Cassandra Fortin is the Connecticut 17-year-old girl who has cancer but doesn’t want chemotherapy. The state has taken her into custody, citing “medical neglect” by her mother.


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In California, 25 children have become suddenly paralyzed due to a mysterious, polio-like infection. Here’s what you need to know.

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Be glad you were born when you were.

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Fetanyl is powerful synthetic opiate that may be responsible for a spate of recent heroin overdoses, including Philip Seymour Hoffman’s.

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She was 14-weeks pregnant when she fell into a coma. A national debate ensued on the future of her life.

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Alexis Shapiro had brain surgery that resulted in weight gain. She needs a gastric bypass surgery, but her insurance says she’s too young.

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The International Red Cross-Red Crescent is celebrating its 150-year anniversary today. Check out these amazing pics of humanitarian deeds throughout history, as far back as World War I.

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Xiao Feng, a Chinese 2-year-old had the fetus of this twin removed from his stomach.

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Follow our easy guide to applying for healthcare coverage through “Obamacare” through Healthcare.gov, brought to you by the Affordable Care Act.

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Whenever he eats carbs, this guy’s yeast infection gets him wasted. It’s a rare case of “auto-brewery syndrome.”

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Google’s new project will use “moon shot thinking” and seek revolutionary technology to slow human aging and extend the human lifespan.

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Florida officials are warning about an invasion of deadly disease carrying primates.

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One person may have died from a rare and incurable condition called Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease and that 13 other patients may have been exposed to it.

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Ohio State University surgeon Dr. Christopher Kaeding used Google Glass to live-stream a routine knee surgery to his students and colleagues in two separate locations.

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A Detroit paramedic had a heart attack today while perform CPR on another man having a heart attack. The two men went to hospital and received matching stents.

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Gov. Chris Christie has come out in favor of giving parents the a simplified option to treat their chronically ill children with medical marijuana.

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