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Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:54:24 -0500

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White House rips Trump health pick over stock deal

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:46:05 -0500

(image) Outgoing White House press secretary Josh Earnest tore into President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for health and human services secretary, Georgia Rep. Tom Price, amid a report that the Republican congressman bought stock in a medical company, then introduced legislation that would have directly benefited the company. “This is a very narrow, specific company that dealt with implants — hip and knee — and the legislation specifically affects implants.



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Being denied an abortion more harmful to a woman’s mental health than having one: Study

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:19:14 -0500

(image) Planned Parenthood supporters rally for women’s access to reproductive health care on “National Pink Out Day” at Los Angeles City Hall. Brittany Sherwood was only 15 when she had an abortion after becoming pregnant the first time she ever engaged in sex. “Looking back, I’m proud of myself for having the insight to know that I would never be able to give up the child for adoption following a pregnancy and birth,” said Sherwood, who is now a mental health nurse practitioner in southern Florida.



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New Trump ad attacks Clinton's health

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:27:10 -0400

(image) Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that “the shackles have been taken off” his campaign — a thinly veiled threat suggesting that the final 28 days of the presidential race will be filled with personal attacks. Hillary Clinton failed every single time as secretary of state. The 30-second spot, titled “Dangerous,” then cuts to clips of Clinton coughing on the stump and being helped up the stairs and into her van.



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Dr. Oz on Trump interview: ’I’m not going to ask him questions he doesn’t want to have answered’

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:10:26 -0400

(image) Trump will appear on “The Dr. Oz Show” on Thursday. When Donald Trump appears on “The Dr. Oz Show” on Thursday, the Republican nominee will reveal “his own personal health regimen,” according to a press release. Just don’t expect him to reveal the results of his recent physical — and don’t expect any probing from Dr. Mehmet Oz, the show’s host.



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Trump on Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis: ‘I hope she gets well soon’

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:47:21 -0400

(image) Donald Trump declined to attack Hillary Clinton’s health, a day after the Democratic nominee’s campaign revealed that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia. “I hope she gets well soon,” the Republican nominee said on “Fox & Friends” Monday. Clinton abruptly left a 9/11 memorial service in Lower Manhattan on Sunday, and a video taken by an onlooker appeared to show Clinton wobbling as she was helped into her van.



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Rudy Giuliani says Hillary Clinton has a secret illness. His supposed proof? Online videos.

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 16:56:00 -0400

(image) Rudy Giuliani has joined the chorus of Donald Trump supporters peddling conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton’s health. “She doesn’t need to campaign,” the former New York City mayor, who has emerged as one of the Republican nominee’s most visible surrogates, said on “Fox News Sunday.” “She has the New York Times, she has the [New York] Daily News, she has ABC, she has CBS, she has NBC.



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Outraged Citizens Say This Gym’s Campaign Is Fat Shaming

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:02:02 -0400

(image) Fit4Less gym, in the U.K., has found itself in the midst of a controversy over one of its billboards. The gym’s ad upset people because it mentions “fat” people.



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Dad of Sick Baby Warns of Devastating Consequences of Not Washing Hands

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:28:56 -0500

(image) A father “almost lost” his baby daughter to the über-contagious Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and is warning others about the dangers of not washing hands.



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‘World’s Heaviest Teenager’ Finally Walks After Dropping 700 Lbs.

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:44:15 -0500

(image) At his highest weight, Khaled Mohsen Al Shaeri weighed 1,345 lbs. and hadn’t left his bed for three years. In 2013, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia ordered that he be hospitalized for treatment. Since then, Shaeri — now in his early 20s — has lost 700 lbs., and anew video, posted to YouTube Tuesday (garnering almost 48,000 views), shows him walking for the first time in years. 



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Teen’s Joyful ‘I Beat Cancer’ Announcement Strikes a Chord

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:40:29 -0500

(image) A teen’s announcement on Facebook that he is cancer-free has captured the attention of thousands of people. Jacob Munoz’s mom Yvette posted a photo on the Facebook page she created for her son, Jacob’s Fight, showing a beaming Jacob holding a handmade sign that read: “I am cancer free. Thank you Jesus.” The post has received more than 30,000 likes, over 3,000 shares, and more than 4,000 comments.



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Toddler ‘Lucky to Be Alive’ After Battery ‘Burned’ Through Her Lung

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:49:40 -0500

(image) Mom Clare Skill said her two-year-old daughter Sophie was playing at home when she noticed that something was wrong. Sophie went from agitated to crying excessively while holding the back of her neck. “She was so distressed, and I just knew she had swallowed something,” Skill told the Huffington Post U.K Monday. “My heart was beating so fast.”



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Finally, a Home With a Two-Story, Indoor Waterfall

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:18:53 -0500

(image) Plenty of homes have large-scale, outdoor waterfall features, flowing into pools and over rocks in backyards. This fitness-focused New Hampshire house has one though, flowing from the top of the house down through a hole that cuts through two stories. One hallway is almost all glass.  The home also includes a 50-foot, indoor swimming pool, located in a solarium with retractable roof and heated tile flooring.








Number of Obese, Overweight Kids Under 5 'Alarming,' Report Says

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:51:42 -0500

(image) The number of obese or overweight children has risen by 10 million worldwide since 1990 and there are now more overweight and obese children in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries, the WHO said.



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Dad Films Moment Dying Teen Realizes He Survived

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:09:45 -0500

(image) A video of the Nov. 13 event posted last week to Facebook by Trevor’s dad is going viral, ABC News reports. “I really like the video,” Trevor, of Detroit, Mich., tells ABC. Since the surgery, Trevor has been doing well, WDIV reports, and there haven’t been any indications that his body is rejecting the new heart.



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12 Common Plants That Can Be Deadly for Pets

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:17:11 -0500

(image) Nearly a quarter of all non-drug pet poisoning incidents are caused by plants.





Parents' Debt May Influence Childrens' Emotional Wellbeing

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:53:32 -0500

(image) Some kinds of debt, such as home mortgages and education loans, are linked to better child wellbeing while unsecured debt like credit card balances and overdue medical bills are tied to increasing behavior problems, according to a U.S. study. 



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Why One Grocery Store Chain Is Ditching Candy at Checkout Lanes

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:28:30 -0500

(image) Resisting temptation to buy candy just got a little bit easier. Grocery chain Aldi will be replacing the candy in its checkout aisles with trail mix, granola bars and dried fruit in each of their 1,500 stores by the end of the year. 



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Pregnant Mom on Posing Nude: ‘When I Looked in the Mirror, I Liked What I Saw’

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 05:00:48 -0500

(image) I love to wear cleavage-baring dresses and I host burlesque shows, so it may seem like I’m very comfortable with my body. And I am—but only the top half. I come from a long line of what my mother euphemistically calls “big-boned women” (though I’m pretty sure bones aren’t supposed to jiggle so much). While I came to love my big breasts, try as I might, I have never been able to embrace my big thighs, butt, and belly.



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Midlife Crisis? Most of Us Actually Get Happier, Study Finds

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:21:00 -0500

(image) If you’ve made it through your 40s without suddenly acquiring a blood red convertible, piercings, or a skydiving habit, you might have wondered whether you were the only one to miss out on that much-vaunted midlife crisis. “I do think that midlife crisis is a myth,” psychologist Nancy Galambos tells the CBC. “The results [of the paper] question the myth.” The team followed two groups: high school seniors from 18 to 43 and college seniors from ages 23 to 37, and asked both a simple question: “How happy are you with your life right now?” Among both cohorts happiness levels rose into their 30s, and while it dropped by age 43 for high school students, people were still happier in their 40s than in their teens.



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This Type of Mom Is More Likely to Live Longer

Sun, 10 Jan 2016 05:00:46 -0500

(image) Chasing after two toddlers at once (and worrying about them) must take a few years off a mom’s life, right? Apparently not.



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Why Some Doctors Aren't Recommending the HPV Shot for Preteens

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:18:39 -0500

(image) Many pediatricians and family doctors are not strongly recommending the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine to preteens and their parents, contributing to low vaccination rates, a survey of nearly 600 doctors suggests.The vaccine protects against the human papillomavirus, which is spread through sex and can cause several kinds of cancer, including cervical cancer. The government wants girls and boys to get it at age 11 or 12 because it works best if kids get it before they become sexually active. ...



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11-Year-Old Boy Becomes First Child in Country to Undergo Mastectomy

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 13:36:08 -0500

(image) After Lewis Deakin, an 11-year-old boy in the United Kingdom, had several benign tumors grow in the arteries of his chest thanks to a condition called arteriovenous malformation, he became the first child in the country to undergo a mastectomy—and he’s taking it all in stride. Lewis first baffled doctors three years ago, when tumors began to grow in his chest, reports the Manchester Evening News.



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My Teenage Son Said He Wanted to Commit Suicide

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 05:00:50 -0500

(image) It was the one phone call I never expected. My child’s high school counselor was on the other end of the line, explaining to me that my son had told his friends that he was thinking about suicide.



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Do Fertility Treatments Cause Cancer?

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 05:00:49 -0500

(image) One of the reasons I was reluctant to start fertility treatment—aside from the astronomical costs—was I was afraid what it would mean to start putting all those chemicals in my body: the hormones to increase my egg production, to make me ovulate, to regulate my cycle. It seemed like a bit much. Especially since fertility is such a burgeoning field in early stages and no one quite knows what the effects will be.



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Childhood Asthma Rates Are Leveling Off Except for One Group Of Kids

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:22:00 -0500

(image) Childhood asthma rates appear to have stopped rising among many U.S. groups, but not among the poorest kids or children aged 10 and older, a study suggests.



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Are Children Without Both Parents Destined to Have Mental Health Issues?

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 16:26:17 -0500

(image) A new study has found that children brought up by single parents and in step-families are more likely to suffer from mental health problems than kids living with both parents who identify themselves as the child’s “natural parents.”



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Simple Habit That Can Prevent Kids From Becoming Fat

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 14:27:55 -0500

(image) There’s a free and easy technique that can help stave off excessive weight gain in childhood: Eat more slowly and stop eating when you’re no longer hungry.



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One Daughter Lost, Another Saved: Organ Donor’s Parents Meet 8-year-old Quadruple Transplant Recipient

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 14:08:22 -0500

(image) Kyree Beachem, from Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, was born with Hirschsprung’s disease, which affects the large intestine because nerve cells are missing from the muscles of the colon. The 8-year-old had been waiting for a multi-organ transplant — liver, pancreas and small bowel — for five years when her mother, Nan Beachem, got a call in late November that a donor had come through.



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Kids Sports With the Highest Concussion Rates

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:49:17 -0500

(image) Concussion rates vary widely across youth sports, with the greatest injury risk in higher-contact games like rugby, hockey and football, a new research review finds. Overall, young athletes experienced an average of no more than one concussion for roughly every 5,000 minutes of participation time, according to the analysis of previous research on injuries in popular youth sports. The concussion rate was about 18 times higher than average for rugby, five times greater for hockey, and roughly double for American football, the study found. “This is likely because rugby, hockey and American football are all sports that involve more frequent contact to the body and head,” said senior study author Paul Ronksley of the University of Calgary in Canada.



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Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Linked to Autism

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 10:34:24 -0500

(image) Women in a new study who took antidepressants during their second and third trimesters of pregnancy showed an 87 percent increased risk of having a child with an autism spectrum disorder, compared with women who did not take medications for depression while expecting.



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The Cuban Health Paradox

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 23:31:42 -0500

(image) A newborn rests beside his mother’s bed at the Ana Betancourt de Mora Hospital in Camagüey. The World Health Organization on Tuesday declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child. (Photo: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters)



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Why I Regret Donating My Eggs

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 05:00:57 -0500

(image) This is for the college-aged girls. The ones who are in their “prime,” convinced they’re mostly invincible and totally strapped for cash. Because college is expensive — and so are Friday night drinks and last minute-travel plans; both integral parts of the college experience, if you ask me.



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The Sickest City in Every State

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 13:16:21 -0500

(image) The long debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has, if nothing else, put the spotlight on the poor state of the country’s health and health care system. Across the country, health outcomes vary greatly. More than 30% of the adult population of Madera, California, reported being in less than optimal health, while only 6.4% said the same in Ames, Iowa, the healthiest city in the country by our measure.





3-Year-Old's Illness Caused by a Penny Baffles Doctors for Days

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 13:51:55 -0500

(image) A 3-year-old girl with cerebral palsy is finally recovering at home after an illness, caused by a swallowed penny, stumped her doctors for weeks.



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