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Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 11:13 AM PDT

Namaste: It's International Yoga Day

Namaste: It's International Yoga Day

June 21 is the third annual International Yoga Day, which thousands of yogis across the world marked at mass gatherings. It's estimated that over 36 million Americans practice yoga annually, spending more...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 05:02 AM PDT

GOP Medicaid Cuts Would Hit States Battling Opioid Epidemic

GOP Medicaid Cuts Would Hit States Battling Opioid Epidemic

The Republican drive to roll back Barack Obama's health care law is on a collision course with a national opioid epidemic that's not letting up. Medicaid cuts resulting from the GOP legislation would hit...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 03:03 PM PDT

They're Back! Numbers of Ticks are High Across New England

They're Back! Numbers of Ticks are High Across New England

Tick numbers are on the rise across New England, raising the prospect of an increase in Lyme and other diseases associated with the blood suckers. Much of the region got a respite last year as the drought took...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 04:55 AM PDT

India's No-Meat, No-Lust Advice for Pregnant Women Ridiculed

India's No-Meat, No-Lust Advice for Pregnant Women Ridiculed

India's government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs and lusty thoughts, but doctors say the advice is preposterous, and even dangerous, considering India's already-poor record with maternal...

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 12:39 PM PDT

'Human Project' Study Will Ask 10,000 to Share Life's Data

'Human Project' Study Will Ask 10,000 to Share Life's Data

Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years. R...

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