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Study: Removing both ovaries speeds aging in premenopausal women

A surgery recommended to women as a way to prevent ovarian cancer is unethical in many cases, say Mayo Clinic researchers.

Women under 46 who had both ovaries…

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CNN

Little kidney stone? Ride a roller coaster, says study

When you're trying to pass a kidney stone, you're probably not thinking, in your cloud of agony, "Darn it! I should have ridden a roller coaster."

And yet a new…

Measles

CDC

WHO: Americas officially free from measles

The region of the Americas is the first in the world to have eliminated measles, the World Health Organization announced on Tuesday.

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Hazel Juco/ via WXYZ and CNN

Michigan student punished for pic of school water

When Hazel Juco noticed the water in her high school restroom looked like urine, she snapped a photo and posted it on Facebook and Twitter.

Obesity

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Could another person's feces help you lose weight?

The diversity of the bacteria living in your feces is linked to how much fat you have in your body, according to a new study.

The insight could pave the way…

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Nature Study via CNN

What is a traumatic brain injury?

Cell phone video released Friday recorded Rakeyia Scott, the wife of Keith Lamont Scott, who was fatally shot by Charlotte police, screaming, "He has a TBI,"…

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Becky Doyle via CNN

Teacher donates kidney to student

Most people have a story or two about teachers who really gave of themselves. But Natasha Fuller's most likely trumps everyone's.

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Wells Pharmacy via CNN

Wells Pharmacy Network recalls hundreds of products

A major recall has been issued for all sterile products recently produced by the compounding pharmacy Wells Pharmacy Network.

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Smoking leaves 30-year legacy on your DNA

Smokers have a "footprint" of their addiction on their genes that could be used to identify, and develop treatments for, smoking-related diseases such as…

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FDA's app competition to help fight heroin overdose

The US Food and Drug Administration announced a challenge to the tech wizards of Silicon Valley this week: build an app to combat opioid overdoses.

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Gonorrhea in Hawaii shows antibiotic resistance

Seven gonorrhea patients in Hawaii make up the first known US case cluster in which the sexually transmitted infection showed reduced susceptibility to the…

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Prager Family

'Fault in Our Stars' wife dies days after husband

Katie Prager, the wife in the real "Fault in Our Stars" couple, died Thursday after complications from cystic fibrosis and a lung transplant. She was 26 years…

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Should I worry about chromium-6 in drinking water?

The Environmental Working Group reported Tuesday that dangerous levels of chromium-6 contaminate tap water consumed by millions of Americans. This is the…

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CPSC via Lenny Lamb

Baby carriers recalled due to fall hazard

Lenny Lamb, a child-carrier company based in Poland, has issued a recall for buckle onbu infant carriers.

Photo shows effects of Heroin

East Liverpool Police Department via CNN

Consider this before sharing images of drug overdoses

It was a well-intentioned attempt to show the disturbing effects of drug addiction, a common strategy among law enforcement agencies.

Officials in East…