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India's bidi workers suffer for 1,000-a-day habit

a shared story    52 minutes ago
Zainab Begum Alvi and her band of young helpers hunch over baskets filled with tobacco flakes and dried leaves, trying to roll a thousand dirt-cheap cigarettes a day at the behest of India's powerful bidi barons. "There is no other work than this, so if I...(more) 

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U.S. regulators may recommend testing food for glyphosate residues

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Amid rising public concern over possible links to disease, U.S. regulators may start testing food products for residues of the world's most widely used herbicide, the Environmental Protection Agency told Reuters on Friday. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, has come under intense scrutiny since...(more) 

Dr. Oz tells critics: No conflict of interest on my TV show

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against 10 doctors who've accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show.... 

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ICYMI: An Infuriating History Of Breast Cancer And The Psychological Depth Of ‘YOLO'

a shared story    8 hours 52 minutes ago
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we took a closer look at psychology across disciplines. We were fascinated that 18th-century doctors blamed women for their breast cancer diagnoses and disappointed that new research confirmed what many already suspected: teachers tend to punish...(more) 

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The Most Fitness-Friendly Cities In America

a shared story    11 hours 52 minutes ago
Photo credit: flickrSummer is almost here and with it, many people are looking to get in better shape.Find out now: How much house can I afford?At SmartAsset, we're all about helping people meet their biggest goals (like retirement and homeownership). That's why we wanted to find...(more) 

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Maple syrup emerges as potential hero in antibiotic resistance crisis

a shared story    14 hours 52 minutes ago
When it's been concentrated, an extract of maple syrup weakens harmful bacteria, reducing their resistance to antibiotics, according to a new study at McGill University in Canada. Making microbes more susceptible to being overcome by antibiotics could cut down on the amount that's necessary to fight...(more) 

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Remote tribe's antibiotic resistance concerns experts

a shared story    15 hours 52 minutes ago
A remote tribe in the Venezuelan Amazon appears to be resistant to modern antibiotics even though its members have had barely any contact with the outside world, researchers said Friday. The modern era of antibiotics began in the 1940s when penicillin quickly became a popular drug....(more) 

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Elmo Says 'Get Vaccinated' in New Video

a shared story    16 hours 52 minutes ago
Elmo gets into the battle to raise vaccination levels. 

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Early Haiti rains bring risk of bleak cholera season

a shared story    17 hours 52 minutes ago
By Peter Granitz PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian officials are reporting a spike in cholera cases late last year and carrying over into the first three months of 2015 as an early start to the rainy season has public health workers worried. As of March 28, the...(more) 

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Hearing aids may slow cognitive decline tied to hearing loss

a shared story    18 hours 52 minutes ago
By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - - Hearing aids may lessen the forgetfulness and mental confusion tied to moderate to severe hearing loss, suggests a new study. “This study is important because it focuses on a risk factor that is amenable to intervention in later life...(more) 

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Breastfeeding could keep new moms tobacco free

a shared story    19 hours 52 minutes ago
Seventy percent of moms-to-be who quit smoking during pregnancy pick it up again within the first year after childbirth, but breastfeeding could reduce that statistic, according to a new study. "Breastfeeding seems to be a protective factor against increases in smoking after childbirth, so interventions should...(more) 

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Thank God for Peanut Butter and Jelly--PB and J--Day

a shared story    20 hours 52 minutes ago
Kaylyn Sigman is a high school senior with big plans. A star soccer player from a poor rural Appalachian Ohio community who loves calculus and creative writing, she’s college bound this fall and dreams of becoming a middle school special education teacher. Kaylyn’s overcome a lot...(more) 

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