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Do you exercise like a president?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:23:45 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump plays golf -- but doesn't do much else -- for exercise. Just how active were America's former presidents? Here's a look at the history of presidential fitness, dating back to the Founding Fathers.(image)

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The president's diet and what it says about America

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:30:02 GMT

Thomas Jefferson may have been America's first foodie. The Founding Father developed a taste for French cuisine, grew a vast vegetable garden and cherished a farm-to-table diet.(image)

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Swimming, aerobics, racquet sports slash risk of death, study says

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:50:35 GMT

Doctors often recommend daily physical activity, but does exercise actually help us live longer? And are certain sports healthier than others? A new study suggests that exercise can slash your risk of death by 28%, and certain activities may be even more beneficial.(image)

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Burger King's menu, as selected by a nutritionist

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 22:33:57 GMT

If you like burgers, hot dogs and crispy chicken, you're in luck if you take a trip to Burger King. But if you are the least bit nutrition-conscious, it's slim pickings when it comes to deciding what to eat at the popular fast food chain.(image)

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What the sex robots will teach us

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:07:15 GMT

In HBO's series "Westworld," humans pay for sex with robots in an anything-goes Wild West-inspired theme park. In the movie "Her," a man falls in love with his Siri-like operating system. And in AMC's show "Humans," a husband has an affair with his pretty robotic assistant.(image)

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Sandy Hook PSA warns of subtle signs of gun violence

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:09:42 GMT

Evan finally bumped into the girl he'd been searching for over the entire school year. They had been leaving each other notes on a desk, neither knowing the identity of their mysterious pen pal. But the much-awaited encounter was cut short when a single gunman appeared behind them at the school's gym entrance.(image)

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Boy with brain tumor helps dad cope with pain

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:19:16 GMT

In June, a young boy named Gabe received life-saving brain surgery. But he felt self-conscious about the horseshoe-shaped scar that was left behind.(image)

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Bullying is a 'serious public health problem,' experts say

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:41:51 GMT

The tragic death of 18-year-old Brandy Vela is bringing the potential dangers of cyberbullying back into focus. It's another reminder of what experts say is a public health problem facing young people.(image)

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Teenager with rare genetic disorder shoots and scores

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:50:25 GMT

Tristan Willmott is not your typical high school basketball standout. At 3'5", it's not the sophomore's ball-handling skills that make him sparkle, it's his height.(image)

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Hypochondriacs more likely to have health problems, study says

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:09:05 GMT

A complicated part of being human: living with the knowledge of your own impending death. So it's somewhat understandable if your mind might have wandered into worst-case-scenario mode that time you had a bad bout of the flu, or thought a weird twinge in your finger was the beginnings of a medical emergency. (Dr. Google certainly doesn't help.)(image)

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Life as a teen born with HIV

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:51:47 GMT

For 22-year-old Sabelo Chonco, his years as a teenager weren't quite the same as those of the people around him.(image)

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Monogamous male couples must be mindful of HIV

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:17:58 GMT

In a relationship there are myriad issues to manage. Who walks the dog? Does his mother like me? Whom are we supporting to win RuPaul's "Drag Race All Stars 2"?(image)

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Being a 'superhero': HIV vaccine volunteers

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:51:49 GMT

Every day Luyanda Ngcobo's routine is the same: It starts with a trip to the back cupboard, where, safely hidden away is a bottle of nevirapine, an anti-retroviral (ARV) pill he has to take twice a day for the rest of his life.(image)

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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli meets his match in a group of Australian schoolboys

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:02:05 GMT

Inspired by outrage over Turing Pharmaceuticals' decision to hike the price of a lifesaving drug, eight Sydney schoolboys recreated it for just $20 a pill.(image)

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'Magic mushroom' drug lifted 'cloud of doom' for cancer patients

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:01:36 GMT

A single dose of psilocybin, a compound found in mind-altering magic mushrooms, can significantly reduce anxiety and depression in cancer patients, two new studies suggest.(image)

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Back to the beginning: The sweat lodge ceremony, as intended

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:50:44 GMT

Smoke curls toward the sky as the sitting elder lifts the sacred pipe, lowers it to the ground and moves it around him. He's recognizing the Creator, honoring Mother Earth and calling on spirits to lend support.(image)

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Doctor searching for rare ALS reversals

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:45:13 GMT

The multicolored Madras jacket is the first thing you notice about Dr. Rick Bedlack, director of Duke University's ALS Clinic. His fashion sense is by design.(image)

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Family flees Florida to save daughter's life

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:23:44 GMT

Kim and Rich Muszynski love the Sunshine State, but they said they had to leave because of struggles with health insurance.(image)

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What religious thoughts do to your brain

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:39:20 GMT

A new MRI study involving devout Mormons shows how religious and spiritual experiences can activate reward systems in the brain.(image)

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Oldest living person credits raw eggs, independence

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:23:59 GMT

The oldest living person in the world, Italian woman Emma Morano, credits her longevity to a diet of raw eggs and ending her abusive marriage long before divorce was even legal.(image)

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Harassment in schools skyrockets after election, teachers report

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:49:32 GMT

In the days following Donald Trump's presidential victory, students in Kansas chanted, "Trump won, you're going back to Mexico," to students from other countries, according to a high school teacher in a suburban community within the state.(image)

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Obamacare: What should stay, and what should go?

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:42:34 GMT

Calling it "a fraud," "horrible" and "a disaster," President-elect Donald Trump said that rolling back Obamacare and replacing it with a "much less expensive" alternative is top priority for his administration.(image)

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Cat yoga: The mewest exercise trend

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:23:23 GMT

Lined up one by one behind a glass door, tiny black fuzzy heads peer out at a forbidden Nirvana. They stare at a privilege only the older and wiser among them get to experience.(image)

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VA dental patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:16:29 GMT

Nearly 600 patients who received dental care at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs medical center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and C and now face an anxious wait to find out if they were infected.(image)

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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $1 billion settlement

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:49:18 GMT

A federal jury in Dallas has ordered Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics to pay more than $1 billion to a group of plaintiffs over artificial hip replacements.(image)

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UN apologizes for Haiti cholera spread in plan to eradicate disease

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:05:34 GMT

The United Nations did not do enough to prevent the spread of cholera epidemic in Haiti that killed at least 10,000 people after the 2010 earthquake, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday, in what many saw as an overdue apology.(image)

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