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Mini-Darth Vader in Hit Ad Gets New Pacemaker Generator

Max Page, 10, was born with a congenital heart condition and underwent the 30-minute procedure Tuesday. He played Vader in a hit 2011 Super Bowl ad.









Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:24:36 GMT
FDA Warns on Powdered Caffeine: You're Selling Deadly Doses

One teaspoon delivers as much caffeine as 28 cups of coffee.









Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:28:44 GMT
Pope Francis Gives Priests Discretion to Forgive Abortion

"I am well aware of the pressure that has led [women] to this decision," the pontiff wrote. "I know that it is an existential and moral ordeal."









Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:11:48 GMT
A Wider Waist in Middle Age Could Mean Earlier Alzheimer's

New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.









Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:41:57 GMT
Sleep Fights Colds, Study Finds

People who regularly sleep six hours or less each night are four times more likely to get a cold than people who sleep an hour longer, a study finds.









Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:31:42 GMT
College Kids Smoked Pot More than Cigarettes in 2014: Study

College kids smoked marijuana more regularly in 2014 than cigarettes, a survey published Tuesday by researchers at the University of Michigan found.









Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:07:36 GMT
Give Peanuts to Babies, Pediatricians Advise

Giving peanut products to babies before they're a year old may help prevent allergies from developing later, pediatricians said Monday.









Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:07 GMT
Rare Brain Disease Caused by Cousin of Mad Cow Culprit

A rare, incurable brain disorder that resembles Parkinson's disease is caused by a mutant protein similar to the prions that cause mad cow disease.









Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:47:39 GMT
'Happy Meals' Bill Could Help Kids, Researchers Say

A proposal that would force New York City's fast food restaurants to make their kids-themed meals healthier might actually have some benefit.









Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:34:38 GMT
When Should You Have the 'Booze Talk' With Your Kids?

Parents and doctors need to talk to kids about drinking before the children try their first sip, the main pediatricians' group says.









Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:18:18 GMT
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