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What Obamacare court decisions mean for you

Health - 4 hours 18 min ago
Two U.S. appeals courts have issued conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies. Check out this FAQ.
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Opinion: Spanking the gray matter out of our kids

Health - 6 hours 12 min ago
Researchers say physical punishment actually alters the brain -- not only in an "I'm traumatized!" kind of way, but also in an "I literally have less gray matter in my brain!" kind of way.
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5 myths about the urge to 'go'

Health - 6 hours 38 min ago
Even though urinary incontinence affects about 25 million Americans and there are many treatment options to improve symptoms, talking about the often unexpected and always urgent need "to go" is still taboo, even with your doctor.
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Peaches, plums recalled over Listeria

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:39pm
Bought fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger or Walmart recently? Contamination concerns at a packing plant have stores clearing their shelves.
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Cancer overtreatment must stop

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:26pm
Studies found that a large number of American men with prostate cancer get unnecessary and aggressive treatment, Dr. Otis Brawley says.
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Appeals court rejects key part of Obamacare

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:05pm
The battle over Obamacare took a dramatic turn Tuesday with a federal appeals court rejecting subsidies paid by the government to millions of new enrollees.
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Identifying the genetic roots of schizophrenia

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:53am
After analyzing the DNA of 150,000 people, scientists say they can pinpoint the genetic roots of schizophrenia.
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Small steps to lose 100 pounds

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:25am
When Nicole Durham finally decided it was time to lose weight, she knew she had a long way to go. See her amazing transformation:
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Science limited on the drinking age

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:15am
On July 17, 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which withheld a percentage of highway funds from any state that didn't raise the minimum drinking age to 21.
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XL Love: How fat is affecting our love lives

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:23am
A new book, "XL Love," focuses on how obesity is "complicating" America's love life.
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The healthiest fish to eat?

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:13am
As our oceans become more polluted, Sally Kohn sits down with Fabien Cousteau to talk about the healthiest fish to eat.
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MERS may be airborne, scientists say

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:20am
The deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus may be transmitted through the air, according to a new observation paper.
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7 things to know about epilepsy

Health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:14am
An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy, according to the CDC. Actress Sky McCole Bartusiak was one of them.
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Aging cells could help fight cancer

Health - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:48pm
Medical student, Joshua Meier has been celebrated for his research into how aging cells could help in the fight against cancer.
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It's here: First local cases of chikungunya

Health - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:57am
Chikungunya -- a mosquito-borne tropical disease with a funny name that packs a wallop -- has taken up residence in the United States.
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Is your firefighter too fat?

Health - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 3:21pm
More than 70% of U.S. firefighters are overweight or obese, a rate higher than the American public, according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Stressed women gain more pounds

Health - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 3:21pm
Five studies you may have missed: niacin and your heart, stressed women get fat, a better HPV test, and why sitting may not be so bad if you do this.
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Ripple effect from CDC lab problems

Health - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:36pm
The lab mishaps at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are having "broad impacts," compromising care for patients with diseases like tuberculosis and chikungunya and potentially slowing work overseas on Ebola and MERS, according to a CDC official.
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5 things you didn't know about Alzheimer's

Health - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:56am
Approximately 44 million people live with dementia worldwide, according to the Alzheimer's Association. By 2050, that number is expected to more than triple to 115 million.
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Veterans waiting longer for cancer care

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 6:29pm
Sgt. Terry Mitchell survived the Vietnam War. Forty years later, his wife says his life was cut short by delays at the Veteran's Administration.
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