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19 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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How City Living May Be Harming Your Mental Health, And What You Can Do About It

City life can take a serious toll on your mental health. Research has shown that urban dwellers are more likely to suffer from chronic stress and mental illness, particularly depression. But according to new research, the antidote to those city blues could be as simple as a walk in the park. A Stanford University study published this week in the ...

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23 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Swine Flu Vaccine May Triggered Narcolepsy In Some

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Scientists investigating why a GlaxoSmithKline flu vaccine triggered narcolepsy in some people say they have the first solid evidence the rare sleep disorder may be a so-called "hit-and-run" autoimmune disease. The researchers were trying to find out why, of two different flu vaccines widely deployed during the 2009/2010 swine flu pandemic, only one -- GSK's ...

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JUL 03, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills California Woman

A 21-year-old woman from Bishop, California, has reportedly died from a rare but devastating infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba. Inyo County public health officials told the Reno Gazette-Journal that the woman died on June 20 after being infected by Naegleria fowleri, a microscopic amoeba usually found in warm freshwater and soil. The woman, whose identity has not been revealed ...

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JUL 03, 2015 - Huffington Post

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The Kingii, A Tiny Life Preserver, Could Save Your Summer

We've all been there: Someone offers you a bulky, bright orange life vest and you politely decline. You know how to swim, you tell yourself. Plus, it would look pretty dorky. But according to the the United States Coast Guard, 82 percent of people who drowned in 2013 weren’t wearing a life preserver. The World Health Organization estimates that 370,000 ...

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JUL 03, 2015 - Huffington Post

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How To Be Courageous

When Yves Biggoer-Burger was in the second grade, he witnessed a group of peers teasing an overweight girl. Drawing himself up to his full 8-year-old height, he stood by her side and said: “Guys, she might be bigger than you, but she’s definitely not as stupid.” The boys slunk away, shame-faced. Many of us can remember times in our childhood—and ...

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