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Babies alone in hospital get love from volunteers

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:07:00 GMT

Many of the infants at a Nebraska hospital are completely alone. For various reasons, their parents aren't around. Some are "shaken babies." All of them need love.

Gene changes linked to greater risk of brain, ovarian cancer

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:49:01 GMT

Genetic changes and variants linked to the development of brain and ovarian cancers have been discovered in two new studies. This significant development offers researchers the chance to understand more about how these cancers develop and how they may one day be treated, or even prevented.

Using stem cells to create an endless supply of blood

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:39:12 GMT

For decades, scientists have sought to create red blood cells in the lab -- a "holy grail" that some hoped could ease regional shortages in the blood supply.

One person's ban is that same person's respite

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:03:23 GMT

In terms of security, you can debate the effectiveness of the new electronics ban, now enforced on select international flights.

Playing Tetris can reduce onset of PTSD after trauma, study shows

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:06:41 GMT

Playing Tetris within hours of a trauma, such as a car accident, can block the occurrence of intrusive memories and prevent PTSD.

'Hard-fought victory': Flint seals deal to replace 18,000 home water lines

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:39:44 GMT

Flint is getting the money it wants to replace pipes that contributed to its water crisis, but it's not enough to persuade Vicky Jones to stay in the eastern Michigan city.

How much exercise do I really need?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:59:49 GMT

Between work commitments, family responsibilities, and the stress of everyday life, we have legitimate reasons to fall short of our fitness goals. That's why, for many, the pre-goal should be maximizing the efficiency of your workout regimen.

Flint water crisis likely the cause of deadly Legionnaires outbreak

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:43:12 GMT

Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards released to CNN the unpublished results of a study that show the Flint water crisis most likely caused the deadly outbreak of Legionnaires disease that killed at least 12 people since 2014.

Schools across the US are teaching kids to fight fake news

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:47:14 GMT

Just because kids today are web savvy doesn't necessarily mean they're media savvy. And in this age of "fake news," that's a real concern. So, schools are teaching them how to fight back.

Older women with gum disease face higher risk of early death, study says

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:48:35 GMT

Your oral health could be a strong indicator of your overall health. Gum disease and tooth loss are connected to a higher risk of early death in women past the age of menopause, a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association finds.

Christie will advise Trump panel on opioid addiction

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:03:40 GMT

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will take on an advisory role to help figure out ways the Trump administration can fight the opioid epidemic.

Coach's rant on 'me, me, me' generation of athletes

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:43:23 GMT

If you've been on Facebook this week, chances are you've seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team. UConn hasn't lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title.

The life-saving treatment being thrown in the trash

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:08:14 GMT

In early August 2015, Chris Lihosit fell ill with an exhausting, dehydrating and pyjama-soaking fever that mysteriously disappeared two days later. During a check-up, on his 43rd birthday, his doctor named summertime flu the most likely culprit.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Lessons from meditating with the Dalai Lama

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:50:17 GMT

For the past two months, I have been a changed man. It is hard to fully describe, except to say my mood is mostly sunny and more patient than usual.

First drug approved to treat severe multiple sclerosis

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:23:54 GMT

The US Food and Drug Administration approved on Tuesday the first treatment for a rare form of multiple sclerosis, a debilitating disorder in which the body's own immune system attacks the brain and spinal cord.

Rage rooms: the new form of stress relief

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:05:30 GMT

Anger rooms have become all the rage for the high-strung person who needs a "safe space" to blow off some steam. But is a controlled temper tantrum enough to provide real relief?

Grandparents post photos every week eating burgers

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:06:40 GMT

The only thing that rivals Patricia and Fred Burry's love for each other is their love for In-N-Out Burger.

Dallas bookstore's clickbait is a trap to read classic novels

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:14:01 GMT

Can literature compete with listicles? If the Dallas bookstore The Wild Detectives is to be believed, the answer is a shocking, click-to-find-out-more yes.

Cell phones when driving: Which countries have toughest laws?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:30:58 GMT

If you are caught using a handheld device while driving in the United Kingdom -- whether it's for talking, texting, taking video or anything else -- your penalties just got significantly steeper, thanks to a law that went into effect this month.

Lupus: What you need to know

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:54:36 GMT

An invisible disease with debilitating symptoms, lupus is more common than you might think. Learn about the causes, triggers and treatments for this devastating disease.

Undercover activists expose India's illegal sex-selective abortions

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:18:57 GMT

A pregnant woman sat in a hospital consultation room in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.

Genetic forms of obesity are rare yet numerous

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:46:12 GMT

While scientists have been aware of about two dozen genetic conditions that can cause obesity, a new study published Monday in the journal Obesity Reviews finds there are many more.

Living with the long-term impacts of lead poisoning

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:55:09 GMT

Lee-Anne Walters' twin 5-year-old boys don't talk like other boys their age. They also can't remember their colors and their ABCs.

Flint water crisis timeline: Years of problems led to lead poisoning

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:12:02 GMT

The Flint water crisis keeps plaguing residents, but the trouble has been years in the making.

Greatest rise in heroin use was among white people, study says

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:50:51 GMT

The numbers are startling -- in 2015, 52,404 people died from drug overdoses according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sixty-three percent of those deaths involved an opioid.

Kidney injury is a short-term risk after running a marathon, study says

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:31:38 GMT

The physical stress of marathon running may be associated with short-term kidney injury, a new study finds. Experts offer tips for safely running a marathon.

Parents sue for right to name daughter 'Allah'

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:10:15 GMT

A mom and dad in Georgia are suing the Georgia Department of Health because they refused to let the couple give their daughter the surname "Allah."

Risky surgery separates baby from parasitic twin

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:44:53 GMT

Baby Dominique was born with her parasitic twin's waist, legs and feet growing out of her back. She required a complicated surgery, and a foster family, to give her a chance at healthy, long life.

Emails suggest linens to be 'likely' source in deadly mold outbreak at Pittsburgh hospitals

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:50:18 GMT

The likely source of a deadly mold outbreak that started in 2014 at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals was the hospitals' linen provider, according to findings shared in emails exclusively obtained by CNN.

Straighten up and stand right, with some electronic nagging

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:18:34 GMT

Your mother was right, you do need to stand and sit up straight. And now there's an app to help remind you.