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Mother, grandparents face attempted murder charges in starvation case
Cheers and applause erupted in a courtroom when a pregnant mother from Pennsylvania accused of starving her then-7-year-old son was remanded to jail, along with the boy’s grandparents.
Welcome to Wal-Mart, the doctor will see you now
As its retail business matures into slower growth, Wal-Mart Stores wants to disrupt another mass market: health care.
Tobacco foes urge oversight of luxury cigars in e-cigarette rule
Anti-smoking advocates want U.S. health authorities to regulate more than 3,500 types of luxury cigars that cost $10 or more each, expanding oversight of the tobacco industry.
Tattletales turn to Twitter to shame water wasters
California's record drought has unleashed a flood of social-media tattletales. Vigilantes armed with cameraphones prowl neighborhoods from San Diego to San Francisco documenting sprinklers running freely, runoff flowing from saturated lawns and other water-wasters.
The joy of being a single male
Here's a truism that also happens to be true: Single men are seen as happy-go-lucky bachelors having too much fun to settle down, while single women are often seen as sad and bereft creatures desperate to snag a man.
Break the college cartel
Ask liberals why college is getting so expensive, and they'll probably tell you it's a case of government neglect. Ask conservatives the same question, and they'll tell you the opposite.
For some, pregnancy is heavy-duty work
A growing number of cases shows that, despite a long history of pregnant women working and a 1978 law to prohibit pregnancy discrimination, workplaces, courts and doctors still disagree on some pretty fundamental questions: What can expectant workers safely handle, particularly in physically demanding jobs?
VIDEO: Katy Perry song soothes fussy baby
Anyone who has endured a long car trip with an out-of-sorts infant or toddler will smile at this clip, which was posted to YouTube Tuesday night and already has more than 400,000 views.
When doctors compete, do you win?
To Medibid founder Ralph Weber, using the Internet to arrange non-emergency medical care is long overdue. Americans, he says, are increasingly going online to book travel and even find a mate. His service enables them to strip away the opacity that surrounds health-care pricing.
How to spot a narcissist
To find a narcissist, just ask them all to stand up. According to a new study (based on 11 separate experiments), the 40-question diagnostic test for narcissism can often be skipped in favor of a single, blunt question.
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