February 1, 2015
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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A New York college student with measles boarded an Amtrak station from Penn Station earlier this week and may have exposed other passengers to the contagious virus. The student at Bard College in Dutchess Cou
Make-A-Wish(MARTINSVILLE, Ind.) -- For cash-strapped families too beset with hospital bills to spend funds on vacations and events, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has long acted as a fairy godmother-type entity, creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences, connec
RossHelen/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Surgery and anxiety go hand-in-hand, but having a distraction during a procedure may also help to relieve pain. A new study in the European Journal of Pain compares distraction -- DVDs, stress balls, conversations
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- The New York State Department of Health was notified on Friday of a positive case of measles at Bard College in Dutchess County, north of New York City. The DOH was informed the patient traveled on Amtrak
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- The New York State Department of Health was notified on Friday of a positive case of measles at Bard College in Dutchess County, north of New York City. The DOH was informed the patient traveled on Amtrak
NFL Media(NEW YORK) -- In all of the excitement planning for the ultimate Super Bowl viewing party, it's easy to go overboard buying refreshments and end up with an excess of leftover suds. After all, it is a Sunday night. Beer bottles and cans can take u
Joseph Camacho(SUN VALLEY, Calif.) -- The father of a man stabbed to death by his roommate in a southern California hospital psych ward won $3 million in punitive damages on Tuesday against the hospital where his son died. But money isn't on his mind. He
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The measles have made a comeback with 84 cases in the latest outbreak, not to mention 644 cases last year alone. Given that the infectious disease was eliminated decades ago by vaccines, it's not surprising that its resurgen
ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Rafi and Dvora Meitiv were walking home from the park recently in Silver Spring, Maryland, when they were suddenly confronted by strangers. Not a gang member, or a bully, or a child molester, but the police.“We were over here a
Patrick and Erin Quarles(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Gwendolyn Quarles has a brain disorder that appeared soon after another child lobbed a football at her face in October of last year, her parents said. Her father, Patrick Quarles, said the incident was no acciden
NFL Media(PHOENIX) -- Arizona health officials are attempting to contain a measles outbreak that has already spread through multiple states as thousands of fans arrive in Phoenix ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl.Officials are already monitoring 1,000 people i
iStock/Thinkstock(HELSINKI, Finland) — In addition to physical problems that children who were born prematurely might suffer, scientists say they may encounter certain psychological problems during their teen and young adult years.In a study of peop
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Move over wine. Beer might have important health benefits as well.In a study conducted by the American Chemical Society, Jianguo Fang and his fellow researchers say that xanthohumol or Xn, an ingredient in hops, can pre
iStock/Thinkstock(BUFFALO, N.Y.) — Remember Hooked on Phonics? Ads for this commercial system of reading education through phonetics were everywhere during the early 1990s until the company ran into trouble with the FTC, leading it to file for bankr
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Have Australian researchers come up with a cure for peanut allergies?It’s possible that they may have, based on the results of an experiment in which 60 youngsters with these allergies were either given a placebo
Credit: James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control said Thursday that the number of measles cases in the U.S. since January 1 is already higher than the annual total case counts for several r
Jeffrey Hamilton/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study shows that placebos are more effective when they cost more.Researchers looked at data from 12 patients with moderate to severe Parkinson's disease who were told they were being given one
 
 
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