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Is there a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer?

Dr. David Samadi says recent cases have pushed us to reexamine whether there’s a link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder. Recent headlines have pointed to baby powder as a cause of ovarian cancer. Although the debate over whether or ...

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Lead poisoning crisis isn’t limited to Flint, Mich.

Brett Carlsen/Getty Images A Flint, Mich., father comforts his young daughter after she has her blood drawn to be tested for lead following the city’s water contamination crisis. Lady Gaga recently sang a powerful song at the Oscar’s about empathy ...

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CDC calls for new guidelines on opioids to reduce risks

Rich Pedroncelli/ASSOCIATED PRESS Some of the opioids on the market which the government wants doctors to drastically curtail giving to patients because 40 Americans die every day from overdoses. The CDC is telling doctors to knock it off with all ...

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A patient's guide to high-deductible health care plans

iofoto/Getty Images/iStockphoto In a rapidly changing landscape, patients are absorbing the bulk of healthcare costs up front until they hit their deductible. The shift is changing the way people use and shop for healthcare. Healthcare consumers today are facing a ...

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President Obama is healthier than most American men

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images An apple a day — and regular check-ups and exercise — keeps the President in perfect health. President Obama arguably has the hardest, most stressful job in the world. But he’s in better shape than most men ...

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Two of three candidates in Tennessee county race die

Robert Ledford Funeral Home  Margaret Seward, 54, would have been declared the winner Tuesday, but died the same day of a heart attack. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — By the time the votes were counted, two of the three candidates vying to ...

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Spotify, NYC doc create perfect playlist for giving birth

iStockPhotos A NYC OB-GYN has partnered with Spotify to create a playlist for giving birth. It has a good beat and you can push to it. A Manhattan OB-GYN has teamed up with Spotify, the music streaming service, to deliver ...

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Inside the Push to Restore Literacy for the Blind

[embedded content] For Elijah Hedgemond, his Braille books are a lifeline. “It’s helpful to learn Braille. For me, I can’t read print,” the 15-year-old said from his desk at the New York Institute for Special Education.​ ​”​If I didn’t learn ...

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Naturopathic doc details floral remedies to relieve trauma

istockphoto.com Certain flowers can remedy specific emotional traumas, especially for victims of sexual and psychological abuse, the author says. While leading an herb walk through Crotona Park in the Bronx, considered one of the most dangerous parks in New York ...

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Baby gorilla born in UK in rare, risky emergency C-section

LONDON — A mother gorilla and her baby are doing fine in a British zoo after a very rare delivery by emergency cesarean surgery. The infant was born 11 days ago by surgical intervention after the mother showed signs of ...

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