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An old disease on a scary new rampage in West Africa

By Steve Jordahl
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Health | An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is attacking Western Africa in a way health workers have never seen. “It is serious because it’s the first time that…

Midday Roundup: Smoker’s widow gets billions in damages

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Sending a message. A Pensacola, Fla., jury awarded $23.6 billion late Friday to the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. The verdict against…

Expanding the non-smoking section to cars, for kids’ sake

Expanding the non-smoking section to cars, for kids’ sake

By Lynde Langdon
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Health | After five minutes, a single cigarette burning in a car generates a higher concentration of smoke than can be found many bar rooms, and that’s no…

Midday Roundup: Migrants blame U.S. policy for border surge

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Immigration misinformation. Unchecked violence in Central America is not the chief cause of the surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the border, according…

Midday Roundup: Double lightning deaths scare tourists in the Rockies

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Deadly storms. Visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado are hiking with caution after lighting strikes killed two people on Friday and Saturday. A…

Healthy baby born 23 weeks after mother’s death

By Courtney Crandell
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Health | A baby born last week in Alaska is disproving claims that a mother declared brain dead early in her pregnancy cannot carry a child to full term. Faith was…

Midday Roundup: Violent offender charged in grisly family murder

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In custody. The man accused of murdering six family members execution-style in a Houston suburb on Wednesday wanted to find his ex-wife, the sister of one of…

A new weapon in the war on ‘superbugs’

By Mark Russell
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Health | Canadian scientists have proven that a simple fungus found in a dirt sample is the key to killing some of the newest strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria…

Stop eating red meat but don't worry about abortion

Stop eating red meat but don't worry about abortion

By Julie Borg
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Science | Research suggesting a possible, slight link between the consumption of too much red meat in early adulthood and breast cancer received much media attention…

Reversing the Down syndrome abortion trend

By Ryan Hill
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Abortion | Bunny Blackburn’s voice grew tender as she talked about the birth of her son in Nashville, Tenn. Michael arrived with an incomplete esophagus and a stomach…

Google has your browsing history, now it wants your medical history

By Mark Russell
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Health | Google is the latest technology powerhouse to throw its hat into the personal health arena. Google Fit, unveiled Wednesday, is the company’s version of a…

Relief by the volt

By Daniel James Devine
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Technology | Implantable medical devices for chronic pain are shrinking in size and growing in popularity

 
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