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WHO: Americas officially free from measles

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:24:46 GMT2016-09-28T01:24:46Z

The region of the Americas is the first in the world to have eliminated measles, the World Health Organization announced on Tuesday.


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Michigan student punished for pic of school water

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:15:54 GMT2016-09-26T19:15:54Z

When Hazel Juco noticed the water in her high school restroom looked like urine, she snapped a photo and posted it on Facebook and Twitter.


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Could another person's feces help you lose weight?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:38:21 GMT2016-09-26T18:38:21Z

The diversity of the bacteria living in your feces is linked to how much fat you have in your body, according to a new study. The insight could pave the way for fecal transplants of bacteria to help people manage their weight, reduce their risk of cer...


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EpiPen prices lead some to make their own

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:06:58 GMT2016-09-25T00:06:58Z

A man sits in a dimly lit room and fills a syringe with clear liquid. After a few minutes of combining medical equipment like a puzzle, the YouTube video cuts to footage of him injecting himself.


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What is a traumatic brain injury?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:54:17 GMT2016-09-23T21:54:17Z

Cell phone video released Friday recorded Rakeyia Scott, the wife of Keith Lamont Scott, who was fatally shot by Charlotte police, screaming, "He has a TBI," or traumatic brain injury.


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Teacher donates kidney to student

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:17:04 GMT2016-09-23T19:17:04Z

Most people have a story or two about teachers who really gave of themselves. But Natasha Fuller's most likely trumps everyone's.


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How Clinton, Trump stack up on health care

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:02:42 GMT2016-09-23T16:02:42Z

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have wildly divergent views on how to handle health insurance. A new report from Rand Corp., funded by the non-partisan Commonwealth Fund, seeks to put some numbers on the impact of each candidates' proposals on health...


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CA elementary school student tests positive for leprosy

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:39:14 GMT2016-09-23T03:39:14Z

A California elementary school student has been found to have leprosy, public health officials said Thursday.


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Wells Pharmacy Network recalls hundreds of products

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:39:26 GMT2016-09-22T23:39:26Z

A major recall has been issued for all sterile products recently produced by the compounding pharmacy Wells Pharmacy Network.


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Smoking leaves 30-year legacy on your DNA

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:02:36 GMT2016-09-22T18:02:36Z

Smokers have a "footprint" of their addiction on their genes that could be used to identify, and develop treatments for, smoking-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to a new study published Tuesday.


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