not only killing Americans, but also shortening their overall life spans. Opioids take about 2.5 months off our lives, according to a new analysis published in the medical journal JAMA.(image)

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The opioid crisis took this 8-year-old's father away

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 01:07:17 GMT

It all started with pain killers after a dentist appointment. Now, Drake, a 32-year-old from Columbus, Ohio has struggled with opioid abuse for more than a decade.(image)

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When caring for a sick pet becomes burdensome

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:31:22 GMT

Caring for a chronically or terminally ill pet could be putting your own mental health at risk, a new paper suggests. Here are strategies that might help alleviate pet caregiver burden.(image)

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Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:31:54 GMT

Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says.(image)

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Nerf guns can pose serious eye risk, doctors warn

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:08:31 GMT

Just about everyone who's played with a projectile toy has gotten a version of the warning "You'll shoot your eye out!"(image)

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Grey's Anatomy actress reveals brain tumor diagnosis

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:43:26 GMT

Kate Walsh played a doctor on TV, but that didn't prepare her for being a patient.(image)

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'American Horror Story' triggering little-known phobia

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:07:23 GMT

An intense, irrational fear of holes and clusters called trypophobia is showcased in this season's American Horror Story and may be more common--and debilitating--than you think.(image)

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Video shows naked resident, fans blowing where 8 died

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 12:20:05 GMT

On the night before emergency workers had to evacuate people from a Florida nursing home where eight died, residents suffered in the sweltering heat as staff used fans to cool them, and one woman sat naked in a bed in a hallway, a video obtained by CNN shows.(image)

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Hospital workers disciplined for viewing patients' genitals

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:19:12 GMT

Reports involving two of the United States' major health systems detail incidents in which numerous medical professionals were disciplined for viewing patients' genitals while they were unconscious or deceased.(image)

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235 sickened by salmonella outbreaks linked to papayas

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:37:42 GMT

Salmonella outbreaks linked to Maradol papayas from Mexico have sickened 235 people in 26 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Seventy-eight people have been hospitalized, and two people, one from New York and one from California, have died.(image)

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Woman uses coupon clipping to help hurricane victims

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:15:54 GMT

A Texas woman is putting her extreme couponing skills to work for victims of Hurricane Harvey.(image)

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People are living longer, but violent deaths are on the rise

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:30:58 GMT

Conflict, terrorism and gun violence are claiming more lives around the world now than a decade ago, according to a new study published Thursday in the health journal The Lancet.(image)

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San Diego County tackles hepatitis A after outbreak kills 16

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:25:49 GMT

San Diego County is reporting an outbreak of hepatitis A, with 421 people sickened and 16 dead within less than a year.(image)

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Utah nurse's arrest violated policies, investigation shows

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:07:47 GMT

Two Utah police officers violated policies when they forcibly arrested a nurse who would not let them draw blood from an unconscious patient, an internal investigation found.(image)

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Iconic Viking grave belonged to a female warrior

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:31:04 GMT

When an impressive Viking grave containing weapons, horses and even a board game was excavated in the 1880s, it was simply assumed that the skeleton belonged to a man.(image)

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Study finds downside to being popular in high school

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 01:05:38 GMT

Close friendships in high school are linked to a boost in your sense of self-worth as an adult and a drop in anxiety and depressive symptoms, a new study finds. But being popular in high school was tied to higher social anxiety in early adulthood.(image)

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Irma threatens birthday for 3-year old with leukemia, until nurses step in

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:10:18 GMT

When Hurricane Irma threatened to ruin Willow Stine's third birthday party, hospital staff in St. Petersburg, Florida, came to the rescue.(image)

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Is granola healthy?

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 01:29:31 GMT

Yes, whether eaten as a cereal or snack topping, granola can make for a crunchy, nutritious treat. But granola is high in calories, and some versions are healthier than others based on their ingredients.(image)

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