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

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:38:15 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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One month without water in Puerto Rico

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:21:55 GMT

More than a million Americans are still without clean drinking water after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.(image)

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Puerto Rico mayor delivers food and finds desperation

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:02:31 GMT

The mayor has supplies of water and food. Now he just has to get it to the residents of his hilltop community.(image)

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There's a hospital ship waiting 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 bedridden. 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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Dr. Sanjay Gupta's dire warning on Puerto Rico

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:02:08 GMT

In medicine, there is a meeting that takes place behind closed doors, where doctors openly discuss their cases, including any complications or unfortunate deaths.(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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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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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 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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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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Exposure to air pollution before birth may shorten 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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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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Plague outbreak leaves 57 dead, more than 680 infected in Madagascar

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:46:00 GMT

The plague outbreak in Madagascar is continuing to spread at unprecedented rates, with 57 deaths and more than 680 cases.(image)

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Handgun waiting period laws save lives, study says

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:00:32 GMT

Over 33,000 people in the United States die each year from firearm injuries, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, delaying the purchase of guns by a couple of days could save nearly 1,700 lives a year, according to a study released Monday.(image)

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Kids for sale: 'My mom was tricked'

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:44:24 GMT

The 7-year-old girl, dressed in bright pink and holding one of her favorite stuffed animals, sees her mother for the first time in nearly a year. A brilliant smile spreads across Namata's face, punctuating her excitement.(image)

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Gold: Why does it have that special allure?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:11:40 GMT

When you think of the color gold, images of grandeur and extravagance are likely to come to mind.(image)

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This shoe is the most maddening optical illusion since 'the dress'

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:03:47 GMT

The internet has been victimized by another optical illusion that prods the simple, soft parts of our brains that don't understand color and pits us against friends and loved ones in a deeply bitter debate.(image)

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Obesity among all US adults reaches all-time high

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:13:29 GMT

The United States will not be escaping the obesity epidemic crisis anytime soon: Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics.(image)

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Week of wildfires polluting air as much as year of cars

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:51:04 GMT

The wildfires blazing across Northern California this week produced the same amount of air pollution as vehicles did in the state in one year. However, not all air pollution is created equal.(image)

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Autism research on Puerto Rican island threatened by hurricane aftermath

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:48:18 GMT

Autism research suffered a significant setback after an island used for scientific study was ravaged by Hurricane Maria.(image)

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Singing with another woman's lungs

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:06:54 GMT

This fall, renowned soprano Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick will inhale deeply, filling her new transplanted lungs with air, and sing. Performing alongside her will be Esperanza Tufani, a 24-year-old restaurant manager in Ohio. Tufani's mother was the donor for Tillemann-Dick's lungs.(image)

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The little red pill being pushed on the elderly

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:51:28 GMT

The maker of a little red pill intended to treat a rare condition is raking in hundreds of millions of dollars a year as it aggressively targets frail and elderly nursing home residents for whom the drug may be unnecessary or even unsafe, a CNN investigation has found.(image)

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Sick kids are VIPs at football games

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:31:22 GMT

Blake Rockwell grew up playing sports with other children in his neighborhood. But a congenital heart defect had prevented one of his older brothers, Chuckie, from doing the same.(image)

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FDA panel unanimously votes to approve gene therapy for blindness

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:24:30 GMT

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee unanimously voted Thursday to approve an experimental genetic therapy for patients with a rare inherited eye disease.(image)

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Las Vegas survivor facing life with bullet fragments in her brain

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 17:17:14 GMT

Tina Frost and her boyfriend were among thousands who packed the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas strip.(image)

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