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Tracking Your Own Health Data Too Closely Can Make You Sick

Mon, 2015-04-06 10:05

Why not get bloodwork done a few times a year, as some celebrities advise? Because too much testing can lead to false positives, abnormalities that don't threaten health, and to unnecessary treatment.

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Mon, 2015-04-06 09:43

The site was created after Arab-American advocacy groups began to hear from U.S. citizens stuck in Yemen. The groups are pushing the U.S. government to step in and help those who are unable to leave.

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Flight Or Fight? Air India Grounds Pilots After Reported Cockpit Brawl

Mon, 2015-04-06 09:21

The co-pilot, upset over instructions from the commander, apparently "beat up the captain," The Times of India reported. An airline spokesman said the two men had "an argument ... nothing more."

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Does Your Food Have A Bad Case Of The Blahs? Put An Egg On It!

Mon, 2015-04-06 08:41

If you're wondering what to do with all those eggs left over from Easter, we're here to help. Inspired by Portlandia and Beyonce, we'll show you all the ways you can put an egg on it.

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Opening Day: Baseball Season Starts In Earnest

Mon, 2015-04-06 08:40

In 204 days, two teams will face off in the World Series. Until then, fans can dream about their team winning it all, as Major League Baseball's season gets going.

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'Collective Fault' At 'Rolling Stone' Led To Rape Story, Columbia Says

Mon, 2015-04-06 08:37

The university released a report into the magazine's story about a young woman who said she was gang-raped during a fraternity party at the University of Virginia.

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In New Orleans, The Scramble For The Right Fit

Mon, 2015-04-06 08:19

At the annual Schools Expo in February, families tried to match their needs with the best schools under the city's choice system. This month, they'll find out where they've been assigned.

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A Facebook First: Judge Allows N.Y. Woman To File For Divorce Using Site

Mon, 2015-04-06 06:58

Attempts by Ellanora Biadoo to reach her husband, Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku, were unsuccessful. But he has kept in touch exclusively via phone and Facebook.

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Boston Marathon Bombing: Lawyers Make Closing Arguments

Mon, 2015-04-06 06:20

Accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to be found guilty. But his lawyers have argued he should be spared the death penalty because his older brother masterminded the deadly 2013 attack.

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French Special Forces Free Dutch Hostage Held In Mali Since 2011

Mon, 2015-04-06 05:54

Sjaak Rijke had been seized in Timbuktu along with two other men in November 2011. Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders calls it an "end to a terrible period of uncertainty and grief."

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Report: Jeb Bush Self-Identified As Hispanic On Voter Application In '09

Mon, 2015-04-06 05:41

A spokeswoman for the former Florida governor and presumptive GOP presidential candidate could not explain the characterization to the newspaper.

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NCAA Men's Final: Wisconsin And Duke Play For It All Monday Night

Mon, 2015-04-06 04:33

For Wisconsin, a win would bring its first title since 1941. Perennial power Duke last won it all in 2010. The game will tip off at 9:18 p.m. ET.

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Red Cross Plans To Fly Supplies, Medical Workers Into Yemen

Mon, 2015-04-06 03:01

When they arrive, medical teams and rescue workers will try to help those caught in the fighting. Three Yemen Red Crescent volunteers have died in the past week.

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Farmers, Trade Association Debate Merits Of Organic Marketing Fund

Mon, 2015-04-06 00:58

The fast-growing organic sector hasn't had a succinct motto. The Organic Trade Association wants growers to help pay for one. The idea is splitting farmers, processors and marketers into factions.

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States Tout Crowdfunding As The Future Of Private Investment

Mon, 2015-04-06 00:58

Many states want to boost their economies through business startups. But outside of Silicon Valley, funding for private investors is hard to get. States are giving equity crowdfunding more attention.

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Maybe You Should Skip That Annual Physical

Mon, 2015-04-06 00:24

Americans spend billions of dollars every year on annual physicals. But there's little evidence that a yearly checkup helps healthy adults. Some doctors are telling patients to skip it.

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Women Having A Heart Attack Don't Get Treatment Fast Enough

Mon, 2015-04-06 00:23

Women under 55 are twice as likely to die after being hospitalized for a heart attack than men. Women delay treatment because they may not recognize the symptoms and they're reluctant to make a fuss.

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When Did Humans Start Shaping Earth's Fate? An Epoch Debate

Mon, 2015-04-06 00:22

Some scientists suggest calling the era we live in the Anthropocene, to denote the time when humans came to dominate Earth's fate. But did it start with farming, the atom bomb or other event?

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Ferguson Activists Hope That Momentum Sparks A National Movement

Mon, 2015-04-06 00:21

Leaders of what some call a new civil rights struggle say the protests must lead to long-term strategies. The goal is to sustain a national movement and to get past challenging obstacles.

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Is Cash-Free Really The Way To Be? Maybe Not For Millennials

Mon, 2015-04-06 00:20

Financial advisers advocate using cash whenever possible. But new technologies are making it easier to do just the opposite. Still, a recent study shows more millennials are turning away from plastic.

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