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Last Build Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:45:26 GMT

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Aaron Hernandez Had Brain Disease, Doctors Say

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:45:26 GMT

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had CTE, a serious brain disease linked with concussions and head impacts, Boston University said.Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens to testimony during his trial in Fall River, Mass., Monday, April 6, 2015. Hernandez is accused of killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)New England Patriots' Aaron Hernandez kneels on the field during football practice in Foxborough, Mass., on May 29, 2013.The classic features of CTE in the brain of Mr. Hernandez. There is severe deposition of tau protein in the frontal lobes of the brain (top row). The bottom row shows microscopic deposition of tau protein in nerve cells around small blood vessels, a unique feature of CTE.

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Earthquake Victims Face Race Against the Clock

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:32:00 GMT

If survivors have access to clean air and can avoid potentially fatal injury, victims can survive unimaginable conditions, at least for a little while.Rescue team members work on the rubble of a collapsed building after an earthquake hit Mexico City on Sept. 21, 2017.

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CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7-Day Supply

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:33:00 GMT

CVS Pharmacy will limit opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply for certain conditions, becoming the first national retail chain to restrict pain pills.

What It Really Takes to Make a Healthy Habit Stick

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:20:00 GMT

My game plan for eating well and getting fit for the long haul.Getting healthy isn't about perfection. It's about consistent application of better choices over time.Green is implementing new diet and exercise habits into his routine one step at a time.

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Hurricane Irma Claims 10th Victim From Sweltering Florida Nursing Home

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:58:09 GMT

The 10th victim from the south Florida nursing home that was turning into a lethal sauna by Hurricane Irma was 94-year-old Martha Murray.Martha Murray, the latest victim from the nursing home.Martha Murray, the latest victim from the nursing home.Rosa Cabrera.

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This Family Was Already Struggling. Then Came Harvey

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:14:37 GMT

Hurricane Harvey hit one family in southeast Texas especially hard. They are still clearing the mud from a home they had just remodeled for their injured son.Adrian Tobar, 10, touches the face of Red Cross volunteer EMT Rachael Thielen as she examines him outside his ruined home. Adrian and his brother Julian, 13, right, were badly injured in a road accident in May and were left homeless by Hurricane Harvey. Juan Tobar points to the remains of his home in Holiday Lakes, Texas. Brenda Tobar looks at what remains of the specially designed room her husband had just finished building for their son Adrian, 10, whose spinal cord was severed in a car accident in May. Adrian Tobar, 10, touches the face of Red Cross volunteer EMT Rachael Thielen as she examines him outside his ruined home on Sept. 19 in Holiday Lakes, Texas. Adrian and his brother Julian, 13, right, were badly injured in a road accident in May and were left homeless by Hurricane Harvey.

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Lady Gaga Has Fibromyalgia. What Is It?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:30:00 GMT

It's a crippling disease that's often misunderstood.Lady Gaga revealed that she is suffering from fibromyalgia, a debilitating disease that causes severe pain.

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What Happens to Your Brain When You're On a Diet

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:25:00 GMT

This is why it's so hard to lose weight.When you drop a few pounds, your brain will intervene to push it back to what it thinks is the correct weight for you. And you might not like that number.

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Cancer Patient Found a Stem-Cell Donor, but U.S. Won't Let Donor In

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:46:00 GMT

Helen Huynh's youngest sister, who lives in Vietnam, is a perfect stem cell donor match. But she has been unable to acquire a visa to enter the U.S.Helen Huynh, 61, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in February. She is shown hospitalized in this photo taken last week.Helen Huynh, 61, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in February. She is shown hospitalized in this photo taken last week.Helen Hyunh with two of her grandchildren two weeks before she was diagnosed with cancer.An excerpt of a letter sent from the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City to Rep. Alan Lowenthal.Helen Huynh with her family.

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Jimmy Kimmel Says Senator 'Lied Right to My Face' Over GOP Health Plan

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:27:00 GMT

"There's a new Jimmy Kimmel test for you, it's called the lie detector test. You're welcome to stop by the studio and take it anytime," the TV host said.ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live"

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Health Coverage Rate Ticks Up for Some Asian-American Groups

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:37:00 GMT

6.8 percent of people who said they were of Asian descent alone did not have health insurance in 2016 compared to 7.8 percent in 2015, according to the Census.A doctor filling syringeA man looks over the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) signup page on the website in New York in this October 2, 2013 photo illustration.

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Parents Demand Answers After Autistic Boy Held on Ground by Officer

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:22:00 GMT

Police in Buckeye, Arizona, this week released body camera video showing an officer detaining an autistic teen who the officer believed was using drugs.In this frame grab from a Buckeye Police Department body cam, an autistic child is shown being taken down to the ground by a police officer on July 19, 2017.

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Death of Scout Schultz Highlights LGBTQ Mental Health Needs

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:56:00 GMT

The Georgia Tech student's death highlights the need for better mental health resources for LGBTQ college students, some advocates and health professionals say.Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz.Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz.

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Harvard Medical School Takes Leading Role in LGBTQ Health Care

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:48:00 GMT

Harvard Medical School has taken a multi-pronged approach to ensure its physicians-in-training are prepared for the unique needs of LGBTQ patients.Harvard Medical School Boston.Dr. Alex Keuroglhian, MD, MSc, MPH, at the Kraft Center for Community Health Leadership Trefler Lecture and Luncheon on Feb. 10, 2017, in Somerville, Mass. .Harvard Medical School student Claire LearmonthNeal Baer arrives to the 2011 Writers Guild Awards on February 5, 2011 in Hollywood, Calif.

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Man Loses 80 Pounds To Donate Liver to Mom

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:20:39 GMT

After years of trying to slim down, Brian Bolduc suddenly had a powerful motivation to lose weight: his mother's life depended on it.Brian Bolduc with his mother, Rose.

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Obamacare Is Suddenly in Grave Danger. Here's Why.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:18:00 GMT

A last-ditch Republican effort to repeal Obamacare picked up steam as a key senator opened the door to supporting the bill. Here's what you need to know.Sen. John McCain looks on during a news conference to announce opposition to the so-called skinny repeal of Obamacare at the Capitol on July 27.LEFT: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) leaves the Senate Chamber following a couple of votes in the U.S. Capitol July 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. RIGHT: Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) walks to the Senate floor ahead of a vote on the health care bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 27, 2017.

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6 Important Life Lessons From 'This Is Us'

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:38:00 GMT

Hard-earned life lessons we can steal from the "Big Three."Sterling K. Brown as Randall, Chrissy Metz as Kate, and Justin Hartley as Kevin dub themselves "the big three" on season 1 of "This is Us."Although Kate meets her boyfriend at a weight loss support group, experts says it's essential to understand that the experience is different for each person — even when both partners are obese.When Randall's (played by Sterling K. Brown) birth father comes into the picture, he and his wife are tasked with explaining the situation to their two young children.

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Get Mad: When Being Angry Can Be Good for You

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 20:29:00 GMT

Go ahead and let it rip. Science says there are some perks to getting angry.Don't bottle up your feelings. Use your anger as fuel for a better outcome.

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Why Working Out With a Crowd Is Better

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:05:00 GMT

When it comes to fitness, there's some truth to the old adage 'strength in numbers.'People who exercised with someone they thought was better than them increased their workout time and intensity by 200 percent.Research shows that people who worked out with others enjoy the exercise more than those who sweat it out alone.

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What Is the World's Biggest Killer?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:24:34 GMT

The biggest killer globally is heart disease, but overall, life expectancy is longer and fewer people are dying prematurely, especially kids younger than 5.A patient receives care at El Nuevo San Juan Health Center, one of 10 clinics operated in New York City by Urban Health Plan.

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Loved Ones Outraged After Eight Die at Florida Nursing Home

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:57:00 GMT

Florida Gov. Rick Scott promised to "aggressively demand answers on how this tragic event took place" at a Hollywood facility.Police tape hung in front of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, Florida, on Wednesday.Carolyn Eatherly, left, and Linda Horton, in a photo provided to NBC News by Horton.Vendetta Craig of Miramar, Florida, who's mother was a patient at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, says Thursday that she is angry that senior citizens died in the heat in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.Police tape hangs in front of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, Florida, on Sept. 13.

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Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant a Risk of Lupus

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 21:20:00 GMT

Singer Selena Gomez shocked fans with Instagram posts revealing she'd had transplant surgery over the summer.Selena Gomez took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal that she recently underwent a kidney transplant because of her battle with lupus..Selena Gomez posted this photo showing her transplant scar on her Instagram account.

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How the Low FODMAP Diet Changed My Life

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:34:37 GMT

The elimination diet that got my digestion — and life — back on track.A low-FODMAP diet approved pumpkin and sesame seed crusted salmon.Kate Scarlata's gluten free and low-FODMAP blueberry muffins.

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Does One Study Show Flu Shots Cause Miscarriage?

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:12:10 GMT

Flu vaccine experts are trying to understand why a study showed some pregnant women who got an H1N1 influenza vaccine had early miscarriages.A nurse prepares an injection of the influenza vaccine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass., on Jan. 10, 2013.

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How to Treat a Cut at Home (and When to Head to the Hospital)

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:08:39 GMT

Many minor cuts can be treated at home and don't need medical attention. Here's what you need to know.