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A brief look at ALS, the disease Stephen Hawking defied for 54 years

Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with a degenerative motor-neuron disease called Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) when he was just 22 and given a few years to live. Here's a brief explanation of the illness: Read more

This is the fastest sport on skates

'You gotta be a little bit crazy' for the Crashed Ice skate derby

Strap on your blades; it's going to be a bumpy ride. Somewhere between Olympic event and "Jackass" stunt is Red Bull's Crashed Ice skating race series. Racers scream down a twisty, downhill motocross route that pours out of the Gothic facade of this city's iconic cathedral. Read more

Accidentally famous: The psychology of going viral

Columbus High School holds moment of silence for shooting victims


In wake of the one-month anniversary of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, many orga… Read more


After a boy fractured his skull in rural Missouri, family faces air ambulance bill of $32,000

“Obviously, no one plans for a situation like this ... but the whole reason for having insurance is to cover this type of stuff,” the father said. Read more

Some foods better for your brain, memory

You may be aware of foods that protect our hearts and bones and even keep our weight in check as we age. But which foods keep our brains in top shape? Below is an evidence-based list of brain foods that may help pre-empt senior moments and more. Read more

Rankings put Nebraska among sickest states, but flu season might be waning

The stubborn flu — which has been hanging around weeks longer than in normal years — appears to be loosening its grip. Read more


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5 things you should know about this year's flu

The nation is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad flu season. Read more

A ranking of fast food kids' meals, from most to least calories

Next time you need a quick and easy way to feed your little one, consider some of these kids' meals. Read more

These are the 25 least active places in the US

Most Americans don't get the recommended amount of physical activity, but these 25 places are the worst off. Read more

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Health Tip: Recognizing Prostate Cancer

(HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men. And black men are more likely to get the disease, and twice as likely to die from it, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Read more

Health Tip: Help Prevent Sports Injuries

(HealthDay News) -- There's no surefire way to prevent sports injuries. But there are things you can do to reduce the risk, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Read more

Health Highlights: Sept. 26, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Read more