Miss America makes history with first autistic contestant
January 11, 2013, 11:35 a.m. by Melissa Breyer
The remarkable Miss Montana, Alexis Wineman, is not only the pageant's youngest entrant this year, she is also the first-ever contestant who lives with autism.
Breast milk contains over 700 bacteria species
January 11, 2013, 10:48 a.m. by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
The microbial diversity could help the baby to digest the milk or to give the infant's immune system a boost.
Miss D.C.: Breast surgery will save my life
January 11, 2013, 9:11 a.m.
Miss District of Columbia, Allyn Rose, is in a fight for her life, and it's not just for the title of Miss America. She tells the AP why she's planning to get a pre-emptive double mastectomy after her pageant season ends.
Mercury pollution doubled in last century, says United Nations
January 10, 2013, 11:29 a.m. by Melissa Breyer
A new report finds that global mercury levels in the world’s oceans are rising at an alarming rate.
Hugh Jackman scores Oscar nomination for 'Les Mis'
January 10, 2013, 10:59 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Actor says the role and diet he undertook for it were some of the most punishing physical feats he's ever attempted.
The flu is here, and it's bad: What you can do to avoid it
January 10, 2013, 9:20 a.m. by Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily
The best way to protect yourself against the flu is to get the flu shot, and the best time for that is before the flu season starts.
How pap smears could detect ovarian, uterine cancer
January 9, 2013, 2:40 p.m. by Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily
The cervical fluid collected during a Pap smear can contain cells, including cancer cells, that have been shed from the ovaries or the lining of the uterus.
Urban legends are getting health workers in poor countries killed
January 9, 2013, 2 p.m. by Benjamin Radford, LiveScience
Vaccination threats and organ theft are two prevalent medical myths that can prevent people from seeking treatment.
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