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Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 at 06:24 AM EDT

Fresh Grounds for Coffee: Study Shows It May Boost Longevity

Fresh Grounds for Coffee: Study Shows It May Boost Longevity

Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily. In a study of nearly half-a-million...

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 08:44 PM EDT

NYC Family Tells of Firework Burning Baby in Stroller

NYC Family Tells of Firework Burning Baby in Stroller

Thousands of people are hurt every year in fireworks-related accidents, according to the National Fire Protection Association, and as one Brooklyn family knows all too well -- they don't all happen on the Fourth...

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 01:03 PM EDT

Mom Warns of Hot Playgrounds After Daughter Suffers Burns

Mom Warns of Hot Playgrounds After Daughter Suffers Burns

A Missouri mom has a warning for parents about the hidden dangers of playgrounds in the heat. With temperatures soaring in the Midwest, Dawna Wright thought back to Memorial Day, when she took her four-year-old...

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 04:28 AM EDT

Collins Opposes a Nominee Who Would Overturn Abortion Ruling

Collins Opposes a Nominee Who Would Overturn Abortion Ruling

Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a key vote on President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, said Sunday she would oppose any nominee she believed would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that...

Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 11:40 AM EDT

Iowa's 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion Blocked in Court

Iowa's 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion Blocked in Court

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday blocked a law requiring a 72-hour waiting period before a woman can get an abortion. The court ruled that the law violates the Iowa Constitution, siding with a lawsuit filed by...

Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 11:10 AM EDT

Childhood Cancer Rates Highest in Northeast: New CDC Map

Childhood Cancer Rates Highest in Northeast: New CDC Map

A new government cancer map shows that rates of childhood cancer are highest in the Northeast United States and lowest in the South, NBC News reported. Rates of pediatric lymphoma and brain cancer are higher in...

Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 10:05 AM EDT

Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Tied to Tainted Irrigation Canal

Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Tied to Tainted Irrigation Canal

Tainted irrigation water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, health officials said Thursday. About 200 people were sickened in the E. coli outbreak and five...

Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 04:13 AM EDT

Cyndi Lauper Unveils Report on LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

Cyndi Lauper Unveils Report on LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

Cyndi Lauper was homeless nearly a decade before she became a pop superstar in the early '80s, and discussed that experience while unveiling a nationwide report on youth homelessness. The interactive report...

Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 06:48 AM EDT

US Charges Hundreds in Health Care Fraud, Opioid Crackdown

US Charges Hundreds in Health Care Fraud, Opioid Crackdown

The Department of Justice on Thursday announced charges against 601 people, including doctors, for taking part in alleged health care frauds resulting in over $2 billion in losses and which, in some cases,...

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 07:00 AM EDT

Exercise on the Rise in US, But So Is Obesity, Survey Finds

Exercise on the Rise in US, But So Is Obesity, Survey Finds

It may seem like a contradiction, but more adults in the U.S. say they are exercising at the same time more of them are becoming obese. About 24 percent of adults last year said they exercise enough each...

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