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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."


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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'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.


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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.


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Is Eating Fish Every Day Recommended?
With government guidelines urging everyone to eat fish twice a week for heart and brain benefits, you might wonder: If two days of fish is good, is eating fish every day even better?


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Legionnaires' Disease Confirmed at California Prison
San Quentin Prison officials on Friday confirmed at least one case of Legionnaires' disease on prison premises.


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Are Nurse Practitioners a Replacement for Doctors?
Patients are increasingly turning to nurse practitioners instead of physicians for a less expensive healthcare alternative.


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Diabetes Drugs Can Cause Severe Joint Pain, FDA Warns
An entire class of diabetes drugs can cause severe and disabling joint pain, the Food and Drug Administration cautioned patients on Friday.The drugs,


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School Lunches Getting Better Healthier, Anyway
Meals served at public schools are getting better for kids' health, federal officials said Thursday.


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Sterilization Lapse Puts Kids At Risk
Seattle Children's Hospital Bellevue Clinic says thousands of young patients may have been put at risk of Hepatitis and HIV infections due to a failure to follow proper cleaning procedures. KING's Jesse Knutson reports.


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Why is Psychology So Hard to Study?
Scientific studies involving psychology are really hard to replicate.


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