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Is this it? Has the cure for cancer been found? New proton therapy offers great hope to cancer patients

Is this it? Has the cure for cancer been found? New proton therapy offers great hope to cancer patients Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The battle to cure cancer is one that has been continuously fought for decades. Chemotherapy, radiation, monoclonal antibodies and surgery have all ...

KILLER FLU: 8.5 percent of all deaths nationally, ending January 10 were due to pneumonia and influenza

KILLER FLU: 8.5 percent of all deaths nationally, ending January 10 were due to pneumonia and influenza Watch

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If you're a bit under the weather, join the club. According to the Centers for Disease Control, this year's flu season has returned to an epidemic ...

Bishops Invite All Catholics to Make a Digital Pilgrimage for Life

Bishops Invite All Catholics to Make a Digital Pilgrimage for Life

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By USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities

When people hear the word "pilgrimage," many think of far-off destinations, such as Lourdes, Fatima, or Santiago de Compostela. Today, in the digital ...

Walking, for life: Brisk 20-minute stroll found to extend life

Walking, for life: Brisk 20-minute stroll found to extend life Watch

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Walking has always been the favored low-impact exercise that most everyone can accomplish. Now, researchers say that a daily 20-minute walk could ...

Amazing new spinal implant heals paralysis

Amazing new spinal implant heals paralysis Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

For years researchers, doctors and scientists have tried to find a way to bring movement back to paralyzed patients. Recent progress has been made; ...

Stomping out Superbugs: Incredible new discovery reveals bacteria compound stronger than drug-resistant superbugs

Stomping out Superbugs: Incredible new discovery reveals bacteria compound stronger than drug-resistant superbugs Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The key to fighting drug resistant "Superbugs" may have been found. Teixobactin, a compound from a special bacteria detected in soil, is able to ...

John Paul II Medical Research Institute Receives ALS Research Support

John Paul II Medical Research Institute Receives ALS Research Support Watch

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By Colette Connolly

While the summer of 2014 will stand out in many people's minds as the season that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went unpredictably viral, for Alan ...

Six people die every day in the U.S. from alcohol poisoning

Six people die every day in the U.S. from alcohol poisoning Watch

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It is a most sobering statistic on the topic of inebriation. Alcohol poisoning kills an average of six people daily in the United States. A ...

HOPE IS FOUND: Paralyzed man regains movement in his legs after experimental electric treatment

HOPE IS FOUND: Paralyzed man regains movement in his legs after experimental electric treatment Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Calven Goza was left paralyzed below the chest after an accident with a drunken driver. For two and half years, Goza tried, with everything in him, ...

'It not only kills cancer, it kills everything in your body.' Teenage cancer patient refuses chemotherapy and gets put in state custody.

'It not only kills cancer, it kills everything in your body.' Teenage cancer patient refuses chemotherapy and gets put in state custody. Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A Connecticut teenager refused to receive chemotherapy after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. As a result, 17-year-old "Cassandra C." has ...

Faulty flu shots? This year's flu vaccine is not as strong as in previous years.

Faulty flu shots? This year's flu vaccine is not as strong as in previous years. Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

This year's flu season continues to weigh down heavily on the United States; 43 states are experiencing "widespread" flu activity and six others are ...

Stanford scientists believe they can stop Alzheimer's by boosting brain's immune system

Stanford scientists believe they can stop Alzheimer's by boosting brain's immune system Watch

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Alzheimer's disease, the tragic condition that robs the elderly of their memory and cognitive powers, could be prevented and even cured by ...

Feeling sick? The answer may lie in the amount of sugar you're eating

Feeling sick? The answer may lie in the amount of sugar you're eating Watch

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By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A study from a group of researchers at the University of California in San Francisco is showing a connection between consumption of large amounts ...

Water, improved sanitation needed for preventing maternal deaths in developing nations

Water, improved sanitation needed for preventing maternal deaths in developing nations Watch

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By Magdalena Mis, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Boosting water and sanitation investments in hospitals and clinics in low-income countries is essential to reduce maternal and newborn deaths, ...

January is Health Month on Catholic Online - Try these activities with your family!

January is Health Month on Catholic Online - Try these activities with your family!

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January is Catholic Online's "Health Month" a time during which we reflect on wellness. It's the perfect time to make changes for the better, and our ...

RED MEAT INCREASES RISK OF CANCER: New research dissects the connection between red meat and cancer

RED MEAT INCREASES RISK OF CANCER: New research dissects the connection between red meat and cancer Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Red meat and cancers connection has been the topic of discussion for decades. The correlation between the two is now clear.

Fifteen children die in U.S. flu epidemic - and how you can prevent it

Fifteen children die in U.S. flu epidemic - and how you can prevent it Watch

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Fifteen children have died in the United States due to the current flu epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ...

Death toll from Ebola reaches 8,000 worldwide

Death toll from Ebola reaches 8,000 worldwide Watch

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The nightmare virus Ebola continues to ravage the African continent, the death toll reaching nearly 8,000. According to the World Health ...

Female hormone exposes women to life-threatening allergies

Female hormone exposes women to life-threatening allergies Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Recent studies show women are at a greater risk of allergic reactions, both fatal and nonfatal.

Dr Denton Weiss on Holidays, Health, Happiness and Betrayal

Dr Denton Weiss on Holidays, Health, Happiness and Betrayal Watch

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By Dr. Denton D. Weiss, M.D.

Will I be Judas or will I be Peter? Will I try to fix the problems of excess myself and fail falling into depression or will I follow Peter and ...

Five die, 29 Californians sickened linked to caramel apples

Five die, 29 Californians sickened linked to caramel apples Watch

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After five deaths and 29 other people falling ill, customers should avoid Happy Apple-brand caramel apples. They may be contaminated with ...

Amazing 'bionic' arms provided for man shorn of limbs -- 40 years later

Amazing 'bionic' arms provided for man shorn of limbs -- 40 years later Watch

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Leslie Baugh has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. Both of his arms, amputated 40 years ago, have since been replaced with a pair of ...

The Price Women Pay Having an Abortion

The Price Women Pay Having an Abortion

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By Emily Derois

The issue of the legalization of abortion is one of the most significant debates of our time. The arguments are highly passionate and emotional, as ...

 $83,000 drug with 95-100 percent cure rate gets picked up by nations largest manager of pharmacy benefits despite colossal price

$83,000 drug with 95-100 percent cure rate gets picked up by nations largest manager of pharmacy benefits despite colossal price Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

AbbVie, a company with a new drug having a hepatitis c cure rate of 95-100 percent, gets an approval from U.S. Health Regulators on December 19.

Global life expectancy up six years from 24 years ago

Global life expectancy up six years from 24 years ago Watch

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People, on average are living a few years longer than they did in 1990. According to a new study, the average global citizen lives to be 71.5 ...

New plague panic? New strains of malaria appear immune to current treatment

New plague panic? New strains of malaria appear immune to current treatment Watch

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By Astrid Zweynert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Ka Lar Nar caught malaria for the sixth time when he was working away from home on his small farm in the jungle of southeastern Myanmar but this ...

Growing the Church in China

Growing the Church in China

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By John Smagula

The world's best teas are grown in China, but many of these teas are unknown in the United States. Remote tea farms in exotic locations produce teas ...