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08/25/2014 – 11:36 PM |

Have you ever wondered why elementary school students — who are awake and watching television by 6AM — don’t start school until 8:45AM while their …

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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

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 |

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 …