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Filmmaker captures his fight with ALS
Patrick O'Brien was a young, budding New York City filmmaker and DJ known as "TransFatty" when his legs suddenly started trembling uncontrollably. Walking became a struggle. He'd lose his balance and often fall down.
 
One in five adults could be obese by 2025, said a major survey Friday that warned of a looming epidemic of "severe obesity" with significant health and economic costs.
 
US doctors successfully perform 1st HIV-to-HIV liver transplant
The world's first liver transplant from a donor infected with HIV to an HIV-positive recipient was announced Wednesday by U.S. doctors, three years after a U.S. ban on such operations was overturned.
 
The government is mulling law revisions to force drug addicts, alcoholics or people with suicidal tendencies to get compulsory treatment, following a random attack Monday by a suspect who has a record of taking drugs and has alleged mental problems.
 
New research bolsters evidence that a simple blood test may someday be used to detect concussions.
 
The number of people globally aged 65 and over is expected to more than double by 2050 as the world's senior population continues to rocket, a U.S. study said Monday.
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Wearable tech takes aim at health care costs
Stroll around the office or neighborhood six times a day, and earn US$1.50 toward your health insurance. Step up activity a bit more and bring the total to US$1,400 annually.
 
Office workers who face great stress at work and have irregular meals are more likely to fall victim to colon cancer, a doctor said recently, adding that Taiwan has the world's highest incidence of colon cancer.
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Tribeca festival pulls anti-vaccination film
Robert De Niro is removing the anti-vaccination documentary "Vaxxed" from the lineup of his Tribeca Film Festival, after initially defending its inclusion.
 
U.S. federal health officials on Friday issued first-time guidance for couples planning a pregnancy if either partner may have been exposed to Zika, the tropical disease linked to birth defects.
 
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