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Toxic treatments: Choosing between deafness and death

Toxic treatments: Choosing between deafness and death

KWAZULU-NATAL, South Africa (CNN) - The terror crept over Khumbulani Shandu.Lying in his hospital bed, he knew that something was very wrong. The world was rapidly closing off to him. He could hear ... Continue Reading
Planning a Father's Day brunch? Check this list of recalled foods first

Planning a Father's Day brunch? Check this list of recalled foods first

(CNN) - From breakfast cereal to vegetables, US health officials are warning people to avoid some foods after this month's outbreak of unrelated intestinal infections, including salmonella. Here a ... Continue Reading
Their deaths were labeled 'victim of cataclysmic storm.' So why aren't their names on Puerto Rico's list?

Their deaths were labeled 'victim of cataclysmic storm.' So why aren't their names on Puerto Rico's list?

PATILLAS, Puerto Rico (CNN) - Ramon Cruz Laboy, a 75-year-old who kept to himself and never wanted to burden his relatives, died January 24 from medical complications that resulted from a femur fractu ... Continue Reading
Boy with cancer inspires family to start organic farm

Boy with cancer inspires family to start organic farm

(CNN) - Eleven years ago, the Tyson family seemed to have it all. Nicole and Scott Tyson had just bought land in Sharpsburg, Georgia, to build their dream home. They envisioned starting a small farm, ... Continue Reading
Three questions, from Tolstoy, for mindful parenting

Three questions, from Tolstoy, for mindful parenting

(CNN) - Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace" is one of literature's greatest hits. It also contains more than half a million words. I'll get to it eventually, possibly not before I retire.But for now, as ... Continue Reading
Fighting salt and sugar cravings, with spicy food

Fighting salt and sugar cravings, with spicy food

(CNN) - There's no magic pill that will cure you of your cravings. But there is something that may help the effort, and it's all-natural.Research has shown that simply spicing up your diet may hel ... Continue Reading
Celebrity moms and limits of the postpartum depression 'reveal'

Celebrity moms and limits of the postpartum depression 'reveal'

(CNN) - The task of destigmatizing postpartum depression has been taken up by an unexpected group in recent years: the celebrity mom. Long purveyors of the perfect mom image, these women are now p ... Continue Reading
Chain-smoking children: Indonesia's ongoing tobacco epidemic

Chain-smoking children: Indonesia's ongoing tobacco epidemic

(CNN) - Surrounded by farmland and plantations in the small village of Teluk Kemang Sungai Lilin in South Sumatra, a boy, just 8 years old, sits smiling with his mother.But this boy has a tumultuo ... Continue Reading
Technology opens new world for brothers with dyslexia

Technology opens new world for brothers with dyslexia

(CNN) - Stacey Harvey was driving with her young son Cole in the back seat on an afternoon just like any other. The two were having a casual conversation when Cole suddenly asked, "What if I never le ... Continue Reading
Deadly dengue fever outbreak kills hundreds in Sri Lanka

Deadly dengue fever outbreak kills hundreds in Sri Lanka

(CNN) - A deadly outbreak of dengue fever has ravaged the island nation of Sri Lanka, killing at least 227 people and infecting tens of thousands.Experts worry the death toll could yet increase, a ... Continue Reading
Astronauts struggle to sleep among the stars

Astronauts struggle to sleep among the stars

(CNN) - An odd thing happens to astronauts as they zip around the Earth at roughly 17,500 miles per hour: They don't get enough sleep.This may be partly because astronauts don't have to wake up ea ... Continue Reading
Should the FDA prohibit filtered cigarettes?

Should the FDA prohibit filtered cigarettes?

(CNN) - Light cigarettes falsely ease smokers' fear of lung cancer, say researchers from the Ohio State University. Evidence suggests that ventilation holes in the filters of these cigarettes cont ... Continue Reading
Freshman posed as med student to treat patients at Denver hospital

Freshman posed as med student to treat patients at Denver hospital

(CNN) - An undergraduate student at the University of Colorado Denver was caught posing as a medical student to treat patients at a city hospital, officials said.Denver Health Medical Center said ... Continue Reading
Why parents fear technology is making kids fat, dumb and mean

Why parents fear technology is making kids fat, dumb and mean

() - Parents have a lot of responsibility. Mainly, keep the kid alive. Next, try to raise a decent human being. And the messages about media and tech start almost from the moment they're born: TV ... Continue Reading
9 cases of rat lungworm disease confirmed in Hawaii

9 cases of rat lungworm disease confirmed in Hawaii

(CNN) - The Hawaii State Department of Health has confirmed six cases of rat lungworm disease on the island of Maui and three cases on the Big Island over the past three months, an official said Mond ... Continue Reading
Canadian Girl Guides won't come to the US anymore

Canadian Girl Guides won't come to the US anymore

(CNN) - Well, this is a bummer. Following the US travel ban, the Girl Guides of Canada, which are like a Canadian version of the Girl Scouts, will no longer authorize trips to the United States.Un ... Continue Reading

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