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Sure, houseplants are great. But they're not actually cleaning the air


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:26:10 GMT

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You've probably heard people say that keeping plants in your home or office helps to make the air cleaner, but science says otherwise.

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Google's health initiative collects personal data


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:11:15 GMT

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Google's "Project Nightingale" is collecting health data on millions of Americans through a new partnership with Ascension, one of the country's largest nonprofit health systems.

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How to stop throwing away your veggies and fruit


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:48:38 GMT

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We all do it: buy fresh fruits and veggies with the best of intentions to gobble them down, only to open the fridge a few days (or weeks) later to discover a rotten mess.

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Asthma can turn deadly in rare cases. Here's how


Created: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 20:00:52 GMT

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The death of 13-year-old Broadway star Laurel Griggs is a tragic reminder of how serious asthma can be.

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A doctor is accused of performing hysterectomies and other unnecessary medical procedures on patients without their consent


Created: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:13:31 GMT

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A Virginia doctor has been arrested after he was accused of performing hysterectomies and other unnecessary medical procedures on patients without their consent, according to a federal affidavit.

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Using weed regularly raises the risk of heart problems for young people, studies find


Created: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:41:50 GMT

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Younger people with cannabis use disorder are at an increased risk of heart rhythm problems, according to a new presentation at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. A second presentation says that young people who use weed frequently are at a higher risk for stroke.

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Your hatred of heart-healthy veggies could be genetic


Created: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:02:39 GMT

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If certain vegetables have always made you gag, you may be more than a picky eater. Instead, you might be what scientists call a "super-taster:" a person with a genetic predisposition to taste food differently.

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This Army veteran is helping to take the fight to lung cancer


Created: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 22:23:43 GMT

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An Army combat veteran who is facing the fight of her life has joined forces with a former NFL player to raise awareness in the battle against lung cancer.

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So-called virginity tests are unreliable, invasive and sexist. And yet they persist


Created: Sat, 09 Nov 2019 20:26:06 GMT

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The comments, as soon as they made the rounds, were met with swift condemnation: Rapper T.I. says he takes his daughter to the gynecologist after each birthday to determine if she's a virgin.

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Bill proposed by NY state senator would ban medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children


Created: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 18:48:42 GMT

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Legislation that would effectively ban "medically unnecessary" surgeries on intersex children prior to their ability to give informed consent in New York will be announced Friday by state Sen. Brad Hoylman.

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Double lung transplant needed after vaping related injury


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 01:09:38 GMT

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Doctors at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit performed what they believe is the first double lung transplant in the US for a male patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged after vaping, according to the hospital.

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More vapers are making their own juice, but not without risks


Created: Sat, 09 Nov 2019 14:55:48 GMT

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Danielle Jones sits at her dining room table, studying the recipe for Nerd Lyfe (v2) vape juice. The supplies she's ordered online are arrayed before her: a plastic jug of unflavored liquid nicotine, a baking scale and bottles of artificial flavors that, combined, promise to re-create the fruity taste of Nerds Rope candy in vapor form.

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Breakthrough in CDC vaping illness investigation: Vitamin E acetate linked to THC may be to blame


Created: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 21:14:05 GMT

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Vitamin E acetate, an additive sometimes used in THC and other vaping products, may be to blame for a national outbreak of e-cigarette-related lung injuries that's linked to dozens of deaths, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials.

Read more: Breakthrough in CDC vaping illness investigation: Vitamin E acetate linked to THC may be to blame


More than 130,000 pounds of ground beef recalled for possible plastic contamination


Created: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:41:47 GMT

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About 130,464 pounds of raw ground beef products have been recalled because they may contain plastic, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday.

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Brain scans don't lie: The minds of girls and boys are equal in math


Created: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 11:11:33 GMT

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Several studies have already debunked the myth that boys are innately better at math than girls, but those are largely based on analysis of test scores.

Read more: Brain scans don't lie: The minds of girls and boys are equal in math


Meet Belfast's 'dementia-friendly barber'


Created: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 10:54:19 GMT

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In his home in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Lenny White gathers up his supplies for the day: a red, white and blue striped barber pole, hair clippers and a table-top jukebox -- all the makings of a pop-up barbershop, catered to a very special group of clients.

Read more: Meet Belfast's 'dementia-friendly barber'


Teen receives double lung transplant after vaping-related illness


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Doctors at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit performed what they believe is the United States' first double lung transplant on a patient whose lungs were damaged after vaping, according to the hospital.

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13% of Americans say they know someone who died after they couldn't afford health care


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The survey doesn't confirm that a lack of care directly caused death. But it suggests that the skyrocketing health care costs are keeping US adults from seeking treatment.

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Trump announced a big vaping meeting, but who's invited?


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President Donald Trump announced plans for what appeared to be a wide-ranging meeting to find solutions for kids and businesses impacted by the "Vaping and E-cigarette dilemma," in a tweet on Monday.

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Seattle Children's Hospital has again shut down operating rooms due to mold problems


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Operating rooms and other areas at Seattle Children's Hospital were shut down for the second time this year due to mold problems, according to the hospital.

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Scientists may have just worked out why we hiccup


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Although hiccups seem a nuisance, scientists have discovered they may play a crucial role in our development -- by helping babies to regulate their breathing.

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Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering at Emory University Hospital following surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from a subdural hematoma, The Carter Center said in a statement. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

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Sure, houseplants are great. But they're not actually cleaning the air


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You've probably heard people say that keeping plants in your home or office helps to make the air cleaner, but science says otherwise.

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Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta ahead of a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, the Carter Center announced in a statement posted to Twitter.

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How to stop throwing away your veggies and fruit


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Does your spring mix, spinach, bananas and other fruits and veggies go bad before you get to eat them? Stop wasting your food (and money) with these tips.

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Double lung transplant needed after vaping related injury


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Doctors at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit performed what they believe is the first double lung transplant in the US for a male patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged after vaping, according to the hospital.

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Vaping linked to teenager's life-threatening lung inflammation


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The fluid in e-cigarettes could cause a potentially life-threatening lung condition in some people, British doctors have warned, after a 16-year-old boy suffered respiratory failure in a rare case that has been linked to vaping.

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Two midwives in New Mexico help empower Native American women who are navigating their maternal care options. Watch the full "Giving Birth in America: New Mexico" documentary produced by Every Mother Counts.

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A New Mexico couple leans on a nearby midwife to help overcome their limited resources to experience a healthy home birth based on their values. Produced by Every Mother Counts.

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In the "Strawberry Capital" of the US, an immigrant farmworker prepares for the birth of her third child while facing healthcare challenges and threats to immigration status. Produced by Every Mother Counts

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