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Predicting the flu so you can avoid it

Predicting the flu so you can avoid itIn New York City, it predicts the height of the flu will be the week of January 10. Atlanta's will be around December 27. Chicago's will be the week of December 20.
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Florida is No. 32 in health rankings

Florida is No. 32 in health rankingsThe percentage of adults who binge drink also dropped, from 16.5 percent to 15.5 percent.
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Should women get paid menstrual leave from work?

Should women get paid menstrual leave from work?Grudzinskas believes it's reasonable for female employees to be allowed at least one, if not three, days off per month.
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Science

How your heartbeat will make passwords obsolete

How your heartbeat will make passwords obsoleteAs PIN numbers and passwords prove redundant in protecting data, tech companies are looking to convert bodily features into secure identity authenticators.
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'Time' names 'Ebola Fighters' as Person of the Year

'Time' names 'Ebola Fighters' as Person of the YearTime magazine has named 'Ebola Fighters' as its Person of the Year for their 'tireless acts of courage and mercy.'
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What are the health consequences of marijuana?

What are the health consequences of marijuana?The Journal of the American Medical Association has released a study from University of Colorado researchers detailing the mixed health effects of legalized marijuana in the Centennial State.
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Entertainment

WATCH: Tyson explains how they make Chicken McNuggets

WATCH: Tyson explains how they make Chicken McNuggetsSo, McDonald's is really trying change the image of the food that they sell.
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Health

Walgreens tests virtual doctor visits through app

Walgreens tests virtual doctor visits through appWalgreens is testing a new telemedicine service that lets patients see a doctor without leaving home or even visiting any of the drugstore chain's clinics.
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Pessimist's persistence poses threat to Obamacare

Pessimist's persistence poses threat to ObamacareA Supreme Court challenge that poses a grave threat to President Obama's health care law had its genesis precisely four years ago as a power-point presentation by a self-proclaimed pessimist from South Carolina.
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Male smokers may lose Y chromosomes

Male smokers may lose Y chromosomesEven if general appeals to one's health aren't enough to convince people to quit smoking, perhaps this new research out of Sweden will give men some pause.
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Local

Rabid bat bite raises concerns in Pinellas Park

Rabid bat bite raises concerns in Pinellas ParkPinellas Park officials try to calm nerves after a rabid bat bites a city worker. 'Not going to swoop down and get you.'
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Soda makers want to cut calories: But is diet really better?

Soda makers want to cut calories: But is diet really better?Soda makers want to cut the number of calories you're drinking each year. The big three -- Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper -- have all pledged to reduce the number of beverage calories Americans are consuming by 20% over the next decade.
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Nation Now

HealthCare.gov average premiums going up in 2015

HealthCare.gov average premiums going up in 2015But the same officials say most current customers can still save money if they are willing to shop around a competitive marketplace.
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USF approves Vinik's new downtown medical center

USF approves Vinik's new downtown medical centerThe USF Board of Trustees unanimously approved plans Thursday to bring a new medical center to downtown Tampa near the Amalie Arena.
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Possible Ebola patient arrives at Atlanta hospital

Possible Ebola patient arrives at Atlanta hospitalEmory University Hospital in Atlanta is monitoring an American health care worker who may have contracted the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, the hospital said Thursday.
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CDC: Flu shot less effective this year

CDC: Flu shot less effective this yearThis year's flu vaccine is not as effective against the current strain of the influenza virus because the virus has mutated, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday in an advisory to doctors
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Is your neighborhood a food desert?

Is your neighborhood a food desert?A federal grant from the CDC will help Pinellas County target food deserts, or areas where neighborhoods don't have a healthy food option within one mile.
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FDA panel wary of lifting ban on gay blood donors

FDA panel wary of lifting ban on gay blood donorsBlood safety experts on Tuesday urged the FDA to exercise caution in making any changes to current policy.
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