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New law lets husbands sue to stop wives having abortion

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:10:34 GMT

A new Arkansas law will let a husband sue a doctor to stop his wife from getting a particular type of abortion. And it makes no exception for cases of spousal rape.(image)


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Mom at center of 'wrongful birth' debate: If lawmakers cared, they would have called

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:45:56 GMT

Dortha Biggs enters through the front door and rushes to greet her daughter, Lesli, who sits in a recliner, curled in fetal position.(image)


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'I had an abortion': 'Pro-voice' replaces judgment with conversation

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:16:50 GMT

One woman raised her hand to share her 40-year secret, something even her 46-year-old son doesn't know. Another spoke up to say she feared that God would no longer love her. A third wept in the back of the room, quietly grieving for those around her.(image)


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Is wine healthy?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:19:04 GMT

Yes, wine may protect our hearts when consumed in moderation -- defined as up to one drink per day for women, and up to two drinks per day for men, according to US dietary guidelines. Five ounces of wine is considered one drink.(image)


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Baby girl back with family after removal of parasitic twin

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:36:04 GMT

Six weeks after a risky but successful surgery in the United States to remove her parasitic twin, an 11-month-old called baby Dominique has been reunited with her family in Cote d'Ivoire.(image)


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Surgery separates 10-month-old from parasitic twin

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:44:53 GMT

It was late January when Nancy Swabb found herself wanting to help a family across the Atlantic Ocean, in Cote d'Ivoire -- all because of a photo.(image)


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A sleep class for tired parents

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:26:17 GMT

A gym in London has started a new concept called 'Napercise,' a 60-minute sleep class to relax the body and mind.(image)


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Homeless at 14, she's saving youth from the same fate

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:15:21 GMT

Formerly homeless, Mariuma Ben Yosef now operates Shanti House, which provides temporary housing and long-term support for homeless and at-risk youth ages 14 to 21. The program has helped 46,000 young people so far.(image)


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US yellow fever vaccine supply will run out this summer

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:44:31 GMT

American supplies of yellow fever vaccine are expected to run out this summer , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, and it released a report outlining a plan to ensure continuous access.(image)


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Simple steps to help people with dementia lead better lives

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:55:48 GMT

Alzheimer's disease has an unusual distinction: It's the illness that Americans fear most -- more than cancer, stroke or heart disease.(image)


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Cyclist turns a death sentence into a race against diabetes

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:26:53 GMT

Phil Southerland was told he would die young from diabetes. But he beat the odds by becoming a competitive cyclist and helping other diabetics along the way.(image)


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Yet another dog food lot recalled because it may contain euthanasia drug

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:43:52 GMT

If you have a couple of cans of Party Animal dog food in the house, you may want to pull them out and take a close look at the label.(image)


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Diabetes, weight can combine to alter brain, study says

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:16:43 GMT

Overweight and obese people with type 2 diabetes had more severe abnormalities in brain structure than normal-weight people with type 2 diabetes, a new study says.(image)


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Arsenic-polluted water linked to cancer in India

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:14:27 GMT

Millions of people in Bihar, India, are showing symptoms of arsenic poisoning, which can be linked to cancer, due to consumption of contaminated drinking water.(image)


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How to talk to kids about being transgender

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:35:41 GMT

What happens when you bring a group of sixth-graders together to meet -- for the first time -- someone who is transgender? You get an easy and honest conversation that speaks volumes about how we can talk to our kids about gender and how much we can learn from their openness.(image)


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Drugged driving surpasses drunken driving among drivers killed in crashes, report finds

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:05:54 GMT

Driving under the influence of drugs was deadlier in 2015 than driving while drunk, a new report found. Still, some safety experts caution that drunken driving remains a bigger problem and say that drugged driving needs more research.(image)


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Clues to new antibiotics could lie in medieval texts

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:45:14 GMT

For a long time, medieval medicine has been dismissed as irrelevant. This time period is popularly referred to as the "Dark Ages," which erroneously suggests that it was unenlightened by science or reason.(image)


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Will sludge-color packaging deter smokers?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:16:52 GMT

Can the sight of a greenish-brown color really be enough to deter smokers from reaching for their next pack of cigarettes?(image)


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Prosecutor: 'Brutal' genital mutilation won't be tolerated in US

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:50:06 GMT

Two Michigan doctors and a medical office manager were indicted Wednesday by a Detroit grand jury in the first federal female genital mutilation case in the United States.(image)


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'Plastic bag' womb could help keep premature babies alive

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:31:39 GMT

An artificial womb resembling a plastic bag has been used to keep premature lambs alive for four weeks outside of their own mother's womb and could one day be applied to premature babies.(image)


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What your energy drink can do to your body

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:42:10 GMT

What is it that gives popular energy drinks a boost? Here's a look at some of the most commonly used ingredients in energy drinks, and why health experts are worried that they might be wreaking havoc on your body.(image)


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