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Teen Girl Dies After Not Going To Bathroom For 8 Weeks Due To Phobia Of Toilets

A 16-year-old English girl died after not going to the bathroom for eight weeks due to her phobia of toilets.

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Research: Swine Flu Vaccine Linked To Narcolepsy

One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect – the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened.

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Report Finds Survival Rate For Cardiac Arrest ‘Dismal’

WASHINGTON (CBS DC)– Officials are calling for more awareness for sudden cardiac arrest, the No. 3 killer of Americans. CBS News reports The Institute of Medicine is calling for a national campaign to fight cardiac […]

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Public Schools To Offer Chobani Greek Yogurt As Meat Substitute In Lunches

Public schools across America will soon offer Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in school lunches beginning this fall.

A woman, suffering from Alzheimer's desease, holds the hand of a relative in a retirement home. (Photo credit: SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists Look Into Why Most Alzheimer’s Patients Are Women

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and some scientists are questioning the assumption that it’s just because they tend to live longer.

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With Rates of Deadliest Skin Cancer on the Rise, What to Know About Sun Protection

U.S. diagnoses rates for the deadliest type of skin cancer, melanoma, doubled between 1982 and 2011.

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.  (MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)

New Questions About Why More Women Than Men Have Alzheimer’s

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it’s just because they tend to live longer than men.

Earth Day Events

Study: US Falls In World Happiness Rankings

WASHINGTON (CBS DC)– The United States fell in this year’s world happiness rankings, moving from the number 12 spot in 2013 to the number 23 spot in 2014, according to a new report. LiveScience reports […]

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.


DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.


What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?