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American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations

'Emergency situation' could arise in weeks if shortages continue.

7/22/2014

Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too

Study found mothers who were taught stress-reduction skills had less depression, anxiety.

7/22/2014

MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn

Genetic analysis shows viral sample from barn matched strain found in barn owner and camel, study shows.

7/22/2014

Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia

Suspect DNA often tied to neurological 'pathways' centered on brain cell communication, experts say.

7/22/2014

Tips for Beating BBQ Burns

Seek immediate medical help for burns on the face, and large or deep burns.

7/22/2014

Sleepless Nights After Divorce May Be Tied to Blood Pressure Rise

Small study finds delayed reaction among those who had trouble resting for more than 10 weeks.

7/22/2014

Injuries on the Increase in High School Lacrosse, Study Shows

More than 22 percent of injuries are concussions, researchers call for better player protections.

7/22/2014

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