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Rape in America's nursing homes

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:30:34 GMT

In an exclusive CNN investigation, CNN's Ana Cabrera shows sexual assaults are happening in nursing homes across the country. And talks to one victim's daughter.(image)


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Life expectancy is expected to soar -- except in US

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:16:12 GMT

Average life expectancy will increase globally by 2030, both at birth and at the age of 65, according to a new study.(image)


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Five natural alternatives to sugar

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:46:45 GMT

Have you noticed just how many foods at your local market are now labeled "natural"?(image)


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Cat ownership not linked to mental health problems, study says

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:44:44 GMT

Studies have suggested that cat ownership could be linked to certain mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, but researchers at University College London say they found no link between cat ownership and the development of psychotic symptoms.(image)


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Teen inspires first transgender doll

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:15:16 GMT

The Tonner Doll Company is releasing a transgender doll inspired by Jazz Jennings.(image)


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US teen undergoes rare heart-lung transplant

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:48:58 GMT

"I want to do more stuff," says Spencer Kolman. His voice is a whisper, a painful-to-hear rasp as it comes across the telephone line.(image)


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Testosterone therapy's benefits and risks

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:31:01 GMT

Testosterone therapy, when used by men over age 65 who have low testosterone levels, offers some health benefits but also poses potential risks, suggests a roundup of five new studies in the Journal of American Medicine and JAMA Internal Medicine.(image)


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Sitcoms that influenced us and our parenting

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:28:14 GMT

Ask anyone who grew up in the 1970s, '80s and '90s about their favorite sitcoms and they probably won't miss a beat, answering quickly and with tremendous passion about shows that influenced them in countless ways.(image)


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Acupuncture shows promise in migraine treatment, study says

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:04:30 GMT

When most people get a headache, a simple over-the-counter pain reliever and a few moments of quiet can usually do the trick. But for millions of Americans suffering from debilitating migraines, the pain can be so intense that relief may seem out of reach.(image)


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Sitting might not be so bad for you after all

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:59:24 GMT

Sitting has been branded the "new smoking" for its supposed public health risks, especially for people with sit-down office jobs.(image)


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Chronic knee pain eased with the help of Skype

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:00:37 GMT

Exercise, an online pain-coping skills program and Skype sessions with a physiotherapist helped relieve patients' chronic knee pain, according to a study published Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.(image)


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Are these strategies key for weight control?

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:00:38 GMT

How can you keep off the pounds you've lost? A new obesity study suggests strategies that might reduce your likelihood of regaining weight by 13.9 percentage points.(image)


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64-year-old woman gives birth to twins

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:57:52 GMT

No, this isn't ripped from the headlines of the National Enquirer. According to a hospital in Spain, a woman really did give birth to twins at the age of 64.(image)


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'Post-election stress disorder' strikes on both sides

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:23:52 GMT

Wally Pfingsten has always been a news junkie. But since President Donald Trump was elected, he's been so anxious about the political tumult that even just having the TV news on in the background at home is unbearable.(image)


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Cold caps help breast cancer patients avoid trauma of hair loss

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:22:49 GMT

For some women diagnosed with breast cancer, hair loss can be one of the more traumatic effects of chemotherapy. Scalp cooling caps and devices may be able to help combat hair loss, although experts warn that it is dependent on the individual and the type of chemo they use.(image)


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Scientists highlight deadly health risks of climate change

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:11:26 GMT

The future is expected to hold more deadly heat waves, the fast spread of certain infectious diseases and catastrophic food shortages.(image)


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Recovering from surgery or stress? Yoga can help

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:10:07 GMT

Last year, I underwent surgery, intended to repair an incisional hernia stemming from a cesarean section when I had my youngest son.(image)


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Families, lawmakers demand transparency for $89,000 drug

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:44:19 GMT

A newly US-approved drug with an $89,000-a-year price tag has been put on hold, owing to the latest uproar from advocates and lawmakers over high drug prices.(image)


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Chairs, soap and clothing could end mosquito bites for good

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:15:58 GMT

Known to health experts as the most deadly animal on the planet, the minuscule mosquito, with its dreaded whine, is responsible for millions of deaths from multiple diseases each year.(image)


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'We will lose those babies': Iranian doctor sees effects of travel ban

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:35:46 GMT

By the time President Donald Trump signed an executive order in January to suspend travel for 90 days from seven countries of concern, Dr. Alireza Abdollah Shamshirsaz, a fetal surgeon at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women in Houston, had already scheduled a trip to perform life-saving operations on two pregnant women in Iran.(image)


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Autism predicted by infant brain changes, study says

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:32:45 GMT

It may be possible to predict whether an infant will go on to develop autism, researchers say.(image)


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ADHD brains show differences in emotion

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:47:00 GMT

People diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have smaller brain volume than those without the disorder, according to a study published Wednesday in the medical journal The Lancet Psychiatry. The differences in brain volume were identified by researchers who reviewed brain scans comparing those without ADHD to those with the disorder.(image)


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Chest pain? It might be one of these 7 things

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:30:22 GMT

All too often, the mention of chest pain conjures up images of a heart attack, but there are plenty of other diseases and conditions that can trigger this symptom.(image)


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Lessons from meditating with the Dalai Lama

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:12:19 GMT

For the past two months, I have been a changed man. It is hard to fully describe, except to say my mood is mostly sunny and more patient than usual.(image)


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How to have meaningful mindfulness

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:46:20 GMT

The Dalai Lama and Lady Gaga walk into a mayor's conference... they are part of the mindfulness movement. Mindfulness essentially is paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. When people do it studies show they are happier, more successful, handle stress better and are more productive. There's a bunch of new science to understand it, here's what it is all about.(image)


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Same-sex marriage might decrease teen suicide rates, says study

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:22:36 GMT

A new study has recorded a hopeful correlation between rates of teen suicide attempts and the prevalence of same-sex marriage.(image)


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David Cassidy says he has dementia

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:53:34 GMT

David Cassidy, the 66-year-old singer and actor, says he is battling dementia.(image)


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