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The disparities in how black and white men die in gun violence, state by state
America's gun violence problem is evident nationwide, but a new study reveals that how different groups of people across the country experience such violence can vary dramatically, depending upon who they are and where they live.
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FDA investigating unauthorized herpes vaccine research
William Halford had spent two decades researching and developing a vaccine that he believed could bring relief to the millions of people afflicted with herpes.
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News Image Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:34:19 GMT
How many hours it takes to turn an acquaintance into a friend
Here's an unfortunate little truism, taken from a study recently published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships: "It is not possible to have friends without first making friends."
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Gene therapy for blood disorder offers 'hope' in new study
An experimental gene therapy for blood disorders was shown to be safe and effective in helping beta thalassemia patients avoid blood transfusions in a new study. However, more research is needed, and if approved for use, it could come with high costs.
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Marijuana's effects on young brains diminish after 72 hours
Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that's why they call it "dope"?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic users.
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Artificial sweeteners: Where do we stand?
Could the no-calorie sweetener you rely on to replace sugar in your diet actually cause weight gain instead of the weight loss you were expecting?
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Caffeine in pregnancy linked to childhood weight gain
Most pregnant women know to avoid certain foods and drinks, such as raw meat and alcohol. But a new study lends weight to the notion that a high intake of caffeinated substances may also be detrimental to a baby's health.
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News Image Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:30:48 GMT
Plastic surgery game apps sending wrong message to kids, critics say
Plastic surgery isn't a game, but some apps have turned it into one for kids.
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News Image Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:41:11 GMT
Man asks German police for help breaking up with partner
A police officer in Ludwigshafen, Germany, an industrial city in Rhineland-Palatinate, received an unusual request in March.
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Plastic pollution is all around us
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Woman loses two sons in one night to opioids
In one night, the Savage family lost two sons to opioid overdoses. Now they are working to prevent other families from experiencing the same pain.
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News Image Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:05:12 GMT
Their DNA helps them dive deep on one breath
The free-diving Bajau people of Southeast Asia, or "sea nomads," can hold their breath for minutes at a time -- thanks to genetics and their unusually large spleens, a study suggests.
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Marijuana-derived drug for epilepsy gets FDA recommendation
A US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of an epilepsy drug that would be the first plant-derived cannabidiol medicine for prescription use in the United States.
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News Image Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:46:02 GMT
E. coli warning expanded to all romaine lettuce
The CDC warns that an outbreak of E. coli is now connected to all types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts of romaine, as well as chopped romaine in salads and salad mixes.
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News Image Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:34:28 GMT
Ice swim racing is not for the faint of heart -- literally
Plunge into water at near-freezing temperatures, and your body goes into extreme distress. Your skin screams signals of pain. You can't breathe, because your chest is cramping up. Talking is nearly impossible. Your heart is pounding. Fear mounts -- as it should. Without any protection, you may lose consciousness in under 15 minutes. You'll be dead within an hour.
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