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Calif. school releases students unvaccinated for measles

Calif. school releases students unvaccinated for measlesPalm Desert High School sends home 66 students.
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  • 3 days, 7 hours ago
Health

Child swallows SpongeBob SquarePants

Child swallows SpongeBob SquarePants"I opened the frontal view and was shocked. 'SpongeBob,' I screamed!!!"
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  • 3 days, 16 hours ago
Health

107 children stricken by mysterious polio-like illness

107 children stricken by mysterious polio-like illnessDoctors have more questions than answers about a mysterious polio-like illness that has paralyzed at least 107 children in 34 states since August.
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  • 2 days, 17 hours ago
News

Local Program offers free vaccines, donations accepted

Local Program offers free vaccines, donations acceptedThe Troubleshooters Immunization Program is offering free vaccines to children and to the elderly.
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  • 3 days, 9 hours ago
Health

Weight loss patch gets an 'F' from BBB

Weight loss patch gets an 'F' from BBBThe Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about Sveltox, which claims its users can lose more than four pounds... a day.
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  • 3 days, 15 hours ago
Health

Common allergy, depression meds may increase odds of dementia

Common allergy, depression meds may increase odds of dementiaA class of medications used for hay fever, depression and other ills has been linked in a new study to a higher risk of dementia
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  • 3 days, 16 hours ago
Health

Surgeon general says e-cigarette safety needs "clarity"

Surgeon general says e-cigarette safety needs "clarity"The U.S. surgeon general says officials are "in desperate need of clarity" on electronic cigarettes to help guide public health policies.
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  • 3 days, 16 hours ago
News

Arizona measles outbreak reaches 'critical point'

Arizona measles outbreak reaches 'critical point'Health officials believe the Phoenix-area woman recently diagnosed with measles may have exposed as many as 195 children to the disease
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  • 3 days, 21 hours ago
Health

High cholesterol raises risk of heart problems in future

High cholesterol raises risk of heart problems in futureNew research reveals that long-term exposure to even slightly higher cholesterol levels can damage a person's future heart health
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  • 3 days, 16 hours ago
Texas

Troops return home after fighting Ebola in West Africa

Troops return home after fighting Ebola in West AfricaThe commander welcomed 62 soldiers in a ceremony where they were reunited with family and friends.
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  • 4 days, 5 hours ago
Health

Measles outbreak that began at Disneyland grows to 87 cases

Measles outbreak that began at Disneyland grows to 87 casesA measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases.
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  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
Health

Kingwood student hospitalized with meningitis symptoms

Kingwood student hospitalized with meningitis symptomsSchool officials confirmed the student was hospitalized
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  • 3 days, 4 hours ago
Health

Hawker of diet supplements makes hefty settlement

Hawker of diet supplements makes hefty settlementLindsey Duncan, who has appeared on numerous TV shows as "Dr. Duncan" to promote diet supplements, agreed to pay $9 million
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  • 4 days, 16 hours ago
Health

Pediatricians on medical marijuana: not so fast

Pediatricians on medical marijuana: not so fastWith virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group...
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  • 5 days, 15 hours ago
Animals

Four legged therapists helping kids with cancer

Four legged therapists helping kids with cancerFor more than 20 years, kids at Children's Hospital have been getting big doses of canine comfort.
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  • 5 days, 16 hours ago
Animals

Obesity epidemic affecting millions of pets

Obesity epidemic affecting millions of petsThe obesity epidemic is affecting not only people but their pets as well.
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  • 5 days, 14 hours ago
News

Positive thinking? It's not enough to reach your goals

Positive thinking? It's not enough to reach your goalsTo get from dreaming to doing, add some negativity and some planning, researchers say.
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  • 6 days, 21 hours ago
Health

Woman, 8 months pregnant, starts over after stroke

Woman, 8 months pregnant, starts over after strokeThe 31-year-old spends seven hours every day learning how to walk again
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  • 1 week ago
Health

More doctors turning away Medicare patients

More doctors turning away Medicare patientsAnyone using Medicare could soon lose doctors.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health

Germ zapping robot makes Austin baby's home healthier

Germ zapping robot makes Austin baby's home healthierFuturistic technology has come to the aid of an 8-month-old boy with a congenital heart defect who got a germ-free home courtesy a robot.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health

Flu season hits some big states hard

Flu season hits some big states hardFlu season may be starting to let up a bit in some parts of the country, but it's hitting a number of big states hard.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
News

Survey shows Texans rank among worst in emotional health

Survey shows Texans rank among worst in emotional healthSurvey says Texans are not taking care of their mental health. Louisiana and Arkansas rank in the top five.
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  • 5 days, 12 hours ago
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Team's quick thinking helps save a man's life

Team's quick thinking helps save a man's lifeA minor league baseball player stepped up with quick thinking and saved his neighbor's life.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

Watch: Baby sees her mother for the first time

Watch: Baby sees her mother for the first timeBaby Louise, who has albinism, smile as she sees her mother for the very first time.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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​Hidden brain damage seen in veterans with blast injuries

​Hidden brain damage seen in veterans with blast injuriesThe brains of some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who were injured by homemade bombs show an unusual pattern of damage, a small study finds.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Local

Companies track employee's steps for insurance benefits

Companies track employee's steps for insurance benefitsOn the company's west Houston campus, new energy wears sneakers, heels and loafers.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Dining

School nutritionist begs Whataburger to add veggie option to menu

School nutritionist begs Whataburger to add veggie option to menuA petition is circulating to persuade Whataburger to offer an alternative to this hamburger.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

New study reveals healing power of voices

New study reveals healing power of voicesWhen they heard close relatives calling out their names or talking, the scans lit up
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

9-year-old girl takes medical marijuana fight to Texas Capitol

9-year-old girl takes medical marijuana fight to Texas CapitolAlexis Bortell will tell you she's a pretty normal kid.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

Coffee may reduce risk for deadly skin cancer

Coffee may reduce risk for deadly skin cancerThe latest study finds coffee may lower the risk for the most serious type of skin cancer
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

E-cigarette vapor filled with cancer-causing chemicals, researchers say

E-cigarette vapor filled with cancer-causing chemicals, researchers sayE-cigarette vapor can contain cancer-causing formaldehyde at levels up to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

Measles outbreak includes 5 Disney theme park workers

Measles outbreak includes 5 Disney theme park workersA recent measles outbreak traced to Disney theme parks in California includes five park employees who were infected
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Nation

Smoking burns up as much as $2 million in a lifetime

Smoking burns up as much as $2 million in a lifetimeEven in the lowest-cost states, smokers lose out on $1.1M over a lifetime, WalletHub says.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

Past measles vaccinations leave an exposure gap for some age groups

Past measles vaccinations leave an exposure gap for some age groupsThose born between 1957 and 1971 when vaccines weren't as reliable should check with their doctors to see if they've been properly vaccinated.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
News

Deadly bacteria on medical scopes trigger infections

Deadly bacteria on medical scopes trigger infectionsHalf a million patients a year could be at risk
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  • 4 days, 15 hours ago
News

Measles outbreak raises question of vaccine exemptions

Measles outbreak raises question of vaccine exemptionsPeople urged to vaccinate. Most cases hadn't gotten all their shots.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago