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House Republicans, led by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), have sued President Barack Obama for what they claim was an abuse of executive authority when the president implemented the …

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Blue-Eyed People May Face Higher Melanoma Risk

November 19, 2014 – 12:52 PM |
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By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that genes tied to blue eyes and red hair could put people at …

Pope Tells Doctors That Euthanasia, IVF, Abortion Are Sins

November 18, 2014 – 12:12 PM |

In a speech to a group of Catholic physicians, Pope Francis criticized euthanasia, abortion and in-vitro fertilization as a “false compassion” and sins against God.
The …

Calorie-Tracking Apps May Not Help You Lose Weight

November 18, 2014 – 10:26 AM |
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By Randy Dotinga
HealthDay Reporter
(HealthDay News) – Millions of Americans use smartphone apps that help them track how many calories they consume each day, but a new …

Young Children, Energy Drinks a Dangerous Mix

November 17, 2014 – 9:26 AM |

By Kathleen Doheny
HealthDay Reporter
(HealthDay News) — The potential dangers of energy drinks, those highly caffeinated beverages that promise to stave off sleepiness, are well known, but …

Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Your Heart an Unwelcome Buzz

November 17, 2014 – 9:16 AM |

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter
(HealthDay News) — That whiff of pot that drifts your way at a rock concert or outdoor event could damage your heart and …

Alzheimer’s Cases Expected to Double by 2050, Researchers Say

November 14, 2014 – 3:32 PM |

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States will more than double by 2050 — …