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Shocking 'medical miracle' birth startles doctors and parents

Shocking 'medical miracle' birth startles doctors and parents Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Now dubbed a "medical miracle," the birth of Silas Philips took doctors by surprise when he was born still inside his amniotic sac. Silas' birth ...

New pill dramatically cuts risk for AIDS transmission in homosexual men

New pill dramatically cuts risk for AIDS transmission in homosexual men Watch

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A daily pill, pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP has been found to dramatically cut a person's risk of contracting HIV. Following a trial in the ...

AT RISK: Formula-fed babies at risk for ingesting ARSENIC

AT RISK: Formula-fed babies at risk for ingesting ARSENIC Watch

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Breastfeeding has long been deemed the healthiest nursing option for newborns. A new study from Dartmouth College bears this out: According to ...

Unbelievable: Secret to success may lie in your sleeping habits

Unbelievable: Secret to success may lie in your sleeping habits Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Traditional research advises people between 18-64 years old get seven to nine hours of sleep for a healthy lifestyle. New studies are showing that ...

Closing door and throwing away the key: HIV vaccine proves SUCCESSFUL in monkeys

Closing door and throwing away the key: HIV vaccine proves SUCCESSFUL in monkeys Watch

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Comparing it to locking up an intruder and throwing away the key, scientists now say they have created an anti-HIV drug so powerful that it could ...

Women are at risk: Dementia affects more women than men, quickly becoming number one killer

Women are at risk: Dementia affects more women than men, quickly becoming number one killer Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

500,000 women are affected by dementia. This is compared to the 350,000 men who are afflicted. Dementia is quickly surpassing breast cancer or heart ...

Unable to feel pain, rare medical condition haunts man's life with horrifying injuries

Unable to feel pain, rare medical condition haunts man's life with horrifying injuries Watch

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Steve Pete's parents knew something was wrong with their child when he chewed part of his tongue off while he was a baby. Pete suffers from a ...

Don't throw away those glasses yet! Lasik eye surgery found imperfect, even dangerous

Don't throw away those glasses yet! Lasik eye surgery found imperfect, even dangerous Watch

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Lasik eye surgery, where vision defects are cured with lasers, has a high success rate. However, anyone who undergoes the procedure must ...

SAVING THOUSANDS OF LIVES: Medicare to cover lung cancer screening

SAVING THOUSANDS OF LIVES: Medicare to cover lung cancer screening Watch

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A move that many are hailing as one that will save tens of thousands of lives, Medicare said this week that it will pay for lung cancer screening ...

AN END TO THE SNIFFLES? Amazing 'enigma machine' gives clues to common cold's origins

AN END TO THE SNIFFLES? Amazing 'enigma machine' gives clues to common cold's origins Watch

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Colds are a given during the winter months: Close quarters, bad air and cold weather all conspire to send the most hearty home with a bad case of ...

'It's never too late to quit.' Lung cancer surpasses breast cancer as top killer of women in developed nations

'It's never too late to quit.' Lung cancer surpasses breast cancer as top killer of women in developed nations Watch

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Lung cancer has surpassed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths for women in developed nations for the very first time. The chief ...

'LARGE OUTBREAK' OF MEASLES in the U.S. feared

'LARGE OUTBREAK' OF MEASLES in the U.S. feared Watch

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Measles among children is spreading quickly through the United States - and it could get a whole lot worse. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Ancient Siberian brain surgeries reenacted in present day

Ancient Siberian brain surgeries reenacted in present day Watch

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It is amazing what Russian surgeons of 2,300 years ago were capable of. Delicate brain surgeries - found in the skeletal remains of Siberian ...

 Mystery illness leaves more than 100 kids paralyzed with poliolike symptoms

Mystery illness leaves more than 100 kids paralyzed with poliolike symptoms Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

More than 100 kids have been infected with a mysterious illness that causes poliolike symptoms of paralysis in the United States since August 2014.

Teenage Mutant Ninja mosquitoes may be unleashed in the Florida Keys

Teenage Mutant Ninja mosquitoes may be unleashed in the Florida Keys Watch

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While it may sound like a science fiction film straight out of the 1950s, genetically modified mosquitoes may shortly be unleashed on the Florida ...

Growing the Church in China

Growing the Church in China

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By John Smagula

The world's best teas are grown in China, but many of these teas are unknown in the United States. Remote tea farms in exotic locations produce teas ...

Is this it? Has the cure for cancer been found? New proton therapy offers great hope to cancer patients

Is this it? Has the cure for cancer been found? New proton therapy offers great hope to cancer patients Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The battle to cure cancer is one that has been continuously fought for decades. Chemotherapy, radiation, monoclonal antibodies and surgery have all ...

KILLER FLU: 8.5 percent of all deaths nationally, ending January 10 were due to pneumonia and influenza

KILLER FLU: 8.5 percent of all deaths nationally, ending January 10 were due to pneumonia and influenza Watch

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If you're a bit under the weather, join the club. According to the Centers for Disease Control, this year's flu season has returned to an epidemic ...

Bishops Invite All Catholics to Make a Digital Pilgrimage for Life

Bishops Invite All Catholics to Make a Digital Pilgrimage for Life

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By USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities

When people hear the word "pilgrimage," many think of far-off destinations, such as Lourdes, Fatima, or Santiago de Compostela. Today, in the digital ...

Walking, for life: Brisk 20-minute stroll found to extend life

Walking, for life: Brisk 20-minute stroll found to extend life Watch

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Walking has always been the favored low-impact exercise that most everyone can accomplish. Now, researchers say that a daily 20-minute walk could ...

Amazing new spinal implant heals paralysis

Amazing new spinal implant heals paralysis Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

For years researchers, doctors and scientists have tried to find a way to bring movement back to paralyzed patients. Recent progress has been made; ...

Stomping out Superbugs: Incredible new discovery reveals bacteria compound stronger than drug-resistant superbugs

Stomping out Superbugs: Incredible new discovery reveals bacteria compound stronger than drug-resistant superbugs Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The key to fighting drug resistant "Superbugs" may have been found. Teixobactin, a compound from a special bacteria detected in soil, is able to ...

John Paul II Medical Research Institute Receives ALS Research Support

John Paul II Medical Research Institute Receives ALS Research Support Watch

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By Colette Connolly

While the summer of 2014 will stand out in many people's minds as the season that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went unpredictably viral, for Alan ...

Six people die every day in the U.S. from alcohol poisoning

Six people die every day in the U.S. from alcohol poisoning Watch

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It is a most sobering statistic on the topic of inebriation. Alcohol poisoning kills an average of six people daily in the United States. A ...

HOPE IS FOUND: Paralyzed man regains movement in his legs after experimental electric treatment

HOPE IS FOUND: Paralyzed man regains movement in his legs after experimental electric treatment Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Calven Goza was left paralyzed below the chest after an accident with a drunken driver. For two and half years, Goza tried, with everything in him, ...

'It not only kills cancer, it kills everything in your body.' Teenage cancer patient refuses chemotherapy and gets put in state custody.

'It not only kills cancer, it kills everything in your body.' Teenage cancer patient refuses chemotherapy and gets put in state custody. Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A Connecticut teenager refused to receive chemotherapy after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. As a result, 17-year-old "Cassandra C." has ...

Faulty flu shots? This year's flu vaccine is not as strong as in previous years.

Faulty flu shots? This year's flu vaccine is not as strong as in previous years. Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

This year's flu season continues to weigh down heavily on the United States; 43 states are experiencing "widespread" flu activity and six others are ...