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Small screens tied to tired children, health concerns

New research links the presence of smartphones and screens in kids' bedrooms to less sleep in fourth- and seventh-graders. And less sleep can be a risk factor for obesity, poorer school performance and other health problems. But kids getting less sleep is not a new trend.

Patients with life- threatening illness, high medical costs try crowd sourcing to meet expenses

So far, Mary Isham has met 50% of her $60,000 goal to pay for a cancer treatment she could only find in Europe, thanks to a website that helps people raise money for medical expenses.

What Killed Steve Jobs? A Cancer That's Poorly Understood In the United States

On World Neuroendocrine Tumor Awareness Day, Mitchell Berger shares his own experience with this rare type of cancer and examines what the media got wrong in reporting on Steve Jobs' death.

Did Steve Jobs Have To Die?

Clearly, I don't have access to Jobs' medical records and this is all pure speculation. But there was an interesting article in this week's Newsweek by Sharon Begley that raises the issue that the treatments Jobs embarked on for his illness may have in fact hastened his demise.

RIP Steve Jobs: Apple CEO Had Rare, Slow-Growing Form of Pancreatic Cancer

Steve Jobs' pancreatic cancer explained, fluoride backpedaling in Florida, and the legacy of DES, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

Second Guessing Steve Jobs' Health

A major new report on vaccinen risks, Steve Jobs' prognosis, Rick Perry's health policies and more from our Daily Briefing.

In Gulf Region, A Massive Study of Oil Spill's Health Effects

Getting ready for a huge study of the Gulf oil spill's affects on human health, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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