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In coach's rant, a lesson for parents and 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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How to make your kid hate sports without really trying

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:42:13 GMT

Christine Carugati, 18, of Langhorne, Pennyslvania started getting recruited to play college lacrosse the summer after the ninth grade. You heard that right -- when she just finished her freshman year in high school.(image)


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Parents continue to debate football safety

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 22:05:07 GMT

As families across America prepare to watch the Super Bowl, the safety of the game remains hotly debated in households across the country.(image)


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Keeping girls in the game

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:23:43 GMT

When I ask my girls, ages 8 and 10, what they want to be when they grow up, my younger daughter says a professional athlete (she's not sure which sport just yet!) and my older daughter says an Olympian in track and field. With those goals, I simply cannot imagine they won't be playing sports throughout middle and high school and beyond.(image)


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'Deaths of despair' fuel rising 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Building homes, inspiring hope for Mexico's working poor

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:39:18 GMT

Many families in Mexico migrate to the country's Baja region on the West Coast seeking jobs and a better lives. Though they find employment, they often join the ranks of Mexico's "working poor," barely earning the equivalent of $100 a week.(image)


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Which country has the best health care?

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:04:53 GMT

In a doctor's waiting room in South London sit three people of varying ages and ethnicities, waiting among a sea of empty green plastic chairs.(image)


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Trying to find love as a transgender man

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:16:20 GMT

Devin Gutierrez is a straight man, but he's never dated a straight woman.(image)


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Dad's case of strep throat leads to amputations

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:26:38 GMT

A Michigan man is feeling grateful after surviving a strep throat infection that led to amputations of parts of his hands and feet and nearly cost his life.(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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