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Most picky eating harmless but it can signal emotional woes, study says

Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be checked out. Read more »

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'Roving rabbis' spread across Montana on kosher mission

Two young Orthodox rabbis have traded their studies in Brooklyn for the back roads of Montana, where they are teaching the far-flung faithful how to keep kosher in Big Sky Country. Read more »

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Music therapy classes welcome children with special needs

The two boys at Harmony Road Music School banged on the drums, shook rain sticks and rattles, and tried to pick out tunes on the piano. Read more »

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Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time

NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. Read more »

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From Russia with love: Italian swimmer proposes marriage after gold-medal win

It started with nausea and vomiting. It ended with a winning strategy. And it was punctuated with a marriage proposal. Read more »

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Steven Moffat on 'Sherlock': How long will the series last?

"Sherlock" fans have grown familiar with the waiting game between TV seasons, but they may be encouraged that show-runner Steven Moffat says he could see it "going on for a long while." Read more »

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CDC's top modeler makes estimates and courts controversy

Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention. Read more »

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WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

Roddy Piper, who trash talked his way to the main event of the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died. He was 61. Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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Doctor who was father of in vitro fertilization in US dies

Dr. Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization in the United States, died Friday at a Virginia hospital surrounded by family. Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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Some Alaska Natives allowed visa-free travel to Russian area

Some western Alaska Natives can again be travel back and forth to Russia's Chukota region without a visa under a decades-old agreement that was recently revived. Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published... Read more »

Published July 31, 2015

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HBO chief: 'Game of Thrones' could wrap after 3 more seasons

"Game of Thrones" fans, brace yourselves: The fantasy saga's end is perhaps just a few years away. Read more »

Published July 30, 2015

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Feds release updated strategy against AIDS in America

U.S. health officials have updated their strategic plan for fighting AIDS, setting new goals for reducing infections and deaths. Read more »

Published July 30, 2015

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Government audit finds health law co-ops awash in red ink

Nonprofit co-ops, the health care law's public-spirited alternative to mega-insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of sign-up goals, a government audit has found. Read more »

Published July 30, 2015

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Hikers drawn to geological gem along Arizona-Utah border; weigh in on The Wave lottery changes

A richly colored geological upheaval along the Arizona-Utah border is one of the most sought-after hikes in the West. Read more »

Published July 30, 2015

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Early retirement: Players call it quits in prime of careers

Patrick Willis walked away first with a nagging toe injury that kept him from being the dominant All-Pro linebacker of his prime. Read more »

Published July 30, 2015

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Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down. Read more »

Published July 29, 2015

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Lessons learned from traveling with baby on Puerto Rico trip

We were in paradise, surrounded by lush trees and waterfalls in El Yunque rainforest. But the pint-sized traveler on my husband's back was more concerned about our dwindling Goldfish supply than... Read more »

Published July 29, 2015

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Boy who lost limbs to infection gets double-hand transplant

An 8-year-old Baltimore boy who lost his limbs to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday. Read more »

Published July 28, 2015

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Covered California: Cost of health care coverage increasing

Californians buying individual health plans on the state insurance exchange will see an average increase of about 4 percent in premiums for the second year in a row. Read more »

Published July 27, 2015

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Judge tosses lawsuit seeking fatal drugs for terminally ill

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against the state of California by three terminally ill residents seeking doctor-prescribed fatal medication. Read more »

Published July 27, 2015

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Mental health experts respond carefully to mass killings

One psychiatry professor calls it "the conversation we're stuck with," a teachable moment growing out of horror. Read more »

Published July 27, 2015

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Planned Parenthood official says no profit from fetal organs

The president of Planned Parenthood said her organization's clinics never adjust the abortion procedure to better preserve fetal organs for medical research and that the organization's charges... Read more »

Published July 27, 2015

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Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research

Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her... Read more »

Published July 27, 2015

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'Ant-Man' inches past 'Pixels' to take first place spot

"Ant-Man" has claimed first place at the box office for the second weekend in a row, narrowly besting new opener "Pixels." The Marvel and Disney superhero pic brought in $24.8 million over the... Read more »

Published July 26, 2015

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