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Small steps to lose 100 pounds

Health - 1 hour 8 min ago
When Nicole Durham finally decided it was time to lose weight, she knew she had a long way to go. See her amazing transformation:
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Peaches, plums recalled

Health - 1 hour 9 min ago
If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.
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Science limited on the drinking age

Health - 1 hour 18 min ago
On July 17, 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which withheld a percentage of highway funds from any state that didn't raise the minimum drinking age to 21.
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XL Love: How fat is affecting our love lives

Health - 2 hours 10 min ago
A new book, "XL Love," focuses on how obesity is "complicating" America's love life.
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The healthiest fish to eat?

Health - 2 hours 20 min ago
As our oceans become more polluted, Sally Kohn sits down with Fabien Cousteau to talk about the healthiest fish to eat.
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MERS may be airborne, scientists say

Health - 3 hours 13 min ago
The deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus may be transmitted through the air, according to a new observation paper.
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7 things to know about epilepsy

Health - 4 hours 19 min ago
An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy, according to the CDC. Actress Sky McCole Bartusiak was one of them.
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Aging cells could help fight cancer

Health - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:48pm
Medical student, Joshua Meier has been celebrated for his research into how aging cells could help in the fight against cancer.
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It's here: First local cases of chikungunya

Health - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:57am
Chikungunya -- a mosquito-borne tropical disease with a funny name that packs a wallop -- has taken up residence in the United States.
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Opinion: Cancer overtreatment must stop

Health - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:53am
Studies found that a large number of American men with prostate cancer get unnecessary and aggressive treatment, Dr. Otis Brawley says.
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Is your firefighter too fat?

Health - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 3:21pm
More than 70% of U.S. firefighters are overweight or obese, a rate higher than the American public, according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Stressed women gain more pounds

Health - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 3:21pm
Five studies you may have missed: niacin and your heart, stressed women get fat, a better HPV test, and why sitting may not be so bad if you do this.
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Ripple effect from CDC lab problems

Health - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:36pm
The lab mishaps at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are having "broad impacts," compromising care for patients with diseases like tuberculosis and chikungunya and potentially slowing work overseas on Ebola and MERS, according to a CDC official.
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5 things you didn't know about Alzheimer's

Health - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:56am
Approximately 44 million people live with dementia worldwide, according to the Alzheimer's Association. By 2050, that number is expected to more than triple to 115 million.
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Do you let your kids drink at home?

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:11pm
Is it a bad idea for parents to let kids drink underage at home, or does an early sip make drinking less taboo? Studies are divided on the subject, which is a tough nut for parents to crack.
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Veterans waiting longer for cancer care

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 6:29pm
Sgt. Terry Mitchell survived the Vietnam War. Forty years later, his wife says his life was cut short by delays at the Veteran's Administration.
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Ebola death toll, new cases on the rise in Africa

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:29pm
High numbers of new Ebola cases and deaths in Africa are prompting increased efforts to contain the deadly outbreak.
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Anthrax exposure 'never should have happened'

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:28pm
Anthrax. Smallpox. The flu. Americans trusts the CDC to handle dangerous agents, but recent incidents have put a damper on its reputation.
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HIV detected in 'cured' baby

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:42am
A Mississippi baby scientists said was "functionally cured" of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her blood.
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Get off the sideline, into the race

Health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:40am
Only a few short months ago, I was a spectator.
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