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Tourist snaps chilling moment a family allows their BABY to crawl to the edge of a 1,982ft mountain ledge for a souvenir photo From a 1,300ft zip wire in Colombia to a cliff-edge trek in China: Incredible photos of world's most dangerous walks to school Complaining that Stonehenge is 'just rocks', writing about pimps on a stairwell and BLOOD STAINS on pillows: The most bizarre TripAdvisor reviews of all time revealed If your name's not down, you're not coming in! Pranksters set up makeshift NIGHTCLUB in a London Tube carriage, complete with banging music and bouncers City of culture! Five of the UK's top 10 best-rated museums are in London ... with the National Gallery ranked number one 'I have never been so ill': Thomas Cook agrees to pay A 3,000 to holidaymaker who was hospitalised after contracting E. coli at Tunisian resort What a wash out! World's first five-star underwater hotel ... (more)
Mai Duong smiles following a news conference in Montreal, Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Quebec woman's desperate online plea for a compatible stem-cell donor in her bid to fight cancer a second time is shedding light on the lack of minorities on official lists in Canada and abroad.
Five women's health clinics in Hidalgo County severed ties with Planned Parenthood Federation of America in an effort to reclaim state dollars for women's health in a region where more than half of female residents live in poverty. As of Monday, the clinics in McAllen, Edinburg, Mission, San Juan and Weslaco will operate through a new independent nonprofit called Access Esperanza Clinics Inc. so they can provide services to more women, men and teens.
The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures - the most dangerous kind of obesity - has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study. People whose fat has settled mostly around their waistlines instead of in their hips, thighs, buttocks or all over are known to run a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and other obesity-related ailments.
The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections. The U.S. Census Bureau, in its annual look at poverty in the United States, said that the poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012.
President Barack Obama is lending his voice to national radio ads by the Democratic National Committee , seeking to motivate African-American, female and other voters who tend to sit out midterm elections. The first ads, aimed at African Americans, started running Monday and are part of a coast-to-coast buy worth more than $1 million.
The ranks of the uninsured plummeted in early 2014, as millions gained health insurance coverage through Obamacare, new government data released Tuesday found. There were 41 million Americans lacking coverage in early 2014, down from 44.8 million last year, according to the National Health Interview Survey, the first official government look at the uninsured after Obamacare policies kicked in on January 1. The uninsured rate fell to 13.1%, from 14.4%.
A billboard at the county line advertises home health care services. Local churches try to create a feeling of belonging for elderly members who may be disconnected from family up north.
Almost 90 lives could be saved every year if almost all teenage girls were given the HPV jab, experts have said. If 96% of girls decided to have the vaccine, which protects against the human papilloma virus, then 198 cervical cancer cases and 87 deaths could be prevented every year, according to researchers from GlaxoSmithKline .
For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally. Sixteen percent of adult New Yorkers smoked in 2013, up from 14 percent in 2010, which was the city's lowest recorded rate, according to the findings released by New York City's Department of Health.
A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds. Each year between 2007 and 2011, about 9,500 U.S. children younger than 6 years were hospitalized after getting a hold of family members' medication, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Travelers who passed through the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport earlier this month may have been exposed to the highly contagious measles virus, local health officials say. The King County Department of Public Health in Washington state is investigating "a confirmed case of measles infection" in a traveler who was at the airport while he or she was contagious.
A TV news anchor in Illinois fighting brain cancer made a startling announcement on-air -- he has just six months to live. Dave Benton told viewers of WCIA in Champaign last week that doctors have told him his tumor is too large for surgery or radiation, according to The Associated Press.
Oregon has budgeted $2 million for its legal fight with software giant Oracle over the state's failed health care exchange website. The state sued the Redwood City, California, company in Marion County Circuit Court last month, claiming that Oracle officials lied, breached contracts and engaged in "a pattern of racketeering activity."
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Researchers examined more than 100,000 heart attack victims and looked at whether or not they received nine key aspects of care. Of the 31,000 eligible for all nine steps, just over half missed out on at least one key aspect of care.
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