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6/17/2019

Cute and Easy Easter Cakes You Can Make with Your Kids


Cute and Easy Easter Cakes You Can Make with Your KidsGrab some Easter candy and baking supplies, and get ready to be inspired!



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



Dad Will Eat Up These Father's Day Cakes


Dad Will Eat Up These Father's Day Cakes



Bring On the Family Bonding with These Fun Father's Day Activities!


Bring On the Family Bonding with These Fun Father's Day Activities!



Amp Up Your Memorial Day BBQ With These Sweet Treats


Amp Up Your Memorial Day BBQ With These Sweet Treats



Here Are the Best Memorial Day Activities You Can Plan With Your Family


Here Are the Best Memorial Day Activities You Can Plan With Your Family



Vegetarian Meals That Aren't Just Pasta or Salads


Vegetarian Meals That Aren't Just Pasta or Salads



39 Easy Memorial Day Recipes That'll Make Your BBQ Stand Out


39 Easy Memorial Day Recipes That'll Make Your BBQ Stand Out



34 Stunning Pieces of Jewelry Mom Will Never Want to Take Off


34 Stunning Pieces of Jewelry Mom Will Never Want to Take Off



75+ Perfect Mother's Day Gifts For $50 or Less


75+ Perfect Mother's Day Gifts For $50 or Less



How Safe Is Deet? | Insect Repellent Safety


How Safe Is Deet? | Insect Repellent SafetyHow Safe Is Deet? Deet is the most widely used insect repellent in the U.S. It has been around longer than any other active ingredient, and many scientists say it’s the gold standard for all rep...



How Safe Is Deet? | Insect Repellent Safety


How Safe Is Deet? | Insect Repellent SafetyHow Safe Is Deet? Deet is the most widely used insect repellent in the U.S. It has been around longer than any other active ingredient, and many scientists say it’s the gold standard for all rep...



Which of These Classics is Your Favorite Easter Candy?


Which of These Classics is Your Favorite Easter Candy?



16 Hairstyles That Prove Everyone Look Good In Bangs


16 Hairstyles That Prove Everyone Look Good In Bangs



9 Ways Digestive Problems Could Be Totally Screwing With Your Weight


9 Ways Digestive Problems Could Be Totally Screwing With Your WeightIt could explain why that number on the scale is rising.



Mother's Day Crafts Your Kid Can Make That are Adorable and Useful (Everybody Wins!)


Mother's Day Crafts Your Kid Can Make That are Adorable and Useful (Everybody Wins!)



23 Free Printable Mother's Day Cards to Give to Mom This Year


23 Free Printable Mother's Day Cards to Give to Mom This Year



6 Common UTI Symptoms Women Need To Know About


6 Common UTI Symptoms Women Need To Know AboutPelvic pain and a strong need to pee are just some of the warning signs.



PHOTOS: The power of poo: How biogas has become a cleaner alternative fuel in Rwanda — but is still out of reach for most


PHOTOS: The power of poo: How biogas has become a cleaner alternative fuel in Rwanda — but is still out of reach for mostEven human waste can be put to use this way. All of Rwanda’s prison kitchens reuse waste from inmates, mixed with cow dung.



Lori Loughlin's Daughters Are All Grown Up and Look Exactly Like Their Mom


Lori Loughlin's Daughters Are All Grown Up and Look Exactly Like Their MomThe Fuller House star's daughters are influencers and YouTube stars.



Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy Definitely Have the Sweetest Love Story In Hollywood


Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy Definitely Have the Sweetest Love Story In HollywoodThe couple is celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary.



The 12 Clothing Pieces You Need for a Perfect Business Casual Wardrobe


The 12 Clothing Pieces You Need for a Perfect Business Casual Wardrobe



These Beautiful Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity


These Beautiful Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity



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


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



20 Genius Garage Organization Ideas to Keep Your Life in Order


20 Genius Garage Organization Ideas to Keep Your Life in Order



24 Tricks That'll Save You Tons of Money on Summer Travel


24 Tricks That'll Save You Tons of Money on Summer Travel



Steve Irwin's Wife Reveals the Real Reason Why She Hasn't Dated Since He Died


Steve Irwin's Wife Reveals the Real Reason Why She Hasn't Dated Since He DiedIt's been 10 years since her late husband's fatal accident.



60 Cauliflower Recipes To Make The Low-Carb Life Easy


60 Cauliflower Recipes To Make The Low-Carb Life Easy



Super-Quick Dinners That Are So Much Better Than Takeout


Super-Quick Dinners That Are So Much Better Than Takeout



How to Get Kids to Wear Sunscreen


How to Get Kids to Wear SunscreenBeing a kid in the summer is often about playing outside, but if you don’t protect your child from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, he or she has a greater chance of developing skin cancer as an adult...



How to Get Kids to Wear Sunscreen


How to Get Kids to Wear SunscreenBeing a kid in the summer is often about playing outside, but if you don’t protect your child from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, he or she has a greater chance of developing skin cancer as an adult...



Get a Good Sunscreen at a Great Price


Get a Good Sunscreen at a Great PriceNo doubt about it: If you’re using sunscreen properly, you’re going to go through a lot of it over the course of a summer. Let’s do the math. It takes a full ounce to cover your body, and you nee...



Get a Good Sunscreen at a Great Price


Get a Good Sunscreen at a Great PriceNo doubt about it: If you’re using sunscreen properly, you’re going to go through a lot of it over the course of a summer. Let’s do the math. It takes a full ounce to cover your body, and you nee...



Lightened-Up Meals That Won't Leave You Ravenous


Lightened-Up Meals That Won't Leave You Ravenous



59 Gluten-Free Dinner Ideas to Test Out Tonight


59 Gluten-Free Dinner Ideas to Test Out Tonight



50+ Easy Picnic Food Ideas That Are Perfect for Spring and Summer


50+ Easy Picnic Food Ideas That Are Perfect for Spring and Summer



29 Father's Day Quotes that Show Dad How Much You Appreciate Him


29 Father's Day Quotes that Show Dad How Much You Appreciate Him



30 Father's Day Brunch Recipes Dad Will Happily Devour


30 Father's Day Brunch Recipes Dad Will Happily Devour



Print One of These FREE Father's Day Cards If You Forgot to Buy One


Print One of These FREE Father's Day Cards If You Forgot to Buy One



Get Crafty with These Easy-to-Make Father's Day Gift Ideas


Get Crafty with These Easy-to-Make Father's Day Gift Ideas



Hundreds more reported ill in salmonella outbreaks tied to backyard poultry


Over 220 cases of salmonella have been reported in the past month in outbreaks spanning 41 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday, and the agency believes that backyard poultry is to blame.

Lawmakers urge DOJ to launch criminal investigation of generic drug makers


Two top lawmakers urged the US Department of Justice on Thursday to launch a criminal investigation into the nation's generic drug manufacturers to see whether their executives conspired to raise prices at the expense of the American public.

Facebook debuts US blood donation tool, its latest public health move


Facebook is no longer just a place to connect with former high school buddies; the social media giant now wants to make it easier for you to connect with blood banks, too.

Nursing home abuse frequently goes unreported, government agency finds


Abuse in nursing homes remains under-reported in the United States, according to reports released Wednesday by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General.

Expert witness: Johnson & Johnson's role in opioid crisis may be 'worse' than Purdue's


One of the nation's top experts on opioid addiction said Tuesday that Johnson & Johnson's role in the current epidemic may be even "worse" than that of Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin.

2 cases of tick-borne Powassan virus confirmed in northern New Jersey


As people head outdoors during the summer, their risk of becoming infected with tick-borne diseases rises. Two cases of a rare tick-borne disease were confirmed Saturday by the Sussex County Division of Health in northern New Jersey.

Your Facebook profile can indicate if you have a medical condition, a study finds


Your social media could reveal a lot more about you than you think.

Injuries from cosmetics send 4,300 children to ERs every year


Cosmetic products such as perfume, nail polish and shampoo help us feel and look good. But in the wrong hands -- especially those of the very young -- these products can be harmful, or even deadly. More than 64,000 kids younger than 5 years old had a cosmetic-related injury between 2002 and 2016, according to estimates in a study published Monday in the journal Clinical Pediatrics.

5 ways to spend Father's Day and give back at the same time


It comes every year on the third Sunday of June. Father's Day can be a struggle to find the right gift or activity to celebrate dad. There are the usual neckties and socks or breakfast in bed. But for a bigger impact, volunteering with your dad or donating in his name could be just the thing.

Brothers with special needs star in a world without limits


Whether piloting a plane or blasting off into outer space, the sky isn't the limit for the Go Go Brothers.

Changing your meat-eating habits could mean a longer life, study suggests


Mounting evidence continues to suggest that eating too much red meat -- such as bacon and hot dogs -- is linked with health problems.

A young girl was afraid of IVs. So she invented a teddy bear to disguise them


A young girl from Connecticut turned her time spent in the hospital into a chance to help ease the fear of many other young patients.

2,500-year-old tomb offers earliest evidence of humans using cannabis to get high


Cannabis has been cultivated as a crop for millennia, but there's been little historical or archeological evidence showing when humans began to use the plant for what it's best known for today: getting high.

CDC investigates after 4 patients got sepsis from contaminated platelet transfusions


Four people in three states developed sepsis after receiving bacteria-contaminated platelet transfusions between May and October last year, according to a US government report released Thursday. One of the four patients died.

He's 10 years old and just beat cancer. Now he's police chief for the day


Cincinnati, Ohio, has a new police chief and he's only 10 years old.

This little girl noticed that some hospitalized kids didn't have stuffed animals. So, she did something about it


A 7-year-old with epilepsy has spent a lot of time in the hospital -- and she's always had her teddy bear to comfort her. But she noticed that other kids didn't. So, she went on a mission to provide stuffed animals to children in hospitals, foster care and emergency situations.

Sleeping with lights on and weight gain in women linked in new study


Keeping a lot of light on while you snooze -- such as from a television or bright nightlight -- has been linked with an increased risk of weight gain and obesity.

Heart disease can have long-term impact on the mind, study says


Patients who receive a diagnosis of coronary heart disease are at higher risk for cognitive decline later on, a new study shows.

More than 4,600 cases of Pillsbury flour recalled because of possible E. coli contamination


It's the second flour recall for possible E. coli contamination in as many weeks.

Over 246,000 pounds of breakfast wraps recalled because they may have small rocks


A Texas company is recalling more than 246,000 pounds of frozen breakfast wraps sold nationwide over fears the bacon may be contaminated with extraneous materials, especially small rocks.

UK Ebola patient Pauline Cafferkey gives birth to twins


A Scottish nurse who fought off Ebola has given birth to twins, telling those who have suffered that "there is a future" after the disease.

17 staffers in this medical center unit are all expecting. Yes, 17!


At first, Hillary Slusser thought she had the flu.

The top 10 questions about surrogacy for same-sex couples, answered


For heterosexual couples who want to have children, surrogacy is often one of the last options they consider, following time-consuming and emotionally and physically exhausting consultations with a fertility specialist. But for gay couples who want kids, surrogacy is one of only two options (the other being adoption). It is a lengthy and expensive process, and because of differing laws from state to state, it can be an even more complicated process for same-sex prospective parents.

FDA issues safety alert over fecal transplants after patient's death


The US Food and Drug Administration issued a safety alert on Thursday over the use of fecal transplants after one recipient died.

300 inmates in Texas' Harris County jail are quarantined over a mumps outbreak


A mumps outbreak at the Harris County jail in Houston has forced staff to isolate 14 symptomatic people and quarantine a few hundred other inmates, officials said Thursday.

Measles cases in United States rise to 1,044


The measles outbreak in the United States continues to grow, with the number of cases this year now reaching 1,044 as of Friday, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Future summers will 'smash' temperature records every year


If you think it's hot now, you haven't seen anything yet. A new study predicts that parts of the world will "smash" temperature records every year in the coming century due to climate change, "pushing ecosystems and communities beyond their ability to cope."

Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a public health emergency of international concern


The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization said Friday.

New York ends religious exemptions for vaccines


New York is requiring all schoolchildren to be vaccinated, even if parents have religious objections.

Uganda tightens border, bans gatherings as second Ebola death confirmed


Ugandan authorities beefed up border controls and banned public gatherings in the region affected by Ebola Thursday, confirming a second death after the disease was first detected in the country this week.

'One tiny wound cost me my hand'


A firefighter tells how a training accident led to a four-year battle to save his injured hand.

Can cannabis treatments save my child?


Scottish parents are smuggling prescription cannabis into the country to give to their seriously ill children.

Brexit: Care providers say number of EU workers falling


Social care providers tell Newsnight the number of EU nationals working in the sector has fallen since Brexit.

Contaminated blood inquiry: 'We watched them all die'


John Cornes is one of six brothers infected by contaminated blood through NHS transfusions.

Deadly Ebola outbreak 'not global threat'


But World Health Organization says it is an emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo and needs more funding.

Divorce likely to put weight on children, study finds


Study compared the weights of children whose parents had broken up with those whose parents had not.

Tattoo parlours pose infection risk, warn health experts


With one in five adults now having a tattoo, more should be done to protect the public, a report says.

Prescription drugs sold illegally in Uganda


The BBC has uncovered evidence that prescription drugs have been taken out of circulation by health workers and sold on illegally.

Music festival lighting 'can trigger epileptic fits'


Strobe lighting at dance music festivals can increase the risk of epileptic seizures, researchers warn.

Contaminated blood inquiry: 'My four brothers died'


John Cornes, one of six brothers infected by contaminated blood, said his family had been "ripped apart".

Prostate cancer screening scan hope


Researchers are investigating if men could benefit from a one-off scan to check their risk of prostate cancer.

Large Ebola outbreaks new normal, says WHO


The two largest outbreaks of the disease have been in the past five years.

Chester hospital baby deaths probe: Nurse Lucy Letby rearrested


Lucy Letby is rearrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of three additional babies.

What does personalised medicine mean for you?


Technology is making it possible to tailor treatments to ever smaller groups of patients.

Contaminated blood: What caused the NHS scandal?


The infection of up to 30,000 people with contaminated blood is one of the biggest NHS scandals.

Barnsley mum: Neonatal herpes nearly took my baby


Ashleigh White’s son Noah became seriously ill after being infected with neonatal herpes.

Postpartum psychosis: 'I always feared I’d go mad, and when I had my son I did'


Jen Wight had a good job, was happily married and had just given birth to a baby boy. But then things started to go wrong.

Big data 'can stop malaria outbreaks before they start'


Technology in Norway is helping to stop malaria deaths thousands of miles away in Bangladesh.

Blood donation: What are the rules about giving blood?


The number of men and women giving blood in the UK has fallen - here's how to know if you can do it.

The women from Northern Ireland 'crippled by contraception'


Some mothers from Northern Ireland claim that the Essure implant is worse than child birth.

Surrogacy: 'I wanted to help someone'


Claire Kelly says the law should be updated to make it easier for people to have a surrogate birth.

BAME doctors more likely to be investigated than white ones


David Sellu tells his story as BBC figures suggest BAME doctors are proportionally more likely to be investigated than white doctors.

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