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How to spot depression and anxiety in children

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 20:09:17 GMT

When we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones.(image)

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Same-sex marriage laws might decrease teen suicide attempt rates, says study

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:22:36 GMT

A new study has recorded a hopeful correlation between rates of teen suicide attempts and the prevalence of same-sex marriage.(image)

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Suicide deaths on the rise in kids

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 22:28:22 GMT

Since 2007, the rate of suicide deaths among children between the ages of 10 and 14 has doubled, according to new government data released Thursday.(image)

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Reading is good for your health

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:48:40 GMT

Clients who seek solace by pouring their hearts out in Alison Kerr Courtney's office don't get rewarded with a Xanax or Prozac prescription. Instead, they walk away with a reading list.(image)

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These cuisines could help you live longer

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:40:58 GMT

Going on vacation could help you uncover the secret to a long and healthy life -- if you pick the right destination.(image)

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PTSD risk may be passed down through our DNA

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:27:22 GMT

Christal Presley considers herself a survivor of the Vietnam War, even though the war ended years before she was born.(image)

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Mom writes children's book to explain IVF to her son

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:50:56 GMT

Jo Zmood wanted to find a book to help explain to her son how she brought him into the world.(image)

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The next medical innovations that could save children

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:08:35 GMT

What medical advancements may save the lives of our children in the future and are we spending enough on research to find them?(image)

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Homeless girls bond in Girl Scout Troop 6000

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 02:11:49 GMT

The members of Girl Scout Troop 6000 are just like any other girls. They go on trips, draw, sing and dance and sell those famous cookies. But their connection goes beyond Tagalongs and Thin Mints.(image)

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Opioid epidemic may be underestimated, CDC report says

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:03:31 GMT

Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid abuse epidemic, causing 91 overdose deaths each day. Yet the total number of opioid-related deaths may still be underestimated, suggests new research from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.(image)

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Chips recalled over Salmonella fear

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:04:18 GMT

Frito-Lay is recalling two jalapeño-flavored potato chip products over fears of Salmonella contamination.(image)

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Cherokee Nation sues pharmacies, drug distributors over opioids

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:05:00 GMT

The Cherokee Nation filed a lawsuit against pharmacies and drug distributors on Thursday, alleging that the companies have not done their part to curb the opioid epidemic that has gripped the tribal community.(image)

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First malaria vaccine to be widely tested in Africa next year

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:51:14 GMT

The World Health Organization announced Monday that it has the go-ahead to try the first malaria vaccine in the field in real-world settings next year. The organization made the announcement on the eve of World Malaria Day.(image)

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Could more female police lead to safer communities?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:28:52 GMT

Vera Bumpers, the first female chief and first African-American chief of Houston's Metro Police Department, remembers one of the first calls she went on shortly after joining the force right out of college.(image)

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How a plastic-munching caterpillar could help save the earth

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:20:18 GMT

Even the smallest among us can be big heroes. Take the lowly wax worm, for instance.(image)

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Henrietta Lacks: Her cells, her legacy

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:22:42 GMT

Her story took decades to become known. It was one Henrietta Lacks never realized was coming.(image)

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FDA warns against codeine, tramadol for children

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:46:50 GMT

The Food and Drug Administration says medications containing codeine or tramadol should not be given to children, and warns that these drugs could cause serious risks including difficulty breathing and death.(image)

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FDA: Texas lethal injection drugs must be destroyed or exported 

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:14:50 GMT

Execution drugs delivered to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Arizona Department of Corrections must be refused and either destroyed or exported within 90 days, according to court documents filed on Thursday.(image)

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Britain's young royals open up about mental health

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:44:07 GMT

It is rare for the Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, to speak candidly on film. But in a video released Friday, Kate talks openly with her husband and Prince Harry about mental health and the importance of discussing mental wellbeing.(image)

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