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Free mental safe houses open in New York City

A new program is taking an innovative approach to helping New York adults with mental health issues and those who may be on the brink of a psychiatric crisis.

Parachute NYC, a federally funded project more than two years in the making, has created res...

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Salmonella outbreak may be caused by raw tuna

Raw tuna, mostly from sushi, may be at the heart of a recent salmonella outbreak that stretches across nine states.

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Vet warns of dog flu dangers

An Ohio veterinarian is warning dog owners to watch out for canine influenza.

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Boone Co. leaders working on overcrowding at jail

Boone County leaders are taking the first steps toward a goal aimed at reducing the number of mentally ill people currently behind bars.

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What 'natural' and other food labels mean

The debate over the safety of genetically modified foods came into the spotlight again last month when Chipotle, the popular Mexican food chain, announced it was working to remove ingredients that contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, from its menu,

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Study: Suicide rate of young black males rises

The rates of suicide among African-American children have doubled in the last two decades, surpassing the rates among white children, which dropped over the same time period, according to a new study.

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Fittest cities in the US, and why

Regardless of where you live in the United States, one trend seems to be clear: The more pedestrian-friendly the city, the healthier its residents, according to a recent report released by the American College of Sports Medicine.

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Florida college sued over forced vaginal exams

Two college students say they were forced to submit to transvaginal probes as part of their classroom training to learn how to perform the medical procedure.

The details are outlined in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday in Orlando against Valencia Col...

Water safety tips before Memorial Day weekend

Ronnie Phelps, the Aquatics Director at the Jefferson City YMCA's said the biggest step parents can take in keeping their kids safe around water is enrolling them in swim lessons.

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WHO announces changes after Ebola criticism

After blistering criticism over how the World Health Organization handled the Ebola outbreak, its Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan announced changes aimed at the way the agency handles health emergencies.

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