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Dreamstime
November 09, 2017 - 4:21 pm
State and federal health officials are raising public awareness of the need to safeguard the effectiveness of antibiotics. Nov. 13-19, is “U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week”. Led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this one-week observance is intended to raise awareness across the...
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November 07, 2017 - 12:19 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Delhi, India, is surrounded by a thickening blanket of smog. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) declared a public health emergency in the city on Tuesday as the city's air quality rating climbed above the highest levels on the index. People have been advised to avoid outdoor...
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Dreamstime
November 07, 2017 - 9:20 am
The federal education law taking full effect this school year lists health and fitness among things like civics and science as elements of a well-rounded education. At a time when schools are all about getting students ready for college or jobs, experts say it's a chance for more physical education...
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ABC News
November 06, 2017 - 9:23 am
(ATLANTA) -- A student at Morehouse College in Atlanta who was looking for some extra credit ended up getting more than he bargained for. A rap video he made for his biology class has gone viral, with nearly 660,000 views on YouTube. The young scholar, Julien Turner, transformed the Lil Uzi song...
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November 06, 2017 - 7:57 am
(MERIDEN, Conn.) -- One 5-year-old girl had one wish before her fourth open heart surgery -- get married to her best friend. Sophia Chiappalone's mother, Kristy Somerset-Chiappalone, told ABC News she'd do anything to give another smile to her daughter, who was born with several heart defects...
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Justin Selph
November 05, 2017 - 8:42 pm
(PARIS, Tenn.) -- A baby girl born on Halloween was still able to celebrate, thanks to her doctor. Dr. Paul Locus, an obstetrician at the Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tennessee, helped Oaklyn Selph into the world, donning a costume that made him appear like The Joker. The doctor sported a...
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November 05, 2017 - 8:30 pm
(NEW YORK) -- After this morning's mass shooting at a church in rural Texas left at least 26 people dead, many parents are wrestling with how to explain the seemingly inexplicable act of violence to their children. The shooting, with victims' ages ranging from 5 to 72, comes just over a month after...
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