Health

Medication Mistakes Affect 1 Child Every 8 Minutes
A little girl lays in med while her mom prepares a dose of medicine for her.
October 20th, 2014
Every eight minutes, one child in the U.S. takes medicine incorrectly because of a mistake on the part of their parents or caregivers, according to a new study.
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Marijuana's History: How One Plant Spread Through the World
An artist's image shows marijuana plants overshadowing the Earth.
October 17th, 2014
From the Asian steppes where Cannabis sativa plants first evolved, to prehistoric hunters and gatherers, ancient China, Viking ships and finally the Americas, a new report outlines marijuana's history.
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2014 Ebola Outbreak: Full Coverage of the Viral Epidemic
This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) shows Ebola virus particles budding from the surface of a cell.
October 16th, 2014
The 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the worst Ebola outbreak in history, and has implications for the world. Here is everything we know about the virus, and its spread, so far.
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Bugs as Treatment: Coming to a Clinic Near You... (Op-Ed)
treatments, alternative treatments, bugs, insects, parasites
October 18th, 2014
When you’re sick, you want the most effective treatment to help get you back on your feet. But what if that involved bugs?
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Why Swimming May Be the Best Exercise for Older Adults
A woman swims in a pool.
October 17th, 2014
Falling down and getting hurt is a big problem for older adults. Now, new research from Australia suggests that the only type of exercise that lowers older adults' risk of falling down is swimming.
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Ebola Q&A: Why Virus Is a Bigger Threat to Health Care Workers
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
October 16th, 2014
Although Ebola is not a very contagious virus in general, it carriers a higher risk for health care workers. Here's what we know about Ebola's risk to health professionals.
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Is Marijuana Harmful? (Op-Ed)
a marijuana joint
October 16th, 2014
As decriminalization efforts take off, scientists aim to understand marijuana's adverse health effects.
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Epidemic: Killer TB Spreads As Research Plummets (Op-Ed)
tb-tuberculosis
October 17th, 2014
Everyone has heard of tuberculosis, but few realize it's an epidemic that's out of control.
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Best Fitness Tracker Bands
October 17th, 2014
Plan to buy a fitness tracker like the Basis Carbon Steel or Jawbone Up 24? Check out LiveScience's in-depth reviews before making a purchase.
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iFit Active: Fitness Tracker Review
the iFit Active band
October 16th, 2014
The iFit Active is a fitness tracker that aims to measure your exercise, diet and sleep. Here's a review of the device and how it performed in several areas.
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