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Attorney: Tests show Aaron Hernandez had CTE

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:48:39 GMT

Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL star who took his life while serving a murder sentence in prison, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- commonly known as CTE -- attorney Jose Baez said Thursday.(image)

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CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:26:08 GMT

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA.(image)

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5 things to know about CTE

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:28:59 GMT

The list of football players with a brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, continues to grow. But what exactly is CTE? Here are five things you need to know:(image)

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NFL confirms link between football and CTE

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 15:40:58 GMT

For the first time, an official from the NFL publicly acknowledged a connection between football and CTE. CNN's Coy Wire reports.(image)

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Athletes and CTE

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 17:41:44 GMT

CTE is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain. See which NFL players and other athletes have been diagnosed with CTE.(image)

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When you and your partner have mismatched libidos

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:44:50 GMT

When one partner has more interest in sex than the other, it's easy for the person with the higher sex drive to feel rejected, bruised, and undesirable and for the partner who avoids sex to feel pressure, anxiety, and guilt.(image)

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The most common pre-existing medical conditions

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:37:15 GMT

By the numbers, it looks like Americans are one unhealthy nation and could therefore have a lot to lose, depending on how the health care debate concludes.(image)

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Why is health care in the US so expensive?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:42:58 GMT

As Congress debates a new health care bill, Dr. Sanjay Gupta asks: Why is health care in the United States so expensive in the first place?(image)

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Gene editing of human embryos in UK reveals new fertility clue

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:40:15 GMT

The DNA of human embryos has been altered and studied for the first time in the UK, offering new insight into the early stages of human development.(image)

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Gatorade punished for dissing water in video game

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:26:05 GMT

The Gatorade Company will no longer be able to make disparaging comments about water, according to a settlement announced Thursday by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.(image)

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A 'family curse': First insomnia, then death

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:30:30 GMT

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

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Tenth death confirmed after Florida nursing home left without A/C

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:28:07 GMT

Ten people have died after a Florida nursing home failed to evacuate its residents, who suffered for days in oppressive heat with no air conditioning after Hurricane Irma, according to the Hollywood Police Department.(image)

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Disaster survivors rescued from rubble -- in Mexico and beyond

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:52:05 GMT

Somewhere beneath the rubble of a collapsed elementary school in Mexico City, rescuers believe a 12-year-old girl is alive.(image)

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Ivanka Trump reveals struggle with postpartum depression

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:41:46 GMT

Ivanka Trump, daughter of and senior adviser to President Donald Trump, revealed that she had postpartum depression after the births of her children in an interview for "The Dr. Oz Show." The program, filmed Monday, will air Thursday.(image)

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The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO says

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:01:13 GMT

Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the threat of multidrug-resistant infections, according to a new World Health Organization report published Tuesday. Adding to the concern: It is likely that the speed of increasing resistance will outpace the slow drug development process.(image)

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This is what happens when gender roles are forced on kids

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:39:50 GMT

A new study suggests that across countries and income levels boys and girls enter their teens ingrained with damaging gender stereotypes that could have lasting impacts.(image)

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The psychological aftermath of hurricanes

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:54:13 GMT

The torrential rains may have ended, yet many people in Texas and Florida continue to feel the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in unseen though dramatic ways.(image)

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Dental checkups urged for babies -- but many dentists are wary

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:36:52 GMT

Allen Barron scrunches up his tiny face and wails as his mother gently tips him backward onto the lap of Jean Calvo, a pediatric dental resident at the University of California-San Francisco.(image)

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Opioid overdoses shorten US life expectancy by 2½ months

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:33:01 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

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:59:31 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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41 state attorneys general subpoena opioid manufacturers and distributors

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:41:05 GMT

A coalition of 41 states' attorneys general have served five major opioid manufacturers and three drug distributors with subpoenas seeking information about how these companies marketed and distributed prescription opioids.(image)

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

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:05:46 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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Students swim with sharks, explore space through VR

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:41:24 GMT

Imagine instead of viewing a shark-infested shipwreck or a space station in photos, technology meant you actually swam and floated right through them.(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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