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Most Surprising Allegations in Ebola Nurse Nina Pham’s Lawsuit

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Alex Wong/Getty Images)(DALLAS) — The Dallas nurse who survived Ebola after catching it from her patient last fall may have smiled for the cameras during the harrowing ordeal, but now she’s saying the hospital put its reputation above her needs. Nina Pham, a 26-year-old nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, caught Ebola from her patient, Liberian native Thomas ... Read More »

Man’s Seeing Eye Dog Has Eye Troubles of His Own

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KETV(NEW YORK) — Ronald Henry’s guide dog, Kehotay, has been by his side for the last eight years, but now it’s the golden retriever who needs a helping hand. Kehotay helps Henry get around because Henry lost his sight and hearing several years ago. But now, the 10-year-old golden retriever is having eye troubles of his own. “I’ve been worried ... Read More »

Pregnant Women Turn to Alternative, ‘Personalized’ Birthing Options

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Giving birth is the most primal act in a woman’s life. And yet, modern medicine has turned birthing into a sterile, medical procedure, often performed in a hospital operating room. But more and more women are rejecting the traditional hospital approach to delivery in favor of a more “personalized” birthing experience, with some literally going back to ... Read More »

Gender Identity is Biological, Study Says

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ABC/Lou Rocco(BOSTON) — There is a growing body of evidence that gender identity is hard wired into the brain and not simply a matter of psychology, according to a new Boston University School of Medicine study. Writing in the journal Endocrine Practice, the researchers said that as many as one in 100 people could be living with some form of ... Read More »

High Numbers of Teens Are Victims of Dating Violence

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AbleStock.com/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — A new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that just over 20 percent of all teenage girls and one in 10 teen boys have experienced at least one instance of violence while dating over the past 12 months. Although the CDC has been taking this survey since 1999, the criteria has been revamped to ... Read More »

Drinking Hot Coffee Is Cool

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — No one ever saw the Fonz with a cup of coffee in his hand but perhaps the King of Cool was missing out on something. At least that’s what a lot of New Zealanders think when 1,500 were asked by the survey company Canstar for their attitudes about drinking coffee. Twenty percent of the respondents believe that ... Read More »

Report: Elderly Dentist Drugged, Drooled, Pulled Wrong Teeth

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iStock/Thinkstock(TULSA, Okla.) — While drooling is sometimes expected at the dentist’s office, it’s usually not the dentist doing so — though that’s just what authorities say was going on with 75-year-old Dr. Gary Dean Burnidge, who is accused of repeatedly operating on patients while under the influence of drugs. Tulsa World reports Burnidge surrendered his license in January and subsequently ... Read More »

Certain British Workers Have More than Sex Education

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iStock/Thinkstock(LEEDS, England) — Turns out that many of Britain’s streetwalkers have more than just street smarts. Research by Leeds University reveals that 38 percent of people in the sex trade have at least an undergraduate degree and among that group, 17 percent have finished a level of post-grad study. Leeds researchers qualified their findings by acknowledging that none of the ... Read More »

Pain Causing Sleep Problems for Many Americans

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OcusFocus/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found that pain may be the problem keeping many Americans from getting sufficient sleep. Respondents said that having pain was associated with feeling unhealthy and more stressed, and with problems sleeping. Included in the pain-related sleep issues was lower-quality sleep, as the actual difference in duration between those with ... Read More »

Study: American Minors Can Easily Purchase E-Cigarettes on Internet

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study shows that American minors may find it dangerously easy to purchase e-cigarettes online, despite regulations preventing those under the age of 18 from purchasing such products. According to the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, researchers in North Carolina had 10 minors between the ages of 14 and 17 ... Read More »