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Early Bedtime For Preschoolers Might Help Reduce Obesity Risk Later

Little kids who hit the sack early may be less likely to get overtired and fussy in a way that messes with their sleep cycle, researchers say.
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What Kills More People Each Year: TB, HIV-AIDS Or Viral Hepatitis?

The first systematic study of viral hepatitis uncovers surprising facts about the often overlooked disease.
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Social Media Abuse Of Nursing Home Residents Often Goes Unchecked

Iowa health officials recently discovered it wasn't against state law for a nursing home worker to share a photo on Snapchat of a resident covered in feces. They are trying to change that.
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Frustrated You Can't Find A Therapist? They're Frustrated, Too

Why is it so hard to connect people with therapists? Insurance bureaucracy cuts both ways, it turns out. Patients have trouble finding therapists in networks. And therapists have trouble joining them.
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A Mouse Watches Film Noir And Offers Clues To Human Consciousness

Researchers in Seattle have created a public observatory for studying the visual circuitry in a mouse's brain. Among the attractions: watching 18,000 neurons respond to Orson Welles' Touch of Evil.
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What's For Dinner? 10 Strategies To Help Busy Parents Get Food On The Table

We asked food experts, parents and nutritionists for their best tips for making weeknight meals happen.
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Opioid Bill Reframes Addiction As A Health Problem, Not A Crime

The Senate bill, an amalgam of more than a dozen proposals, will expand access to medication-assisted treatment. It also will encourage police to send drug users to treatment rather than to jail.
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Senate Expected To Pass Broad Bill To Address Opioid Epidemic

The Senate is set to vote on a measure to target the growing epidemic of opioid addictions. The bill has many new policies and initiatives, but it doesn't come with money to put them into practice.
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Workplaces Can Be Particularly Stressful For Disabled Americans, Poll Finds

Many disabled adults want to work — and many do. But a survey shows that a workplace can be particularly stressful for them, and workplaces may not be doing enough to lower the stress.
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Thirsty? New Study Links Good Hydration To Slimmer Waistlines

A new study finds people who are well-hydrated have lower body weights and lower odds of obesity. It adds evidence to the theory that drinking lots of water may help in weight management.

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