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Risky surgery separates baby from parasitic twin

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:44:53 GMT

Baby Dominique was born with her parasitic twin's waist, legs and feet growing out of her back. She required a complicated surgery, and a foster family, to give her a chance at healthy, long life.(image)

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Born with twin's waist, legs and feet growing from her back

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:31:06 GMT

Dominique was born with her parasitic twin's waist, legs and feet growing out of her back. She required a complicated surgery, and a foster family, to give her a chance at healthy, long life.(image)

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Conjoined Twins Fast Facts

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:49:59 GMT

Here's some background information about conjoined twins.(image)

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US infant mortality rates down 15%

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:09:17 GMT

Infant mortality rates have reached new lows, according to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.(image)

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In coach's rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:35:35 GMT

If you've been on Facebook this week, chances are you've seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team. UConn hasn't lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title.(image)

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Living in the era of the Internet of Things

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:01:26 GMT

A recent WikiLeaks document dump, purportedly from the CIA, claimed that the agency can hack smart TVs and place them in "fake-off" mode, allowing an owner's private conversations to be recorded and sent to a covert server.(image)

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Why flu shots fail even when the match is right

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:03:25 GMT

In 2009, two flu vaccines manufactured by the same company did not equally protect against the circulating H1N1 flu virus. A study published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine examines the question: Why did one vaccine offer 35% less protection against the flu?(image)

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Phone device tests male fertility with 98% accuracy, study shows

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:53:04 GMT

A new smartphone attachment can evaluate a man's semen and determine his level of fertility with up to 98% accuracy, a new study has showed.(image)

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Grieving father: 'I don't play Trump songs anymore'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:26:45 GMT

Kraig Moss made financial sacrifices last year to follow Trump around the country and tell his own story. Now, he wishes he hadn't.(image)

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Could we trick the brain to stop tinnitus?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:02:25 GMT

New research reveals some of the mechanisms underlying tinnitus' development and provides avenues for possible treatment, scientists say.(image)

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Children with autism 40 times more likely to die from injury, study says

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:06:36 GMT

People with autism are three times more likely than the general population to die due to an injury, with suffocation, asphyxiation and drowning as the top three causes of premature deaths, a new study says.(image)

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The initial hospital costs of gun violence in America

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:28:15 GMT

A new study sheds light on just how much gunshot wounds cost the United States and self-paying patients for an initial hospitalization. More research is needed to determine long-term costs.(image)

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Hospital: Try Beyonce, ABBA for CPR training

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:39:09 GMT

We always knew Missy Elliot's music would save lives one day, and this week New York Presbyterian Hospital confirmed our suspicions.(image)

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The secret to Iceland's happiness? It's in the water

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:52:58 GMT

When it comes to socializing, England has its pubs. Italy has its piazzas. And Iceland has its pools.(image)

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Johns Hopkins has first black female neurosurgeon resident

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:58:13 GMT

In the 30 years that Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's neurosurgical department has accepted residents, there has never been a black woman in the ranks.(image)

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Building homes, inspiring hope for Mexico's working poor

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:39:18 GMT

Many families in Mexico migrate to the country's Baja region on the West Coast seeking jobs and a better lives. Though they find employment, they often join the ranks of Mexico's "working poor," barely earning the equivalent of $100 a week.(image)

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Which country has the best health care?

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:04:53 GMT

In a doctor's waiting room in South London sit three people of varying ages and ethnicities, waiting among a sea of empty green plastic chairs.(image)

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These foods may help you hang up a hangover

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:55:18 GMT

What can be done to both prevent and treat hangovers? Here's what some experts recommend to eat and drink to help make a hangover less harsh.(image)

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Trying to find love as a transgender man

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:16:20 GMT

Devin Gutierrez is a straight man, but he's never dated a straight woman.(image)

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Is Guinness really 'good for you'?

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:53:27 GMT

Guinness, like other Irish stouts, enjoys a seasonal popularity every St. Patrick's Day. It has also been touted as being "good for you," at least by its own advertising posters decades ago.(image)

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Robots attend school in place of sick kids, thanks to one giving boy

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:30:10 GMT

Grahamtastic Connection -- founded by a mother whose son died of leukemia -- provides computers and robots to connect children battling illness with school and friends.(image)

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Dad's case of strep throat leads to amputations

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:26:38 GMT

A Michigan man is feeling grateful after surviving a strep throat infection that led to amputations of parts of his hands and feet and nearly cost his life.(image)

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Climate, not just genetics, shaped your nose, study says

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:36:04 GMT

Though you undoubtedly inherited your distinctive nose from your parents, its shape was sculpted over time by adaptations to your ancestors' local climate, suggests a study published in the journal PLOS Genetics on Thursday.(image)

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Humpback whales are behaving strangely and scientists want to know why

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:52:18 GMT

Humpback whales are suddenly hanging out in massive, densely packed "super groups" and scientists are trying to figure out why.(image)

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The key to curing disease could lie in Iceland's genes

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:24:22 GMT

The freezer sits behind a heavy door in the basement of an unassuming building on the campus of the University of Iceland.(image)

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FDA: Rare cancer linked to breast implants and 9 deaths

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:32:33 GMT

Nine deaths have been reported to the US Food and Drug Administration, stemming from a rare cancer that is associated with breast implants.(image)

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Woman dies after drinking poisonous herbal tea

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:12:55 GMT

A woman died after consuming poisonous herbal tea purchased in San Francisco's Chinatown, public health officials there announced on Monday. They're urging people to throw away tea purchased from Sun Wing Wo Trading Company.(image)

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How does nutrition affect children's school performance?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:03:45 GMT

As politicians debate spending and cuts in President Donald Trump's proposed budget, there have been questions about the effects of nutrition programs for kids.(image)

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