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Americans Losing Faith in Medical Profession

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- What’s up, Doc? Certainly not Americans’ trust in physicians, according to an analysis by the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.Co-author Robert Blendon says that faith in doctors has eroded significantly over the past half-century. In 1966, three out of four people had “great confidence in the leaders of the medical profession.”As of 2012, just 34 percent expressing a great deal of confidence in physicians.In a separate poll that covered 29 nations, respondents were asked if they agreed with the statement:...
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The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is…Everything?

iStock/Thinkstock(ORANGE, Calif.) -- Land of the free…home of the brave? Not, if a new survey from Chapman University can be believed.Researchers conducted a poll of 1,500 people on what Americans are scared of and judging by the results, our fears are many and cover a lot of ground.For instance, when asked what they feared most, Americans listed in this order: Walking alone at night Becoming the victim of identity theft Safety on the Internet Being the victim of a mass/random shooting Public speaking Perhaps not as intense as genuine fear, next came...
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Kids Will Never Turn Their Noses Up at a Treat

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(BRISBANE, Australia) -- Moms know how it goes: no matter if their toddler has a belly full of food, they’ll still be able to stuff their face with a treat if one’s at hand.Nutrition researcher Holly Harris at Queensland University of Technology in Australia says this seems to be the case with all children, all the way down to age three.Harris conducted a study with 37 kids ages three and four and every single one of them went for a high-energy treat even though they...
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Ebola in America: Timeline of the Deadly Virus

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Ebola, a virus that is affecting people thousands of miles away in West Africa, is now in America with two transmissions on U.S. soil confirmed in Dallas and officials calling additional transmissions to health workers a "very real possibility." The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has sickened at least 9,936 people since March, killing at least 4,877 of them -- making it the worst outbreak of the virus in history, according to the World Health Organization. Find out how the virus first arrived...
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