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Birth control has always been a taboo to speak about. There are many opinions on the subject, many methods to choose from, and it has seen quite the history. This brief list might make you happy with whatever form of contraception you currently use or have used in the past

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Teen ‘Cutting’ And What Parents Need To Know

Nationwide, there are between two and three million kids and adults inflicting self-harm and pain on themselves to cope with emotions. It's called cutting, self-inflicted cutting of skin and it continues to rise, according to psychologists and doctors who see most cases during the school year.

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First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported In Mass.

Massachusetts health officials are reporting the state's first human case of West Nile Virus this year.

The patient is described only as a man in his 60s who lives in Middlesex County. Officials say the man remains hospitalized, but is recovering

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WHO Says Ebola Virus May Be More Widespread Than Thought

The World Health Organization is expressing concern that ``an invisible caseload'' of Ebola patients is going undetected by government surveillance measures in West Africa.

In a situation assessment issued today, the WHO notes that treatment centers opened over the past two weeks in Liberia were immediately overwhelmed by patients that had not been identified previously

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Campaign Aims To Curb Overuse Of Acetaminophen

There's a campaign aimed at curbing the overuse and even abuse of the pain reliever acetaminophen. It's the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition's "Know Your Dose" campaign.

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Southcoast Health's Kara Gauvin (c) and Dr. Patrick Nugent (r) join WBSM's Pete Braley to discuss maternity ward improvements at St. Luke's / TSM
Southcoast Health's Kara Gauvin (c) and Dr. Patrick Nugent (r) join WBSM's Pete Braley to discuss maternity ward improvements at St. Luke's / TSM

Phase One Of Maternity Ward Improvements Complete At St. Luke’s

Improvements are coming to the maternity ward at St. Lukes Hospital. Phase one of the $13 million project is now complete.

Nineteen post-partum rooms have been enlarged and upgraded with families in mind

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Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

Ebola Patient Being Released From Hospital

The charity an American doctor infected with Ebola works for says he's now recovered from the virus and will be released today from an Atlanta hospital.

Dr. Kent Brantly and colleague Nancy Writebol were flown out of the West African nation of Liberia earlier this month and have been getting treatment at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta

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Caring For Elderly Parents

A new study says adult daughters spend more than twice as much time as sons caring for elderly parents. The study finds that daughters provide an average of more than 12 hours a week caring for their parents, compared to sons' five-and-a-half hours

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Death By Salt Is Growing Globally

How many times do they have to nag us? Too much salt is no good for you! Now, their warnings are coming true in a new  study on the effects salt has on our cardiovascular system.

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NFL Pre-Season Already Produces Concussions

Nearly three-dozen NFL players have sustained concussions, less than  a month into the pre-season.

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