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New 'zombie' gene found in elephants could help humans fight cancer

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — They may not be the fastest or the smartest or even the scariest, but when it comes to beating cancer, elephants are the superheroes of the livingRead More

Suicide risk nearly double for traumatic brain injury sufferers: Study

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — People who have been identified as having suffered a traumatic brain injury have almost double the risk of suicide than people without the condition, a new studyRead More

Hilarious photo shoot celebrates parents' empty nest

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Laura Eskridge(SPRINGBORO, Ohio) — Some parents despair at the thought of their kids leaving home. But not Vicky and Jeff Piper. The Springboro, Ohio, couple was so looking forward toRead More

Black boys more fearful in whiter neighborhoods, study finds

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iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. ANNA CHACON (NEW YORK) — Young black men expect increased scrutiny, surveillance and even direct targeting when in areas that have more white people than they typically encounter,Read More

Body positive model Iskra Lawrence says: 'You are good enough'

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Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Iskra Lawrence is a 27-year-old body positive model and activist on a mission to change the world. You may recognize Lawrence from her many lingerieRead More

Celery juice is the latest wellness trend: Is it one you should follow?

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Supermodel Miranda Kerr says she drinks it every morning and actress Busy Philipps has talked about it with her 1.1 million Instagram followers. Speaking of Instagram, you’veRead More

Positive thinking can be healthy, but reality checks are important: Study

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iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. RICHA KALRA (NEW YORK) — Thinking positively is often good for brain health — but a new study shows it’s important to proceed with caution. Positive thoughts seemRead More

Study: Young children talking back and forth with adults strengthens language regions of brain

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iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. EDITH BRACHO-SANCHEZ and DR. RICHA KALRA (NEW YORK) — Adults who hold back-and-forth conversations with young children rather than just talking to them may be helping to strengthenRead More

Baby boy dies after he's left for hours in hot car in Domino's Pizza parking lot

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ABC News(EMPORIA, Va.) — A 6-month-old boy died after being left for hours in a hot car in a parking lot outside a Domino’s restaurant in Virginia, police said. TheRead More

FDA approves marketing for a contraception app for the 1st time

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the first time ever has green-lighted a birth control app to be marketed as a method of contraception. The app,Read More