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Study – Fewer kids have severe mental problems; more get help

Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.

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CareFirst says data breach affects about 1.1M people

Health insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield says hackers gained access to a database that included the names of 1.1 million people.

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Study – 23 pct of US adults with health coverage underinsured

Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults who were insured all last year lacked adequate protection from big medical bills based on their income, according to Commonwealth Fund research.

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The American Cancer Society has dubbed this Friday as 'No Fry Day' and is encouraging people to take steps to prevent sunburn. (George Doyle, ThinkStock)
The American Cancer Society has dubbed this Friday as 'No Fry Day' and is encouraging people to take steps to prevent sunburn. (George Doyle, ThinkStock)
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‘Don’t Fry Day’ encourages sun safety

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, the unofficial start to summer is upon us and the American Cancer Society along with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention is designating this Friday as "Don't Fry Day" to encourage sun safety.

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NJ ranks 10th in nation for dog bite claims. (Ryan McVay, ThinkStock)
NJ ranks 10th in nation for dog bite claims. (Ryan McVay, ThinkStock)
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Dog bite claims – NJ ranks 10th in nation

For many New Jersey residents, their dog is a part of the family and while many owners believe their pet will not bite, there are 4.5 million victims of canine bites and attacks every year.  

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FILE - In this April 11, 2015 file photo, Afghan farmers harvest raw opium in Kandahar's Zhari district, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan,File)
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Discovery opens door for homemade morphine, painkillers

Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without using opium poppies, opening the door for home-brewed drugs and even wider abuse.

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Suicides rare in young kids; rate edged up in black boys

Suicides by young children are rare and the low rate has held mostly stable for two decades except for a troubling increase among black boys.

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Scientists Continue Stem Cell Research While Courts Debate Ban
FARMINGTON, CT - AUGUST 27: Kristin Martins-Taylor feeds stem cells at the University of Connecticut`s Stem Cell Institute on August 27, 2010. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Stem cell ‘Wild West’ takes root amid lack of US regulation

More than 170 clinics across the country are selling experimental stem cell procedures for dozens of diseases and conditions -- a mushrooming industry that has flourished despite little evidence of its safety or effectiveness.

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Russia' Ban On US Agricultural Imports To Affect US Food Industry
OSAGE, IA - AUGUST 09: Chickens gather around a feeder at a farm on August 9, 2014 in Osage, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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2 million more Minnesota chickens to be destroyed due to flu

One of the nation's largest egg producers says it will destroy 2 million egg-laying hens in Minnesota due to a deadly bird flu virus.

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Survey finds decline in school bullying

Fewer students say they are being bullied at school. Those who are bullied are more likely to be girls than boys and more likely to be white than minority students.

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