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New study claims urgent-care clinics may over-prescribe antibiotics

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Coughing, headaches, runny noses. Nobody likes to feel sick, so they turn to a doctor for advice. With people more frequently turning to urgent cares and retail clinics to seek healthcare when they get sick, experts are starting to examine the effect of antibiotics prescribed in these settings. New research from the Center for Disease Control and …

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Donating vacation time to new moms is a trendy co-worker baby shower gift

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Forget the traditional office pool to buy a coworker who is expecting a baby a car seat or stroller. The new trend is to give a pregnant coworker some of your own vacation time to add days to her maternity leave. Angela Hughes, of Kansas City, Missouri, was less than a year into her job in the …

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Woman stung 200 times after being swarmed by thousands of killer bees expected to survive

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — It was a scene straight out of a horror movie — a woman covered from head to toe in a shroud of angry killer bees. They attack her eyes and nose, crawling into her mouth when she opens it to scream. The stings only intensify as she tries to protect her head. Horrified people stand around her. …

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Less than half of US school districts test drinking water for lead: Report

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Only 43 percent of school districts in the United States test for lead in drinking water used by students in 2016 or 2017, according to a federal government report released Tuesday. The report from the Government Accountability Office also found that of the 43 percent of school districts that test for lead in drinking water 37 percent found …

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1-year-old boy dies after being left in stifling hot car for over 8 hours

ABC News (PEMBROKE PINES, Fla.) — A 1-year-old boy died after being left in a stifling hot car for over 8 hours, officials said. The 17-month-old was found in a car in a Pembroke Pines, Florida, parking lot Friday, Pembroke Pines Sgt. Adam Feiner told ABC News Saturday, adding that he’d been there for 8.5 hours. The temperature climbed to …

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Dr. Whitney Bowe answers all of your bug spray questions

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While it can be hard to navigate the evolving world of insect repellent and know what chemicals are safe to be lathering on your children, it’s also imperative that you remember the bug spray if your family is spending time outdoors this summer. Everyone knows mosquito bites can be a nuisance, but what they may not realize …

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Where states stand on legalizing recreational and medical marijuana

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While marijuana is illegal under federal law, a patchwork of state laws across the country determines where you can and cannot legally smoke pot. Vermont’s law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana went into effect on July 1. After Oklahoma’s ballot initiative, the legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana is on the ballot in several other …

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Girl with 3-D hand closing in on goal of throwing out the first pitch at all 30 MLB stadiums

Courtesy Dawson Family(HENDERSON, Nev.) — Hailey Dawson is on a mission. The 8-year-old from Henderson, Nevada, wants to be the first person to throw out the first pitch at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums across the US. And, she’s well on her way: On Thursday, she took the mound at Fenway Park, donning a Boston Red Sox uniform. The …

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Ebola survivors suffer ‘severe’ neurological and psychiatric effects, new study finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — People who survive Ebola may suffer “severe” neurological and psychiatric problems long after they recover from the virus, according to a new study published Wednesday. Some cases of “post-Ebola syndrome” were so debilitating that the individual was left unable to participate in family life or even care for themselves, according to the study, which was published online …

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FDA hosts public meeting to make case for oversight on lab-grown meat

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In the first steps of introducing a new class of so-called “slaughter-free” meat, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a public meeting on Thursday to discuss the phenomenon surrounding lab-grown meat, also referred to as “cultured meat” or “in vitro meat.” Lab-grown meat is exactly what it sounds like, beef made straight from the test tube. …

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