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  • Record number of shark attacks in 2015, though only 6 deaths
    There were more shark attacks worldwide, 98, than any other documented year, though an expert says that's mostly because more humans are swimming near them.
  • Why Americans don't live as long as Europeans
    Americans die younger than people in other high-income countries, and drug poisonings, gun injuries and motor vehicle crashes are largely to blame, a study finds.
  • Why the female generational divide for Hillary Clinton?
    If you were writing a Hollywood screenplay about the race for the White House centered around an experienced woman with a real chance of becoming the first female president, you would expect that candidate to be doing better with women than her male rivals. In fact, if you wrote that she was not resonating as well with women voters, executives might pass on the script saying it wasn't believable.
  • The worms that burrow in through your skin
    It takes is a snail, a worm and some freshwater to become infected and once you are, it can last for decades -- and prove fatal.
  • Another skin cancer for actor Hugh Jackman
    Actor Hugh Jackman has revealed yet another bout with skin cancer, warning fans to wear sunscreen to keep the common disease at bay.
  • Study finds new potential treatment for jet lag
    Jet lag might be the worst part of long-distance travel, especially when it leaves you feeling tired, cranky and off-kilter for days.
  • How and when will we get to a Zika vaccine?
    President Obama is asking Congress to fund an expedited effort to develop a Zika vaccine, but even with presidential power and funding, it could take years.
  • Johns Hopkins approved to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants
    It could mean the difference between life and death for more than 1,000 people in the United States each year.
  • Calming the teenage mind in the classroom
    With today's teenagers experiencing more stress than ever before, more schools are offering mindfulness and meditation to help students learn how to cope.
  • What are the chances I'll get the Zika virus? (And other Q&As)
    The Zika virus was discovered nearly 70 years ago, but chances are you probably hadn't heard of it until the past few months.
  • Lena Dunham announces 'rest' due to endometriosis
  • All teens should be screened for depression
  • 'Love drug' found in chocolate
  • Why can't we just kill all mosquitoes?
    The mosquito was never going to win any popularity contests, but as the "deadliest animal in the world" spreads the Zika virus, it's become the target of tough talk and powerful pesticides.
  • UN: 200 million women and girls live with female genital mutilation
    They covered her face and laid her down.
  • CDC issues new safe-sex guidelines around Zika virus
    Men exposed to the Zika virus and who have a pregnant partner should use a condom or abstain from sex until the baby is born, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Friday in guidelines aimed at preventing sexual transmission of the virus.
  • New Hampshire town's surprising warrior against heroin
    Eric Adams' phone rings. On the other end is a 36-year-old man, a daily heroin abuser who is finally accepting he's on a "path of destruction" and now desperately wants help.
  • CTE in the NFL: The tragedy of Fred McNeill
    The night before Fred McNeill died in November, he was watching "Monday Night Football." The 63-year-old former Minnesota Viking linebacker and UCLA grad had his gold and blue slippers tucked under his bed. "He loved the game," said his youngest son, Gavin. "He was proud of what he did."
  • SOS for stressed out teens
    Ask parents of teens if their children are more stressed than they were at the same age, and they'll usually tell you, "Absolutely."
  • 3 everyday ways to practice gratitude
    As wonderful as it is to devote an entire day to celebrating gratitude, Thanksgiving shouldn't be the only time we reflect on reasons to give thanks. Although one-time efforts to show gratitude produce immediate boosts in happiness and drops in depression, if not repeated the positive effects disappear over time. In fact, a growing body of research supports that daily doses of gratitude deliver marked ongoing benefits, ranging from improved mental and physical health to enhanced relationships, self-esteem and overall life satisfaction.
  • The best place to meditate? At work.
    Have you read the latest study about meditation? Probably not, because even as you read this sentence another has likely come out. There is a steady stream of new research and news stories about the benefits of meditation and other mindful breathing practices. As they report, meditation boosts energy, helps with focus, reduces stress and anxiety, increases resilience and possibly, subtly, changes your life and your brain for the better.
  • Photos reveal what's in birth bags of women around the world
    All over the world, a packed bag is a sign that a baby will soon arrive. Call it a birth bag, a maternity bag, a hospital bag -- it contains what a mother-to-be believes she needs, and perhaps a few goodies that will bring her comfort. But the place and conditions where a woman gives birth can dramatically change what she brings along to meet her newborn.
  • 8 TV shows to help your preschooler learn
    When kids' TV shows bill themselves as educational, lots of parents take their word for it. But how many of these shows are backed by childhood-development principles, quality research, and an understanding of how kids learn best from media? Actually, quite a few. From social-emotional learning to STEM subjects, this is a golden age of choice for preschool TV. Behind the scenes, many kids' shows are providing richer screen-time experiences by the pros who know how best to reach kids.
  • 5 things to know about CTE
    The list of football players with a brain disease called chronic traumatic encephelopathy (CTE) continues to grow. But what exactly is CTE? Here are 5 things you need to know.
  • Southern California doctor sentenced in overdose deaths of 3 patients
    A Southern California doctor convicted of murder in connection with the overdose deaths of three of her patients was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison Friday by a judge in Los Angeles.


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