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Study: Racial bias might start as early as preschool

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:05:51 GMT

Implicit bias is an uncomfortable subject for many people, especially those who believe they don't have any racial bias. But we all have it. We're just not always aware of it and how deeply rooted it can be.(image)

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Racial disparities persist in US schools, study finds

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 21:17:42 GMT

It's been more than a half a century since the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education ruling found that "separate but equal" has no place in U.S. public schools.(image)

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Removing ovaries speeds aging in premenopausal women

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:10:44 GMT

A surgery recommended to women as a way to prevent ovarian cancer is unethical in many cases, say Mayo Clinic researchers.(image)

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Weight bias is bigger problem than you may think, experts say

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:55:52 GMT

Fatness was an unexpected topic at the presidential debate -- and many obesity experts now say that they are concerned about what was said.(image)

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Special delivery for cancer-stricken father

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:30:21 GMT

There is never a good time to find out you have cancer. But the bad news couldn't have come at a worst moment for expectant father Cagney Wenk.(image)

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To improve health, cities are changing their streetlights

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:58:34 GMT

In response to a recent warning by American Medical Association against the use of powerful LED lights, cities are now opting for street lamps with lower color temperatures, meaning less blue light emission.(image)

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The Americans are free of measles, WHO says

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:54:29 GMT

An effort spanning two decades has resulted in a global first: The Americas have eliminated measles, the World Health Organization said this week. The battle was won through mass vaccination to prevent the viral disease, which can cause severe health problems including pneumonia, blindness, brain swelling and even death.(image)

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Little kidney stone? Ride a roller coaster, says study

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:47:29 GMT

When you're trying to pass a kidney stone, you're probably not thinking, in your cloud of agony, "Darn it! I should have ridden a roller coaster."(image)

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These cuisines could help you live longer

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:32:26 GMT

Going on vacation could be the secret to a long and healthy life, .(image)

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Controversial 3-parent baby technique produces a boy

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:43:58 GMT

Not everyone is rejoicing following the birth of a seemingly healthy three-parent baby earlier this year, which is detailed in study published in a scientific journal Tuesday. The baby boy was born on April 6 in Mexico, having been conceived using a technique called spindle nuclear transfer.(image)

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What America's most challenged books say about us

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:11:15 GMT

It used to be that sex and offensive language were the most frequently cited reasons for attempts to remove books from schools and libraries. And, anything to do with Harry Potter.(image)

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Want to keep track of your kids online? These apps can help

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:49:26 GMT

As kids become more independent, we want to foster their sense of responsibility and give them room to prove themselves. But it can be difficult to navigate this natural separation, especially when kids are doing who-knows-what on their devices. There are constant questions: Where are they? Who's contacting them? What are they doing online? Since tweens and teens are often tight-lipped about their lives, it can be tricky to get clear answers.(image)

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Getting a flu shot? It may be better to wait

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:10:42 GMT

The pharmacy chain pitches started in August: Come in and get your flu shot.(image)

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How everyday fungi kill millions

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:44:57 GMT

Diseases caused by fungi are deadlier than many think, killing around 1.5 million people globally each year.(image)

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Could another person's feces help you lose weight?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:25:30 GMT

A study links the diversity of bacteria in feces with a person's weight, and scientists think transplants to widen the variety could help prevent obesity.(image)

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Blood test could improve treatment for depression

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:35:54 GMT

A new blood test could help doctors tailor treatments for depression by identifying which drugs will be most effective in each patient.(image)

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This is America on drugs: A visual guide

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:47:04 GMT

In modern history, few things have caused such a sharp spike in US deaths as drug overdoses.(image)

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In one day, 7 fatal drug overdoses in Cleveland area

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:32:15 GMT

Seven people died from drug overdoses in Ohio's Cuyahoga County on Saturday, prompting the county's medical examiner to issue a public health warning.(image)

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101-year-old gets one last ride on a Harley

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:35:27 GMT

Veteran, centenarian and Harley lover Ray Weser got to go on one last roaring motorcycle ride.(image)

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The neuroscientist spending the Chan Zuckerberg $3 billion

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:19:12 GMT

Hearing the words "$3 billion," most of us felt vaguely stunned, so we missed hearing what came next during Wednesday's announcement from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan. The Silicon Valley couple also introduced the world to the new president of Chan Zuckerberg Science -- now perhaps the most influential scientist on the planet.(image)

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'Artificial pancreas' for type 1 diabetes wins FDA approval

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:13:11 GMT

The Food and Drug Administration approved a so-called artificial pancreas Wednesday. The first-of-its-kind device, the size of a cell phone, monitors and treats patients with type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes.(image)

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How Ohio prosecutors are fighting back against heroin

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:44:37 GMT

The short, scarce breaths had all but stopped by the time the paramedics arrived.(image)

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Most of the world breathes polluted air

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:42:57 GMT

Most people -- 92% of the world's population -- live in places where the air quality doesn't meet World Health Organization guidelines.(image)

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Pesticide chemical detected in dolphins, birds and fish

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:00:14 GMT

A chemical formerly used in pesticides and most recently in carpet-cleaning products has been ingested by wildlife throughout North America, according to a study appearing today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.(image)

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