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14 potential signs of autism you may be overlooking

About one in 68 kids have autism in the country. But what are some of the signs? Here are 14 potential signs.

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Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

Campus sexual assault victims are joining senators on Capitol Hill in announcing legislation designed to make colleges more accountable to rape victims. Read more »

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Cancer breakthroughs at Huntsman

Dr. John Sweetenham discusses the latest breakthroughs in cancer research. Read more »

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14 potential signs of autism you may be overlooking

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About one in 68 kids have autism in the country. But what are some of the signs? Here are 14 potential ones. Read more »

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Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. Read more »

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Tips for understanding and choosing sunscreen

With Utah leading the nation in melanoma cases and deaths, knowing how sunscreen protects and what to look for on the label could bring those numbers down and keep Utahns safe in the sun. Read more »

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Arianne Brown: Digging deep at the Deseret News marathon

Last week, I ran the Deseret News marathon. After 26.2 miles of enduring heat and other elements both mental and physical, I crossed the finish line. It was a challenging race, but it was in those... Read more »

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Utah leads the nation in deadly melanoma cases

The sun doesn't favor anyone, especially in Utah. The Beehive State has the highest number of deadly melanoma cases in the country. Read more »

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$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million. Read more »

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Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. Read more »

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Conference committee approves $17B VA health bill

House and Senate negotiators have approved a compromise bill to spend about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. Read more »

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Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is stirring fear and leading to canceled travel plans in Minnesota, home to one of the largest... Read more »

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NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules

The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain... Read more »

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New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in... Read more »

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Bicycle ride honors fallen Marine, raises money for charity

Former U.S. Marine Corp. Sgt. Kay Knight is riding his bicycle from Boston to Seattle in honor of a fallen Marine and to raise awareness and funds for Child’s Play charity. Read more »

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New fears about Ebola spread after infected man flies from country to country

No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in... Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17 billion

A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays,... Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers... Read more »

July 27, 2014

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Report links smoking bans, cigarettes taxes to lower suicide rates

A new report published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research says states that have imposed higher cigarette taxes and banned smoking indoors had lower adjusted suicide rates than states with... Read more »

July 27, 2014

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Tentative deal reached on VA reform

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care. Read more »

July 27, 2014

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Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

Scientists and public health officials are studying a Vermont whooping cough epidemic to determine if the current vaccine is less effective against a new strain sweeping the country. Read more »

July 27, 2014

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App helps consumers compare health care service costs

UnitedHealthcare and other organizations are offering services that enable people to comparison shop for medical services. The information is available through the Health4Me app. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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