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More schools are starting classes later to let students sleep: Why good sleep is important

maroke/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Seattle school district joined dozens of school districts around the country in the fall of 2016 by delaying the start of school. Under the new rules,Read More

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce connected to a single water reservoir, CDC says

undefined undefined/iStock(ATLANTA) — The E.coli outbreak in romaine lettuce has been linked to a single water reservoir on a farm in California. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention andRead More

'Young miracle': Newborn girl recovers from Ebola in world's 2nd deadliest outbreak

Nixxphotography/iStock(BENI, Democratic Republic of the Congo) — A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo just six days after sheRead More

Tennessee doctor charged with 'massive opioid fraud distribution and healthcare fraud scheme'

iStock/Thinkstock(CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.) — A Tennessee doctor has been charged in connection with “a massive opioid distribution and healthcare fraud scheme,” authorities said, accusing him of preying “upon an already addictedRead More

Breakthrough new fertility test offering hope for families who have suffered miscarriages

Rawpixel/iStock(NEW YORK) — A Chicago couple who previously suffered two miscarriages recently welcomed a healthy baby boy thanks to a breakthrough new fertility test which helps women struggling with achievingRead More

CDC: Fentanyl, other opioid drugs behind 54% increase in overdose deaths in six years

Hailshadow/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A new federal report shows the astonishing pace in which fentanyl rose to become the drug associated with the most overdose deaths in the United States. The CentersRead More

Trump administration mulls restrictions on fetal tissue in federally-backed research

nicolas_/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The National Institutes of Health said Thursday it has stopped procuring human fetal tissue for some research projects while it waits for the Trump administration to complete anRead More

Expert tips to avoid holiday weight gain

YinYang/iStock(NEW YORK) — Don’t worry — it’s possible to indulge in delicious Christmastime treats this holiday season without gaining the extra pounds by following some simple tips. Nutritionist and healthRead More

Some romaine lettuce is safe to eat after E. coli outbreak, but caution urged

undefined undefined/iStock(NEW YORK) — U.S. officials said Thursday they are cautiously optimistic that romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli that prompted a nationwide recall is off the market, but areRead More

Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has a new perspective on life after battle with cancer

Allison Shelley/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus is slowly opening up about her battle with cancer in the past year. The 57-year-old mother-of-two was diagnosed with breast cancer in SeptemberRead More