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  • If I Knew My Daughter Had Down Syndrome, I Would Have Aborted Her – All Women Should Have That Right

    STORY: Mom’s Emotional Facebook Post About Baby With Down Syndrome Goes Viral Studies vary, but anywhere from 67 percent to 85 percent of women who learn their baby has Down Syndrome terminate their pregnancies, according to a 2012 University of South Carolina review published in the medical…

    Yahoo Canada Style
  • 'Can't Buy Me Love' Star Amanda Peterson Died of Accidental Drug Overdose

    Amanda Peterson, who starred alongside Patrick Dempsey in the 1987 romantic comedy Can't Buy Me Love, died of an accidental drug overdose, according to pathology reports obtained by ET. The actress, who was 43 at the time of her death, had marijuana in her system, as well as prescription drugs,…

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  • Laboring to Shatter Entitlement Mindset

    freedesign.comIt's flu season and the lack of available vaccines is raising concerns, especially among the elderly and those people in the category of "high risk." Influenza is not joke, but there is another bug flitting around that is just as insidious to our well being.Affluenza -- the term grabs…

    Huffington Post
  • British doctor in northern Yemen unfazed by 'crazy warfare'

    By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Windows shattered next to Natalie Roberts as air strikes rained down around a hospital in northwest Yemen, but the British doctor focused only on keeping her war-wounded patients alive while the warplanes circled overhead. "You feel totally…

    Reuters
  • Health care costs in Massachusetts surged 4.8 percent in '14

    The cost of health care soared nearly 5 percent in Massachusetts last year despite efforts to hold down expenditures, according to a state report released Wednesday. The Center for Health Information and ...

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  • The suburbs are the latest battleground for heroin. Can this video game-like software help save lives?

    Heroin has been quietly wreaking havoc across the United States for more than a decade, capturing media attention, prompting federal government action and — for the first time since the early ’90s — turning drug abuse into a presidential campaign talking point.

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    Health care mergers and acquisitions set to continue

    Fred Hassan, managing director of healthcare and consumer for Warburg Pincus, says we will see more M&A in the health care sector.

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  • Nationals activate Uggla off DL, add 2 others

    The Washington Nationals have activated second baseman Dan Uggla from the 15-day disabled list. The Nationals also purchased the contract of catcher Pedro Severino from Double-A Harrisburg and recalled left-hander Sammy Solis from Triple-A Syracuse before Tuesday night's game at St. Louis. The…

    The Associated Press
  • Report: Julius Thomas to have surgery on injured finger Wednesday

    On Monday, Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell said that tight end Julius Thomas was headed for a second opinion on the finger he broke in the team’s preseason opener and that surgery was a possibility depending on the evaluation. It looks like Thomas is headed for the operating room. Ian…

    ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
  • Year After Cigarette Ban, CVS Says 95 Million Fewer Packs Sold At 'All Retailers'

    One year after CVS Health (CVS) stopped selling tobacco products, the pharmacy giant says it put a rare dent in U.S. tobacco sales, reducing purchases of cigarette packs by at least 95 million at "all retailers," according to a new analysis of retail market data. Aside from taxes on cigarettes and…

    Forbes
  • Giants' Tim Lincecum flies to see noted hip doctor; surgery possible

    Giants great Tim Lincecum will travel to visit noted hip doctor Marc Philippon Wednesday in Vail, Colo., where a final determination will be made as to whether Lincecum needs hip surgery, people familiar with the situation say. Lincecum has already seen multiple doctors regarding his hip issue, and…

    CBS Sports
  • Bristol-Myers to Pay up to $1.25B for Right to Buy Promedior

    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Promedior, Inc., gaining an exclusive right to acquire the latter.

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  • Number of California inmates observed for Legionnaires' disease jumps

    The number of inmates being observed for possible infection with Legionnaires' disease at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco has jumped from 71 to 85, but the number of confirmed diagnoses held steady at six, authorities said Tuesday. Prison authorities said they have begun restoring some…

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    Regeneron’s Stock Still Has Room To Run

    Regeneron Pharmaceutical shares have risen more than 2,400% over the past five years. Healthcare analyst Kristine Harjes shares why she believes a strong pipeline of drugs is just one reason the stock still has room to run.

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  • Liberia declared Ebola-free for second time

    Liberia was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus for a second time on Thursday and entered a 90-day period of heightened surveillance aimed at preventing a future re-emergence of the disease, the World Health Organization said. Liberia has been the country hardest hit with over 4,800 deaths,…

    Reuters
  • Kegels in Your Car

    One annoying, stressful, obnoxious fact of aging is, well, peeing in your pants. Stress incontinence can be avoided by doing mula bandha during yoga, which is basically doing a Kegel clench during your entire yoga practice. It's what I've done for eighteen years, and it works. But if you're not…

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  • Jets place Jace Amaro on injured reserve

    The Jets had high hopes for tight end Jace Amaro as a receiver in his second NFL season, but they were put on ice Tuesday. Amaro has been placed on injured reserve and will have surgery on the shoulder injury that’s kept him out of action this summer. The move strips the Jets of a…

    ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
  • Walk, Don't Ride: How Many Calories Can You Burn Between NYC Subway Stops?

    New Yorkers are far from the most sedentary of city dwellers, given all of the schlepping that comes along with taking public transit as opposed to hoping into a car, but a website wants to promote paring down subway...

    Curbed New York
  • Recovering From PTSD After Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina destroyed most of New Orleans and left the greater Gulf Coast area wrecked. Nearly 2,000 people were killed as a result of the storm and thousands more were permanently displaced from their homes. With an estimated $108 billion dollars of damage, Katrina was also the also…

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