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Survey: Majority of disabled people are ‘striving to work’

By Jae Wasson
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Health | Disabled Americans are overcoming challenges and contributing to the economy, according to a new survey released today. The Kessler Foundation worked with the…

Vaccines & Viruses: Leukemia vaccine claims might be overhyped

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Press overstatement. In a news release last month, the University of California, San Francisco, said its researchers had published a study in Nature explaining…

Fast food companies announce ‘healthy’ changes

By Jae Wasson
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Food | Denise Barratt quit fast food. Noah, her first-grade son, helped her make up her mind. He watched an episode of The Simpsons , in which Lisa Simpson became a…

Gates Foundation pushes permanent contraception

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | An Oregon gynecologist is developing a nonsurgical method of permanent contraception with a $5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Suicidal tendencies

Suicidal tendencies

By James Marroquin
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Health | Some now advocate physician-assisted suicide for those without terminal illnesses? 

Texas debates mandatory heart testing for high school athletes

By Laura Edghill
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Health | Texas lawmakers are pushing their state to become the first in the nation to require public high school athletes to undergo annual electrocardiogram (ECG)

Vaccines & Viruses: California vaccine bill not immune to changes

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Bare essentials. The authors of a controversial California vaccine bill eliminating religious and philosophical exemptions for students are downscaling the…

More babies born at 22 weeks of gestation survive with help

More babies born at 22 weeks of gestation survive with help

By Bob Brown
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Medicine | Babies born as early as 22 weeks are surviving in greater numbers with medical intervention, according to a new study that could impact the abortion debate.

ERs more crowded since Obamacare; tele-docs step up to help

By Jim Henry
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Healthcare | Reducing emergency room visits can be now be added to the list of Obamacare’s broken promises. A survey released Monday by the American College of Emergency…

Abortion advocates protest new Louisiana health regulations

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration has rewritten the state’s abortion facility regulations to reflect changes in state law and improve women’s…

Vaccines & Viruses: Weaker vaccine caused whooping cough outbreaks

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Coughing up blame. Who’s responsible for outbreaks of whooping cough in recent years? The United States saw 48,000 cases of whooping cough in 2012, the…

Are you an ‘audist’?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Health | In Mark 7:31-37, a man unable to hear or speak was brought to Jesus in hopes that he could be cured. Taking him aside, Jesus “sighed” (one of those…

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