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Study: 1.2 Million Veterans Have No Health Insurance

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Researchers from New York University and the Harvard School of Public Health say that more than one million veterans have no health insurance. According to the study, published in the journal Lancet, more than 1.2 million veterans have no health insurance and less than 50 percent of U.S. veterans receive benefits through the Department of Veterans ... Read More »

Talk Therapy Could Lower Suicide Rate

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Credit: Tetra Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Researchers say simple talk therapy could help to noticeably lower patients’ risk of suicide. According to a study published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry, researchers in Denmark analyzed data from over 60,000 patients who had recently tried to commit suicide. Some of the participants were given talk therapy, while others were given no therapy. ... Read More »

Two Children Being Tested for Possible Ebola in Ohio

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Credit: Martin Barraud/Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio public health officials are testing two children for the Ebola virus after they developed fevers following a trip to West Africa. “We have two cases that we’re testing,” Jose Rodriguez, director of public affairs and communications for the Columbus Public Health Department, said Sunday. “We’re not in a panic situation.” Two sisters, ages ... Read More »

Two Children Test Negative for Ebola in Ohio

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Credit: Martin Barraud/Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Two young children who were admitted to an Ohio hospital today after they developed fevers following a trip to West Africa have tested negative for Ebola, health officials said. Two sisters, ages 4 and 6, were taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus early Sunday morning after they showed signs of a fever, Jose ... Read More »

Katy Perry Slams “Perverted” Australian Paparazzi for Harassing Her

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ABC/Paul TrantowEarlier this year, Lorde wrote on Twitter that she felt harassed and threatened by a certain photographer in her home country of New Zealand. Now, Katy Perry’s taken to Twitter to slam the paparazzi in Australia as “perverted” and “disgusting.” Katy’s Down Under for her Prismatic world tour and according to, she was visiting a park dressed in ... Read More »

Hookah Use Linked to Increased Presence of Chemical Linked to Cancer

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Credit: Image Source/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A study conducted by researchers in San Diego found a link between hookah smoking an a toxin that has been known to cause cancer. According to the study, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, urine samples taken from a group of hookah smokers and non-smokers were tested to determine the amount ... Read More »

Jackson Browne, Robert Plant Featured on Season Finale of PBS’ “Austin City Limits”

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Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Americana MusicThe season finale of the long-running PBS performance series Austin City Limits will premiere Saturday at 9 p.m. ET. The show will feature highlights from the 2014 Americana Music Association’s 13th annual Honors and Awards ceremony, which took place this past September at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The event included performances by Jackson Browne, ... Read More »

Paul McCartney Loves Dylan’s Contribution to Tribute Album, but Isn’t Sure If Everyone Will

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MPL/Mary McCartneyThe star-studded Paul McCartney tribute album The Art of McCartney was released this past week, featuring renditions of the rock legend’s songs by such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, Roger Daltrey and many many more. During a BBC Radio interview Wednesday, McCartney himself chatted about the compilation, marveling about the “amazing people” the producers got to ... Read More »

Wool Workout Wear Warms You Up, Cools You Down

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Minus33(NEW YORK) — You’ve relied on wool socks and sweaters to stay warm during cold weather months. And now, the natural fiber is making its way from your winter wear into your gym clothes. It might sound strange, but manufacturers are going full steam ahead with the trend. “When you think of wool, you think of old scratchy sweaters your ... Read More »