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12/8/2019

47 Group Costumes That'll Crush Your Halloween Party


47 Group Costumes That'll Crush Your Halloween Party



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 ...



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


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



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



Creative Cauliflower Recipes That Make Eating Low Carb Easy


Creative Cauliflower Recipes That Make Eating Low Carb Easy



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.



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



30+ Thanksgiving Appetizers to Kick Off the Feast


30+ Thanksgiving Appetizers to Kick Off the Feast



31 Thoughtful Gifts Ideas for the Man Who Already Has Everything


31 Thoughtful Gifts Ideas for the Man Who Already Has Everything



45 Christmas Albums Guaranteed to Spread Holiday Cheer


45 Christmas Albums Guaranteed to Spread Holiday Cheer



Trump turns 'very routine' physical into attack on media


Trump turns 'very routine' physical into attack on mediaPresident Trump lashed out at the media Tuesday over reporting about his sudden trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last weekend.



25 Delicious (and Easy) Potato Recipes to Wow Your Thanksgiving Guests


25 Delicious (and Easy) Potato Recipes to Wow Your Thanksgiving Guests



19 Must-Try Gravy Recipes To Complete Your Thanksgiving Feast


19 Must-Try Gravy Recipes To Complete Your Thanksgiving Feast



19 Thanksgiving Cupcakes That'll Steal the Spotlight From the Pie


19  Thanksgiving Cupcakes That'll Steal the Spotlight From the Pie



19 Cornbread Recipes to Replace The Store-Bought Rolls This Thanksgiving


19 Cornbread Recipes to Replace The Store-Bought Rolls This Thanksgiving



41 Delicious Sweet Potato Recipes You'll Want In Your Life ASAP


41 Delicious Sweet Potato Recipes You'll Want In Your Life ASAP



5 Turkey Cooking Tips Will Guarantee You Have the Perfect Bird This Holidays


5 Turkey Cooking Tips Will Guarantee You Have the Perfect Bird This HolidaysThere's no need to wing it at Thanksgiving this year.



15 Simple and Savory Ways to Cook Green Beans This Thanksgiving


15 Simple and Savory Ways to Cook Green Beans This Thanksgiving



15 Roasted Sweet Potato Recipes to Try This Thanksgiving


15 Roasted Sweet Potato Recipes to Try This Thanksgiving



31 Stuffing Recipes That'll Complete Your Thanksgiving Feast


31 Stuffing Recipes That'll Complete Your Thanksgiving Feast



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


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



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


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



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


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



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


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



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


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



29 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts to Make


29 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts to Make



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.



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



39 Homemade Food Gifts You Can Make At the Last Minute


39 Homemade Food Gifts You Can Make At the Last Minute



She's changing the cultural stigma around women's periods


Menstruation is still considered taboo in many parts of the world, including Ethopia where one in 10 girls in Ethiopia miss school for reasons related to their periods. But one woman is changing that.

Study links hair dyes and chemical straighteners to higher breast cancer risk, particularly among black women


Permanent hair dye and chemical hair straightener use was linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in a new study from researchers at the National Institutes of Health.

'Anti-vaxxer' charged as Samoan government battles deadly measles outbreak


An alleged anti-vaxxer has been charged with "incitement against the government vaccination order," the Samoan government said Thursday.

Walking while texting and other cell phone related injuries are on the rise, especially for the young


Head, face and neck injuries due to cell phone use have risen sharply over the last 20 years and can carry the risk of long-term complications, a new study says.

Bacon and ready-to-eat turkey products recalled in four states


A Kentucky company is recalling bacon and ready-to-eat turkey products over misbranding and undeclared allergens.

Researchers work to improve effectiveness of flu shots


CNN's Elizabeth Cohen speaks with researchers who are working to modernize the current process of making flu shots and develop a universal flu vaccine.

Building a better flu vaccine -- one you don't have to get every year


On June 24 at 11:34 AM, Michael Sonn became a part of medical history.

The only Thanksgiving leftovers guide you need


Like an inbox filled with emails about Black Friday sales, the one thing you can count on the day after Thanksgiving is a fridge packed with leftovers.

Why being thankful is so good for your health


As a physician, I have helped to care for many patients and families whose lives have been turned upside down by serious illnesses and injuries.

Convictions of pharmaceutical executives in synthetic opioid case partially overturned


The convictions of four former top executives of Insys Therapeutics, an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company which made the powerful opioid Subsys, have been partially overturned by a federal judge in Boston.

Americans weigh more this decade, but fewer adults want to lose weight


Americans weigh more this decade than they did last decade, but fewer adults say they want to lose weight.

Jimmy Carter is home from the hospital. What will his recovery look like?


Anyone who's ever had a fragile grandparent knows that falls are especially dangerous for the elderly -- and Jimmy Carter has had three falls in the past six months.

FDA issues warning for products marketed to treat opioid withdrawal


The FDA sent a warning letter to EPH Technologies, accusing it of marketing and selling unapproved drugs.

Massachusetts puts tough restrictions on flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping


Massachusetts placed heavy restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products Wednesday, with GOP Gov. Charlie Baker signing into law a set of sweeping tobacco controls.

Climate crisis pushing Earth to a 'global tipping point,' researchers say


The Earth is heading toward a "global tipping point" if the climate crisis continues on its current path, scientists have warned, as they called for urgent action to avoid "an existential threat to civilization."

More reasons air pollution will send you to the hospital


Even at levels below international air quality guidelines, short-term exposure to pollution can send you to the hospital for more reasons than scientists originally thought, a new study finds.

What this sunny, religious town in California teaches us about living longer


Spanish for "beautiful hill," Loma Linda, California is nestled between mountain peaks in the middle of the San Bernardino Valley. The city is known as an epicenter of health and wellness, with more than 900 physicians on the campus of Loma Linda University and Medical Center.

Man dies after being licked by his dog and contracting rare infection


A 63-year-old man in Germany has died after contracting a rare infection when he was licked by his dog.

Explosive growth in screen use by toddlers, studies say


Use of screen time explodes between 12 months and three years in the United States, and most Canadian preschoolers between the ages of two and three are not meeting World Health Organization recommendations for appropriate use of television, computers and other screens, according to two new studies published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.

More than 1,000 patients may have been exposed to HIV and other viruses after error in sanitizing procedure


More than a thousand surgical patients at Goshen Hospital in Indiana may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B after an error in the sanitizing procedure for surgical equipment, according to a press release from Goshen Health.

If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner, check your pantry and fridge for these recalled foods


If you're hosting Thanksgiving festivities this year, it's time to check your pantry and fridge. Federal health officials are warning people to avoid some foods due to a series of issues -- from E. coli to lack of inspection.

Pilgrims survived the first Thanksgiving thanks to an epidemic that devastated Native Americans


Sometime in the autumn of 1621, a group of English Pilgrims who had crossed the Atlantic Ocean and created a colony called New Plymouth celebrated their first harvest.

The mystery of President Trump's unannounced hospital visit


President Donald Trump's unannounced visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last weekend spurred speculation about his health from the public, and from doctors. In a statement late Monday night, the White House doctor said that the President underwent "a routine, planned" checkup and attributed "scheduling uncertainties" for keeping the trip off the record.

To help save the planet, cut back to a hamburger and a half per week


Americans will need to cut their average consumption of beef by about 40% and Europeans by 22%, for the world to continue to feed the 10 billion people expected to live on this planet in 2050, according to a new report.

Half a million pounds of pork products recalled after anonymous tip


A company is recalling more than half a million pounds of pork products because they were not inspected, officials said.

Is it safe to eat romaine lettuce again?



'Miracle' woman survives six-hour cardiac arrest


A British woman has made a full recovery after suffering a six-hour cardiac arrest caused by severe hypothermia -- a condition that doctors say also saved her life.

No single e-cigarette brand linked to vaping-related lung injuries, CDC says


No single product is responsible for the thousands of vaping-related lung illnesses reported across the United States, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC has reported 2,291 confirmed cases of vape-related lung injury.

6 'probable' vaping-related lung injury cases linked to Massachusetts dispensaries


A state investigation into vaping-related lung injury cases in Massachusetts has found that vape products used in six probable cases were purchased legally from dispensaries. All of the products contained THC or tetrahydrocannabinol.

Measles deaths 'staggering and tragic'


Global estimates suggest 142,000 people - mostly children - died from the disease in 2018

'I was addicted to exercise'


When does something healthy, such as exercise, become an unhealthy obsession? And can apps make things worse?

Briton Audrey Schoeman revived after six-hour cardiac arrest


Audrey Schoeman fell unconscious when she was caught in a snowstorm while hiking in Spain.

Samoa arrests vaccination critic amid deadly measles crisis


Samoa's deadly measles crisis is in part blamed on people spreading false information online.

Typhoid vaccine 'works fantastically well'


The jab is being given to nine million children in Pakistan at risk of a dangerous form of the infection.

Once-a-month oral contraceptive pill in tests


Researchers say the prototype pill could ultimately offer women more contraceptive choice and control.

UK patient diagnosed with monkeypox


It is believed the patient contracted the infection while visiting Nigeria, Public Health England said.

'Sugar overload' warning for festive hot drinks


Seasonal lattes and hot chocolates sold by coffee chains can contain up to 23 spoonfuls, a study finds.

Morning-after pill 'should be sold off the shelf'


A report says accessing contraceptives and abortion pills in the UK should be easier for girls and women.

Samoa measles: Unvaccinated families told to hang red flag on door


The Pacific nation declares a state of emergency as 60 people die of measles.

Child life expectancy projections cut by years


Children born this year expected to live shorter lives than previously thought, say official stats.

Smartphone 'addiction': Young people 'panicky' when denied mobiles


Psychiatrists warn a quarter of young people have addictive behaviour towards their smartphones.

Immunotherapy offers hope for men with prostate cancer


A small number of men were "super responders" and remained well even after the trial ended.

Japanese store 'rethinks' badges for staff on periods


The badges - which featured a cartoon character known as Miss Period - led to complaints.

How a wrong injection helped cause Samoa's measles epidemic


Two babies died after being given a wrongly-mixed vaccination - and the effects are still being felt.

Zimbabwe health crisis: 'My cousin died as the doctors are all on strike'


Health staff cannot afford to work, the government is now firing them amid what some call a "silent genocide".

Latex allergy: 'A balloon could kill me'


Liz Knight's latex allergy is so severe she cannot touch a newspaper or the buttons on the remote controls.

'How do I go back to the Debbie I was?'


BBC News meets women reversing a gender transition and hears from experts concerned for this vulnerable group.

Cancer in Senegal: 'I had to sell everything to pay for treatment'


Senegal has introduced free chemotherapy treatment - but cancer patients are still left facing a huge bill.

Cannabis legalisation: Does it lead to harder drug use?


Leading Democrats have clashed over whether legalising cannabis leads to harder drug use - what's the evidence?

Microblading: Therapist tattoos eyebrows for cancer patients


Beautician Laura Woodward is giving women their confidence back through beauty treatments.

'My heart was dead for over six hours'


Audrey Schoeman's heart stopped beating after she developed hypothermia in a snowstorm.

How do eggs protect us from flu?


Liverpool is home to the UK’s biggest flu vaccine manufacturing site, where 50 million doses are made using hen eggs.

Jack Savoretti messages cancer girl Anna Drysdale


Anna Drysdale, 8, contracted osteosarcoma at five and says getting the singer's message was "amazing".

‘I got HIV my first time’


Aged 17 when she was diagnosed with HIV, one woman tells the BBC about living with the virus.

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