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Family workouts for bodies, bonding

Busy is the operative word for many modern families. Between school, work and extracurricular demands, every day has family members scattered, doing their own things. Too often, home becomes the place for decompressing in front of a screen -- many ti...

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The leading sources of food poisoning

There are an estimated 76 million cases of food poisoning in the United States every year. A small fraction of these illnesses lead to hospitalization and death, but the vast majority usually just lead to a wretched day on the toilet.

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Teva buys Allergan's generic drugs business for $40.5 billion

The world's largest maker of generic drugs is about to get even bigger.

Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical is buying Allergan's generic drugs business for $40.5 billion, the company announced Monday.

Rare procedure to save man's hand

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Saving severed hand by grafting to leg

A man in China may regain use of his hand after it was cut off in an industrial accident. Even more amazing is how the doctors saved the man's hand: They grafted it onto his leg.

Father and son walking

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Study: Fatherhood can make you fat

A new study by Northwestern Medicine released in the American Journal of Men's Health suggests that becoming a father can make you fatter.

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World's first malaria vaccine, backed by Bill Gates, gets green light

The world's first malaria vaccine, backed by Bill Gates, has received a green light for future use in babies in sub-Saharan Africa.

California judge indicates dismissal of right-to-die lawsuit

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A county judge has indicated he will dismiss a lawsuit by terminally ill Californians seeking the right to choose when to end their lives.

Praluent helps liver get rid of LDL, or bad cholesterol

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FDA approves new cholesterol-lowering drug

The FDA approved the new cholesterol lowering drug alirocumab, brand name Praluent, on Friday. The injectable drug, from Regeneron and Sanofi, is the first in a new class of drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors.

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