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6/20/2018

5 Types of Insect Repellent to Skip


5 Types of Insect Repellent to SkipOne of the upshots of the 2016 Zika outbreaks is that there are now many more insect repellents to choose from.   According to a recent study by scientists at New Mexico State University, the num...



5 Types of Insect Repellent to Skip


5 Types of Insect Repellent to SkipOne of the upshots of the 2016 Zika outbreaks is that there are now many more insect repellents to choose from.   According to a recent study by scientists at New Mexico State University, the num...



35 Healthy Dinner Ideas Under 400 Calories


35 Healthy Dinner Ideas Under 400 Calories



20 Quick and Tasty Grilled Chicken Recipes


20 Quick and Tasty Grilled Chicken Recipes



45+ Picnic Food Ideas You Need to Try


45+ Picnic Food Ideas You Need to Try



16 Summer Pasta Salad Recipes You Need


16 Summer Pasta Salad Recipes You Need



100+ Delicious Dinners Ready in Under 30 Minutes


100+ Delicious Dinners Ready in Under 30 Minutes



60+ of the Easiest Vegetarian Recipes for Dinner


60+ of the Easiest Vegetarian Recipes for Dinner



Will Your Health Insurance Cover You Overseas?


Will Your Health Insurance Cover You Overseas?If you’re traveling abroad this summer, the last thing you probably want to think about is what you’ll do if you get sick or injured. But experts say 15 percent of travelers encounter some kind o...



Will Your Health Insurance Cover You Overseas?


Will Your Health Insurance Cover You Overseas?If you’re traveling abroad this summer, the last thing you probably want to think about is what you’ll do if you get sick or injured. But experts say 15 percent of travelers encounter some kind o...



60+ Easy and Satisfying Avocado Recipes


60+ Easy and Satisfying Avocado Recipes



31 Vegetarian Recipes For Your Summer BBQ


31 Vegetarian Recipes For Your Summer BBQ

Meatless Monday is going to last all summer long.

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23 Father's Day Brunch Recipes Dad Will Love


23 Father's Day Brunch Recipes Dad Will Love



20 Father's Day Craft Ideas


20 Father's Day Craft Ideas



15 Easy Memorial Day Recipes


15 Easy Memorial Day Recipes



Photos That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity


Photos That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity



21 Easy Father's Day Cake Ideas Dad Will Love


21 Easy Father's Day Cake Ideas Dad Will Love



20 Amazing Memorial Day Desserts


20 Amazing Memorial Day Desserts



Best Weight Loss Apps


Best Weight Loss Apps



The Ultimate 4th of July Barbecue Menu


The Ultimate 4th of July Barbecue Menu



22 Patriotic 4th of July Party Ideas


22 Patriotic 4th of July Party Ideas



The Most Dramatic Celeb Makeunders Ever


The Most Dramatic Celeb Makeunders Ever



16 Patriotic 4th of July Decorations


16 Patriotic 4th of July Decorations



13 Signs You're Having a Midlife Crisis


13 Signs You're Having a Midlife Crisis



15 Patriotic 4th of July Wreaths You Can DIY


15 Patriotic 4th of July Wreaths You Can DIY



Best Countertop Microwaves for $150 or Less


Best Countertop Microwaves for $150 or LessMore than 40 of the 70-plus countertop microwaves in Consumer Reports’ microwave ratings cost $150 or less, and several topped the charts in our lab tests of heating evenness, defrosting, and qui...



Best Countertop Microwaves for $150 or Less


Best Countertop Microwaves for $150 or LessMore than 40 of the 70-plus countertop microwaves in Consumer Reports’ microwave ratings cost $150 or less, and several topped the charts in our lab tests of heating evenness, defrosting, and qui...



20 Scrumptious 4th of July Appetizers


20 Scrumptious 4th of July Appetizers



40 of the Best Summer Beach Reads


40 of the Best Summer Beach Reads



17 Fun & Refreshing 4th of July Drinks


17 Fun & Refreshing 4th of July Drinks



15 Patriotic Fourth of July Quotes


15 Patriotic Fourth of July Quotes



Trump declares that Melania Trump 'is doing really well!'


Trump declares that Melania Trump 'is doing really well!'The president assailed the media for what he called “vicious” coverage of the first lady’s weeks-long absence from the public eye. One of his complaints recalled a tweet that he himself made last year.



How to Exercise for Brain Health


How to Exercise for Brain HealthBeing physically active can lift mood, help you maintain a healthy weight, and keep your muscles strong—and mounting evidence suggests that working out may have brain benefits as well. Now, a stu...



How to Exercise for Brain Health


How to Exercise for Brain HealthBeing physically active can lift mood, help you maintain a healthy weight, and keep your muscles strong—and mounting evidence suggests that working out may have brain benefits as well. Now, a stu...



20 Creative 4th of July Crafts You Need to Try


20 Creative 4th of July Crafts You Need to Try



An Easy 6-Day Plan to Lose 10 Pounds


An Easy 6-Day Plan to Lose 10 Pounds



15 Cute Outfits to Wear to the Beach This Summer


15 Cute Outfits to Wear to the Beach This Summer



What to Feed Your Family When the Power Goes Out


What to Feed Your Family When the Power Goes OutHurricane season starts on June 1. Memories of last year's big storms—Harvey, Irma, and Maria—may have you thinking about stocking up on batteries or even buying a generator. But a trip to the gr...



What to Feed Your Family When the Power Goes Out


What to Feed Your Family When the Power Goes OutHurricane season starts on June 1. Memories of last year's big storms—Harvey, Irma, and Maria—may have you thinking about stocking up on batteries or even buying a generator. But a trip to the gr...



The Ultimate Summer Cookout Menu


The Ultimate Summer Cookout Menu



50+ Photos You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped


50+ Photos You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped



8 Reasons Probiotics Should Be Part of Your Diet


8 Reasons Probiotics Should Be Part of Your Diet



14 Refreshing Coleslaw Recipes


14 Refreshing Coleslaw Recipes



70+ Hearty, Healthy Dinner Recipes


70+ Hearty, Healthy Dinner Recipes



15 Fun Ideas for a Festive Fourth of July Party


15 Fun Ideas for a Festive Fourth of July Party



Best Running Shoes for Women


Best Running Shoes for Women



15 Fun 4th of July Activities


15 Fun 4th of July Activities



14 Fun Piña Colada-Inspired Recipes


14 Fun Piña Colada-Inspired Recipes



You Can't Catch Lyme Disease From Sex


You Can't Catch Lyme Disease From SexLyme disease is the most common insect-borne illness in the U.S., by far. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention logs some 30,000 cases each year, and the agency says tenfold more go unre...



You Can't Catch Lyme Disease From Sex


You Can't Catch Lyme Disease From SexLyme disease is the most common insect-borne illness in the U.S., by far. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention logs some 30,000 cases each year, and the agency says tenfold more go unre...



Weapons reveal how this 5,300-year-old ice mummy lived -- and died


Although he's older than the Giza pyramids and Stonehenge, the 5,300-year-old mummy of Otzi the Tyrolean Iceman continues to teach us things.

Ending the infection that scrapes eyes blind


The pain is so intense that people don't dare blink. To do so could mean scraping away what little sight they have left.

Half of recent immigrant detainee deaths due to inadequate medical care, report finds


Among 16 immigrants deaths in US government detention centers between December 2015 and April 2017, half resulted from inadequate medical care for detainees in times of need, a new report finds.

Woman kills parents, takes her own life over eczema torment


A former nursing student murdered her parents before killing herself on Father's Day, according to Hong Kong police, who suggested her skin condition may have motivated the attack.

What drinking alcohol means for your cancer and death risk


The science is clear: Drinking too much alcohol is bad for your health, but exactly how low-risk is light drinking?

Does marijuana increase sexual desire?


In the movie "Annie Hall," the titular character likes to smoke a joint at bedtime because, she says, it relaxes her and helps get her in the mood for sex -- even though her boyfriend claims it cheapens the experience.

'Incredibles 2': Theaters post warnings due to seizure concerns


Warning signs have been posted in theaters across the United States for fans with photosensitive epilepsy. The animated movie contains scenes of flashing lights.

Long-awaited report on water contaminants released by HHS


A long-awaited government study on the toxicity levels chemicals commonly used in manufacturing was made public on Wednesday, months after a White House official warned that it could be a "potential public relations nightmare."

WHO will stop classifying transgender people as mentally ill


The World Health Organization no longer classifies transgender people as mentally ill.

How one sick boy could end UK's medical marijuana ban


The suffering of a 12-year-old boy with epilepsy could lead to the UK legalizing the medicinal use of marijuana, after outrage over his case prompted the government to announce a review.

Severe shortage of mental health professionals in rural areas


Almost every American will, at some point or another, face a mental health challenge. It may be related to depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse or maybe something more circumstantial like grief over a loss or trouble adjusting to a life change. The CDC reports 43.4 million adults suffered from some sort of behavioral health issue in 2015 alone.

Canada becomes second nation in the world to legalize marijuana


Recreational marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after the Senate passed a "historic" bill on Tuesday with a vote of 52-29.

10-year-old girl with Down syndrome held at border detention center


A 10-year-old Mexican girl with Down syndrome is among the thousands of children who have recently been separated from their parents at the southern US border, Mexico's foreign minister said.

Test your poison ivy knowledge before the plant ruins your summer


It was a close encounter in 2012 that made microbiologist John Jelesko take an interest in poison ivy.

Opioid addiction drugs severely underutilized, study finds


A study finds that despite the ability of medication-assisted treatment drugs like methadone and buprenorphine to save the lives of people who've overdosed on opioids, they continue to be underutilized.

Diabetes after 50 could be early sign of pancreatic cancer


The onset of diabetes after the age of 50 could be an early sign of pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests.

Millennials may be less happy and healthy than their parents by middle age


Millennials in the UK are on track to be the first generation to be less healthy than their parents by the time they reach middle age, a new report suggests.

India facing its worst water shortage in history, report says


India is facing its worst water shortage in history. Six hundred million people are dealing with high to extreme water shortage, according to a report by Niti Aayog, a policy think tank for the Indian government.

He gave birth. He breastfed. Now, he wants his son to see him as a man


Like many new dads, Sabastion Sparks knew parenting would come with serious challenges.

He usually doesn't speak. But he had this powerful message for his graduating class


Be unexpected. That was the graduation message from a teen who usually chooses not to speak.

Equine-assisted therapy may help autism, PTSD and pain. Why isn't it used more?


Belle Swersey knows firsthand how therapeutic horseback riding can be. The 7-year-old girl, who is in remission from a rare type of muscle cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma, has been using equine therapy to help ease her pain for the past 2½ years.

Two powerful lessons CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield learned from horses


Horses are healers. I didn't know that when I fell in love with them.

While Americans focus on nuclear war, a larger threat looms


With all eyes on the United States and North Korea, experts warn that biological warfare could be more catastrophic than a nuclear attack.

The war against childhood cancer: Who's winning?


Every day, the terrifying reality of a cancer diagnosis changes a child's life. But as technology and treatments improve, many more children could be able to call themselves survivors.

These patients are forced to choose between deafness and death


The terror crept over Khumbulani Shandu.

WHO to classify 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition


Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.

Their deaths were labeled 'victim of cataclysmic storm.' So why aren't their names on Puerto Rico's list?


Ramon Cruz Laboy, a 75-year-old who kept to himself and never wanted to burden his relatives, died January 24 from medical complications that resulted from a femur fracture he suffered during a gust of wind from Hurricane Maria.

FBI official, dead of 9/11-related cancer, remembered as number of cases grows


Hundreds of FBI officials in dark suits bowed their heads in a Virginia chapel Friday as a pastor offered a prayer to God: "Your son gave his life so that we may live."

Would-be Indian child bride fights back and helps others


Rajni Devi liked school and had big dreams. She was not going to end up like so many other girls in India: married off as a child bride.

Laser pointer burns hole in boy's retina


A 9-year-old boy in Greece permanently injured his left eye when he repeatedly gazed into a laser pointer's green beam, doctors say.

'Charlie changed our lives completely'


The parents of Charlie Gard say they want a change in the law and 'will try and help anyone else who is in the same boat as us'.

Teenage volunteers make dementia residents 'feel alive'


Young people are giving up their time to provide comfort for care home residents living with dementia.

Oxford neurosurgeon helps thousands overcome tremors


Professor Tipu Aziz and his team have inserted electrodes into 2,000 patients' brains.

The nurses tackling mental illness in police custody


About third of those arrested in England have mental health issues. The BBC met the nurses who help them.

How does gaming affect your brain?


Hamish loves playing the game Fortnite. Does his brain show signs of addiction?

Conjoined twins' joy at watching news report of birth


Anna and Barbara Rozycki made headlines around the world following their birth in 1970.

Unfit in middle age: Are you doomed?


How bad is a lack of fitness in middle age and is it condemning you to bad health in the future?

Could your medications be making you depressed?


A US study finds many commonly-used drugs may increase the risk of the condition.

NHS at 70: How Moorfields Eye Hospital changed the world


The London hospital has transformed eye care and saved the sight of millions since the start of the NHS.

The health impact of separating migrant children from parents


Experts say there is no downplaying the trauma that taking a child away from a parent causes.

'I'm a hormonal mess but it's worth it'


Crippling endometriosis led Katy to voluntarily go into menopause to give her reproductive system a break.

Kat Von D: The make-up mogul who has reignited 'anti-vax' row


Kat Von D has caused a huge online row, with fans pledging to boycott her make-up line.

'Why my daughter wants a hysterectomy at 15'


A mother and daughter both have a severe form of premenstrual syndrome.

The UK health tax hurting foreign nurses


A Kenyan nurse says a charge on migrant workers is forcing families like his to split up.

Why US suicide rate is on the rise


A government study found the US suicide rate has climbed 30% in more than half of US states since 1999.

Tips for dealing with hay fever symptoms


Aside from shutting yourself indoors for the next two months, what can help reduce those pesky symptoms?

The deaf patients 'left behind' by the NHS


A lack of face-to-face interpreters means deaf patients miss key information in medical appointments.

Why beige carbs are the ones to avoid - Dr Xand van Tulleken


Low-carb diets have been around for a while but did you know the colour of the carbs you eat also matters, says Dr Xand van Tulleken.

The failed abortion survivor whose mum thought she was dead


Melissa Ohden was 14 when she learned her mother tried to abort her.

'I thought if I was fat nobody could see that I was evil'


One woman explains how she used binge-eating and obesity to cope with being abused as a child.

'I woke up and didn't recognise my wife'


Adam and Raquel Gonzales had been together for five years when he woke up with amnesia. Could they fall in love all over again?

Canada politician seeks to decriminalise payment for surrogacy


Paying a surrogate in Canada is currently illegal and comes with harsh penalties and steep fines.

'I took 57 painkillers a day to get high'


Cheap and easy to obtain, the painkiller Tramadol has millions of Egyptians hooked on getting high.

Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers 'shortened 456 lives'


Relatives call for a criminal inquiry into the "unforgivable" actions at the Gosport hospital.

Medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed by government


Families of epileptic children welcomed the move, which does not change rules on recreational use.

Emotional eating 'learned by children not inherited'


Genes are significant in most eating behaviours but not emotional under- or overeating, say experts.

WHO: Gaming addiction 'a mental health condition'


For millions, it is a harmless hobby but for some it can become more than that.

Cannabis oil row: Billy Caldwell discharged from hospital


The 12-year-old is treated in hospital for his severe epilepsy with the oil, which is illegal in the UK.

Teenager's cowpox diagnosis surprises doctors


A 15-year-old boy is diagnosed with the historical disease now usually only found in animals.

AI gives silenced radio journalist his voice back


Neural networks have given political radio journalist Jamie Dupree the ability to speak once more.

Babies most likely to be born at 4am, study finds


More than 70% of births took place outside working hours in England, a study of five million births found.

Gene therapy reverses rat's paralysis


Experts say the findings could be life-changing for millions of patients.

Politicians unite to demand dignity for terminally ill


Politicians describe the current system as "cruel and lacking in dignity and compassion".

Hundreds of breast cancer patients 'denied reconstruction'


One in five NHS bodies is limiting access to corrective surgery, a breast cancer charity report says.

Tax rise need to help pay for £20bn NHS boost, says PM


The prime minister promises any tax increases will be introduced in a "fair and balanced" way.

Bottle feeding is a woman's right, midwives told


Breast is best for a baby's health, says the Royal College, but both choices must be respected.

Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed opioids 'shortened 456 lives'


An inquiry found that painkillers were prescribed without medical justification to older patients.

Hospitalised toddler gets 'lifeline' nursery care


A charity that provides nursery care for children who have to stay in hospital has been set up.

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