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Save the Children hopes sex will sell its message: that the world's mothers and young children die from diseases and conditions that could be prevented. But it's unclear if the public will buy in.
May 08, 2014
Scientists have found that a hormone associated with long life also seems to make people smarter. The gene strengthens the connections between brain cells, a process that's essential for learning.
May 08, 2014
Scientists have found that a hormone associated with long life also seems to make people smarter. The gene strengthens the connections between brain cells, a process that's essential for learning.
May 08, 2014
The Veterans Affairs secretary would be called to testify over allegations that delays at VA hospitals have caused as many as 40 patients to die awaiting care.
May 08, 2014
Westerners tend to be more individualistic than Easterners. Did our ancestors plant these cultural differences hundreds of years when they chose which grains to grow?
May 08, 2014
The health problems of agricultural workers are the most under-counted of any industry in the U.S., researchers say in a new study. Federal agencies fail to report 77 percent of those injuries.
May 08, 2014
The messaging service promised users that their photos and video would "disappear forever" after being sent, but the FTC says the company saved email addresses and phone numbers.
May 08, 2014
A former accountant for the Abbey of Gethsemani is accused of stealing more than $1 million. But he says he was targeted for revealing details of what he says were sexual affairs inside the monastery.
May 08, 2014
"We are going to protect not only the kid that is bothered in school, but when you leave school and go home, we're going to protect you as a city," says the sponsor of a bill in Carson, Calif.
May 08, 2014
In Rwanda, nearly two-thirds of parliament consists of women, a trend that developed after the country's genocide. Cuba is third, with women making up 50 percent of its legislators. The U.S. is 99th.
May 08, 2014
A new film We Are The Giant follows six people during the Arab Spring. Tell Me More's Celeste Headlee speaks to co-producer Razan Ghalayini and activist Maryam Al Khawaja.
May 08, 2014
Many people considered Sammy Davis Junior the greatest entertainer of his era. His daughter Tracey Davis shares stories from her book Sammy Davis Jr.: A Personal Journey with My Father.
May 08, 2014
Baby polar bears slurp milk that's 27 percent fat, and adults dine on seal blubber. Scientists think bears' adaptation to a high-fat diet might lead to better ways to treat human obesity.
May 08, 2014
The agents said they needed to be sure the threat to public safety was over; the filing says they went too far, in an attempt to "extract as much incriminating information as possible."
May 08, 2014
As rocky as the rollout of HealthCare.gov was, the federal exchange was relativiely efficient in signing up enrollees. Each one cost an average of $647 in federal tax dollars.
May 08, 2014
The former White House intern whose affair with President Clinton eventually led to his impeachment writes about her life after the scandal, and shares her thoughts on Hillary Clinton and others.
May 08, 2014
Carter Ham's former command will be part of the U.S. effort to hunt for schoolgirls who were kidnapped three weeks ago by an Islamist extremist group in Nigeria.
May 08, 2014
Top earners are usually paid when they stay home sick, but low-income workers are not. That has triggered a debate about fairness and risks to public health when incentives force sick people to work.
May 08, 2014
The violence is suspected to be the work of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, which has also claimed responsibility for abducting more than 250 girls from a school last month.
May 08, 2014
A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin told separatists in Ukraine they should postpone a referendum on secession, leaders of the group say they'll hold the vote this Sunday, as planned.
May 08, 2014

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