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Metric System Could Stop Kids Getting Wrong Dose of Meds

Parents aren’t doing a great job measuring out medications for their little ones — and the problem may be helped by switching to the metric system.






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Co-Sleeping Study Divides Parents and Doctors

Bed sharing with an infant, or co-sleeping, has become a hot-button issue for many parents.






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Worried About Developing Alzheimer's? Check Your Eyes

People worried they might be developing Alzheimer’s may be able to ask their eye doctors to have a quick peek or take a simple smell test.






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Little Monsters: Even Toddlers Feel Schadenfreude

Children as young as 2 experience a type of schadenfreude, a new study finds.






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Got a Nasty Coach? You May Be More Willing to Cheat

Coach abuse can derail morals, while ethical leadership builds morale.






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'Holy Toledo': Smallpox Discovery Opens Painful Scabs

Vials of smallpox virus discovered in a closet are reminders of humanity's one and only victory over a deadly scourge.






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Lady in Red: Women See Color as a Sexual Threat

A new study finds that women think ladies in red are more interested in sex and less faithful than women wearing white or green.






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'Troubling' Scares: CDC Shuts Anthrax and Flu Labs

The nation's highest-level biosecurity labs have been barred from sending out biologic samples after recent breaches in protocol.






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Which Americans Are Happiest About Their Looks?

You might think young people are happiest with their looks, but it turns out older Americans feel best about their physical appearance.






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Hey, Four Eyes: More Education Leads to Lousy Vision

Turns out there’s something to that image of the four-eyed nerd: New research suggests higher levels of education really could make you need glasses.

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Highs and Lows: Should America Legalize Marijuana?

Kevin A. Sabet, from Smart Approaches to Marijuana, and Allen St. Pierre, from NORML, debate the health effects of widespread marijuana use.






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Pros and Cons: Should America Legalize Marijuana?

Kevin A. Sabet, from Smart Approaches to Marijuana, and Allen St. Pierre, from NORML, debate the health effects of widespread marijuana use.






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Restless Sleep May Be Why You're in a Bad Mood

A new study found that interrupted sleep is as unhealthy as getting no sleep at all.






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'Cured' HIV Baby Is Infected, Doctors Find

A baby who doctors had hoped may have been cured of HIV infection is infected again, doctors reported.






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Pot Researcher Booted From University Position

Dr. Sue Sisley contends her June 27 dismissal was spurred by her cannabis research –- and by Arizona lawmakers who don’t support her work.

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New Study Finds Ways to Cut Costs of Cancer Care

The cost of cancer care is growing at 15 percent a year. But a new study from insurer UnitedHealth Group finds costs can be dramatically cut. CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports.






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NYC Experiment Helps Severely Obese Kids

New York’s efforts to help overweight kids lose weight has paid off in an unexpected way – the most obese children have taken off the most weight.






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Chimp Attack Victim Seeks to Stop Primates as Pets

"I don't want what happened to me to happen to anyone else," says Charla Nash, who is seeking legislation to make it harder to keep primates as pets.






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Cannabis Mom: 8 Myths About Pot and Parents

As Washington State enjoys legal, recreational pot along with Colorado, one mom and cannabis enthusiast wants to clear up some misconceptions.






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Vectors or Victims? Doctors Slam Migrant Disease Rumors

Doctors say they are concerned about false rumors and “hysteria” that children coming across the border from Mexico into Texas are carrying diseases.






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New Law OKs Car Break-ins... For One Reason

As of July 1, you can legally smash a window or forcibly enter a parked car in Tennessee if you have “a good faith belief” that a child is in danger.






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Screen Time Overload: Could It Be a Good Thing?

Three-quarters of kids are exceeding recommended screen time limits, according to a new report - but is that all bad?






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Recalled Chicken May Have Gone to Military Bases

Military bases and commissaries in five states may have received potentially tainted Foster Farms chicken linked to an ongoing salmonella outbreak.






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Government Scientists Want to Fix Your Memory

Feeling a bit forgetful? The government is here to help






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Whistleblowers Offer Tips on How to Fix VA

Four people who say they faced retaliation for reporting problems at various Veterans Administration facilities told the House Veterans Affairs Committee what they think needs to be done to protect whistleblowers and improve how the VA cares for vets.










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