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December 16, 2018 - 6:55 am
(NEW YORK) -- Frequent sexual activity leads to greater enjoyment of life for men -- but not for women, a new study has found. For women, frequent kissing, petting, fondling, and feeling emotionally close to their partner was associated with higher enjoyment of life. In a study of almost 7,000...
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December 15, 2018 - 2:25 pm
(NEW YORK) -- The Zika virus epidemic of 2015 resulted in thousands of Brazilian babies being born with severe brain defects after the virus was transmitted to pregnant mothers from mosquitoes. It became a public health emergency around the world because scientists weren’t prepared; they didn’t...
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December 14, 2018 - 9:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Texas ruled President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act "invalid" Friday, the eve of the sign-up deadline for coverage next year.
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December 14, 2018 - 2:09 pm
(NEW YORK) -- The Seattle school district joined dozens of school districts around the country in the fall of 2016 by delaying the start of school. Under the new rules, instead of beginning at 7:50 a.m., class began at 8:45 a.m. This gave researchers at the University of Washington an opportunity...
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December 14, 2018 - 12:52 pm
(ATLANTA) -- The E.coli outbreak in romaine lettuce has been linked to a single water reservoir on a farm in California. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration identified sediment from a farm as being the source for the November outbreak. The CDC...
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December 14, 2018 - 12:36 pm
(BENI, Democratic Republic of the Congo) -- A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo just six days after she was born is now recovered from the lethal virus, according to health officials who called her the "young miracle." The newborn...
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December 14, 2018 - 12:29 pm
(CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.) -- A Tennessee doctor has been charged in connection with "a massive opioid distribution and healthcare fraud scheme," authorities said, accusing him of preying "upon an already addicted population" and engaging in "reckless disregard for patient safety." Dr. Samson Orusa was...
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December 14, 2018 - 7:45 am
(NEW YORK) -- A Chicago couple who previously suffered two miscarriages recently welcomed a healthy baby boy thanks to a breakthrough new fertility test which helps women struggling with achieving a successful pregnancy by examining the mother's DNA. The test is offering new hope to many family's...
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December 14, 2018 - 5:52 am
(WASHINGTON) -- A new federal report shows the astonishing pace in which fentanyl rose to become the drug associated with the most overdose deaths in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the report Wednesday detailing the top 15 drugs involved in drug overdose...
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December 14, 2018 - 5:42 am
(WASHINGTON) -- The National Institutes of Health said Thursday it has stopped procuring human fetal tissue for some research projects while it waits for the Trump administration to complete an audit of the role the tissue plays in federally-funded experiments. The NIH, a primary federal hub for U...
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