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What Is Glioblastoma? McCain's Brain Tumor Is an Aggressive Type of Cancer

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:37:43 GMT

A glioblastoma is a highly malignant form of cancer that spreads quickly due to its association with a large network of blood vessels in the brain.Senate Armed Services Committee chairman Sen. John McCain (R) (R-AZ) questions U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter during a committee hearing September 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford Jr. testified on the topic "U.S. National Security Challenges and Ongoing Military Operations." Also pictured is Sen. James Inhofe (L) (R-OK).


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Teen Vogue's 'Guide to Anal Sex' Spawns Backlash

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:15:26 GMT

The debate highlights the lack of LGBTQ sex education in the U.S.Teen Vogue logo seen on a step and repeat.Teen Vogue article running on their website publication.


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Why Focusing Too Much On Your Goals Can Lead to Failure

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:46:00 GMT

Blogging daily about their journey turned one couple's struggle with unemployment into a thriving business.Focusing on the goal doesn't produce actions. It's the small steps that you do every day that produce results.Once struggling with unemployment, Marc and Angel Chernoff say daily rituals were vital to the success of their business.


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How Harmful Are the Chemicals In Your Box of Macaroni and Cheese?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:26:00 GMT

Phthalates were found in the cheesy powder used to make the sauce for boxed macaroni and cheese.Your bowl of mac and cheese may come with a side of chemicals.


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How to Lose Weight, According to Personal Trainers

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:32:00 GMT

Chris and Heidi Powell say it's not all about crushing it in the gym.Chris and Heidi Powell, celebrity trainers and creators of the fitness app Transform.


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Florida Drug Treatment Center Operators Busted in Crackdown

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:18:00 GMT

Prosecutors say one owner of "sober homes" and a rehab facility billed insurers more than $58 million.Jordi Martinez-Garcia, 48, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, appears in court with his attorney on July 13, charged with 62 counts of patient brokering.Cynthia McFadden of NBC News, right, attempts to speak with an employee of the London Treatment Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.Jennifer Flory (left) and her daughter Alison Flory.Delray Beach (Florida) Fire Rescue responding to an overdose.


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Son Charts Mom's Heartbreaking Descent Into Dementia

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:18:00 GMT

Molly Daley's battle with Lewy body dementia — the second most common form of the disease in older adults after Alzheimer's — has been painstakingly chronicled by her son.Molly and Joey Daley at Christmas in 1988.Daley sits with his mother at his home in Dublin, Ohio. Molly Daley and her son, Joey.Daley helps his mother at his home in Dublin, Ohio.


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Chipotle Closes Restaurant Over Norovirus Reports

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:11:43 GMT

Chipotle has temporarily shut down a location in Virginia following multiple reports of norovirus, the chain confirmed on Tuesday.A sign on a Chipotle restaurant on January 12, 2017.A sign on a Chipotle restaurant on January 12, 2017.


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Miami Boy, 10, May Have Died After Exposure to Fentanyl

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:42:00 GMT

It's unclear how he came across the drug, which has prompted warnings by law enforcement that breathing in or even touching a small speck of it can be fatal.Illegal fentanyl seized in a drug raid in Dayton, Ohio.Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle gives a news conference on the possibly opioid-related death of 10-year-old Alton Banks in Miami, Fla.This Tuesday, July 17, 2017 photo shows the Overtown area of Miami where fifth grader Alton Banks died of a fentanyl overdose in June.


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How to Take a Vacation That Actually Benefits Your Health

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:08:00 GMT

How to take time off that actually benefits your health.Novel experiences are more memorable, which means your time off will feel longer if you go to new places and try new things.


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How to Cut an Instagram-Worthy Avocado

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:29:11 GMT

Avocados can be tough to slice in a way that's deserving of your social feed's high standards. So, we found a better way.An avocado toast worthy of your Instagram feed.


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The Health Benefits of Matcha Tea

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:58:00 GMT

According to science, matcha is something of a miracle supplement. But more isn't always better.Matcha is a powder of green tea leaves packed with antioxidants.Matcha ice cream is a popular ice cream flavor in Japan and abroad.


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McCain's Surgery to Delay Vote on Health Care Bill

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:26:00 GMT

Sen. John McCain's recovery following brain surgery will delay the long awaited vote on the Republican health care bill.Senator John McCain looks at the Roll of Honor after the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial on May 29, 2017 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. File


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8 Small Summer Diet Swaps that Add Up

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 18:09:00 GMT

A new study found that adding micro-changes to your menu significantly reduces the risk of early death.Jumbo Shrimp on top of Spiralized zucchini.A summer zucchini salad makes being a one-day-a-week vegetarian a tasty compromise. Add crunch to a salad with chopped nuts.


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Discarded Syringes Create Health, Environmental Problems

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:38:00 GMT

People, often children, risk getting stuck by discarded needles, raising the prospect they could contract blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis or HIV.In this Wednesday June 7, 2017 photo, activist Rocky Morrison, of the "Clean River Project", holds up a fish bowl filled with hypodermic needles, that were recovered during 2016, on the Merrimack River next to their facility in Methuen, Mass. Morrison leads a cleanup effort along the Merrimack River, which winds through the old milling city of Lowell, and has recovered hundreds of needles in abandoned homeless camps that dot the banks, as well as in piles of debris that collect in floating booms he recently started setting. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Activist Rocky Morrison, of the "Clean River Project," holds up a fish bowl filled with hypodermic needles, that were recovered during 2016, on the Merrimack River.This photo shows hypodermic needles that were recovered from the Merrimack River in 2016, at the Clean River Facility facility in Methuen, Mass.


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The 'Sunday Scaries' Are Real — This is Why

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 21:56:00 GMT

This what happens to your body when you get the Sunday blues.



How One Couple Lost Weight By Redefining Date Night

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 09:59:00 GMT

Turning "date nights" into "date days" can help you get fit.Jamie and George Hess decided to hire a babysitter for Saturday mornings instead of Saturday nights, and turn the concept of "date night" on its head. "Date days" have made Jamie and George Hess' bond stronger.


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How to Burn Hundreds of Calories at the Airport

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:29:27 GMT

Turn wasted minutes at the airport into valuable exercise time that combats travel stress.Airport chairs are good for more than resting your aching butt.Resistance cords can be used to exercise all your core muscle groups.You can incorporate the airport chair as part of your workout.You're usually running through the airport anyway, right?


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3 Types of Motivation That Can Inspire You to Do Anything

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:20:18 GMT

Perform this mental shift when you need some extra encouragement.Identifying your specific source of motivation can keep you committed to working towards a goal — no dangling carrot required.The drive to support a family is enough for most people to find meaning in their work.


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Woman Dies from New, Rare Tick-Borne Virus

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:14:00 GMT

Woman dies from rare tick-borne Bourbon virus



9 Ways to Be a Better Public Speaker

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:13:09 GMT

These tips will help you in the boardroom, at a dinner party or in front of a crowd of thousands.There’s not a checklist that will turn you into a great public speaker overnight: It takes practice, preparation and feedback.Like any skill, when it comes to mastering public speaking, practice is key.


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12 French Fry Recipes That Won't Kill You

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:08:56 GMT

Take a deep (fried) breath: These tasty fry alternatives are completely guilt free.Have these cajun sweet potato fries on the table faster than a trip to the drive-thru.Skinny oven friesOven baked curly friesCrispy baked avocado friesButternut squash friesPaprika parsnip fries with Sriracha dipping sauceGrilled Carrots With Chipotle Lime AioliCrispy baked portobello mushroom friesCajun sweet potato friesCrispy parmesan zucchini friesSpicy spiralized shoe string jicama friesEasy roasted sunchoke "steak fries"


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Why Your Houseplants Are Making You Healthier

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:27:00 GMT

That whole succulent trend? It's healthy.Plants such as orchids, succulents, snake plants and bromeliads emit oxygen at night, making them perfect plants for the bedroom.Just one plant can instantly transform your living space. Succulents are perfect for beginners or people with brown thumbs (we're not judging!). How to water your plants (so you don't kill them).


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FDA Advisers Say Yes to Experimental Cancer Therapy

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 21:55:00 GMT

FDA advisers have recommended approval of CAR-T, an experimental cancer treatment that combines genetic engineering and immunotherapy.Emily Whitehead, five years cancer free.Emily Whitehead with her father, Tom Whitehead.Emily Whitehead, right, alongside her father Tom and mother Kari, was the first child with leukemia to try a new treatment for leukemia called CAR-T, developed by Novartis. Emily is now 12 and leukemia-free. The FDA is considering approval of the treatment.


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New Imaging Method May Predict Heart Attacks

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:27:00 GMT

New computed tomography (CT) scan may be a better way to diagnose people with the highest risk of a heart attack or stroke, far earlier than conventional scans.Electrocardiogram line on heart monitor.A newly developed imaging method identifies inflamed artery lesions that pose the most risk to patients.


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