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08/25/2014 – 11:36 PM |

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Why Do People Become Suicidal?

08/12/2014 – 4:37 PM |
Robin Williams

By Alan Lyndon
Comedian Robin Williams died from asphyxia due to hanging, according to Lt. Keith Boyd of the Marin County, California Sheriff’s Office. The actor was found …

Big Tobacco Successfully Increasing E-Cigarette Use In Youths

08/12/2014 – 4:01 PM | 9 Comments
e-cigs

By Brad Broker
Don’t fool yourself: smoking electronic cigarettes is still smoking.  The tobacco industry has positioned e-cigs as a less dangerous form of smoking than …

Even Doctors Stigmatize Patients Taking HIV Prevention Meds

08/11/2014 – 11:33 AM |
Truvada

By Jim Burress, WABE
In order to slow the spread of HIV, certain people who do not have the virus but are at risk should take medication to prevent becoming …

High School Football Concussions: Does It Matter Where They Get Hit?

08/11/2014 – 12:02 AM | One Comment
football concussion

By Brad Broker
Football season is here.  Professional and youth teams are preparing for the start of the season, which means lots of discussion about fantasy …

Next Abortion Battle: Courts vs. Hospital Admitting Privilege Laws

08/08/2014 – 1:16 PM |
hospital abortion

By Julie Rovner

Even if you’re trying, it’s tough to keep score on what’s happening with various lawsuits challenging some state abortion laws.
States led by anti-abortion governors …

Amazing 11-year-old Girl Invents ‘Chemo Backpack’ for Kids With Cancer

08/08/2014 – 11:14 AM |
Kylie cancer

By Brad Broker
Kylie Simonds, of Naugatuck, Connecticut, was 8 years old when she was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma — a rare, malignant, soft tissue tumor attached to …