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Melania Trump makes Christmas visit to children’s hospital after taking on critics
Dec14

Melania Trump makes Christmas visit to children’s hospital after taking on critics

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — First lady Melania Trump visited the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, continuing a tradition followed by every first lady since Bess Truman more than 60 years ago, according to the Whi…

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"The Lorax" makes appearance in federal court ruling on Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Dec14

"The Lorax" makes appearance in federal court ruling on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

ssuaphoto/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A fuzzy orange creature famous for standing on a stump played a role in a legal decision on a major natural gas pipeline this week.A federal judge on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals quoted Dr. Seuss’ beloved enviro…

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CDC: Fentanyl, other opioid drugs behind 54% increase in overdose deaths in six years
Dec14

CDC: Fentanyl, other opioid drugs behind 54% increase in overdose deaths in six years

Hailshadow/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A new federal report shows the astonishing pace in which fentanyl rose to become the drug associated with the most overdose deaths in the United States.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the report …

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Trump administration mulls restrictions on fetal tissue in federally-backed research
Dec14

Trump administration mulls restrictions on fetal tissue in federally-backed research

nicolas_/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The National Institutes of Health said Thursday it has stopped procuring human fetal tissue for some research projects while it waits for the Trump administration to complete an audit of the role the tissue plays in feder…

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Expert tips to avoid holiday weight gain
Dec14

Expert tips to avoid holiday weight gain

YinYang/iStock(NEW YORK) — Don’t worry — it’s possible to indulge in delicious Christmastime treats this holiday season without gaining the extra pounds by following some simple tips.Nutritionist and health writer Jessica Sepel, creator of the JS Hea…

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