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2/20/2018

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



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



25 Cute and Easy Easter Cakes


25 Cute and Easy Easter Cakes



The Best Celeb Pregnancy Announcements


The Best Celeb Pregnancy Announcements"WE ARE PREGNANT," indeed.



6 Ways to Lose That Water Weight


6 Ways to Lose That Water Weight



The Truth About How Many Calories You Need to Eat to Lose Weight


The Truth About How Many Calories You Need to Eat to Lose WeightThere's more to it than just "eat less, lose weight."



The Truth About Using Apple Cider for Weight Loss


The Truth About Using Apple Cider for Weight LossHere's the dirt on this centuries-old home remedy.



16 Non-Alcoholic Drinks That Are Perfect for the Holidays


16 Non-Alcoholic Drinks That Are Perfect for the Holidays



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...



A $17,850 urine test: Industry boom amid opioid epidemic


Urine testing for patients with chronic pain has grown explosively amid the opioid epidemic. It costs billions of dollars annually and has raised concerns that some labs and doctors run urine tests needlessly or charge exorbitant rates to boost profits.

Other viruses cause Zika-like damage to fetuses,



How 3-year olds are helping people live longer


On the surface, Nightingale House in London looks like any other residential home for the elderly. With almost 200 residents, it's one of the the largest care homes in the country.

Dog food brands recalled over possible euthanasia drug


A drug used to euthanize animals has been found in canned dog food, prompting a recall.

Teens raised on lockdown drills feel the weight of the Florida shooting



Flu now blamed for 84 child deaths this season, CDC says


The deaths of 22 more children from flu-related causes were reported Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its weekly surveillance report.

Aetna inquiry widens over ex-medical director's comments


Three more states announced this week that they are opening investigations of Aetna after a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath that he never looked at patients' medical records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.

Healthiest office snacks, as chosen by nutritionists


When your stomach starts grumbling during a midmorning meeting or when you're stuck at your desk without a break in sight, what is the most satisfying and healthy snack to grab? To answer this question, I asked 10 nutritionists what their favorite go-to nosh is during a busy workday. Below, their responses.

Ultra-processed foods linked to increased cancer risk



Time is up for timeouts


Without meaning to, my wife and I conducted an A-B experiment while disciplining our two children. They are 4½ years apart, and somewhere in that gap -- thanks to the suggestions of the progressive, mindful parenting books we regularly consume -- we did away with the popular refuge of nearly all parents (probably since the dawn of time): the "timeout." As some Neanderthal dad probably yelled, "Go to your part of the cave until you've calmed down!"

California launches investigation following stunning admission by Aetna medical director



Will a signal from the top mean more gun violence research?


After previous mass shootings, Democratic lawmakers and victims' families have called for more restrictive gun laws and more research, but not much has changed. This time, though, the script is different -- leaving experts wondering whether it will matter.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The epidemic of gun violence is treatable


As a doctor who works at an international news network, I often see the worst stories of all. In Iraq and Afghanistan, the horrific realities of the battlefield are funneled and concentrated in the medical tents where I have reported for more than a decade. I have seen patients infected with Ebola in West Africa who dehydrate to death, with no treatment in sight. There are other stories I still can't talk about.

Judge gives grandparents custody of Ohio transgender teen


A Hamilton County, Ohio, judge on Friday gave custody of a transgender teen to his grandparents rather than his parents, allowing them to make medical decisions regarding his transition.

More than 40 dead in Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria


At least 43 people have died and 450 people are ill in a Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization.

What happens to your brain when you give up sugar


Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have.

Why women in Arizona are sending a state representative pads and tampons


Women across Arizona are bombarding a Republican representative's office with tampons and pads.

Flu shot may also prevent heart attacks


The flu vaccine could do a little more than prevent a bad illness.

Why heart attack symptoms are missed in women


Among adults 55 and younger, chest pain is the predominant symptom of a heart attack, but women tend to experience a greater number of additional symptoms too - and those lesser-known symptoms can be dangerously misunderstood, a new study finds.

Pocket-size device to test for heart attacks


It starts with an uncomfortable pressure gripping the center of your chest. A sharp pain shoots through your arms, neck and jaw. Your breath starts to shorten; you feel a growing urge to vomit.

Flu vaccine just 36% effective this season, CDC reports


Flu season is still raging in the United States, yet already it ranks among the most difficult in recent years. One reason: This year's vaccine has been just 36% effective against both A and B virus strains, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated in Thursday's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Flu warfare may look different next year


New ways of preventing and treating the flu are on the horizon.

Wealthy Japanese man wins custody of 13 surrogate children


A Thai court has given a wealthy Japanese businessman sole custody of 13 children he fathered through surrogates in Thailand.

Why isn't there more focus on domestic violence?


The #MeToo movement has prompted an ongoing national reckoning with the issues of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

The least and most dangerous countries to be a newborn


Every year around the world, about 2.6 million babies die within their first month of life -- and some countries see more of those tragic deaths than others.

28 sick in salmonella outbreak linked to kratom, CDC says


An outbreak of 28 salmonella infections in 20 states has been linked to kratom products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement Tuesday. Though no deaths have been reported, 11 people have been hospitalized.

Iceland's proposed ban on male circumcision upsets Jews, Muslims


A proposed bill to ban non-medically required male circumcision on babies and children in Iceland is receiving backlash from religious communities.

Common products like perfume, paint contribute to air pollution


Picture the causes of air pollution in a major city and you are likely to visualise pollutants spewing out of cars, trucks and buses.

Blood and urine test for autism could enable earlier diagnosis, scientists say


UK and Italian Scientists getting closer to developing blood and urine tests for autism, which could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of the condition, a new study suggests.

Biometrics is giving identities to 'invisible' citizens without ID


More than 1 billion people have no official ID. But fingerprint scanning could give them life-changing digital identities.

What you need to know about bread


Ultra-processed foods have been linked to cancer - so should we be worried about eating bread?

'How doodling helped my depression'


James Garden says drawing helps him cope with his feelings.

Is loneliness affecting your health?


BBC Radio 4 wants you to take part in an experiment on the extent and effects of loneliness

'I have Parkinson's at 39 but it's no reason to panic'


Marathon runner Aaron found he had Parkinson's aged 39 but through his love of exercise he's found a way to combat the symptoms.

New antibiotic family discovered in dirt


The compounds are called malacidins and can kill several stubborn infections, including superbug MRSA.

Cold open water plunge may provide instant pain relief


Doctors suggest a short, sharp cold water swim may offer an alternative to strong painkillers.

Mum's Twin-To-Twin Transfusion Syndrome action call


Mum recounts losing one twin in the womb while other survived

Sexual pain


One woman's story of a decade of wrongly diagnosed sexual pain has inspired a play - and with it, the hope that other women with sexual dysfunction can be helped.

Guilt over miscarriage


Three women and one man describe the shock, guilt and distress of losing a baby through miscarriage.

Menstruation taboo


How a traditional final rites ritual exposed a generational divide.

Over-training osteoporosis


Bobby Clay reveals how over-training led her to develop osteoporosis but she's now back running.

Mind control


Controlling machines using thought can be used in medicine, gaming, transport and many other sectors.

Personality disorder


Mental health: I lost two jobs because my Borderline Personality Disorder was misdiagnosed.

WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe


There was a four-fold increase in cases in 2017 compared with the previous year.

Ovarian cancer: Persistent tummy bloating can be sign, charity warns


Only a third of women would see a doctor despite it being a major symptom, a survey suggests.

Mitsutoki Shigeta: 'Baby factory' dad wins paternity rights


The Japanese man can now pursue custody of 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers.

A third of UK adults 'underestimate calorie intake '


A new analysis of the nation's diet reveals we are generally poor on judging how much we eat.

Iceland's mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage


Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders condemned the move, calling it an attack on religious freedom.

Life after Ebola


The legacy of the virus which spread through three West African countries.

Autism: Scientists take 'first steps' towards biological test


Differences were found in blood proteins between children with and without autism, a study says.

How baby stroke survivors' brains adapt


They use the right sides of their brain for language instead of the normal left side.

Fathers may pass ovarian cancer risk to daughters


Many cases of seemingly sporadic ovarian cancer might actually be inherited from paternal genes.

Cleaning products linked to poorer lung function


Regular exposure to cleaning products significantly affects lung function, research has suggested.

Lena Dunham undergoes hysterectomy after chronic pain


The Girls star reveals the pain of endometriosis led her to have surgery to remove her womb.

Ultra-processed foods 'linked to cancer'


French researchers studied effects of highly-processed foods, such as cakes, bread and chicken nuggets.

Alfie Evans' father: 'My son's been sentenced to the death penalty'


The parents of a boy with a mystery illness lose a fight in the High Court for doctors to continue life support.

Cancer drugs could help Nikki's blood vessel disorder


Scientists uncover faulty genes behind a rare blood vessel disorder and say cancer drugs could treat it.

How Malawi reduced infant mortality


Every year 2.6m babies around the world don't survive beyond a month but Malawi's number is dropping.

'I forgot my mum had died'


After waking from a coma following a brain injury, Peter was forced to grieve all over again.

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