• 'On the Last Day of High School, I Almost Died. CPR Saved My Life.'

    This article originally appeared on Time.com.  It was the last day of high school. With one exam left to go, a group of us were sitting in the senior class hangout, some watching Netflix, some […]

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  • Do You Still Need to Worry About Zika?

    [brightcove:5023489027001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Last summer, public health experts were on high alert due to the rapid spread of the Zika virus, which has now been proven to cause birth defects […]

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  • Bats Are the Number-One Carriers of Disease

    This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Understanding where new viruses come from is critical for preventing them from rapidly spreading among humans. When it comes to preventing the next pandemic, a new study suggests that […]

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  • 50 Ways to Use All of Your Vacation Days This Year

    This article originally appeared on Travelandleisure.com.   America has a vacation problem. Or a not-taking-vacation problem, to be more precise. Last year, 54 percent of U.S. workers left an astounding 662 million vacation days unused, […]

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  • We Want You!—Here’s How to Become a Health.com Contributor

    At Health.com, our goal is to deliver up-to-the-minute news on all the latest trends in the wellness world—and we want your help. We’re looking for writers to join our new contributor network. As a Health.com […]

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  • Why Do I Hate the Sound of My Own Voice?

    This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Have you ever recoiled at the sound of your own voicemail greeting, startled by what should be the most familiar of voices—your own? If so, then you’re not alone. […]

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  • U.S. College Student Released From North Korea Has 'Extensive Loss of Brain Tissue' and 'No Signs of Understanding Language,' Say Doctors

    U.S. College Student Released From North Korea Has 'Extensive Loss of Brain Tissue' and 'No Signs of Understanding Language,' Say Doctors

    This article originally appeared on People.com. The 22-year-old college student who was released from imprisonment in North Korea in a coma likely suffered from cardiopulmonary arrest, which resulted in “extensive loss of brain tissue,” according to […]

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  • Why Your Bad Memory Isn't Such a Bad Thing, According to Science

    You know those people who always boast about having a perfect memory? Maybe they shouldn’t, because having total recall is totally overrated. That’s according to a new paper in the journal Neuron, which concludes that forgetting things is not just normal, it actually […]

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  • Why Suicide Rates Spike in the Spring

    Chris Cornell, the lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, passed away from suicide late Wednesday night. The 52-year-old musician was found dead in his hotel room in Detroit after a Soundgarden performance at the Fox Theatre, […]

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  • What You Can Learn From Controversial DIY Gene Tests Like 23andMe

      After being warned by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2013 to “immediately discontinue” their services, 23andMe is back in business. Curious consumers can once again ship off a saliva sample to the […]

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