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Risky surgery separates baby from parasitic twin

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:44:53 GMT

Baby Dominique was born with her parasitic twin's waist, legs and feet growing out of her back. She required a complicated surgery, and a foster family, to give her a chance at healthy, long life.(image)

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Born with her twin's legs and feet growing from her back

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:31:06 GMT

Dominique was born with her parasitic twin's waist, legs and feet growing out of her back. She required a complicated surgery, and a foster family, to give her a chance at healthy, long life.(image)

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Conjoined Twins Fast Facts

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:49:59 GMT

Here's some background information about conjoined twins.(image)

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US infant mortality rates down 15%

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:09:17 GMT

Infant mortality rates have reached new lows, according to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.(image)

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Coach's rant on 'me, me, me' generation of athletes

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:43:23 GMT

If you've been on Facebook this week, chances are you've seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team. UConn hasn't lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title.(image)

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Why flu shots fail even when the match is right

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:03:25 GMT

In 2009, two flu vaccines manufactured by the same company did not equally protect against the circulating H1N1 flu virus. A study published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine examines the question: Why did one vaccine offer 35% less protection against the flu?(image)

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Cell phones when driving: Which countries have toughest laws?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:30:58 GMT

If you are caught using a handheld device while driving in the United Kingdom -- whether it's for talking, texting, taking video or anything else -- your penalties just got significantly steeper, thanks to a law that went into effect this month.(image)

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The truth about 'gaydar'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:38:35 GMT

Kids are often told that you can't judge a book by its cover.(image)

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Are vegetable oils healthy?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:21:41 GMT

In small amounts, vegetable oils are healthy, as they contain fats that are essential in our diets.(image)

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How to keep kids occupied on flights without electronics

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:45:06 GMT

A new ban on most electronic devices in the cabins of certain flights to the US and UK from Middle Eastern countries is causing confusion and frustration among passengers -- many of whom are parents of restless children.(image)

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'Deaths of despair' fuel midlife mortality for white Americans

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:08:41 GMT

It's a midlife crisis of a different sort: "Deaths of despair" -- due to drugs, alcohol and suicide -- are largely responsible for rising mortality rates among middle-age white Americans. And a new analysis by Princeton economists delves into what they believe is behind this trend.(image)

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Is 100% fruit juice good or bad for your child's weight?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:02:56 GMT

A new study suggests that drinking 100% fruit juice daily is linked to some, but not significant, weight gain in early childhood.(image)

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Is cancer just a matter of random bad luck?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:00:15 GMT

For the first time, researchers have estimated what percentage of cancer mutations are due to environmental and lifestyle factors, hereditary factors and random chance. Overall, 66% of the genetic mutations that develop into cancer are caused by simple random errors occurring when cells replace themselves, according to a new study published in the journal Science.(image)

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Grieving father: 'I don't play Trump songs anymore'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:26:45 GMT

Kraig Moss made financial sacrifices last year to follow Trump around the country and tell his own story. Now, he wishes he hadn't.(image)

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Living at risk of the world's greatest infectious killer

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:46:05 GMT

The roads are bright orange and unpaved through the agricultural district of Memot in Cambodia. Along the sides lie miles of maize fields and a few farmers tending to them.(image)

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People are skeptical about this record-setting trans weightlifting champ

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:02:33 GMT

New Zealand athlete Laurel Hubbard became the first transgender woman to represent New Zealand at the Australian International weightlifting competition -- a detail that has drawn praise and criticism.(image)

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86-year-old raises $400,000 and then gives it away

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:38:32 GMT

Thirty-two years' worth of recycled newspapers and magazines -- more than nine million pounds of it -- netted 86-year-old Johnny Jennings $400,000, all of which he gave away to those in need.(image)

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Phone device tests male fertility with 98% accuracy

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:53:00 GMT

A new smartphone attachment can evaluate a man's semen and determine his level of fertility with up to 98% accuracy, a new study has showed.(image)

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Living in the era of the Internet of Things

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:01:26 GMT

A recent WikiLeaks document dump, purportedly from the CIA, claimed that the agency can hack smart TVs and place them in "fake-off" mode, allowing an owner's private conversations to be recorded and sent to a covert server.(image)

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Could we trick the brain to stop tinnitus?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:02:25 GMT

New research reveals some of the mechanisms underlying tinnitus' development and provides avenues for possible treatment, scientists say.(image)

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Children with autism 40 times more likely to die from injury, study says

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:06:36 GMT

People with autism are three times more likely than the general population to die due to an injury, with suffocation, asphyxiation and drowning as the top three causes of premature deaths, a new study says.(image)

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The initial hospital costs of gun violence in America

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:28:15 GMT

A new study sheds light on just how much gunshot wounds cost the United States and self-paying patients for an initial hospitalization. More research is needed to determine long-term costs.(image)

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Hospital: Try Beyonce, ABBA for CPR training

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:39:09 GMT

We always knew Missy Elliot's music would save lives one day, and this week New York Presbyterian Hospital confirmed our suspicions.(image)

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The secret to Iceland's happiness? It's in the water

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:52:58 GMT

When it comes to socializing, England has its pubs. Italy has its piazzas. And Iceland has its pools.(image)

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Johns Hopkins has first black female neurosurgeon resident

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:58:13 GMT

In the 30 years that Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's neurosurgical department has accepted residents, there has never been a black woman in the ranks.(image)

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A year ago, North Carolina passed America's first bathroom bill. It's still feeling the pain.

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:52:16 GMT

It's been one year since North Carolina became the first state to pass what we now know as a "bathroom bill."(image)

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Pharmacist convicted of racketeering, fraud in fungal meningitis outbreak

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:04:52 GMT

Jurors in the trial of pharmacist Barry Cadden delivered a mixed verdict Wednesday in connection with a deadly 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak.(image)

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FDA: Rare cancer linked to breast implants and 9 deaths

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:32:33 GMT

Nine deaths have been reported to the US Food and Drug Administration, stemming from a rare cancer that is associated with breast implants.(image)

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Dental coverage may be yanked under GOP health care plan

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:41:42 GMT

As Republicans hash out the details of their health plans, dental associations around the country are looking nervously at the future. It has been little talked about, but the dental coverage that children receive and the coverage some adults get through their state's Medicaid plans and those offered on exchanges could soon disappear.(image)

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