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Some want cutting of cord delayed to help baby

The great umbilical cord-cutting debate

For the layperson, a few minutes might tick by without a second thought, but those precious minutes after a baby is born could be beneficial for newborns later in life, some doctors say.

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Army may have shipped live anthrax to Australia

In what is emerging as a widening military investigation into the accidental shipment of live anthrax, the Army discovered it may have shipped the live pathogen to Australia back around 2008 or 2009, the Pentagon said Friday.

Following the discovery t...

Richard Norris, face transplant patient

Woman meets man with her brother's face

When Richard Norris from Virginia received a face transplant three years ago, it transformed his life. Now the sister of the man whose death made that possible has come face-to-face with Norris for the first time.

In an emotional encounter filmed for ...

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Fast-food chains taking healthy turns

A number of major fast-food chains and companies have recently announced healthier practices, moving to all-natural ingredients and ending the use of additives.

Burgers, colon microbiome

Scientists eye how foods affect bacteria in your colon

Next time you are trying to decide what's for dinner, consider that you are eating for two. You and your gut microbiome.

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Tinder, other hookup apps blamed for rise in STDs

Rhode Island's Department of Health says that sexually transmitted diseases are way up in the state, in part because of the increase of hookup apps like Tinder.

Between 2013 and 2014, cases of syphilis grew by 79%. HIV infections were up 33% and gonor...

Cigarettes at store

Big Tobacco goes into battle over plain packaging

Big tobacco companies are stepping up their global fight against government attempts to make cigarettes less appealing by removing brands from packaging.

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Why good people do bad things

Most of us want to do the right thing. We don't want to steal office supplies or lie on an expense report. But we all face temptations, and sometimes we give in to them. A new study suggests that being aware of these temptations, and thinking about t...

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The 6 most proven ways to quit smoking

For more than 50 years we've known that smoking can kill you.

It is still the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. and yet 42.1 million people light up and new smokers start every day.

"Smoking is my best friend," Atlantan Barry Blackwell sa...

Dog flu in Ohio

Vet warns of dog flu dangers

An Ohio veterinarian is warning dog owners to watch out for canine influenza.

Most men know that prostate cancer is something they could be at-risk for, but how much do you really know about the disease? What are the signs and how do you know if you are at-risk?

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    What is heart disease?

    We've all heard the term "heart disease," but do you know what it really means? Learn more about the disorder.

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