Health

Why Diet Pepsi's New Artificial Sweetener Won't Replace the Old
A can of Pepsi.
July 28th, 2015
Why does the world need two kinds of Diet Pepsi?
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44 Percent of Americans Say They've Tried Pot
A marijuana cigarette.
July 24th, 2015
Have you ever toked up? Sparked a spliff? Smoked weed? If you have, you're not alone — 44 percent of all Americans surveyed in a new Gallup poll say they've tried marijuana.
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National Tragedies Could Harm Pregnant Women's Mental Health
Pregnant Woman
July 23rd, 2015
The MH17 crash temporarily increased depression symptoms among pregnant women in the Netherlands, where many of the plane's passengers lived.
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What's Causing Florida's Leprosy Cases?
armadillo
July 27th, 2015
Leprosy is often thought to be an ancient disease, but leprosy-causing bacteria continue to infect people in the southern United States, including in Florida, where nine people have been diagnosed with the disease so far this year.
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Being Transgender Has Nothing to Do with Hormonal Imbalance
Bruce Jenner
July 23rd, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner's public transition from man to woman has raised awareness about hormone therapy for transgender people. What makes transgender youth identify with a gender they weren't assigned at birth isn't about having too many of the "wrong" hormones.
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Branch Impales Cyclist's Neck After Mishap — and He Survives
An image of a patient who had a tree branch penetrate his neck during a biking accident.
July 22nd, 2015
A mountain biker in New Mexico was lucky not to sustain a serious injury after he fell off his bike and had a wooden branch penetrate his neck, his doctors say.
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West Nile Virus Gets Boost from US Drought
Mosquito bites a human.
July 22nd, 2015
West Coasters watch out: You might be at greater risk of contracting West Nile virus than those in wetter parts of the U.S.
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Tiny 'Cellular Lasers' Could Aid Targeted Cancer Treatments
Cellular Lasers
July 27th, 2015
For the first time, scientists have injected lasers into cells, making them light up from the inside, an advance that could one day help treat problems inside the human body such as cancer, researchers say.
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Pot Death: Teen Leaps 4 Stories After Eating Marijuana Cookie
Leaves of the marijuana plant
July 23rd, 2015
A teenager in Colorado died after consuming an entire marijuana cookie that contained 6 servings of marijuana's active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), according to a new report.
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Super-Superbugs: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria May Be Deadlier
July 22nd, 2015
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria may be tougher superbugs than previously thought: Not only are these bacteria harder to treat, they appear to be "fitter" in general.
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