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10/20/2019

Don't Forget These Vaccines When You Travel


Don't Forget These Vaccines When You TravelIf you're planning a summer trip overseas, you may be preoccupied with booking airfare and finding lodging, but certain destinations require an extra step of planning: travel vaccines. You might...



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


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



Get Ready for Your Most Patriotic Party Ever With These 4th of July Crafts


Get Ready for Your Most Patriotic Party Ever With These 4th of July Crafts



We Created The Ultimate Summer Cookout Menu — You're Welcome


We Created The Ultimate Summer Cookout Menu — You're Welcome



Add These Expert-Approved Multivitamins to Your Diet ASAP


Add These Expert-Approved Multivitamins to Your Diet ASAP



22 Fourth of July Quotes That Celebrate What It Means to Be an American


22 Fourth of July Quotes That Celebrate What It Means to Be an American



42 Group Costumes That'll Crush Your Halloween Party


42 Group Costumes That'll Crush Your Halloween Party



70+ Couples Halloween Costumes You Won't Have to Beg Your Partner to Wear


70+ Couples Halloween Costumes You Won't Have to Beg Your Partner to Wear



69 Vegetarian Meals to Make Meatless Monday Super Easy and Tasty


69 Vegetarian Meals to Make Meatless Monday Super Easy and Tasty



Lightened-Up Meals That Won't Leave You Ravenous


Lightened-Up Meals That Won't Leave You Ravenous



Brown-Bag Lunches for Kids With Food Allergies


Brown-Bag Lunches for Kids With Food AllergiesIf your school-age child has food allergies, you know that preparing safe lunches that are also enticing can be a challenge. That's why we created this menu of lunchroom suggestions that addresse...



Brown-Bag Lunches for Kids With Food Allergies


Brown-Bag Lunches for Kids With Food AllergiesIf your school-age child has food allergies, you know that preparing safe lunches that are also enticing can be a challenge. That's why we created this menu of lunchroom suggestions that addresse...



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...



Try These Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids


Try These Healthy Snack Ideas for KidsTo fuel their growing bodies and provide the energy necessary to study and stay active, kids and teens need to eat every 3 to 4 hours, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. That’s ...



Try These Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids


Try These Healthy Snack Ideas for KidsTo fuel their growing bodies and provide the energy necessary to study and stay active, kids and teens need to eat every 3 to 4 hours, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. That’s ...



Super-Quick Dinners That Are So Much Better Than Takeout


Super-Quick Dinners That Are So Much Better Than Takeout



The 9 Best Jobs for Teachers To Make Some Cash During the Summer Break


The 9 Best Jobs for Teachers To Make Some Cash During the Summer BreakMake the most of your skills with one of these jobs.



How to Spot and Avoid Algal Blooms


How to Spot and Avoid Algal BloomsWith many U.S. waterways reaching their highest temperatures at this time of year, colonies of algae in lakes, ponds, and even the ocean can “bloom”—grow far more rapidly than normal. While most ...



How to Spot and Avoid Algal Blooms


How to Spot and Avoid Algal BloomsWith many U.S. waterways reaching their highest temperatures at this time of year, colonies of algae in lakes, ponds, and even the ocean can “bloom”—grow far more rapidly than normal. While most ...



Get These 4 Vaccines for College


Get These 4 Vaccines for CollegeIf your child is a college student—or soon to be one—making sure he or she is fully vaccinated is critically important, especially for those who will be living in a dorm or other shared space. Th...



Get These 4 Vaccines for College


Get These 4 Vaccines for CollegeIf your child is a college student—or soon to be one—making sure he or she is fully vaccinated is critically important, especially for those who will be living in a dorm or other shared space. Th...



Procrastinators, You'll Appreciate These Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas


Procrastinators, You'll Appreciate These Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas



Chicken Again? Yes, When the Recipes Are This Good!


Chicken Again? Yes, When the Recipes Are This Good!



DNA detectives: New tech can mean a diagnosis for your child, but not a lot of answers


DNA detectives: New tech can mean a diagnosis for your child, but not a lot of answersFour-year-old Eli Kadkhoda is one of a handful of children with IRF2BPL-related condition, named after the gene to which it is linked. Its patients are all healthy at birth, stumbling and losing speech by kindergarten, wheelchair-dependent soon after.



29 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts to Make


29 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts to Make



31 Fall Crafts To Get Your Home Ready For The Season


31 Fall Crafts To Get Your Home Ready For The Season



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...



You'll Want to Enjoy These Summer Salads All Season Long


You'll Want to Enjoy These Summer Salads All Season Long



We've Got Your Summer Reading List Right Here


We've Got Your Summer Reading List Right Here



These Beautiful Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity


These Beautiful Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity



These DIY Ideas Will Get Your Kids Excited to Go Back to School


These DIY Ideas Will Get Your Kids Excited to Go Back to School



17 DIY 4th of July Wreaths For Your Front Door


17 DIY 4th of July Wreaths For Your Front Door



44 Halloween Snacks That'll Have Your Guests Coming Back For More


44 Halloween Snacks That'll Have Your Guests Coming Back For More



Don't Forget These Vaccines When You Travel


Don't Forget These Vaccines When You TravelIf you're planning a summer trip overseas, you may be preoccupied with booking airfare and finding lodging, but certain destinations require an extra step of planning: travel vaccines. You might...



Is It Time for a Medication Reconciliation?


Is It Time for a Medication Reconciliation?More than half of adult Americans regularly take at least one prescription drug, according to a recent Consumer Reports nationally representative survey. And for those who take any medication on ...



Is It Time for a Medication Reconciliation?


Is It Time for a Medication Reconciliation?More than half of adult Americans regularly take at least one prescription drug, according to a recent Consumer Reports nationally representative survey. And for those who take any medication on ...



9 Easy Ways to Make Your Jack-o'-Lanterns Last Longer


9 Easy Ways to Make Your Jack-o'-Lanterns Last LongerA little bleach goes a long way.



30 Stuffing Recipes That'll Complete Your Thanksgiving Feast


30 Stuffing Recipes That'll Complete Your Thanksgiving Feast



20 Must-Try Gravy Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Feast


20 Must-Try Gravy Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Feast



5 Turkey Cooking Tips That'll Guarantee You Have the Perfect Bird


5 Turkey Cooking Tips That'll Guarantee You Have the Perfect BirdThere's no need to wing it at Thanksgiving this year.



35 Kids Halloween Movies That Won't Bore Adults To Tears


35 Kids Halloween Movies That Won't Bore Adults To Tears



Throw an Epic Halloween Party With These 46 Food and Decor Ideas


Throw an Epic Halloween Party With These 46 Food and Decor Ideas



47 Fun, Easy Ways to Paint Your Pumpkins This Halloween


47 Fun, Easy Ways to Paint Your Pumpkins This Halloween



These Baby Halloween Costumes Are Too Cute to Handle


These Baby Halloween Costumes Are Too Cute to Handle



Try These Delicious Halloween Party Food Ideas for Your Next Big Bash


Try These Delicious Halloween Party Food Ideas for Your Next Big Bash



Creative Cauliflower Recipes That Make Eating Low Carb Easy


Creative Cauliflower Recipes That Make Eating Low Carb Easy



45 Halloween Desserts That Are Sweet and Spooky At the Same Time


45 Halloween Desserts That Are Sweet and Spooky At the Same Time



22 Family-Friendly Halloween Movies to Watch With the Little Ones


22 Family-Friendly Halloween Movies to Watch With the Little Ones



Chicken processing company Tip Top Poultry recalls its meat from stores over Listeria fears


Do you store chicken in your freezer? You might want to take a look at the label.

IKEA recalls thousands of infant bibs worldwide for possible choking hazards


Ikea is recalling thousands of infant bibs over concerns their snaps could be a choking hazard if they detach.

HIV-prevention drugs will soon be available without a prescription at California pharmacies


HIV prevention drugs will be available without a prescription starting next year in California under a bill signed Monday by the state's Democratic governor.

New bill aims to cap nicotine levels in e-cigarettes


US Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi announced new legislation Monday that would put a cap the concentration of nicotine in e-cigarette products.

This company just grew meat in space for the first time


You may one day be able to eat burgers grown in space.

Most pregnant women aren't getting flu and whooping cough shots, CDC warns


Most pregnant women in the United States don't get flu and whooping cough vaccines even though the shots are safe and recommended as part of routine prenatal care, a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

Let us now praise single moms


Roughly 24 million, or one-third of all American children under age 18, are living with an unmarried parent, according to a Pew Research Center analysis last year of US Census Bureau data. And 81% of those single parent homes are headed by a mom.

When it's more than 'winter blues'


I grew up in a place where the sun shone every day from May through October. These sun-drenched days were the happiest times of my life.

Romania to open its first Holocaust museum


Nearly three-quarters of a century since the end of World War II, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has backed the creation of the country's first Holocaust museum.

Popstar Bobi Wine escapes house arrest in daring motorbike stunt


Ugandan popstar Bobi Wine has made a daring motorbike escape from security forces after they barricaded his home on Wednesday.

A school resource officer and a nurse saved a student after his heart stopped


M.J. Crumity was just an ordinary eighth-grade boy playing dodgeball in his gym class in Florida on October 1 when his pacemaker quit working. What happened next was extraordinary.

Seasonal flu: What you need to know


This gradually evolving virus spreads easily from person to person, and can be deadly for high risk groups such as the very young and old.

Egg rolls, meat loaf and chicken pie recalled over allergens and unsanitary conditions


A North Carolina company has issued a recall on an undisclosed amount of chicken pie and meat loaf products because the labeling did not indicate they contain allergens.

Drug companies fail to reach settlement ahead of opioid crisis trial


Six drug companies accused in thousands of lawsuits over their role in the nation's opioid epidemic failed to reach a settlement with governments across the country, setting the stage for a high-profile trial Monday.

Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder due to asbestos concerns


Johnson & Johnson announced on Friday that it's initiating a voluntary recall in the United States of its popular Johnson's Baby Powder due to low levels of asbestos contamination.

Death toll rises after a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in North Carolina


Another person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in North Carolina, bringing the death toll to four.

Florida could require a prescription for certain sunscreens that could harm coral reefs


Some sun protection may come at a steep price for the ocean's coral reefs. Now, a Florida state senator wants to ban some sunscreens entirely for the potential harm they cause marine life.

Top 34 bestselling 'fruit' drinks for kids deemed unhealthy


Americans spent $1.4 billion on the most popular brands of children's fruit drinks and flavored waters last year. Yet according to nutritional guidelines, none of the drinks were healthy.

Movember: Why getting hairy could save millions of men


As the fall chill sets in, you may see some men sporting scruffy faces. It could be laziness, it could be a fashion statement, or maybe it's a way for men to look out for each other.

The germiest place in your home and the best way to combat those microbes


Do you compulsively scrub your toilet for fear of germs? Good for you, but how often do you change your bath and hand towels?

These high school sports have the highest concussion rates


When it comes to concussions in high school sports, there is good news and bad news, a new study suggests.

A third person has died after a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in North Carolina


A third person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in North Carolina, state health officials said.

Ohio might become the latest state to end the tax on pads and tampons. Here are others that already have


Pink tax, tampon tax, period tax -- the rule goes by different names, but all refer to the sales tax people pay to purchase pads and tampons.

A stressful pregnancy reduces the chances of having a boy, a study shows


Moms-to-be who undergo physical or mental stress during their pregnancies are less likely to have a boy and may also have a higher risk of preterm birth, according to a study published Monday.

Taco Bell seasoned beef is being recalled over concerns of metal contamination


About 2 million pounds of seasoned beef used in Taco Bell burritos and tacos have been removed from restaurant locations across the country.

California pushes back school start times for middle and high school students


Students in California, rejoice. You'll soon be able to sleep in a little more.

When trying to lose weight, morning meals are better than evening ones


When I first studied nutritional science, all calories were considered "equal" when it came to weight loss. The time of day you ate didn't matter as long as you were eating the appropriate amount of calories for your goals.

Exposure to pollution linked to 'silent miscarriages'


Pregnant women who have been exposed to high levels of pollution face an increased risk of "silent miscarriage" in the first trimester, according to a new study. A "silent miscarriage" happens when a fetus hasn't formed or has died, but the placenta and embryonic tissue remain.

More fetal remains found in vehicle trunk of abortion doctor


A month after 2,246 fetal remains were found in the Illinois garage of a doctor who performed abortions, more remains linked to him have been found.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William, and Kate Middleton speak out in a powerful new mental health PSA


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle joined Prince William and Kate Middleton to voice a powerful new mental health PSA.

Microphone could diagnose 'noisy' arthritic knees


The technology is the same as that used by engineers to listen for faults in bridges.

Genetic tests: Experts urge caution over home testing


People should not make health decisions based on genetic tests they do at home, experts warn.

Tafida Raqeeb: Brain-damaged girl arrives in Italy


Hospital bosses in the UK had tried to block attempts to move Tafida Raqeeb to the hospital in Genoa.

Deadly parasite 'jumped' from gorilla to humans


Discovery of mutation 50,000 years ago could help in the fight against malaria.

How dad saved son from 'scalding cuppa' scars


Each year hundreds of young UK children end up in hospital with severe but avoidable coffee and tea scalds, like Archie.

NHS screening 'needs to fit with busy lives'


Mobile clinics and evening and weekend opening could help increase uptake of NHS screening programmes.

Head injuries: Cheap drug 'could save thousands of lives a year'


A cheap, common drug could save hundreds of thousands of lives a year if used routinely, doctors say.

More than half of A&Es 'not good enough'


The government in England must find a solution for social care to ease pressure, the regulator says.

Vaping: 'I'm 17, and rarely ID'd for e-cigs'


Almost 40% of sellers targeted by councils sold vaping goods to under-age teenagers in 2018-19.

Spikes - and other ways disabled people combat unwanted touching


When Bronwyn Berg found herself being manhandled once again, she decided to add spikes to her wheelchair to prevent a repeat.

Pakistan royal visit: Prince William and Kate go to reception by auto rickshaw


The royal pair make a colourful entrance at the Pakistan Monument in Islamabad.

Slow walking at 45 'a sign of faster ageing'


Gait speed in mid-life indicates how fast the brain and body are ageing, researchers found.

'Unacceptable' delays in diagnosing secondary breast cancer


People should know the signs that breast cancer has spread to other parts of the body, a charity says.

Periods: Can women sharing stories break down taboos?


From helping friends insert tampons to panicky confessions on first dates, people have been sharing stories about periods on social media.

Knife crime: Inside the London hospital treating the victims


Clive Myrie meets London's knife crime victims and the people who treat them

‘How my son went from gamer to compulsive gambler’


As the NHS opens a clinic for young gaming and gambling addicts, the father of one tells his story.

Virtual reality PTSD treatment has 'big impact' for veterans


One military veteran says being taken back to the type of trauma he experienced is helping him.

Sex, lies and legal consent: Can deceit turn sex into rape?


Can lying about a vasectomy, an STI test or being on the pill make someone guilty of a sexual offence?

Does fat shaming help people lose weight?


Fat chance - the evidence says fat shaming is more likely to lead people to put on weight.

Pica: Pregnancy cravings that make women eat rocks


Brenda suffers from pica, an eating disorder which leads to cravings of non-food items.

The world's first artificial womb for humans


Doctors in the Netherlands say they are within 10 years of creating a 'second' womb for premature babies.

Cancer survivor's joy at breast milk donations


Mum Emma Rees was unable to breastfeed after having a double mastectomy.

Cardiac arrest in fitness class caught on camera


Mark Kingsland was sparring in a fitness class when he went into cardiac arrest.

Katy Brand: 'I didn't know what to do when I had a miscarriage'


Comedian Katy Brand tells 5 Live's Emma Barnett about her experience.

Fat found in overweight people's lungs


The findings could explain why being overweight or obese increases asthma risk, researchers say.

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