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Art made from decommissioned guns meant to start a conversation

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:28:14 GMT

Jonathan Ferrara is a modern art gallery owner driven by an old-fashioned idea: He wants the pieces he has gathered at his gallery in New Orleans to hold a mirror up to society and reflect an issue that has become a touchy one for Americans.(image)

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Guns in the hands of artists

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:25:58 GMT

A new book, "Guns in the Hands of Artists," uses more than 180 decommissioned guns as raw material.(image)

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Gun violence not a mental health issue, experts say, pointing to 'anger,' suicides

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 23:22:55 GMT

If there's anything both sides of America's heated and polarizing gun debate may agree on, it's the need to keep firearms out of the hands of people with serious mental illness.(image)

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Gunshot wounds deadlier than ever as guns get increasingly powerful

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 20:27:27 GMT

The loss of so much life in the Orlando shootings is exceptional, but the kind of bullet wounds and the extreme nature of the physical trauma that people suffered in this incident is not as uncommon as it was even a decade ago, according to new study. And it is time for this "hidden public health issue" to come out of the shadows, the authors argue.(image)

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Many asexual people still fantasize about sex, study finds

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:26:29 GMT

Researchers aren't quite sure exactly what asexuality is. On paper, the concept is clear -- asexual people simply don't experience sexual attraction -- but since scientists are so early on in their attempts to understand the phenomenon, they're not quite sure about many of the specifics.(image)

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Why sex is 'about to get a lot less fun'

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:41:44 GMT

Jill Filipovic says that with Donald Trump's pick Tom Price running Health and Human Services, women of all backgrounds will suffer from lack of access to birth control.(image)

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Young mom struggles with Parkinson's

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:27:30 GMT

Sometimes, you don't know the exact moment when your life has changed.(image)

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Ancient Roman DNA reveals modern malaria parasite

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:49:44 GMT

For the first time, researchers have discovered genomic evidence of malaria in 2,000-year-old human remains from the Roman Empire, according to a new study.(image)

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Sandy Hook PSA warns of subtle signs of gun violence

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:09:42 GMT

Evan finally bumped into the girl he'd been searching for over the entire school year. They had been leaving each other notes on a desk, neither knowing the identity of their mysterious pen pal. But the much-awaited encounter was cut short when a single gunman appeared behind them at the school's gym entrance.(image)

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Do you exercise like a president?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:23:45 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump plays golf -- but doesn't do much else -- for exercise. Just how active were America's former presidents? Here's a look at the history of presidential fitness, dating back to the Founding Fathers.(image)

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For younger generation, AIDS is old news but new threat

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:13:17 GMT

On World AIDS Day, Dr. Linda-Gail Bekker says we must commit anew to use all available tools to protect those at risk for HIV infection.(image)

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What the sex robots will teach us

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:07:15 GMT

In HBO's series "Westworld," humans pay for sex with robots in an anything-goes Wild West-inspired theme park. In the movie "Her," a man falls in love with his Siri-like operating system. And in AMC's show "Humans," a husband has an affair with his pretty robotic assistant.(image)

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The president's diet and what it says about America

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:30:02 GMT

Thomas Jefferson may have been America's first foodie. The Founding Father developed a taste for French cuisine, grew a vast vegetable garden and cherished a farm-to-table diet.(image)

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Boy with brain tumor helps dad cope with pain

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:19:16 GMT

In June, a young boy named Gabe received life-saving brain surgery. But he felt self-conscious about the horseshoe-shaped scar that was left behind.(image)

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Bullying is a 'serious public health problem,' experts say

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:41:51 GMT

The tragic death of 18-year-old Brandy Vela is bringing the potential dangers of cyberbullying back into focus. It's another reminder of what experts say is a public health problem facing young people.(image)

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Teenager with rare genetic disorder shoots and scores

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:50:25 GMT

Tristan Willmott is not your typical high school basketball standout. At 3'5", it's not the sophomore's ball-handling skills that make him sparkle, it's his height.(image)

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Hypochondriacs more likely to have health problems, study says

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:09:05 GMT

A complicated part of being human: living with the knowledge of your own impending death. So it's somewhat understandable if your mind might have wandered into worst-case-scenario mode that time you had a bad bout of the flu, or thought a weird twinge in your finger was the beginnings of a medical emergency. (Dr. Google certainly doesn't help.)(image)

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Life as a teen born with HIV

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:51:47 GMT

For 22-year-old Sabelo Chonco, his years as a teenager weren't quite the same as those of the people around him.(image)

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Monogamous male couples must be mindful of HIV

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:17:58 GMT

In a relationship there are myriad issues to manage. Who walks the dog? Does his mother like me? Whom are we supporting to win RuPaul's "Drag Race All Stars 2"?(image)

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Being a 'superhero': HIV vaccine volunteers

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:51:49 GMT

Every day Luyanda Ngcobo's routine is the same: It starts with a trip to the back cupboard, where, safely hidden away is a bottle of nevirapine, an anti-retroviral (ARV) pill he has to take twice a day for the rest of his life.(image)

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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli meets his match in a group of Australian schoolboys

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:02:05 GMT

Inspired by outrage over Turing Pharmaceuticals' decision to hike the price of a lifesaving drug, eight Sydney schoolboys recreated it for just $20 a pill.(image)

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'Magic mushroom' drug lifted 'cloud of doom' for cancer patients

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:01:36 GMT

A single dose of psilocybin, a compound found in mind-altering magic mushrooms, can significantly reduce anxiety and depression in cancer patients, two new studies suggest.(image)

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1.9 million pounds of undercooked chicken recalled

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:03:16 GMT

National Steak and Poultry issued a recall of more 1.9 million pounds of its ready-to-eat chicken products, the Unites States Department of Agriculture said Monday. The products are sold as fully cooked for consumers to heat and serve, but they may be undercooked. Undercooked poultry can harbor bacteria that can lead to gastrointestinal illness.(image)

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VA dental patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:16:29 GMT

Nearly 600 patients who received dental care at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs medical center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and C and now face an anxious wait to find out if they were infected.(image)

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Swimming, aerobics, racquet sports slash risk of death, study says

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:50:35 GMT

Doctors often recommend daily physical activity, but does exercise actually help us live longer? And are certain sports healthier than others? A new study suggests that exercise can slash your risk of death by 28%, and certain activities may be even more beneficial.(image)

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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $1 billion settlement

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:49:18 GMT

A federal jury in Dallas has ordered Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics to pay more than $1 billion to a group of plaintiffs over artificial hip replacements.(image)

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UN apologizes for Haiti cholera spread in plan to eradicate disease

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:05:34 GMT

The United Nations did not do enough to prevent the spread of cholera epidemic in Haiti that killed at least 10,000 people after the 2010 earthquake, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday, in what many saw as an overdue apology.(image)

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