During a typical day, kids and teens check out YouTube, watch TV, play video games, scroll through social media feeds, and listen to music. Overall, they're passive consumers of the content they love -- which is fine.

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Almost a week after 17 students and teachers were gunned down at a Florida high school, the state legislature voted against a measure to consider a ban on semi-automatic weapons. Instead, they declared pornography to be public health risk.

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Flu vaccinations may become painless again. A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee voted Wednesday to recommend, once again, that FluMist, the nasal spray version of the influenza vaccine, be used during the 2018-19 season.

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Two surgical sponges were left in a woman's abdomen for at least six years, according to a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Simple walking tests can accurately diagnose a type of dementia that may sometimes be reversed when identified early and quickly treated, a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology found.

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Studies touting the benefits of cancer vaccines are emerging, but do those studies really show hope or just hype? Here's a look at the past, present and future of cancer vaccine research.

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Excessive alcohol use could increase your risk for all types of dementia, particularly early-onset dementia, according to a new study.

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Eye-catching objects designed for, and by, people with physical and other disabilities are the focus of the current "Access+Ability" exhibition in New York.

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Don Benedict played handball competitively for 30 years in the Pacific Northwest. To stay in shape, he ran 5 miles every other day.

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A Thai court has given a wealthy Japanese businessman sole custody of 13 children he fathered through surrogates in Thailand.

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Every year around the world, about 2.6 million babies die within their first month of life -- and some countries see more of those tragic deaths than others.

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An outbreak of 28 salmonella infections in 20 states has been linked to kratom products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement Tuesday. Though no deaths have been reported, 11 people have been hospitalized.

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A proposed bill to ban non-medically required male circumcision on babies and children in Iceland is receiving backlash from religious communities.

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Picture the causes of air pollution in a major city and you are likely to visualise pollutants spewing out of cars, trucks and buses.

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