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Keeping yourself accountable to your doctor and other users on social media sites like Facebook could turn out to be a powerful tool for weight loss, recent research has found. Photo by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images According to the...
President Obama met with congressional leaders on Tuesday to request “buy-in” for his expanded military campaign against the Islamic State Group. Photo by T.J. Kirkpactrick/BloombergWASHINGTON — House Republicans have rebuffed President...
Photo illustration by Getty ImagesPremiums for job-based insurance rose modestly for the third consecutive year, reflecting slowed spending, even as key elements of the federal health care law went into effect. Family premiums rose 3 percent in 2014...
To study black holes, scientists flock to the ALMA Observatory atop a mountain in the middle of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile to get a better look at the sky. Time-lapse video by Joshua Barajas and Rebecca Jacobson/PBS NewsHour The most...
More Americans are signed up to donate organs than regularly volunteer their time or donate money. Photo by Flickr user Mark Coggins. Editor’s Note: In the wake of the ubiquitous Ice Bucket Challenge, Americans looked like a fairly generous...
Iraqi Kurdish forces prepare to fight Islamic State militants on June 29 in the village of Bashir, south of Kirkuk. Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — The Islamic State group doesn’t pose an immediate threat of an attack in the...