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Nov 19, 2014

Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Right-to-die advocates released a video Wednesday on what would have been Brittany Maynard's 30th birthday, in which the late newlywed urges Americans to join a grassroots campaign to pass death-with-dignity...

Nov 18, 2014

CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

The CDC has taken down a much-criticized website that offered an "obesity cost calculator" to help American employers tally financial losses linked to overweight employees, an agency spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Nov 15, 2014

Deadly Stigma: Why Lung Cancer Is Killing More Nonsmokers

Deadly Stigma: Why Lung Cancer Is Killing More Nonsmokers

Lung cancer takes more lives than breast, prostate, colon, and pancreatic cancers combined, but because it carries the stigma of smoking, experts say that it is often overlooked in non-smoking patients, despite...

Nov 5, 2014

8 Million U.S. Women Skip Cervical Cancer Screening

8 Million U.S. Women Skip Cervical Cancer Screening

As many as 8 million adult women in the U.S. who should be screened for cervical cancer haven't had that checkup in the past five years, putting them at risk for a deadly cancer that can be cured, or even...

Nov 3, 2014

"In the Arms" of Loved Ones: Brittany Maynard Ends Life

"In the Arms" of Loved Ones: Brittany Maynard Ends Life

Right-to-die advocate Brittany Maynard ended her life on Saturday, activists close to her family confirmed Sunday night, NBC News reported.

Oct 18, 2014

Ebola Fear Factor: Why U.S. Needs a Viral Reality Check

Ebola Fear Factor: Why U.S. Needs a Viral Reality Check

A national frenzy over the Ebola virus has led to school closings, congressional hearings and the quarantining of those who may have been exposed; but experts say politicians and the media are stoking fear of a...

Oct 9, 2014

Is Artificial Turf Safe? Ex-Soccer Players Have Doubts

Is Artificial Turf Safe? Ex-Soccer Players Have Doubts

From high schools to multi-million-dollar sports complexes, artificial turf soccer fields are everywhere in the United States. But the health effects of "crumb rubber," a main ingredient in the turf, have...

Oct 4, 2014

Domestic Violence Prevention Programs Don't Work, Researchers Say

Domestic Violence Prevention Programs Don't Work, Researchers Say

In the wake of domestic abuse scandals that have plagued the NFL, the league's commissioner, Roger Goodell, is preparing new initiatives to curb domestic violence in the league and nationwide; the only thing is,...

Oct 4, 2014

Woman Who Received Womb Transplant Gives Birth

Woman Who Received Womb Transplant Gives Birth

A woman in Sweden gave birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said Friday.

Sep 30, 2014

Afraid of EV-D68? Another Virus Is Killing Kids in U.S.

Afraid of EV-D68? Another Virus Is Killing Kids in U.S.

Although Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) has grabbed headlines in recent weeks for sickening hundreds of American kids, another virus is sending 75,000 to 125,000 children to the hospital and killing hundreds...

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