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Toxic tensions in the heart of 'Cancer Alley'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:36:57 GMT

The EPA says this Louisiana town has the nation's highest risk of developing cancer from air toxins. The plant emitting the toxins says otherwise. Locals are outraged.(image)


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EPA: Plant emits 99% of US chloroprene pollution

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:36:34 GMT

The EPA says this Louisiana town has the nation's highest risk of developing cancer from air toxins. The plant emitting the toxins says otherwise. Locals are outraged.(image)


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Exposure to air pollution before birth may shorten our lives

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:00:54 GMT

Pollution affects us even in the womb: Women who are exposed to air pollution during pregnancy have babies with shorter telomeres (a genetic biomarker), a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics found.(image)


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BMX racing is rad and totally back from the '80s

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:40:17 GMT

The 1980s are alive and well in the heartland of America. BMX. Three letters that evoke -- for anyone Generation X and older -- a cultural Trapper Keeper of desirable possessions including Nike Air, Atari, Walkmans, Vans, MTV and of course that conduit of childhood freedom and rebellion, the Bicycle Motorcross.(image)


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Rad BMX Racing

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:11:55 GMT

DeSoto, Texas recently hosted one of BMX's Gold Cup races, an annual series of six regional tournaments.(image)


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How and why to cut back on your daily caffeine fix

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:34:58 GMT

Are you one of those people who can't get your day started without a cup of coffee?(image)


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#MeToo isn't new. But this time, survivors hope things will be different

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:59:34 GMT

We've heard it all before. Yet the status quo endures. This time, though, because of the sheer volume of shared accounts, some see hope for change.(image)


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#MeToo sexual assault stories trigger trauma

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:08:41 GMT

#MeToo has become a rallying cry for victims of sexual abuse and harassment, but could the posts trigger trauma as well?(image)


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Why does New Hampshire have the highest synthetic opioid death rate?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:59:50 GMT

President Trump said Monday that he would officially declare America's opioid epidemic a national emergency next week, which would provide an influx of funding and policy initiatives across the country.(image)


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California combats deadly hepatitis A outbreak

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:14:50 GMT

As firefighters continue to battle blazes across the state of California, public health officials are dealing with another ongoing crisis: one of the largest person-to-person hepatitis A outbreaks in the country since the development of a vaccine, more than two decades ago.(image)


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Why insurance really is a life or death issue

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:27:50 GMT

Screenings covered by insurers needs to be seen through the lens of equality, explains the president and dean of Morehouse School of Medicine.(image)


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FDA approves 2nd gene therapy targeting non-Hodgkin lymphomas

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:02:20 GMT

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a second gene therapy for cancer, the first to target non-Hodgkin lymphomas.(image)


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Report: 42% of kids now have their own tablets

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:47:36 GMT

The amount of time young children spend on mobile devices has tripled in just four years, from 15 minutes a day in 2013 to now 48 minutes, according to a new report. The report also finds that 42% of children now have their own tablet devices.(image)


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No water, no power: Life one month after Hurricane Maria

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:11:51 GMT

After Hurricane Maria toppled the bridge that connects him to the rest of civilization and ripped the roof and walls off his house here in the central mountains of Puerto Rico, Ramón Sostre raised a weathered American flag above the wreckage.(image)


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Can't hear? Try a game

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:41:32 GMT

If you avoid noisy restaurants because you can't hear your spouse or you have to turn your TV up so loud that the neighbors complain, you are not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from some form of hearing loss, and as you age, some loss is inevitable for many.(image)


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A Philando Castile campaign is wiping off a year's worth of lunch debts at St. Paul schools

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:23:02 GMT

The original goal of "Philando Feeds The Children" was to to help cover the student lunch debt at J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School in St. Paul, where Castile worked as a nutrition supervisor.(image)


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Families fight for normalcy after wildfires destroy autism school

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:26:44 GMT

For about two weeks, 7-year-old Caden Higuera from Windsor, California has been cooped up in his house playing with Legos and patching together 500-piece puzzles.(image)


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City of Los Angeles opens investigation into drugmaker following CNN report

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:44:12 GMT

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has launched an investigation into California-based drugmaker Avanir Pharmaceuticals, the subject of a CNN report into its aggressive targeting of nursing home residents with a drug called Nuedexta that may be unnecessary or unsafe for this population.(image)


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Deputy takes off uniform to fight opioid epidemic

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:38:20 GMT

For 22 years, Deputy Charles Johnson has started his workday by putting on his police uniform.(image)


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'Oh my God, this is crazy' - 911 calls from nursing home released

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:28:29 GMT

We know how the ordeal ended -- with the deaths of 14 people from a sweltering Florida nursing home.(image)


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How technology will shape our future fitness

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:00:49 GMT

What may replace wrist-worn fitness trackers in the future? From swarms of drones to sensors hidden in your socks, experts weigh in on how we might track our workouts and our health in the years to come.(image)


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Cancer drugs grown in chicken eggs may lower cost

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:09:59 GMT

Researchers in Japan may have found a way to produce cheaper drugs that could be used to treat a range of diseases from chicken eggs.(image)


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A spate of deadly disasters for the elderly

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:00:52 GMT

Recent wildfires in California and hurricanes in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico have put a spotlight on vulnerable seniors -- including a number of deaths that authorities have said were preventable.(image)


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A puberty book for girls that's about more than periods

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:47:33 GMT

Naama Bloom decided to write a book to empower girls during a time when, too often, they feel uncomfortable, ashamed and embarrassed.(image)


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Hospital ship waits for sick Puerto Ricans -- but no one knows how to get on it

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:37:32 GMT

Sammy Rolon is living in a makeshift clinic set up at a school. He has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and is bed-ridden. He's waiting for surgery that was scheduled before Hurricane Maria smashed into Puerto Rico. Now he can't even get the oxygen he needs.(image)


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How to break carb cravings, once and for all

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:55:10 GMT

If you're like many people I know, the thought of giving up pasta and bread in an effort to shed a few pounds (or more) might seem like an unfair punishment -- perhaps even a tease, especially when those foods seem to be on everyone else's plates.(image)


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Sugary drink sales plummeted after price increase, study says

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:03:07 GMT

From Colombia to South Africa, France to India, governments around the globe are exploring whether taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages might curb obesity rates. Do these fines actually work to prevent people from choosing sweet drinks?(image)


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One in nine American men has oral HPV, study finds

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:35:42 GMT

About one in nine American men is infected with the oral form of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Nationwide, rates for oral HPV infections are 11.5% of men and 3.2% of women: 11 million men, compared with 3.2 million women, the researchers estimated.(image)


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Two simple ways to lower odds of stillbirth

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Counting kicks and sleeping on your left side aren't a guarantee that you'll have a safe and healthy pregnancy, but they are easy, low-cost ways to reduce the risk.(image)


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