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Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

Newly published research finds that common texting posture can put as much as 60 pounds of force on the cervical spine.

What Diabetes Costs You, Even If You Don't Have The Disease

Diabetes costs the United States $322 billion a year, or $1,000 for each American. That's 48 percent more than it was just five years ago.

Jeb Bush Stands Firm On Common Core But Softens Tone

Other potential GOP candidates side with Tea Party-backed opposition to the education standards, but the former Florida governor is not backing away from his longstanding support.

Soda Companies Step Up Their Marketing To Black And Latino Kids

Black youth saw more than twice as many ads for sugary drinks on TV compared with white children and teens in 2013. Advertising for the drinks on Spanish-language TV also increased by 44 percent.

Rome Plant Fire

Workers Await Word On Job Status After Plant Fire In Rome

Company officials say they will stay in contact with the more than 200 employees who worked at a steel wire and coating plant that burned in Rome.

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Atlanta Police Prepare For Protests Over Ferguson Case

In metro Atlanta, past protests over the shooting have been peaceful, but police are taking precautions

FIFA To Review World Cup Corruption Report

The decision reopens for scrutiny the mechanism by which Russia and Qatar were awarded the tournament in 2018 and 2022. The two countries were cleared last week of corruption in their winning bids.

Officer's Death Raises Safety Concerns For Alaska's Unarmed Law Enforcement

Remote Alaskan villages are some of the last places in America patrolled by unarmed officers. But an officer's death last year has challenged ideas about policing on the last frontier.

Sleep's Link To Learning And Memory Traced To Brain Chemistry

During sleep, the brain locks in existing memories and can even form new ones. Scientists say they are starting to understand how that happens. A midnight snack may interfere.

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