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Redstone competence trial to start with mogul's testimony

a shared story    31 minutes ago
A high-stakes trial to settle questions about the mental competence of media mogul Sumner Redstone begins on Friday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. Redstone is the controlling shareholder of Viacom Inc and CBS Corp, and the trial's outcome could affect the future of both media...(more) 

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8 Things You Should Know About Consent on College Campuses

a shared story    1 hour 31 minutes ago
by Sarah Marcantonio, a student at Emerson University in Boston, with additional reporting from Em & LoConsent (noun): Permission, approval or agreement. Here's my definition of sexual consent: two (or more) people actively, explicitly and consciously agreeing to have sexual interactions throughout those interactions, with no...(more) 

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This Is What It Feels Like to Have an Asthma Attack

a shared story    2 hours 31 minutes ago
For Teen Vogue, by Amanda Chan and Vera Papisova.Asthma attacks are no joke -- but it's hard to know what it's like to have one unless you have the condition, which occurs when the airways become inflamed and the muscles around the airways tighten, making it...(more) 

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Spain reports first case of Zika-related microcephaly

a shared story    3 hours 31 minutes ago
Spanish health authorities said they had detected the country's first known case of the microcephaly birth defect in the foetus of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus. "A pregnant woman was infected by Zika and dengue and the foetus has shown various defects," the...(more) 

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Canoeing-British canoeist Pennie has novel answer to Zika threat

a shared story    4 hours 31 minutes ago
By Martyn Herman LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) - British slalom canoeist Fiona Pennie is leaving nothing to chance at this year's Rio Olympics where she will fit a mosquito net to her boat between races to minimise the threat of the Zika virus. Pennie will contest...(more) 

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This Mother's Day, I'm Making a Pact to Avoid the "Who's Busier" Trap

a shared story    5 hours 31 minutes ago
I am busy. I am busy like so many typical working moms who shuttle two young kids from school to practice while juggling everything around the house and overseeing a successful, growing business. Some days feel like an endless cycle of places to be and things...(more) 

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Sex-change surgery: India's new line in budget medical tourism

a shared story    6 hours 31 minutes ago
After decades of battling depression, former soldier Betty Ann Archer finally flew to New Delhi to complete her gender transition, one of a growing number of foreigners heading to India for budget sex-change operations. Born Dale Archer, the 64-year-old American said she felt trapped in the...(more) 

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Weight Watchers shares ride Oprah wave

a shared story    7 hours 31 minutes ago
Shares of the company were up 3.4 percent at $12.92 in afternoon trading but were still up more than 85 percent since Winfrey added her celebrity appeal to the diet brand by buying a 10 percent stake in October. Subscriber number rose 11.2 pct in North...(more) 

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Distraction is often a factor in teen drivers’ rear-end collisions

a shared story    8 hours 31 minutes ago
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – In a U.S. study using in-car video recorders, more than three-quarters of rear end collisions involving a teen driver happened when the teen was paying attention to a phone, a passenger or something else other than the road. When a...(more) 

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Health supplements maker Herbalife sales rise after five quarters of fall

a shared story    9 hours 31 minutes ago
(Reuters) - Herbalife Ltd's quarterly sales rose 1.3 percent, the first rise after five quarters of decline, as demand for its health supplements increased in North America and China. 

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Sanofi, Amgen cholesterol drugs win UK backing after price cuts

a shared story    10 hours 31 minutes ago
Two rival cholesterol-lowering injections from Sanofi and Amgen have been recommended by Britain's healthcare cost watchdog after the manufacturers offered special discounts to the country's state-run health service. Sanofi's Praluent, which was developed with Regeneron, and Amgen's Repatha are both so-called PCSK9 medicines that work in...(more) 

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Insomnia Isn't Just a Nighttime Problem

a shared story    11 hours 31 minutes ago
New research on the 24-hour life of insomniaMost of us have had at least some first-hand experience with insomnia symptoms. Some nights, maybe it's been tough to fall asleep, or you've awakened repeatedly throughout the night. Perhaps there are mornings where you've awakened very early, unable...(more) 

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