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  • 5 Medicare Rules to Live By

    Follow these five Medicare rules so that you don't pay more than you have to or receive less care than you need.

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  • Decision time: IOC poised to rule on Russia's status for Rio

    LONDON (AP) — As the clock ticks down to the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, international Olympic leaders are facing a seminal moment.

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  • Swimming - Russian Rio hopeful Tarasevich escapes meldonium ban

    - Russian swimmer Grigory Tarasevich, an Olympic medal hopeful in the men's 100m backstroke, tested positive for meldonium but won't face a suspension under current guidelines on the recently banned oxygen booster, the US Anti-Doping Agency said. Tarasevich, a 20-year-old who competes for the…

  • Olympics - Turkish weightlifter stripped of 2008 silver medal

    - The International Olympic Committee has stripped Turkey's Sibel Ozkan of the weightlifting silver medal she won at the 2008 Olympics due to a doping offence. Ozkan, 28, came second in the 48kg category in Beijing, but she was caught after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ordered a…

  • Olympics - Russia facing Rio Olympic, Paralympic ban

    - Russia made a last-ditch bid to avoid a blanket ban at the Rio Games over state-run doping as a fresh batch of drug test failures from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 rocked the Olympics. "The official position of the Russian authorities - the government, the president and all of us - is that in…

  • Touchy subject

    Recent studies suggest that condom use is on the decline in South Africa - so how do women there get their partners to use condoms?

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  • Russia facing Rio Olympic, Paralympic ban

    Russia on Friday made a last-ditch bid to avoid a blanket ban at the Rio Games over state-run doping as a fresh batch of drug test failures from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 rocked the Olympics. The IOC's executive board are to hold a conference call on Sunday to discuss barring Russia from the…

  • Would you drink 63-day-old milk? Scientists would

    Your cold milk could hang around a lot longer with the help of a new treatment process that radically extends its shelf life.

  • Caring for Aging Parents: Tips for the Sandwich Generation

    By Mark Struthers Learn more about Mark at NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor. Generation X seems to have gotten lost, sandwiched between the baby boomers and the millennials. But after years of…

  • Could Brexit Actually Help Airlines? American Airlines Thinks So

    American Airlines narrowed its full-year capacity outlook and reported second-quarter results that surpassed expectations.

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  • Indiana court tosses woman's feticide conviction

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Court of Appeals overturned the feticide conviction of a woman found guilty of killing her premature infant by taking abortion-inducing drugs, saying Friday the state's law wasn't intended to be used "to prosecute women for their own abortions."

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  • Long-Term Care Insurance Is Worth the Expense

    By Rachel Podnos, JD, CFP Learn more about Rachel on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor Imagine you’ve retired and you or your spouse develops a chronic illness that requires nursing home care…

  • Why heatwaves make you

    Just about anyone who passed elementary school health class knows that most humans’ body temperature is 98.6 degrees. The machine that is your body does all this most efficiently when the air temperature is around 70 degrees.

    Kevin Chupka
  • Stitches are getting a lot smarter

    In a world filled with smartphones, smart TVs and smart cars, smart stitches totally make sense. Scientists at Tufts University discovered a way to let doctors monitor how a wound heels through the kind of stitches it uses.

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  • Lazy travelers can ride this suitcase straight to the gate

    Walking is sooo overrated. Glory in the stares as you hop on Modobag's motorized luggage and ride at a blistering 8mph to your final airport destination.

  • IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, '12 samples

    LONDON (AP) — Forty-five more athletes, including 31 medalists, have been caught for doping after retesting of samples from the last two Summer Olympics, the IOC said Friday.

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  • AIDS summit ends with call for more funding

    The International Aids Conference in South Africa wrapped up Friday with calls for increased funding as the search for a cure continues and with HIV infections running at around 2.5 million a year. "The work simply isn't done," incoming International Aids Society (IAS) president Linda-Gail Bekker…

  • New York reports first baby born with Zika-related defect

    New York City on Friday announced its first baby born with Zika-related microcephaly, a permanent brain and skull defect that authorities said the child acquired due to infection with the mosquito-borne virus. The infant's mother was infected with Zika "while in an area with ongoing Zika…

  • Finally, luggage that you can ride through the airport

    Why run for your flight when you can ride your luggage to the gate? Meet Modobag. College buddies and founders Kevin O’Donnell and Boyd Bruner bill their brainchild as the “world’s first, motorized, rideable luggage.” They’re taking pre-orders now and by next January, you could be the laziest…

  • Zika found in sperm after record 93 days: report

    The Zika virus has been found alive in a man's sperm after a record 93 days, according to a new report that adds to the many unknowns surrounding the foetus-harming germ. The 27-year-old Frenchman's semen tested positive for Zika in March this year, three months after he experienced symptoms of an…