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The great umbilical cord-cutting debate

For the layperson, a few minutes might tick by without a second thought, but those precious minutes after a baby is born could be beneficial for newborns later in life, some doctors say.

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Family hopes to educate others about Hirschsprung's disease

Alysun Fulks of Oxford, Mich., had never heard of Hirschsprung's disease until she went out to eat with the coworker who is now her husband.

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Army may have shipped live anthrax to Australia

In what is emerging as a widening military investigation into the accidental shipment of live anthrax, the Army discovered it may have shipped the live pathogen to Australia back around 2008 or 2009, the Pentagon said Friday.

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Woman meets man with her brother's face

When Richard Norris from Virginia received a face transplant three years ago, it transformed his life. Now the sister of the man whose death made that possible has come face-to-face with Norris for the first time.

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Girl's cancer fight inspires 'Wings of Courage'

Leah James was just five years old when she lost her battle with an inoperable brain tumor.  That was nearly ten years ago, but today, the Livonia preschooler's spirit is living on through a new book called "Wings of Courage."

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Fast-food chains taking healthy turns

A number of major fast-food chains and companies have recently announced healthier practices, moving to all-natural ingredients and ending the use of additives.

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Scientists eye how foods affect bacteria in your colon

Next time you are trying to decide what's for dinner, consider that you are eating for two. You and your gut microbiome.

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Why counting steps is only 'one step' toward better health

How many steps have you taken today? If you're reaching for your phone to find out, you're part of the growing trend of fitness trackers.

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Tinder, other hookup apps blamed for rise in STDs

Rhode Island's Department of Health says that sexually transmitted diseases are way up in the state, in part because of the increase of hookup apps like Tinder.

Between 2013 and 2014, cases of syphilis grew by 79%. HIV infections were up 33% and…

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Big Tobacco goes into battle over plain packaging

Big tobacco companies are stepping up their global fight against government attempts to make cigarettes less appealing by removing brands from packaging.

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