Health News
12/14/2017

I Helped My Mom Fight Cancer—Now I Want to Help Other Teens Do the Same


I Helped My Mom Fight Cancer—Now I Want to Help Other Teens Do the Same"I'll never forget how I felt when she told me she had cancer."



The Work-from-Home Job That Saved My Family


The Work-from-Home Job That Saved My FamilyWe built a fully handicap-accessible home with the money I made.



The threat of 'superbugs' and infections that can't be treated


The threat of 'superbugs' and infections that can't be treatedThe ability to mutate has given rise to “superbugs” that resist some — or, increasingly, all — of the antibiotics that were hailed as miracle drugs in the last century, creating one of the biggest threats to global health, food security and development today, according to the World Health Organization.



8 Ways to Make Money Doing What You Love


8 Ways to Make Money Doing What You LoveHere's how to turn your hobby into a career.



17 Great Gift Ideas for Teachers


17 Great Gift Ideas for Teachers



16 Easy Halloween Cupcakes You Can Make At Home


16 Easy Halloween Cupcakes You Can Make At Home



Julia Stiles Had a Secret "Shotgun" Wedding Over Labor Day Weekend


Julia Stiles Had a Secret "Shotgun" Wedding Over Labor Day Weekend



25 Super Cute Halloween Party Snacks


25 Super Cute Halloween Party Snacks



21 Devilishly Delicious Halloween Appetizers


21 Devilishly Delicious Halloween Appetizers



26 Sweet and Spooky Halloween Desserts


26 Sweet and Spooky Halloween Desserts



26 Cheap and Easy Last-Minute Halloween Party Ideas


26 Cheap and Easy Last-Minute Halloween Party Ideas



44 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts


44 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts



Friend of slain Georgia Tech student: 'If Scout was more gender-conforming, would it have been different?'


Friend of slain Georgia Tech student: 'If Scout was more gender-conforming, would it have been different?'Scout Schultz, a Georgia Tech student, was shot by campus police on Saturday night, and a protest two days later led to arrests. In the aftermath of those events, Yahoo Lifestyle talked to a friend of Schultz’s to gain some perspective on what happened and why.



These Are the 15 Best Hair Colors for Fall 2017


These Are the 15 Best Hair Colors for Fall 2017



22 Delicious Party Foods For Your Halloween Bash


22 Delicious Party Foods For Your Halloween Bash



32 of the Best Ways to Update Grandma's Favorite Recipes


32 of the Best Ways to Update Grandma's Favorite Recipes



22 of the Most Delicious Fall Soup Recipes


22 of the Most Delicious Fall Soup Recipes



31 Healthy and Hearty Pork Recipes to Try for Dinner


31 Healthy and Hearty Pork Recipes to Try for DinnerAmp up your dinner table with these flavorful twists on classic pork dishes.



45 Mouthwatering Pasta Recipes


45 Mouthwatering Pasta Recipes



43 Mouthwatering Recipes for the Best Homemade Pizza


43 Mouthwatering Recipes for the Best Homemade Pizza



100+ Super-Quick, No-Fuss Recipes to Make for Dinner


100+ Super-Quick, No-Fuss Recipes to Make for Dinner



32 Ridiculously Delicious Ways to Eat Sweet Potatoes


32 Ridiculously Delicious Ways to Eat Sweet Potatoes



48 Deliciously Easy Seafood Dinner Ideas


48 Deliciously Easy Seafood Dinner Ideas



45+ Vegetarian Recipes That Won't Have You Missing Meat


45+ Vegetarian Recipes That Won't Have You Missing Meat



94 Delicious Dinners Ready in Under 30 Minutes


94 Delicious Dinners Ready in Under 30 Minutes



32 Super Speedy Chicken Dinner Recipes


32 Super Speedy Chicken Dinner Recipes



95+ Cheap and Delicious Recipes for Weeknight Dinners


95+ Cheap and Delicious Recipes for Weeknight Dinners



How to Shoot Great Food Photos


How to Shoot Great Food PhotosIf you're a food-lover like me, your Instagram feed is flooded with food photos and Thanksgiving is, well, the food photographer’s Super Bowl. Who can resist taking a few snaps of the honey-glaze...



How to Shoot Great Food Photos


How to Shoot Great Food PhotosIf you're a food-lover like me, your Instagram feed is flooded with food photos and Thanksgiving is, well, the food photographer’s Super Bowl. Who can resist taking a few snaps of the honey-glaze...



Don't Forget Travel Vaccines This Holiday Season


Don't Forget Travel Vaccines This Holiday SeasonIf you're planning to celebrate the holidays overseas—or even to sneak in a quick getaway before the festivities begin—you've probably got a lot to do beforehand.   You might be tempted to skip t...



Don't Forget Travel Vaccines This Holiday Season


Don't Forget Travel Vaccines This Holiday SeasonIf you're planning to celebrate the holidays overseas—or even to sneak in a quick getaway before the festivities begin—you've probably got a lot to do beforehand.   You might be tempted to skip t...



33 Unbelievably Good Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes


33 Unbelievably Good Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes



An Easy 6-Day Plan To Lose 10 Pounds


An Easy 6-Day Plan To Lose 10 Pounds



The hero rats of Africa sniff out land mines — and TB infections


The hero rats of Africa sniff out land mines — and TB infectionsIn Tanzania, a nonprofit trains African giant pouched rats to save lives by detecting land mines and tuberculosis.



19 Easy and Delicious Ways to Cook Potatoes


19 Easy and Delicious Ways to Cook Potatoes



16 Simple and Flavorful Ways to Prepare Green Beans


16 Simple and Flavorful Ways to Prepare Green Beans



28 Turkey Stuffing Recipes Your Thanksgiving Needs


28 Turkey Stuffing Recipes Your Thanksgiving Needs



30+ Genius Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas


30+ Genius Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas



Weirdest Celebrity Parenting Tips


Weirdest Celebrity Parenting Tips



Protect Yourself Against C. Diff Infections


Protect Yourself Against C. Diff InfectionsAntibiotics treat infections, but surprisingly, they can cause them, too. In fact, a recent study has found that the number of virulent infections linked to the use of antibiotics has skyrocketed...



Protect Yourself Against C. Diff Infections


Protect Yourself Against C. Diff InfectionsAntibiotics treat infections, but surprisingly, they can cause them, too. In fact, a recent study has found that the number of virulent infections linked to the use of antibiotics has skyrocketed...



25 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas


25 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas



41 Easy Fall and Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas


41 Easy Fall and Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas



58 Easter Dinner Ideas That Will Totally Upgrade Your Holiday Menu


58 Easter Dinner Ideas That Will Totally Upgrade Your Holiday MenuYour meal is about to go from good to oh yes.



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 soothe a cut or burn—or save your life during a hurricane, flood, fire, or other emergency.   But it’s important not to wait until you’re faced with the need ...



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 soothe a cut or burn—or save your life during a hurricane, flood, fire, or other emergency.   But it’s important not to wait until you’re faced with the need ...



25+ Spooky Halloween Dinner Ideas


25+ Spooky Halloween Dinner Ideas



16 Non-Alcoholic Drinks That Are Perfect for the Holidays


16 Non-Alcoholic Drinks That Are Perfect for the Holidays



Why cold air makes your nose run


About 50-90% of people get a runny nose when it's cold. We call this "cold-induced rhinitis", or "skier nose". People with asthma, eczema and hay fever seem to experience it more.

Laid up with 'man flu'? It's real, researcher says


Don't doubt it: "Man flu" is real, or so says one Canadian researcher who was "tired of being accused of overreacting."

The brain benefits of your child's dinosaur obsession


Susan Alloway's daughter Erin was very specific about her Halloween costume. It couldn't be just any dinosaur: Erin, 6, wanted to be an Ozraptor.

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.

Why am I not losing weight?


There are common behavioral and medical reasons you might not be losing weight, even though you think you are doing everything right.

Drug trial shows promising results in Huntington's disease fight


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

Teen has blunt message for Aetna after less invasive brain surgery denied


Cara Pressman, 15, wept as her parents told her their insurance company denied her for a minimally invasive brain surgery that could end the seizures that have haunted her since she was 9. In the six weeks since the rejection, Cara has had dozens more seizures. Pressed by CNN, Aetna still refuses to approve the surgery -- over the objections of her own doctors.

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


President Donald Trump downs a dozen Diet Cokes each day, The New York Times reported this weekend. His love of the bubbly beverage is shared by many Americans and at least one of his predecessors. President Bill Clinton was frequently photographed with a can in his hand and reportedly placed a Diet Coke -- along with a now-outdated cell phone and other items -- in a time capsule at his official presidential library.

In US and Europe, kids get cell phones at a younger age


Sara Zaske's daughter, Sophia, rarely showed much interest in having her own cell phone -- that is, until they moved back to the United States from Germany.

Two kids injured every day by window blinds, study finds


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

The strange history of avocados as a health food


Long before they became a modern-day health food craze, the history of avocados began some 10,000 years ago in the Americas. Now, experts tout the health benefits -- and one concern -- of the green-hued, buttery fruit.

Crescent-shaped eye damage found 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 expect was to end up in the emergency room with a crescent shape blocking the center of her vision.

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


Scientists at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography believe they have created the world's first 3-D-printed brace for a sea turtle's shell, and the results seem promising.

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


On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump's typical McDonald's meal contained nearly a day's worth of calories and sodium, almost double the recommended daily dose of saturated fat and 2½ times the sugar he should eat in a day, according to US Dietary Guidelines.

Forget abortion access: What women in Appalachian Kentucky really want


Kentucky may become the first state in the US to effectively outlaw abortion. But the women in Appalachia, where teen pregnancies soar, poverty looms and everyone knows each other's business, would simply like birth control, sex ed and honest talk. As politics work against them, they're rising up to do what others won't do for them.

Kentucky's 20-week abortion ban: A ticking clock on a complex pregnancy


When Heather Hyden learned that she was pregnant, she was overjoyed. Hyden wanted to have a child with her partner, Jimmy Earley, and the pair was thrilled to bring a new person into their community in Lexington, Kentucky.

Federal judge strikes down Texas abortion ban


A federal judge has struck down Texas' ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure.

Last clinic standing


Dona Wells vividly remembers when abortions were illegal. When women had little choice after their contraceptive failed.

MSF: 6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar crackdown


At least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in attacks during the first month of a military crackdown in Myanmar in late August, Médecins Sans Frontières estimates.

Overall teen drug use low, but marijuana edging up


Teen drinking, smoking and drug use overall are stable, but the percentage of teens using marijuana is increasing, according to a new report from the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research.

How an 'ugly,' unwanted weapon became the most popular rifle in America


AR-15 style rifles have been used in some of the most notorious mass killings in recent history: Aurora, Vegas, Texas, San Bernardino.

Surgeon admits to branding initials on patients' livers


An accomplished British surgeon has admitted branding two of his patients' livers with his initials.

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.

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 this week while issuing its sternest warning yet against synthetic opioid carfentanil.

Baby born with heart outside body survives surgery


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

Healthier baking with simple swaps


Nutritionist Lisa Drayer shows simple suggestions to cut sugar, fat, and calories from baked goods but still keep them tasty.

America's healthiest and least healthy states


Despite years of efforts to even out health disparities across the United States, some states are dramatically healthier than others, according to a new report.

The very real health dangers of virtual reality


Is the magical world of virtual reality arriving in your home this holiday season?

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 defects in infants whose mothers take the medication during pregnancy, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

Florida firefighters face a higher risk of skin cancer


An already dangerous profession may be more high-risk than expected.

Is size important when it comes to wine glasses?


If your wine was served in a smaller glass, would you drink less of it?

Heat-not-burn tobacco 'is a health risk'


The new tobacco products are safer than cigarettes but not risk-free, say UK experts.

Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease


Scientists say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years.

Bid to scrap Austria May 2018 smoking ban


Parties expected to form a coalition agree that a planned full ban in restaurants should be dropped.

Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel


The UN's drugs agency warns smuggling of the opioid tramadol, used by Boko Haram, must be stopped.

Paying mothers incentivises breastfeeding, study finds


More than 10,000 new mums were offered up to £200 in shopping vouchers as encouragement to breastfeed.

Diabetes nightmare: A hypoglycemic attack on air


When Alex Ritson's blood sugar dropped, he was glad his team at the BBC World Service knew what to do.

Lactalis baby milk in global recall over salmonella fears


Britain and China are among the countries affected by the recall of baby milk formula products.

Babies' brains damaged by pollution, Unicef says


Toxic air is putting the brain development of millions of infants under one at risk, Unicef says.

Vaginal mesh ban 'a retrograde step', surgeons say


Many women benefit from the use of vaginal mesh and they should have a choice, surgeons say.

Organ donation: Views sought on new approach


The draft policy has been designed to get families talking about donations and consent.

Haemophilia patient: How gene therapy has changed my life


How pioneering gene therapy has given a haemophilia patient a new lease of life.

Man flu 'a near-death experience'


We took to the streets of London to find out if you think 'man flu' is a real illness.

Shop vouchers could boost breastfeeding


A study suggests that offering shopping vouchers can increase breastfeeding among new mothers.

Hannah Witton: 'Why doesn't anyone wear condoms on TV?'


Sex vlogger Hannah Witton asks why there isn't more safe sex on TV and whether it matters.

Baby Max spends first year in Southampton hospital


Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation.

'That's where the babies are suffering'


Are campaigners standing outside abortion centres harassing women?

Vaccination plea after Halesworth boy's meningitis death


The parents of a boy, six, who died from meningitis B have called on all children to be vaccinated.

Top five celeb diets to avoid in 2018, according to dieticians


The British Dietetic Association says: "If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is".

Nigerian governor's sister made 'Commissioner of Happiness'


A governor appoints his sister to the new post, which is met with derision on social media.

Wearing a stoma


Natalie Toper tells her story of why she wears a stoma and how it has affected her daily life.

'£1 saved my life and found me love'


Two young stroke survivors meet by chance and fall in love.

A mother's loneliness


When Lauren Thomas, 19, became a mother, she found the experience incredibly lonely.

'People with schizophrenia aren't all dangerous'


Alice, a married 26-year-old mother-of-two, has schizophrenia and is fed up of being portrayed as dangerous because of her condition.

'Like hot knives' inside


Jaimee Rae McCormack says her symptoms prompted diagnoses from hypochondria to food poisoning.

Grow your own


Heart transplantation has become a routine surgical operation, but the future promises equally amazing progress.

Lethal adrenaline rush


Frank has a heart condition that means a sudden rush of adrenaline could kill him.

Haemophilia A trial results 'mind-blowing'


Doctors use gene therapy to correct the defect that causes haemophilia A.

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