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More evidence for link between abortion, breast cancer

By Courtney Crandell
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Health | A report from researchers at Georgia Regents University has provided further evidence suggesting a link between breast cancer and abortion. The study,

Fenway injury reminds fans ballparks cannot guarantee safety

By Evan Wilt
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Sports | The baseball world watched in horror when Tonya Carpenter took a stray broken bat to the head at Fenway Park last Friday. Baseball executives at all leagues…

As marijuana use rises, more kids accidentally exposed

As marijuana use rises, more kids accidentally exposed

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Health | Children’s rates of exposure to marijuana have spiked in the last few years, especially in states with legal medical marijuana, according to a study of the…

Vaccines & Viruses: AMA opposes vaccine exemptions

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | American medical lobbyists. The nation’s largest medical association on Monday adopted a policy opposing religious and personal belief exemptions for…

Pro-life institute works to put adult stem cells in the spotlight

By Julie Borg
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Science | A 10-year-old baseball player and a middle-age construction company owner are both healthy and alive today because of adult stem-cell transplants, a treatment…

HIV, hepatitis C running rampant in Appalachian states

By Jae Wasson
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Health | Dirty drug needles aren’t just an urban problem any more. Drug users across Scott County, Ind., are testing HIV-positive as one of the worst American…

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)

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