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CDC: Underwater Breath-Holding Games Killing Swimmers

Swimming pool communities and aquatic public safety officials are being warned of dangerous underwater breath-holding games that...

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Georgia & The Affordable Care Act

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Study: Fewer Kids Have Severe Mental Health Issues, Take More Medicine Than Ever Before

Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation’s youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.

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Discovery Opens Door For Homemade Morphine, Painkillers

Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without using opium poppies, opening the door for home-brewed drugs and even wider abuse.

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Study: Couples Having More Sex Are Less Happy, Have Lower Sexual Desire

Despite vast amounts of research claiming that having more sex increases happiness, a new study finds couples who increased their sexual frequency actually saw a decline in happiness and desire for sex.

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Can Too Much Vitamin D Be Dangerous?

A new study finds that people rarely suffer harmful side effects when taking large amounts of vitamin D.

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Study: Ebola May Live On Hospital Surfaces For Days

The Ebola virus may live on hospital surfaces for up to two weeks, a new study finds.

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Study: Kids Suffering From ‘Night Terrors’ More Likely To Sleepwalk

Children who suffer from “night terrors” may be more likely to sleepwalk, a new study finds.

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Study: Frequent Aspirin Use Reduces Risk Of Cervical Cancer By Half

Frequent users of Aspirin have a 47 percent reduced risk of cervical cancer, although acetaminophen use was not linked to any decreased risk.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.


DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.


What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?