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Children's Health for Corporate Profits- A Fair Compromise?

a shared story    37 minutes ago
A "chemical safety" bill is rapidly moving through the U.S. Senate. Writing in Bloomberg, Paul Barrett decries the "hyperbole" of those of us who are calling for stronger health and environmental protections than the industry-backed bill delivers. Barrett notes that many agree that our current chemical...(more) 

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The Importance of Community

a shared story    1 hour 37 minutes ago
Throughout high school, college and after college, many of us are on a mission to have the highest number of friends possible. For some reason, we think it's quantity over quality. We're certain that we'll be cooler, happier and more popular based on a higher number...(more) 

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Ebola vaccine tests show it could 'neutralise' virus: Geneva hospital

a shared story    2 hours 37 minutes ago
An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on humans in Europe and Africa sparks the production of the antibodies needed to neutralise the deadly virus, a Geneva hospital said Wednesday. There is no licensed treatment or vaccine for Ebola, and the World Health Organization last year endorsed rushing...(more) 

Merck, NewLink Ebola vaccine appears safe, effective in new studies

a shared story    3 hours 37 minutes ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Early-stage trials of an experimental Ebola vaccine, two in the United States and four in Africa and Europe, have found that it appears to be safe and triggered robust production of Ebola-fighting antibodies, scientists reported on Wednesday.  

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Obese children may have a harder time tasting fats than leaner kids

a shared story    4 hours 37 minutes ago
(Reuters Health) - - Obese children may have taste buds that are less able to detect fats than those of leaner kids, a factor that could contribute to excessive eating, a small study suggests.  

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10 Ways to Help Your Kid Get a Good Night's Sleep

a shared story    5 hours 37 minutes ago
By Erin Wilkey Oh, Common Sense Media editorParents know firsthand the impact a poor night's sleep has on kids. Lack of sleep can contribute to crankiness, problems with attention and learning, behavioral issues and even health problems such as obesity. Though the reasons for poor sleep...(more) 

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Questions persist about sexual effects of baldness drug

a shared story    6 hours 37 minutes ago
A review of 34 clinical trials on a popular drug to treat hair loss in men found that none of the studies adequately reported on sexual side effects, researchers said Wednesday. The findings raise serious questions about whether the drug -- known as finasteride and marketed...(more) 

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Spring Cleaning for the Soul

a shared story    7 hours 37 minutes ago
We all know that this winter has been pretty rough with the seemingly endless blizzards, ice storms and sub-zero weather. But March marks the beginning of spring -- the season of change. Mother Nature runs her course, thawing life out of the winter cold and breathing...(more) 

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LGBTQ Health Disparities Have Been Eliminated

a shared story    8 hours 37 minutes ago
I've worked in the field of LGBTQ health my whole adult life. Frankly, considering the depth of our disparities, I felt that I would have job security forever. After a careful analysis of the latest federal LGBTQ surveillance data, I'm extremely pleased to announce that the...(more) 

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Ethiopian maid 'accuses WHO official in Thailand of slavery'

a shared story    10 hours 37 minutes ago
Thai police said Wednesday they are investigating a senior Bangkok-based World Health Organization official and his wife after their Ethiopian maid accused them of modern-day slavery and physical abuse. The 25-year-old maid filed a complaint last month accusing her employers of beating her and forcing her...(more) 

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5-Year-Old Detroit Shooting Victim Trades an Eye for an 'Aye' in Pirate-Themed Party

a shared story    11 hours 37 minutes ago
Donovan Lyles Jr. was struck by a stray bullet from a random shooting. He lost his eye but not his spirit. 

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1,000-Year-Old Eye Infection Salve May Kill MRSA Super Bug, Study Shows

a shared story    14 hours 37 minutes ago
Could a tenth century eye salve be the secret to fighting modern super bugs? 

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