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Family workouts for bodies, bonding

Busy is the operative word for many modern families. Between school, work and extracurricular demands, every day has family members scattered, doing their own things. Too often, home becomes the place for decompressing in front of a screen -- many ti...

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The leading sources of food poisoning

There are an estimated 76 million cases of food poisoning in the United States every year. A small fraction of these illnesses lead to hospitalization and death, but the vast majority usually just lead to a wretched day on the toilet.

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Teva buys Allergan's generic drugs business for $40.5 billion

The world's largest maker of generic drugs is about to get even bigger.

Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical is buying Allergan's generic drugs business for $40.5 billion, the company announced Monday.

Rare procedure to save man's hand

Saving severed hand by grafting to leg

A man in China may regain use of his hand after it was cut off in an industrial accident. Even more amazing is how the doctors saved the man's hand: They grafted it onto his leg.

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Study: Fatherhood can make you fat

A new study by Northwestern Medicine released in the American Journal of Men's Health suggests that becoming a father can make you fatter.

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World's first malaria vaccine, backed by Bill Gates, gets green light

The world's first malaria vaccine, backed by Bill Gates, has received a green light for future use in babies in sub-Saharan Africa.

Praluent helps liver get rid of LDL, or bad cholesterol

FDA approves new cholesterol-lowering drug

The FDA approved the new cholesterol lowering drug alirocumab, brand name Praluent, on Friday. The injectable drug, from Regeneron and Sanofi, is the first in a new class of drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors.

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Pentagon: No 'root cause' of live anthrax shipments

A Pentagon report meant to uncover how live anthrax was inadvertently shipped to labs around the world has not identified a "root cause" for the problem.

Instead, the report released Thursday blamed "insufficient technical information in the broader s...

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Investigation into anti-abortion group demanded

Several congressional Democrats are pressing Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate the group behind controversial videos depicting Planned Parenthood staff allegedly discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue.

Four House Democrats -- Jan Scha...

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Frozen tuna linked to 62 Salmonella cases

Sushi made with frozen raw tuna is linked to 62 cases of Salmonella in 11 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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?

Heart Health

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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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