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After shark attack, mom regains control with a bionic arm

Tiffany Johnson and her husband, JJ, are avid cruisers -- self-described "vacation junkies." In June 2017, the two le...

Opioid commission member: Our work is a 'sham'

The Republican-led Congress has turned the work of the president's opioid commission into a "charade" and a "sham," a...

You are still more likely to die in a hospital on the weekend

Doctors call it the "weekend effect." Patients in the hospital are more likely to die off-hours -- whether it's due t...

Screen time: Mental health menace or scapegoat?

"Have smartphones destroyed a generation?" Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, aske...

How Nassar's abuse impacts gymnastics families everywhere

Anastasia Mikaela Brif is just 23 months old, but she's already been taking gymnastics for 3 months.Her name a...

Groundbreaking medical marijuana case lets little girl go back to school

A little girl was back in a school she loves in Schaumburg, Illinois, last week, but only after a federal judge said ...

Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, medical examiner says

Musician Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose of several medications, ...

New Trump initiatives: A win for anti-abortion activists, protections for 'conscience' objections

Coinciding with Friday's March for Life in Washington, President Donald Trump's administration announced new measures...

This blood test may be able to detect 8 types of cancer, study says

Scientists have made progress on developing an experimental blood test that could detect many types of cancer in thei...

Flu widespread throughout the nation, 30 children dead

This year's flu season ranks among the most severe in recent years.Influenza activity has increased and is now...

Women who marched, one year later: 'We are exhausted but we're here and we're still marching'

One year ago, Allison Busch-Vogel of South Orange, New Jersey rented four buses even before she knew if she could fil...

Screw up (in small ways) at parenting. It's good for your kids

Your parents messed up. They didn't mean to, but they did, somehow.They did their best, your parents, and most...

Family of patient found at a cold bus stop demands justice

A young patient, dressed only in a thin, hospital gown and tube socks, was left standing outside by a bus stop earlie...

Doctor delivers baby on international flight

This definitely wasn't what Dr. Sij Hemal was expecting when he booked a flight with Air France from India to the Uni...

It's not concussions that cause CTE. It's repeated hits, a study finds

The neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy can start early and without any signs of concussion, a...

Will #MeToo be a turning point for younger girls, too?

Curious to know if the #MeToo conversation on sexual harassment was resonating with younger girls, I contacted my nie...

Cigarettes and pot linked to teen psychosis

For teens, using either marijuana or cigarettes is associated with higher odds of psychotic-like experiences, a ...

This is the cognitive test the president passed

Before President Donald Trump's physical examination on Friday, ...

President Trump has common form of heart disease

Like most men of his age, President Donald Trump has a common form of heart disease, relatively easy to address if he...

Poison control calls 'spike' due to online laundry pod challenge

It used to be that washing your kid's mouth out with soap was seen as a punishment. Now, authorities are trying to ke...

Aetna customers get $17 million in HIV privacy settlement

After thousands of customers' HIV statuses were revealed in mailings last year, a federal class-action lawsuit agains...

UK tackles social isolation with minister for loneliness

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a minister for loneliness in a drive to tackle social isolation, a proble...

Sore throat remedies: How to soothe a sore throat

Sore throats can be a real pain in the neck.According to the ...

Why women hesitate to report sexual misconduct

The news has been filled with stories of prominent men accused of sexual misconduct -- many of the alleged misdeeds g...

6 teen suicides in 6 months in 1 Ohio school district

Late last week, Hayden Porter, a 15-year-old freshman at a high school in Ohio, took his life. He was the sixth curre...

The President is overweight and doesn't exercise much, like most Americans

President Donald Trump's doctor, Dr. Ronny Jackson, characterized the president's health as "excellent," but like the...

Past presidents' physicals: What we learned

President Donald Trump had...

Fugu blowfish fail sparks emergency warning in Japan city

A Japanese city issued an emergency alert to residents Monday after two people ate potentially dangerous portions of ...

IV bags in short supply across US after Hurricane Maria

Before Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 30, the United States had already experienced interm...

Black Death spread by humans, vindicating rats

One of the worst pandemics in human history, the Black Death, along with a string of plague outbreaks that occurred d...

Holding in a sneeze can be a literal pain in the neck

If you are about to sneeze -- even if you are in a quiet place -- doctors would advise you to let it rip. A 34-year-o...

Scientists identify what may have killed millions in mystery epidemic

In the 16th century, an epidemic known as "cocoliztli" that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of...

CDC postpones session on nuclear disaster response

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has postponed a planned session on preparing for a nuclear disaster...

The proven health benefits of honey

Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age....

Doctors want President Trump's head examined

President Donald Trump is "in excellent health," White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, said following his physica...

Shots rang out, and three lives collided

A new engagement ring adorns her finger, and fresh congratulatory balloons float in the room. But in Rachel Sheppard'...

Michigan hit hard by deadly hepatitis A outbreak

A hepatitis A outbreak has hit several states across the country, killing dozens of people and potentially sickening ...

Flu stomps the nation, overwhelming ERs and leaving 20 children dead

The flu virus has reached nearly every corner of the nation.Influenza activity is widespread in all states exc...

This little satellite will investigate a curious star and its planet

On Friday, a small satellite named PicSat launched in an attempt to make a big observation: watching an exoplanet pas...

America is changing. Bigoted slurs, immigration bans and racist rallies can't change that

From the moment the United States was born, it has been an exercise in transformation, a nation that every day welcom...

Hurricane Katrina was 'tragedy turned into blessing' for musician

2017 swept into the record books as the most destructive hurricane season in US history. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and ...

Video shows patient left at cold bus stop at night, wearing only a hospital gown

A viral video of a recently discharged patient left at a bus stop at night in Baltimore has inspired widespread outra...

The complicated gender history of pink

When you think about the color pink, you are probably conjuring up images of little girls in pink dresses, with pink ...

Donald Trump's health: What we know so far

What the world knows about President Donald Trump's general health is not much as of now -- and what the public learn...

Feds freeze mental health practices registry

Federal health officials recently froze a program aimed to educate the public and provide information about evidence-...

Outrage over teacher's arrest leads to death threats for superintendent

A Louisiana superintendent says he's received death threats after a teacher who criticized his proposed raise was sen...

FDA strengthens warning on opioid cold medicine

Cough and cold medicines containing opioid ingredients, such as ...

The truth about those 7 words 'banned' at the CDC

Media reports last month that the Trump administration banned officials at the US Centers for Disease Control and Pre...

What happens when you give your kids a 'Yes Day'

Ask my son whether he needs another toy, and he will tell you, without hesitation, "yes." Ask my husband and me wheth...

Ingredients for life found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

Although two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites crashed to Earth in 1998, it's taken until now to uncover some of their ...

Butterflies are older than flowers, new study says

Fossils uncovered in Germany show that butterflies and moths may have been around for at least 200 million years -- 7...

What should we have the right to know about a president's health?

On Friday, at the age of 71, President Trump is undergoing his first-known health physical since taking office, and o...

More cases reported in deadly US E. coli outbreak; Canada outbreak over

Federal health officials reported seven additional cases of E. coli illness Wednesday in ...

Drug overdoses contribute to record number of organ donors

Though the number of lives lost to the US opioid epidemic continues to spike, it has also contributed to a record num...

After Serena Williams gave birth, 'Everything went bad'

In January 2017, two months into her pregnancy, tennis superstar Serena Williams competed in -- and won -- the Austra...

What's sending mysterious repeating fast radio bursts in space?

The only known repeating fast radio burst in the universe just got more extreme.These radio flashes usually la...

A teacher is handcuffed and jailed after criticizing school superintendent's raise

Deyshia Hargrave couldn't believe her Louisiana school district's superintendent was slated to get a raise while teac...

Japanese astronaut says sorry after claiming he 'grew' 3.5 inches in space

What seemed like an out-of-this-world claim has turned out to be just that.Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai ...

New American Girl doll is an aspiring Martian astronaut

There's a new role model encouraging girls to reach for the stars.Luciana Vega is an 11-year-old Chilean-Ameri...

More than 60% who try a cigarette become daily smokers, study says

At least three out of five people who experiment with a cigarette end up becoming daily smokers at some point, a new ...

Deadly flu season hits California particularly hard

A deadly flu season has hit hard in the Golden State.More patients are being hospitalized with flu-like sympto...

The UK now has one of world's toughest microbead bans

The UK government outlawed the manufacture of products containing microbeads on Tuesday in what it says is one of the...

Surprising factors that may keep you thin

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to stay trim effortlessly, while the majority of Americans struggle with ...

2,000 7-Eleven customers possibly exposed to hepatitis A in Utah

Health officials in Salt Lake County, Utah, are warning residents that an estimated 2,000 of them could have been exp...

With nuclear codes in hands, why doesn't the president get a thorough mental check?

With a tell-all book raising concerns about US President Trump's mental stability, there is a renewed question asking...

Among 20 wealthy nations, US child mortality ranks worst, study finds

The United States has the worst overall child mortality rate compared with those of 19 other wealthy nations in the ...

Ibuprofen linked to male infertility, study says

Ibuprofen has a negative impact on the testicles of young men, a ...

Breastfeeding in Sistine Chapel OK with Pope Francis

Moms, don't worry if you ever need to breastfeed while in the Sistine Chapel -- the Pope doesn't mind at all.P...

Air gun eye injuries rise 169% among kids, study finds

He removed his goggles for just a moment, to wipe away the colorful paint splattered across them, and then his life c...

Dunkin' Donuts says goodbye to artificial dyes in its doughnuts

The fluorescent colors of Dunkin' Donuts' iconic sweets are taking on a new recipe. The company announced on Thursday...

Puerto Rico's review of hurricane deaths raises new questions

A newly-ordered government review of the deaths in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria is already coming under fire bec...

Claire's: Lab tests show makeup is asbestos-free

The international retailer Claire's Stores Inc. says it has completed additional asbestos testing on samples of its c...

11,500-year-old infant remains reveal ancient population

The skeletons of two ancient infants, who lived and died in Alaska 11,500 years ago, are helping tell the story of a ...

She was roasting marshmallows on New Year's Eve. Then a gas can exploded

Family and friends describe 14-year-old Layne Chesney as an avid softball player already in the sights of college sco...

The CDC wants to gently prepare people for (an unlikely) nuclear war

It is absolutely impossible to mention nuclear war without freaking people out, but the US Centers for Disease Contro...

Alex Trebek of 'Jeopardy!' on leave after brain surgery for blood clots

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is taking a medical leave after undergoing surgery to remove blood clots from his brain,...

How to remedy a cough depends on what's causing it

Is a cough making your life miserable? Don't blame your body; coughing is the only way your lungs can expel an irrita...

How parents tackle bedtime around the world

It's a precious moment for families around the world when twilight falls, children yawn and bedtime routines engage....

Start a new (good) habit, kill an old (bad) one

Odds are, you are trying to break a bad habit or institute a good one right now. As a species, we are impressively co...

Washington state offers third gender option on birth certificates

Washington state residents who don't identify as male or female will soon be able to choose X as their gender on birt...

FDA issues new guidance to food industry amid recall criticism

The US Food and Drug Administration issued ...

New NASA mission will explore key zone between Earth and space

A NASA mission launches this month to explore the zone between Earth's atmosphere and the lowest reaches of space, wh...

These are the states where infant mortality is highest

There's good and bad news when it comes to infant mortality in the United States.Infant mortality, or the ...

'Best diets' ranking puts keto last, DASH first

If you're a fan of the "fat-burning" keto die...

Eating fish improves kids' IQ scores and sleep, study says

Children who eat fish once a week or more sleep better and score higher, on average, on IQ tests than children who ne...

Gene therapy for rare retinal disorder to cost $425,000 per eye

A one-time treatment with Luxturna, the first US Food and Drug Administration-approved gene therapy for an inherited ...

Inside Japan's 'suicide forest'

A controversial video by YouTube s...

Stay warm and help those in need with this winter safety checklist

Baby, it's cold outside -- really, really cold -- and as the eastern regions of the United States brace for ...

Interval training and Group classes: The top fitness trends for 2018

High-intensity interval training will be the No. 1 fitness trend in the coming year, while smartphone exercise apps t...

How countries around the world try to encourage vaccination

A new policy in France requires all children bor...

Lower-class drinkers face worse heart health risks, study says

There's an increased risk of dying from heart disease if you drink frequently -- especially if you are in the lowest ...

YouTube star Logan Paul posts new emotional apology for showing video of apparent suicide victim

Logan Paul, seeming contrite and sincere, posted a video apology online Tuesday following intense criticism on social...

Should you take statins? Guidelines offer different answers

When it comes to using statins to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, one leading US guideline recommends the dru...

For nearly 50 years, two Vietnam vets kept alive a New Year's Eve pact

Hunkered in a Vietnam bunker, with rockets and mortar shells raining down, the two Marines made a pact.It was ...

Got the flu? Here's what leads to recovery

Flu season is well underway across the United States.Forty-nine states and Puerto Rico reported either regiona...

8 resolutions for better parenting in the New Year

If you're looking to improve your parenting, you're not alone. In my opinion, it's an essential area of course correc...

He built a food pantry in his lawn for the hungry. His town followed.

This summer, Roman Espinoza put up what he called a "blessing box" on his lawn.It was a miniature food pantry,...

Will your diet start Monday? Try the 'non-diet diet'

For the new year, if you've been struggling with your weight, you might turn to a new diet for help with shedding pou...

Retirement home shut down months after attack on 86-year-old

A newly uncovered video of a resident at an assisted living facility in Florida mercilessly beating another resident ...

WHO to recognize gaming disorder as mental health condition in 2018

In 2018, playing video games obsessively might lead to a diagnosis of a mental health disorder....

After 60 years of friendship, they learned they're biological brothers

Seventy-four-year-old Walter Macfarlane and 72-year-old Alan Robinson have been friends for more than 60 years. Born ...

More pregnant women are using pot, study finds

More pregnant women seem to be using pot -- sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heig...

How an overweight shelter dog saved Eric O'Grey's life

Life as a 340-pound man had become unmanageable for Eric O'Grey.When he wasn't traveling for work as a salesma...

Chinese firm clones gene-edited dog in bid to treat cardiovascular disease

With his black, brown and white fur, Longlong looks like most beagles. But the puppy has been sick with a blood-clott...

A New Year, new food resolution: Water

It's the end of December, which means there's a good chance you are thinking of ways to live healthier in the new...

A New Year, new food resolution: Meatless one day a week

It's the end of December, which means there's a good chance you are thinking of ways to live healthier in the new...

A New Year, new food resolution: More fruits and veggies

It's the end of December, which means there's a good chance you are thinking of ways to live healthier in the new...

A New Year, new food resolution: Mindful eating

It's the end of December, which means there's a good chance you are thinking of ways to live healthier in the new...

A New Year, new food resolution: Cook at home

It's the end of December, which means there's a good chance you are thinking of ways to live healthier in the new...

Language prohibitions denied amid health groups' protest

In two separate letters, more than 300 public-health organizations urged Acting Secretary Eric Hargan of the Departme...

New Ohio law prevents abortions in Down syndrome cases

Ohio is prohibiting doctors from performing abortions in cases where tests reveal the fetus has or likely has Down sy...

Doctor faces charges over opioid prescriptions and 5 patient deaths

A Pennsylvania doctor charged with causing the deaths of five patients by unlawfully prescribing opioids surrendered ...

The psychology of sycophants

President Donald Trump invited Republicans to the White House on Wednesday to celebrate the tax bill's passage throug...

Delhi tests water cannons to combat deadly air pollution

As it grapples with toxic smog, the Delhi government has turned to an unusual solution to tackle its air pollution pr...

San Francisco police officer donates kidney to save a stranger

San Francisco Police Officer Anna Cuthbertson hadn't considered organ donation until she listened to a podcast about ...

Dogs bring 'a little light' into 'nightmare' of childhood cancer

Squeals of delight echo around the room at Vanderbilt's Children's Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Nine-year-old ca...

Why kids love 'fascist' cartoons like 'Paw Patrol' and 'Thomas'

Parents like to see themselves as purveyors of possibility. We want our children to inhabit a world in which identiti...

Teen, young adult cancer patients fall through the cracks: Can technology help?

"I had come home from a run and was sitting down on my couch to eat dinner, and I heard a gunshot go off inside my he...

Cholera outbreak hits record 1 million

It had already become the world's biggest cholera outbreak in recent history, but now the number of suspected cholera...

Are reduced-calorie wines worth it?

If you're counting calories, a glass of wine might be your alcoholic beverage of choice, as it's a lighter option tha...

US life expectancy drops for second year in a row

Life expectancy in the United States has dropped again following ...

Opioids now kill more people than breast cancer

More than 63,600 lives were lost to drug overdose in 2016, the most lethal year yet of the drug overdose epidemic, ac...

FDA approves gene therapy for a type of blindness

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a gene therapy treatment for patients with a rare inherited eye dise...

Problem for Puerto Rico in review of hurricane deaths: 'The bodies have been buried'

In the world of forensic pathology, there's a morbid truism: Bodies are evidence, and you need a body in order to ful...

How Rudolph got a bright red nose... and other holiday science explained

Ever wonder how Rudolph could genetically develop a glowing red nose? Or how Ebenezer Scrooge could really travel int...

Around the world, kids' Christmas gifts include KFC, books and 'pooping logs'

Tiny tots, with their eyes all aglow, are now relishing -- or eagerly awaiting -- holiday celebrations around the wor...

Six mind-body tips for less holiday stress

There's no denying the joys of the holidays, but with all the shopping, parties and family visits, it's easy to get o...

Why the government is creating lethal viruses

The US government on Tuesday lifted a ban on making lethal viruses, saying the research is necessary to "develop stra...

The embryo is just a year younger than the mother who birthed her

The longest known frozen human embryo to result in a successful birth was born last month in Tennessee.Emma Wr...

FDA takes on homeopathic drugs with potential safety risks

The US Food and Drug Administration plans to go after homeopathic remedies that are unsafe for consumers and offer un...

The future of treatment for glioblastoma

Sen. John McCain returned ...

LGBQ teens face serious suicide risk, research finds

LGBQ teens are more vulnerable to planning or ...

How many kids still believe in Santa?

Santa Claus is coming to town -- or so about 85% of young American children believe.In interviews, 85% of 4-ye...

Allergic to eggs? You can now get the flu shot, new guidelines say

Every year, millions of Americans get sick with the flu. While the vast majority of people will recover without any s...

Puerto Rico orders review of deaths after hurricane

Puerto Rico is launching an official review of the death count from Hurricane Maria, which devastated this US territo...

4 infants die in 90 minutes at South Korean neonatal ICU

Autopsies performed on four babies who died Saturday of cardiac arrest at Seoul's Ewha Womans University Medical Cent...

Pollution putting million of infants at risk of brain damage, UNICEF says

Almost 17 million infants worldwide are breathing toxic air, potentially affecting their brain development, according...

More money can mean Scrooge-like pride, study says

Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" paints a picture of stark contrasts. The impoverished Cratchit family sh...

When kids lose hair, wigs transform them into princesses, superheroes

Maiya Lima was only 5 years old when her mother noticed a small bald patch on the back of her head. More patches bega...

Mystery condition gives way to bright future for 10-year-old

When Avery Reilly was born, her parents thought she was an "absolutely perfect baby," her mother Helena said. She lov...

Word ban at CDC includes 'vulnerable,' 'fetus,' 'transgender'

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the very agency tasked with saving and protecting the li...

After officer adopts opioid-addicted baby, mom's struggle continues

A chance encounter with a homeless pregnant woman addicted to heroin put Albuquerque Police Officer Ryan Holets on on...

Boy with cancer inspires family to start organic farm

Eleven years ago, the Tyson family seemed to have it all. Nicole and Scott Tyson had just bought land in Sharpsburg, ...

10 health questions that had you Googling this year

What is lupus? How long does the flu last? What causes hiccups?Those are just some of the health-related quest...

Ohio bill would prohibit abortions in Down syndrome cases

A bill that could keep women from having abortions after tests reveal that a fetus might have Down syndrome is headin...

Eight planets found orbiting distant star, NASA says

For the first time, eight planets have been found orbiting a distant star, Kepler-90, 2,545 light-years from Earth in...

Opioid tramadol destabilizes, fuels terror in parts of Africa, UN warns

The illegal trade and growing abuse of tramadol, a synthetic opioid, are destabilizing parts of West Africa, especial...

Surgeon admits to branding initials on patients' livers

An accomplished British surgeon has admitted branding two of his patients' livers with his initials. Yes, you read th...

Cannabidiol is 'not likely to be abused,' WHO says

Two separate substances, two separate approaches: The World Health Organization endorsed a gentle view of cannabidiol...

Hemophilia trial finds promising cure

A gene-therapy trial by London researchers has seen remarkable success in finding a long-term cure for hemophilia A....

Overall teen drug use low, but marijuana edging up, survey finds

Teen drinking, smoking and drug use overall are stable, but the percentage of teens using marijuana is increasing, ac...

Florida firefighters face a higher risk of skin cancer

An already dangerous profession may be more high-risk than expected.Florida firefighters have a slightly incre...

ADHD drug use in pregnancy increases risk of heart defects, study finds

The attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder drug methylphenidate is associated with an increased risk of heart defec...

Forget abortion: What women in Appalachian Kentucky really want

Perhaps it was the abstinence pledge she felt forced to sign or the promise ring she was told to slip on her finger. ...

Baby survives after being born with heart outside her body

A baby born with her heart outside her body has survived surgery to insert it back into her chest.Vanellope Ho...

The very real health dangers of virtual reality

Is the magical world of virtual reality arriving in your home this holiday season?You're not alone. ...

Why cold air makes your nose run

About 50-90% of ...

A 12 Diet Cokes-a-day habit like Trump's is worth changing

President Donald Trump downs a dozen Diet Cokes each day, ...

America's healthiest and least healthy states

Despite years of efforts to even out health disparities across the United States, some states are dramatically health...

Drug trial shows promising results to fight Huntington's disease

For the first time, an experimental drug has reduced levels of the toxic protein that causes Huntington's disease in ...

Having older brothers increases men's likelihood of being gay

If you're a guy with an older brother, there's an increased chance you're gay.Scientists have noticed this pat...

When kids get their first cell phones around the world

Sara Zaske's daughter, Sophia, rarely showed much interest in having her own cell phone -- that is, until they moved ...

Girl has blunt message for Aetna after her brain surgery request was denied

Cara Pressman sobbed in the big red chair in her living room. The 15-year-old tried to absorb the devastating news re...

Two kids are injured every day by window blinds, study finds

Nearly one child dies every month and about two are injured every day in window blind-related incidents, according to...

3-D printing braces up sea turtle with gap in its shell

Scientists at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Ocean...

Even without the buns, Trump's favorite fast-food meal is a diet-buster

On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump's ...

After mistakenly declaring newborn dead, New Delhi hospital loses license

The Delhi government has canceled the license of a private hospital where a newborn baby was mistakenly declared dead...

Avocados: History of an unlikely but legitimate healthy food craze

From California to Manila, avocados are a common ingredient on restaurant menus around the world.They can be f...

How to hit your brain's 'kill switch' -- before it's too late

Many of us have found ourselves in the following situation at least once: You're driving down the road, approaching a...

CHIP funding is latest victim of DC dysfunction

Ari Richter grabs the finger-stick glucose monitor from his mother's hand, insisting that he can do it himself. The 4...

Gas station installs blue lights to combat drug use

An unlikely front line has emerged in America's opioid epidemic: ...

Increase in accidental deaths follows spike in gun sales, study finds

After 26 children and educators were gunned down at ...

Flu season soars in the United States, especially in the South

After a slow start in October, flu season in the United States is gaining speed, particularly in the South.Flu...

New imaging finds crescent-shaped eye damage in woman who viewed eclipse

On August 21, 26-year-old Nia Payne was hoping to view the solar eclipse in Staten Island, New York. What she didn't ...

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