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2/17/2019

When You Don't Have to Finish Your Antibiotics


When You Don't Have to Finish Your AntibioticsFor decades, doctors and public-health officials have given those who have been prescribed antibiotics the same advice: Finish the whole bottle—even if you’re feeling better. But an analysis publ...



When You Don't Have to Finish Your Antibiotics


When You Don't Have to Finish Your AntibioticsFor decades, doctors and public-health officials have given those who have been prescribed antibiotics the same advice: Finish the whole bottle—even if you’re feeling better. But an analysis publ...



Thanksgiving Appetizers to Kick Off the Holiday Right


Thanksgiving Appetizers to Kick Off the Holiday Right



These Celeb Couples Totally Fell In Love Onscreen


These Celeb Couples Totally Fell In Love Onscreen



18 Ways to Make Money from Home


18 Ways to Make Money from Home



Vegetarian Meals That Aren't Just Pasta or Salads


Vegetarian Meals That Aren't Just Pasta or Salads



35 Christmas Albums That Are Guaranteed to Spread Cheer


35 Christmas Albums That Are Guaranteed to Spread Cheer



20 Holiday Drinks That Your Whole Family Will Love


20 Holiday Drinks That Your Whole Family Will Love



You Won't Believe That These Nature Photos Aren't Photoshopped


You Won't Believe That These Nature Photos Aren't Photoshopped



These Beautiful Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity


These Beautiful Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity



64 Amazing Couples Costumes You Need This Halloween


64 Amazing Couples Costumes You Need This Halloween



27 Baby Halloween Costumes That Are Too Cute to Handle


27 Baby Halloween Costumes That Are Too Cute to Handle



25+ Affordable Plus Size Costumes for the Best Halloween Ever


25+ Affordable Plus Size Costumes for the Best Halloween Ever



25 Group Halloween Costumes for All of Your Friends


25 Group Halloween Costumes for All of Your Friends



Guard Your Health Before and After a Natural Disaster


Guard Your Health Before and After a Natural DisasterHurricane season is far from over on the East Coast of the U.S., and wildfires continue to rage across the west. If you're facing a storm or other major disaster, there are a number of measures y...



When Disaster Strikes: What to Put in Your Medication Go Bag


When Disaster Strikes: What to Put in Your Medication Go BagA well-stocked medication go bag can be used to soothe a cut or burn—or to save your life during a hurricane, flood, fire, or other emergency.   But it’s important not to wait until you’re faced ...



When Disaster Strikes: What to Put in Your Medication Go Bag


When Disaster Strikes: What to Put in Your Medication Go BagA well-stocked medication go bag can be used to soothe a cut or burn—or to save your life during a hurricane, flood, fire, or other emergency.   But it’s important not to wait until you’re faced ...



50 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas You Can Whip Up at Home


50 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas You Can Whip Up at Home



40 Delicious Halloween Party Food Ideas for Your Big Bash


40 Delicious Halloween Party Food Ideas for Your Big Bash



28 Easy Halloween Finger Foods to Whip Up This Year


28 Easy Halloween Finger Foods to Whip Up This Year



45+ Fun Pumpkin Painting Ideas for the Best Halloween Ever


45+ Fun Pumpkin Painting Ideas for the Best Halloween Ever



40 Halloween Snacks That'll Blow Your Guests Away


40 Halloween Snacks That'll Blow Your Guests Away



9 Surprisingly Salty Foods


9 Surprisingly Salty FoodsAlmost half the sodium in the American diet comes from just 10 foods. Some of them, such as cheese, pizza, and salty snacks, are obvious. But sometimes sodium hides where you least expect it—and ...



9 Surprisingly Salty Foods


9 Surprisingly Salty FoodsAlmost half the sodium in the American diet comes from just 10 foods. Some of them, such as cheese, pizza, and salty snacks, are obvious. But sometimes sodium hides where you least expect it—and ...



40+ Halloween Dinner Ideas That Are So Good It's Scary


40+ Halloween Dinner Ideas That Are So Good It's Scary



40 Cheap and Easy Last-Minute Halloween Party Ideas


40 Cheap and Easy Last-Minute Halloween Party Ideas



20 Halloween Movies for Kids to Watch This Spooky Season


20 Halloween Movies for Kids to Watch This Spooky Season



Here's Why You Get Those Little Floaty Things in Your Vision


Here's Why You Get Those Little Floaty Things in Your Vision



These Easter Desserts Are Almost Too Adorable to Eat


These Easter Desserts Are Almost Too Adorable to Eat



Myths and Facts About Vaccines for Children


Myths and Facts About Vaccines for ChildrenA measles outbreak centered around Portland, Ore., and neighboring Vancouver, Wash., has sickened at least 53 people, most of them children. According to the health department in Clark County, Wa...



Myths and Facts About Vaccines for Children


Myths and Facts About Vaccines for ChildrenA measles outbreak centered around Portland, Ore., and neighboring Vancouver, Wash., has sickened at least 53 people, most of them children. According to the health department in Clark County, Wa...



Does Coconut Oil Actually Help You Lose Weight?


Does Coconut Oil Actually Help You Lose Weight?There are some red flags to this saturated fat.



The Warning Signs Your Body Gives You Before a Heart Attack


The Warning Signs Your Body Gives You Before a Heart Attack



Why are Americans in so much pain?


Why are Americans in so much pain?Brian Whitfield sat on the floor of his office, back against the wall, gun in hand and a heavy-duty garbage bag nearby. Whitfield says he still can’t pinpoint why he felt so intensely depressed or abandoned in those moments. The chaos began about five years before, in 2011, when Whitfield visited multiple doctors for pain from knee and back injuries he had sustained while serving in the Marine Corps several years earlier.



What to Feed Your Family When the Power Goes Out


What to Feed Your Family When the Power Goes OutIf you won’t be able to leave your house for a few days or if the power is out for longer than a couple of hours, what to feed your family becomes a major concern. The food experts at Consumer Re...



What to Feed Your Family When the Power Goes Out


What to Feed Your Family When the Power Goes OutIf you won’t be able to leave your house for a few days or if the power is out for longer than a couple of hours, what to feed your family becomes a major concern. The food experts at Consumer Re...



30 Valentine's Day Gifts for Men Who Already Have Everything


30 Valentine's Day Gifts for Men Who Already Have Everything



Add These Expert-Approved Multivitamins to Your Diet ASAP


Add These Expert-Approved Multivitamins to Your Diet ASAP



Heart-Healthy Dinners You Should Make Tonight


Heart-Healthy Dinners You Should Make Tonight



How Many Calories Should I Eat to Lose Weight?


How Many Calories Should I Eat to Lose Weight?Spoiler: quality matters more than quantity.



20 Gorgeous Ways to Style a Bob


20 Gorgeous Ways to Style a Bob



Short Curly Hairstyles You Need to Try


Short Curly Hairstyles You Need to Try



Running Shoes She Is Going to Love


Running Shoes She Is Going to Love



5 Ways to Lose Water Weight Fast


5 Ways to Lose Water Weight Fast



These Small Tattoo Ideas Are Perfect If You're Looking for Something Simple


These Small Tattoo Ideas Are Perfect If You're Looking for Something Simple



Healthy Dinner Ideas That'll Keep You Full (And They're Under 400 Calories!)


Healthy Dinner Ideas That'll Keep You Full (And They're Under 400 Calories!)



These Apps Can Actually Help You Lose Weight


These Apps Can Actually Help You Lose Weight



These Are the Best Ways to Lose Weight in Your Face


These Are the Best Ways to Lose Weight in Your FaceA few all-natural tweaks may be just what you need.



Homemade Food Gifts You Can Make Last-Minute


Homemade Food Gifts You Can Make Last-Minute



These Pilgrim Hat Thanksgiving Cupcakes Will Steal the Spotlight


These Pilgrim Hat Thanksgiving Cupcakes Will Steal the Spotlight



Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks


Drinking two or more diet sodas a day is linked to an increased risk of stroke, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, a new study says. The risk was highest for obese and African American women.

What are PFAS chemicals, and what are they doing to our health?


PFAS chemicals are known as "forever chemicals," a family of potentially thousands of synthetic chemicals that are extremely persistent in the environment and in our bodies. PFAS is short for perfluoroalky and polyfluoroalkyl substances and includes chemicals known as PFOS, PFOA and GenX.

Why are some countries making a vaccine U-turn?


More than a century before Facebook, anti-vaccination campaigners had another method for spreading their message -- an eye-catching march through town with tiny children's coffins emblazoned with the words: "Another victim of vaccination."

Deer in 24 states infected with chronic wasting disease


Chronic wasting disease has been detected in wild deer, elk or moose in 24 states, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning hunters to avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat.

Teen gets vaccinated despite parents' concerns: 'I was doing it for my safety and the safety of others'


Ethan Lindenberger grew up thinking that not being vaccinated was normal.

Officials hope to change minds amid 'exquisitely contagious' measles outbreak


Officials in Clark County, Washington, publish a list every day of where people infected with measles have been. Among them: busy spots like Concourse D at Oregon's Portland International Airport on January 7 and the sold-out Portland Trail Blazers' home game four days later. There's also a Costco, a Trader Joe's, numerous schools, day-care centers and churches, a swimming pool and even a trampoline park.

'Everything is a fight to get medications': How the quest for lower drug prices is hurting children with asthma


Debarrin Norman is 15 years old and loves basketball. He plays every day. But over the past two years, his mom, Toya Lacey, has seen him more and more often on the sidelines, wheezing and gasping for air. His current medication is just not doing the trick, she says.

Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses


Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.

Trump in 'very good health overall,' according to annual physical results


President Donald Trump, 72, is in "very good health overall," according to results from his physical examination, which were released on Thursday.

A nursing home patient 'rotted to death' under nurses' care, Ohio attorney general says


Current and former employees of an Ohio nursing facility are accused of mistreating two patients in their care, including one who died as a result of the nurses' actions, Attorney General Dave Yost said Thursday.

The 'Salt Queen' working to transform the health of a nation



Moved by CNN investigation, Georgia lawmaker proposes storing rape kits for at least 50 years


Inspired by a CNN investigation that revealed law enforcement agencies nationwide improperly destroyed rape kits, a Georgia lawmaker introduced legislation Wednesday aimed at preventing that from happening in his state.

Immunotherapies could change kidney cancer care, studies suggest


The way doctors typically approach kidney cancer treatment could be evolving.

Avoid these 'ultraprocessed' foods and you might live longer


A study published Monday revealed an alarming statistic: Eating a lot of unhealthy, "ultraprocessed" foods may shorten your life. Specifically, researchers found that a 10% increase in the consumption of ultraprocessed foods was significantly associated with a 14% higher risk of death from all causes.

Killing it with crutches, athlete with spina bifida takes on extreme racing


Misty Diaz showed no fear as she lined up for the Red Bull 400, a brutal foot race straight up the Olympic ski jump in Park City, Utah.

Does chocolate cause acne? After many studies, the answer is ... 'complicated'


"I love this question because I get it every day, and I always wonder why people are so obsessed with the notion that chocolate causes acne," said Dr. Patricia Farris, a dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

How love sparks better heart health


When you think of your loved one, does your heart feel warm and fuzzy? Or would you say it skips a beat, goes pitter-patter or begins to race?

All breast cancer patients should get genetic testing, surgeons say


Barriers to genetic testing need to fall as knowledge of inherited cancer risks grows, surgeons say.

FDA targets illegally marketed dietary supplements


The US Food and Drug Administration is taking new action against dietary supplements, sending warning letters to companies who claim, without proof, that their products can prevent or treat Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer, the agency announced Monday.

To our kids, after tragedy: 'People are good, not bad'


Every mass shooting, act of terrorism and hate crime I read/watch/hear about in the news chips away a piece of my heart and makes me want to pull my daughters close, as if my hugs can protect them. But ultimately, none of these tragedies reduces my faith in humanity.

Eating 'ultraprocessed' foods accelerates your risk of early death, study says


The quick and easy noshes you love are chipping away at your mortality one nibble at a time, according to new research from France: We face a 14% higher risk of early death with each 10% increase in the amount of ultraprocessed foods we eat.

Nearly 1 in 7 US kids and teens have a mental health condition -- half go untreated, study says


Half of children with a mental health condition in the United States go without treatment, according to a new study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

10 ways to get healthier after 60


It takes moxie to flip an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy one -- particularly for folks over 60.

Opioid epidemic spilling over onto roads, study says


Patients who are prescribed opioids and the clinicians who prescribe them have more to be concerned about than steadily rising rates of opioid overdoses, according to a new study.

Amid measles outbreaks, Facebook considering how to reduce spread of anti-vaccine content


Facebook is looking into suppressing certain anti-vaccine messaging on its social platform, a move that raises questions about free speech and public health.

Common weed killer glyphosate increases cancer risk by 41%, study says


Glyphosate, an herbicide that remains the world's most ubiquitous weed killer, raises the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41%, a new analysis says.

This year's flu shot is less than 50% effective in preventing infection, CDC says


Don't let your guard down: The US flu season is expected to continue for several more weeks, with activity across the nation now elevated, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. A flu shot is still recommended for those who have neglected to get one, but the CDC estimated this year's vaccine's overall effectiveness in preventing an infection at just 47%.

Teen who inspired many by walking while on life support has died


Zei Uwadia, a teenage girl who defied expectations by walking while on life support, has died, according to a Facebook post by her mother.

Racial disparities in US cancer deaths are shrinking, study finds


Racial disparities in cancer deaths between black and white patients in the United States are receding -- but more progress is needed to completely close the gap for some cancer types and age groups, according to a new study.

Weakest sperm left behind at 'gates' along reproductive path, study finds


The race to fertilize an egg is a ruthless one -- and now, scientists have shed more light on the punishing obstacle course attempted by hundreds of millions of sperm cells in their bid to get there first.

'X-factor' golf swing linked to back pain


Going for a supercharged swing could play havoc with your back, according to spine surgeons.

Mouldy jam: Should you eat what's beneath?


Theresa May is said to eat jam after scraping mould off the surface. Is that safe?

Is young people's mental health getting worse?


Social media and school pressures are often blamed for a rise in young people saying they need help.

'How a smartphone saved my mother's life'


The smartphone is becoming a powerful medical tool that can diagnose a growing number of conditions.

Tinnitus: 'Hearing condition makes me feel trapped'


Music fan Jessica Berg urges young people to wear ear plugs at loud gigs.

More veg, fewer burgers - can a family learn to like the planetary health diet?


One family tell how they adapted to switching their sausages and burgers to tofu and beans.

Dry January: Does it lead to binge-drinking in February?


More and more people are signing up to the challenge.

Januhairy: What I learned when I stopped shaving


Four people on what happened when they grew out their body hair.

Is breakfast always a good idea?


Research suggests eating breakfast won't help adults lose weight, but it can be a good source of nutrients.

Wanting to die before dementia takes over


Dutch patients with dementia who want euthanasia are less likely to get it if their disease is advanced - so many request it very early.

Most hip and knee replacements 'last longer than thought'


This helps doctors who often struggle to answer questions from patients on how they will last.

Brain function of night owls and larks differ, study suggests


Late risers have poorer attention, slower reactions and increased sleepiness, a study suggests.

Chemicals 'repair damaged neurons in mice'


Some early studies in mice suggest drugs can be developed to halt mental decline, say scientists.

Cannabis use in teens linked to depression


Experts link use of the drug in teenage years to cases of depression later in life.

Having HPV 'isn't rude or shameful'


Most women have some form of the infection in their lifetime so shouldn't be embarrassed, experts say.

'Know your cholesterol like you know your Pin code'


Going for a free health check could flag up early signs of cardiovascular disease, health bodies say.

Lyme disease can be diagnosed by 'bull's eye' rash alone


The rash is diagnostic and means the patient needs urgent antibiotics, new guidelines tell doctors.

Tanzania male MPs face circumcision call to stop HIV spread


A female MP calls for checks on whether male MPs had undergone the procedure.

Teen has vaccinations after asking Reddit


Ethan Lindenberger took to the website to ask whether he could get vaccines without his parents .

Women cold water swimming in Gower to help menopause


Alison Owen started cold water swimming around the Gower Peninsula after she left her teaching job.

Young people told - become a care worker


The government wants young people to work in the care sector as care workers and therapists.

Smoking in pregnancy: Stigma 'causes women to do it in private'


Expectant mothers are smoking in private because of judgement from doing so in public, a study claims.

Breast cancer: Scan younger women at risk, charity says


Research suggests screening for 35 to 39-year-olds with a family history can reveal the disease early.

Knife crime: 1,000 young victims hospitalised last year


The NHS also says there has been a 54% rise in the number of victims aged 10 to 19 over five years.

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year, WHO says


More than 90% of cases were reported in 10 countries, including France, Italy and Greece.

Mosquitoes 'put off biting' by human diet drugs


US scientists say they may have found a way to reduce the appetite of blood-hungry mosquitoes.

Vanellope Hope Wilkins: Home for girl born with heart outside body


Vanellope Hope Wilkins has been discharged from hospital after 14 months and three operations.

Measles outbreak declared in Philippines


Health authorities previously warned that more than two million children have not been vaccinated.

Super gonorrhoea: Why your STI could become untreatable


The challenges facing health workers in the fight against the STI.

Vitiligo: Skin condition brought Kenyan friends closer together


Kenyan friends Julie Asuju and Wangui Njee talk about their experiences of living with Vitiligo.

Tilly Lockey: 'I can paint with my bionic arms'


Tilly Lockey, 13, has bionic arms that are so sophisticated she can now use a paintbrush and apply make-up.

Down's syndrome: Parents help Michael and Alison find love


A couple who both have Down's syndrome open up about their relationship.

The hairdressing salon for people who have cancer


The Feel Good Project is a place that people with cancer can go for beauty treatments, community support and specialist advice.

Glasses in school scheme to aid pupils' reading


A trial to get glasses to children who need them to improve their maths and reading skills has begun.

Spina bifida: Keeping fit when you are in a wheelchair


Amelia Taylor-Ash trains at the gym with personal trainer Joe and isn't looking back.

Cervical cancer victim: 'I'm going to die'


Julie O'Connor, 49, died on 4 February, after her condition was missed several times.

Which countries eat the most meat?


Many in the West say they are trying to cut down on meat, but the reality is a different story.

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