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Depression: What works? New study finds all 21 antidepressants researchers looked at work better than placebo

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Depression is the leading cause of disability, with 350 million people affected worldwide. While antidepressants have long been used, there’s been debate about how well they work.Read More

Women prefer long-lasting birth control if cost isn't a factor: Study

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iStock/ThinkstockUpload File(NEW YORK) — If they don’t have to think about cost or availability, women may be more likely to choose long-lasting birth control, according to a new study publishedRead More

Eating 'better' is better than counting calories for weight loss, study finds

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Paying attention to the quality of the food is more effective for weight loss than religiously counting calories, according to a new study. Researchers at Stanford UniversityRead More

Why more women are having babies at 50 and beyond

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Being a trailblazer is familiar territory for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. She was the first disabled vet to serve in Congress, the first Asian American representative toRead More

Parents often don't lock up or unload guns, even when kids have mental illness: Study

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Among parents who own guns, only one in three store their guns the way pediatricians recommend, a new study found: locked, unloaded and separate from ammunition. ThisRead More

Arizona couple allegedly locked adopted children in rooms without food, water

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Pima County Sheriff’s Office (TUCSON, Ariz.) — An Arizona couple was arrested for child abuse after allegedly locking their adopted children in rooms without food, water or a bathroom, officialsRead More

Comfort dogs descend on Florida community after deadly school shooting

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iStock/Thinkstock(PARKLAND, Fla.) — The handlers behind the comfort dogs making their way through the Florida community where 17 students and teachers were killed in a school shooting last week haveRead More

Flu vaccine: Will it work better next season?

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Flu season isn’t over yet, but the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that in less than two weeks they will be putting together aRead More

This city is equipping its first responders with active shooter kits

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iStock/Thinkstock(NASHUA, N.H.) — First responders in Nashua, New Hampshire, completed the final phase of a yearlong project last Tuesday, equipping their vehicles with active shooter kits. The idea, Chris Stawasz,Read More

Tiny house on wheels takes minimalist living to the next level

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ABC News(PESARO, Italy) — Having grown up in a tiny room in his family’s home in Pesaro, Italy, 27-year-old architect Leonardo Di Chiara is used to living a minimalist lifestyle.Read More