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U.S. nutrition program for mothers, infants sees falling demand

U.S. nutrition program for mothers, infants sees falling demand

A WIC voucher for food at the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) offices is seen at a Salt Lake County health clinic in South Salt Lake City, Utah in this file photo taken October 2, 2013.

Allowing blood donations from gay men could help save over a million lives: U.S. study

Allowing blood donations from gay men could help save over a million lives: U.S. study

A gay couple holds hands during a rally in support of the United States Supreme Court decision on marriage rights in San Diego, California June 26, 2013.

Ebola lockdown brings Sierra Leone capital to a halt

Ebola lockdown brings Sierra Leone capital to a halt

An empty street is seen at the start of a three-day national lockdown in Freetown September 19, 2014.

Exclusive: Two Apple medical trials shed light on how HealthKit will work

Exclusive: Two Apple medical trials shed light on how HealthKit will work

The Apple logo is pictured at its flagship retail store in San Francisco, California January 27, 2014.

NewsCerner and Athenahealth say integrating with Apple's mobile health service

Cerner and Athenahealth say integrating with Apple's mobile health service

The Apple logo is pictured at a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco, California April 23, 2014.

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NewsWhite House calls for task force to tackle antibiotic-resistant bugs

White House calls for task force to tackle antibiotic-resistant bugs

A medical technician prepares samples in the specimen set-up area of the Vanderbilt Clinical Microbiology Lab in Nashville, Tennessee on October 19, 2012.

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HealthEbola Outbreak 2014—News Update: Symptoms and Latest Developments

Medication that Combats Ebola

As bodies continue to line the streets of countries in Africa’s western provinces, nations worldwide have begun to express their own concerns for the containment, treatment and possible ramifications of the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

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NewsJohnson & Johnson pulls controversial hysterectomy tool from market

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Johnson & Johnson is withdrawing from the global market a device used during hysterectomies and other uterine procedures after reports that it may spread and accelerate the growth of undetected cancer inside women.

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NewsIo’s Grand Finale Ends with a Boom

Active Volcanic Eruption on Jupiter's Io

Changing the volatile surface of Jupiter's "Pizza Moon" named lo, scientists say that the volcanic eruptions documented last Aug. 29, 2013 by the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii and Chile, were the "grand finale" to a series of powerful volcanic eruptions that set records as the brightest in the entire solar system.

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HealthResearchers Mutate Enzyme by ‘Directed Evolution’

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Looking to lower the cost of pharmaceuticals and help make cholesterol medication affordable for commercial manufacturing, a small team of interdisciplinary researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles discovered that mutations of an enzyme found in soil could efficiently solve a problem faced by the pharmaceutical industry.

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NewsExtinct Gray Wolves Invade California—OR7 Finds a Home

OR7's Pups Denning Near the Oregon-California Border

Hunted to extinction in 1924 as a result of government programs designed to protect livestock in the central valley, the California Gray Wolf (scientific name Canis lupus) has become all but an urban legend in the state that decimated its large populations.

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HealthPatients with autism spectrum disorder are not sensitive to 'being imitated'

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Brain science reveled the reason why they are not sensitive

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HealthAttention, Bosses: Web-Surfing at Work Has Its Benefits

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Management might call it cyberloafing, but new research reveals how online breaks can benefit employees and employers.

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HealthPhases of clinical depression could affect treatment

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Research led by the University of Adelaide has resulted in new insights into clinical depression that demonstrate there cannot be a "one-size-fits-all" approach to treating the disease.

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HealthSeveral birth control pills may increase risk of breast cancer: Study​

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A new study found that women who recently used certain birth control pills that contain a high level of estrogen were at an increased risk for developing breast cancer, compared to women who did not use such contraceptives.

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HealthJailed family member increases risks for kids' adult health

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New research shows that people who grew up in a household where a member was incarcerated have an 18-percent greater risk of experiencing poor health quality than adults who did not have a family member sent to prison. The finding, which accounted for other forms of childhood adversity, suggests that the nation's high rate of imprisonment may be independently imparting enduring physical and mental health difficulties in some families.

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HealthAdvances in assisted reproduction create more options & new legal issues for LGBT couples

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals who want to conceive a child may face the same problems as some of their heterosexual and cisgendered peers, such as reduced fertility, but in addition they often face additional physiological and legal challenges to become parents. A comprehensive review of the most recent advances in assisted reproduction options is presented in the article "LGBT Assisted Reproduction: Current Practice and Future Possibilities," published in LGBT Health, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. Cutting-edge research and options likely to be available in the future are also discussed. The article is available free on the LGBT Health website.

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NewsJohnson & Johnson pulls controversial hysterectomy tool from market

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is withdrawing from the global market a device used during hysterectomies and other uterine procedures after reports that it may spread and accelerate the growth of undetected cancer inside women.

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HealthFear of Losing Money, Not Spending Habits, Affects Investor Risk Tolerance

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As the U.S. economy slowly recovers, many investors remain wary about investing in the stock market. Investors' "risk tolerance," or their willingness to take risks, is an important factor for investors deciding whether, and how much, to invest in the stock market. Now, Michael Guillemette, an assistant professor of personal financial planning in the University of Missouri College of Human Environmental Sciences, along with David Nanigian, an associate professor at the American College, analyzed the causes of risk tolerance and found that loss aversion, or the fear of losing money, is the primary factor that explains investors' risk tolerance.

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HealthResearch Reveals Pervasive Implicit Hierarchies for Race, Religion, and Age

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As much as social equality is advocated in the United States, a new study suggests that besides evaluating their own race and religion most favorably, people share implicit hierarchies for racial, religious, and age groups that may be different from their conscious, explicit attitudes and values.

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Many overweight children think they are thinner

Most children and teens who are overweight perceive themselves to be much thinner than they actually are, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Obesity Linked to Low Endurance, Increased Fatigue in the Workplace

U.S. workplaces may need to consider innovative methods to prevent fatigue from developing in employees who are obese. Based on results from a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH), workers who are obese may have significantly shorter endurance times when performing workplace tasks, compared with their non-obese counterparts.

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Wide-Faced Men Negotiate Nearly $2,200 Larger Signing Bonus

Study finds men with wider face are successful when negotiating for themselves, but not so when the situation requires compromise and collaboration

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Schizophrenia has clear genetic ties, new DNA study suggests

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have learnt there are over 100 genes that play a role in the development of schizophrenia - one of the most common psychiatric disorders affecting people around the world.

China launches nationwide school inspections over unauthorized vaccines for kids

Preschoolers Can Reflect on What They Don’t Know

Contrary to previous assumptions, researchers find that preschoolers are able to gauge the strength of their memories and make decisions based on their self-assessments. The study findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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