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Children's Deaths Prompt New York Governor's Bold Medical Marijuana Move

Carly Schwartz | July 30, 2014 | Politics
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Wednesday called for faster implementation of the state's medical marijuana law, which passed last month but won't take effect for another year and a half. In a letter to the state Health Department, Cuomo cited the deaths of two children from complications...

What Your Hands Can Reveal About Your Health

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Yagana Shah | July 30, 2014 | Fifty
SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com You don’t have to go to a palm reader to learn about your future. Pay attention to the state of your mitts—your nails, skin, and fingers can indicate all kinds of conditions and issues all by themselves. Discoloration under the nail A brown or black...

GOP Expedites Obama Lawsuit Amid Looming Gridlock On Key Issues

AP | Shadee Ashtari | July 30, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and missile defense in Israel. Yet old...

Why Some Ebola-Ravaged Villages Are Resistant To International Aid

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | July 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
Health workers in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Liberia are racing to contain the largest Ebola virus outbreak in history, but in some areas they are facing a roadblock: A lack of cooperation from communities affected by the disease. "There's a fair amount of distrust in the government in...

Chikungunya Cases Spike In New York And New Jersey

Reuters | Reuters | July 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
By Daniel Kelley July 30 (Reuters) - Cases of chikungunya virus, a painful, mosquito-borne disease that has spread rapidly through the Caribbean in recent months, spiked higher in New York and New Jersey in the past week, according to new federal data. The number of cases in New Jersey more...

Nonpartisan Investigation Exposes Flaws Behind Obamacare Rollout

AP | Mollie Reilly | July 30, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov website last fall. The Government Accountability Office — the investigative agency of Congress — will report Thursday on...

Peace Corps Evacuates Ebola-Affected Region, With Two Volunteers In Isolation

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | July 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
The Peace Corps announced its evacuation of 340 volunteers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone today as the worst Ebola virus outbreak in history continues. In a press release, the organization wrote: The Peace Corps has enjoyed long partnerships with the government and people of Liberia, Sierra Leone...

Calgary Fertility Clinic Reverses No 'Rainbow Families' Policy, Clarifies Ethnic Donor Stance

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | July 30, 2014 | Canada Alberta
A private fertility clinic in Calgary has backpedalled on its reported no "rainbow families" policy, and stance against using donors that do not match a client's ethnic background. The Calgary Herald broke the story on July 25, after "Catherine" — whose name was changed to protect her identity...

Eating More Than Five Portions Of Fruit And Vegetables Per Day Has 'No Effect' On Death Risk

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | July 30, 2014 | UK Lifestyle
Health experts recently advised us we should be eating more than five portions of fruit and veg per day - but new research shows upping our intake may not help us when it come to fighting death. Consuming five portions of fruit or vegetables...

Watch This Beautiful King Cheetah Give Birth To Four Cubs

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | July 30, 2014 | Green
For most mothers, the birth of a child is a rare and incredible thing. But for the king cheetah, it is even rarer. Not only are cheetahs a vulnerable species, but the "king" cheetah is one of the rarest types of cheetah in the world. Originally thought to...

Millions Of Previously Uninsured Gain Health Care In California, Survey Finds

Kaiser Health News | Shadee Ashtari | July 30, 2014 | Politics
A significant portion of previously uninsured Californians gained medical coverage through the nation’s health care law – about six in 10 during the state’s first open enrollment, according to a survey released Wednesday. All told, about 3.4 million people who didn’t have health insurance before sign-ups began last fall are...

How To Prevent Aging In 3 Easy Steps

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | July 30, 2014 | Canada Living
It might seem like a no-brainer, but researchers at the University of California San Francisco are the first to show that healthy living can cancel out the negative effects of life's stressful events. "The study participants who exercised, slept well and ate well had less telomere shortening than the ones...

The Calorie Counts Of These 9 Chain Restaurant Meals Will Horrify You

Amanda L. Chan | July 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 07/30/2014 08:41 AM EDT on LiveScience French toast served with butter syrup and bacon, a platter of fried seafood and hush puppies, and a cheesecake made with Reese’s peanut butter cups and fudge are among the meals singled out this year...

Midlife Drinking Problems Could Spell Memory Loss In Later Life

Yagana Shah | July 30, 2014 | Fifty
Alcohol abuse is no doubt a painful thing, causing health and relationship troubles. But researchers now have reason to believe that the consequences of heavy drinking in midlife could come back to haunt you later in life. A new study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical...

Why Some People Are Better At Ignoring Cravings

Amanda L. Chan | July 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
By Kelly Dickerson, Staff Writer Published: 07/30/2014 07:47 AM EDT on LiveScience After a long day at work, it can be hard to resist the call of ice cream from the freezer. But some people are better than others at ignoring that call, and new research suggests...

When Is Sleepiness Due To Narcolepsy?

Amanda L. Chan | July 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Meena Khan, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Published: 07/22/2014 01:37 PM EDT on LiveScience Dr. Meena Khan, a sleep expert at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. ...

This Is How To Save Your Hair From The Effects Of Summer

Lauren Mikler | July 30, 2014 | Style
Come Labor Day, your hair will probably be in need of some TLC. Yes, weeks of sun, waves and chlorine can leave your locks looking less lively than when the season started. That's why I emailed Kattia Solano, stylist and owner of the New York City's Butterfly Studio...

Here's Why We Definitely Approve Of This Bill Gates, John Green Bromance

Robbie Couch | July 29, 2014 | Impact
If there ever were a selfie to feel excited about, it's this one of Bill Gates and John Green. The author behind "The Fault In Our Stars" -- which has sold about 10.7 million copies and became a record-setting film at the box office this year --...

Striking Photos Of The Worst Ebola Outbreak In History

Amanda L. Chan | July 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
The worst Ebola outbreak in history is spreading throughout the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, infecting more than 1,200 and killing more than 600 since early this year. The virus, which has also infected two American aid workers and killed...

How Visuals Can Help Deaf Children 'Hear' (STUDY)

Caroline Bologna | July 29, 2014 | Parents
By: John Varrasi, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Published: 07/28/2014 02:24 PM EDT on LiveScience John Varrasi is a senior staff writer for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. The...
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