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Cory Booker wants to make marijuana legal at federal level

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker says he’s introducing legislation to legalize marijuana at the federal level. Booker announced his measure Tuesday in a Facebook Live video. He says the legislation is needed to because the federal ...

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All countries failing at breastfeeding: World Health Organization

Turns out, we’re all a bunch of boobs. The World Health Organization slammed all 194 countries it evaluated for its Global Breastfeeding Scorecard released Tuesday. The WHO found that only 40% of babies younger than six months old around the ...

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Anti-vaccination movement spreading to pets

Some people would rather their pets go barking mad with distemper than get them vaccinated. The anti-vaccine movement that has some people afraid to have their children inoculated against diseases that are all but eradicated in the U.S. — like ...

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U.S. scientists edit out disease from human embryos

Coming soon — cut-and-paste children? In the first successful test of a controversial technique, scientists in a new study were able to edit out heart disease-linked genes from fertilized embryos — with no adverse effects on the cells’ other genes. ...

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If you’re tired of emotional struggle, try retraining your brain

The human brain, with its 100 billion neurons, is truly a wondrous and impressive organ. Researchers in Japan and Germany found that it took 40 minutes using the combined muscle of 82,944 processors and the fourth fastest supercomputer in ...

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One alcoholic drink a day linked to breast cancer: study

Chilling news for tipplers: Sipping a single glass of wine, beer or other alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk, according to a new report by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund. ...

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Here’s what you do if your dog accidentally gets high

There are countless ways your dog accidentally gets high. From mistakenly eating an edible, to ingesting a few buds that you carelessly left on your nightstand, to having your curious canine drink the water from your bong. These things ...

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Kids of divorce twice as at risk for certain health issues: study

Divorce is bad for your kids’ health. That’s the not altogether surprising finding of Spanish scientists from the universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo. Researchers reached their conclusions using a cross-sectional study of divorced and intact families. Subjects ...

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Health care debate centers on whether it’s a right or privilege

Do the needs of the many outweigh the rights of the individual? Or do the rights of the individual outweigh the needs of the many? Much of the debate about the “repeal” of Obamacare and whether to “replace” ...

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How not to die when shoveling snow

Snow storms are dangerous business. Every year, roughly 100 people die from shoveling snow, mostly due to heart attacks. When artery-constricting cold air combines with the increased blood pressure and heart rate caused by sudden shoveling, the result can be ...

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