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Would Banning Headers In Soccer Solve The Concussion Problem?

Most concussions in youth soccer happen during heading the ball. But it isn't the ball's fault, researchers say. Rather, it's player collisions. Avoiding aggressive play would help reduce injuries.

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FDA To Take Another Look At Essure Contraceptive Device After Health Complaints

Thousands of women say they've been harmed by the permanent contraceptive. But it's unclear whether the problems were caused by the device. The Food and Drug Administration is taking a closer look.
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Prozac In The Yogurt Aisle: Can 'Good' Bacteria Chill Us Out?

In recent years, a body of research has shown that beneficial microbes play a critical role in how our bodies work. And it turns out there's a lot of communication between our gut and our brain.
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Administration Proposes Rules To Modernize Nursing Home Safety

If nursing homes want to be paid by Medicare and Medicaid, they'll likely have to meet a range of new requirements for quality and safety, including more training of nurses in dementia care.
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New Drug Agency Chief To Revive Take-Back Program

Not much surprises a man who has put spies and kidnappers and murderers behind bars. But there's one American problem that took DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg's breath away: drug overdose.
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Waiting To Pick Your Baby's Name Raises The Risk For Medical Mistakes

If parents don't have a name teed up, hospitals often give babies temporary ones, like Babygirl. But those generic names can be dangerously confusing, especially in the neonatal intensive care unit.
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Should More Women Give Birth Outside The Hospital?

The British medical system says healthy women with normal pregnancies should give birth at home or in a midwife-led facility. But 99 percent of babies in the U.S. are born in hospitals.
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Engineering A Shingles Vaccine That Doesn't Wimp Out Over Time

The current vaccine loses its protective value as people get older. A vaccine in the works maintains its strength over time. The biggest challenge may be getting adults to use it.
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A Dream Home Can Turn Uninhabitable If It Once Was A Meth House

Indiana leads the nation in methamphetamine lab seizures. Hundreds of homes are contaminated with dangerous chemicals. But people aren't always told the house they're buying is contaminated.
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Outdoor Afro: Busting Stereotypes That Black People Don't Hike Or Camp

African-Americans who enjoy the outdoors are banding together to encourage more people of color to connect with nature and each other.

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