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10/23/2017

5 Healthy Foods You Can Overdo


5 Healthy Foods You Can OverdoGet more fiber. Eat fish for omega-3s. While following diet advice like this can improve your health, some folks get carried away. "The belief that if some is good, more must be better is pretty ...



Stop Telling My Son He Can't Wear Pearls and Pink Dresses


Stop Telling My Son He Can't Wear Pearls and Pink DressesOscar isn't defined by the shirt on his back or the baby doll tucked under his arm at night.



4 Things Psychologists Do Everyday to Feel Happier


4 Things Psychologists Do Everyday to Feel HappierWhat better way to feel happier than copy mental health experts? We consulted with psychologists to learn the top four things they do everyday to up their joy quotient. Watch the video to follow their lead.



Having a September Birthday Can Set Your Child Up for Success


Having a September Birthday Can Set Your Child Up for SuccessStarting school at a later age gives your kid a leg up.



Guard Your Health Before and After a Natural Disaster


Guard Your Health Before and After a Natural DisasterTwo major hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, hit the continental U.S. in recent days, and hurricane season is far from over. Meanwhile, wildfires rage across California, Idaho, Montana, and other Weste...



Little People, Big World's Audrey Roloff Just Gave Birth to Her First Child


Little People, Big World's Audrey Roloff Just Gave Birth to Her First ChildIt's a girl!



15 Cute and Cozy Slippers You'll Want to Wear All Winter Long


15 Cute and Cozy Slippers You'll Want to Wear All Winter Long



America's Got Talent Contestant Evie Clair Loses Her Dad to Cancer Just Before Finals


America's Got Talent Contestant Evie Clair Loses Her Dad to Cancer Just Before FinalsOur hearts go out to Clair and her family.



How to Make 3 Gingery Desserts


How to Make 3 Gingery DessertsThese treats are a healthy solution when your sweet tooth is calling, and they’ll give your immune system a boost. Watch the video to learn how to make them.



"I Ain't Raising No Princesses" — And You Shouldn't Be, Either


"I Ain't Raising No Princesses" — And You Shouldn't Be, EitherI don't have the right to decide what my daughters' lives should look like.



George Clooney: My Kids Ignore Me Because I Don't Have Boobs


George Clooney: My Kids Ignore Me Because I Don't Have BoobsThere's a reason Ella and Alexander prefer Amal.



How to Get the Glowy Skin You've Always Wanted


How to Get the Glowy Skin You've Always WantedAbsolutely no makeup required.



Best Portable Gas Grills for Tailgating


Best Portable Gas Grills for TailgatingA good portable grill is just the ticket if you’re into tailgating, assuming you’re happy sticking to the basics, like hamburgers and hot dogs. That’s because most portable models have only one b...



Best Portable Gas Grills for Tailgating


Best Portable Gas Grills for TailgatingA good portable grill is just the ticket if you’re into tailgating, assuming you’re happy sticking to the basics, like hamburgers and hot dogs. That’s because most portable models have only one b...



5 Ways to Stay Safe When Using an EpiPen


5 Ways to Stay Safe When Using an EpiPenThe Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter this week to a Pfizer-owned facility that manufactures EpiPens for the drugmaker Mylan, citing "significant violations of current good manuf...



5 Ways to Stay Safe When Using an EpiPen


5 Ways to Stay Safe When Using an EpiPenThe Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter this week to a Pfizer-owned facility that manufactures EpiPens for the drugmaker Mylan, citing "significant violations of current good manuf...



4 Things You Must Know About Hearing Aids


4 Things You Must Know About Hearing AidsA bout 38 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 75 have age-related hearing loss—and this climbs to 54 percent in the years after that. Although there’s generally no way to restore your he...



4 Things You Must Know About Hearing Aids


4 Things You Must Know About Hearing AidsA bout 38 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 75 have age-related hearing loss—and this climbs to 54 percent in the years after that. Although there’s generally no way to restore your he...



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.



43 Mouthwatering Pasta Recipes


43 Mouthwatering Pasta Recipes



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



30 of the Best Ways to Update Grandma's Favorite Recipes


30 of the Best Ways to Update Grandma's Favorite Recipes



25 Super Cute Halloween Party Snacks


25 Super Cute Halloween Party Snacks



21 Devilishly Delicious Halloween Appetizers


21 Devilishly Delicious Halloween Appetizers



26 Sweet and Spooky Halloween Desserts


26 Sweet and Spooky Halloween Desserts



26 Cheap and Easy Last-Minute Halloween Party Ideas


26 Cheap and Easy Last-Minute Halloween Party Ideas



44 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts


44 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts



Friend of slain Georgia Tech student: 'If Scout was more gender-conforming, would it have been different?'


Friend of slain Georgia Tech student: 'If Scout was more gender-conforming, would it have been different?'Scout Schultz, a Georgia Tech student, was shot by campus police on Saturday night, and a protest two days later led to arrests. In the aftermath of those events, Yahoo Lifestyle talked to a friend of Schultz’s to gain some perspective on what happened and why.



These Are the 15 Best Hair Colors for Fall 2017


These Are the 15 Best Hair Colors for Fall 2017



22 Delicious Party Foods For Your Halloween Bash


22 Delicious Party Foods For Your Halloween Bash



2017's Most Exciting Celebrity Baby Announcements


2017's Most Exciting Celebrity Baby Announcements



How to Make Healthy Leftover Turkey Tacos


How to Make Healthy Leftover Turkey TacosThese tacos get a healthy makeover by using turkey as the main lean protein. It all comes together with some beans, avocado, and a little cheese. Watch the video to learn how to make this easy weeknight dinner.



34 Fun Painted Pumpkin Ideas for the Best-Ever Halloween


34 Fun Painted Pumpkin Ideas for the Best-Ever Halloween



4 Common Kid Health Concerns


4 Common Kid Health ConcernsRunny noses. Sore throats. Stomachaches. All are ubiquitous in households with children, and in fact, more than three out of four U.S. kids miss at least one day of school a year because they’re ...



4 Common Kid Health Concerns


4 Common Kid Health ConcernsRunny noses. Sore throats. Stomachaches. All are ubiquitous in households with children, and in fact, more than three out of four U.S. kids miss at least one day of school a year because they’re ...



When to Consider Hospice Care


When to Consider Hospice CareMany patients near the end of their lives wait too long to enter hospice care, reports a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. People who put off hospice care—in ...



A Thirtysomething Newlywed Was Diagnosed With a Rare Form of Dementia


A Thirtysomething Newlywed Was Diagnosed With a Rare Form of Dementia"There is nothing behind her eyes. It's this glazed look."



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...



Families fight for normalcy after wildfires destroy autism school


For about two weeks, 7-year-old Caden Higuera from Windsor, California has been cooped up in his house playing with Legos and patching together 500-piece puzzles.

City of Los Angeles opens investigation into drugmaker following CNN report


Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has launched an investigation into California-based drugmaker Avanir Pharmaceuticals, the subject of a CNN report into its aggressive targeting of nursing home residents with a drug called Nuedexta that may be unnecessary or unsafe for this population.

Deputy takes off uniform to fight opioid epidemic


For 22 years, Deputy Charles Johnson has started his workday by putting on his police uniform.

Judge overturns record verdict in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder trial


Judges in two separate cases have ruled in favor of pharma giant Johnson & Johnson, overturning large financial judgments awarded to plaintiffs who believe the company's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powder products caused their ovarian cancer. One award was to a California woman for $417 million, and another was to an Alabama woman for $72 million.

Talcum powder's links to ovarian cancer: What it really means


Does talcum powder — powder that many have slathered on babies for generations -- really cause cancer?

What's the tie between talc and cancer?


Johnson & Johnson has suffered its second costly court defeat in less than three months over claims its talcum powder caused cancer. And many more cases are looming.

In August: Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417 million


On Monday, a jury awarded a California woman $417 million because she developed ovarian cancer and had used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder for decades. The award includes $70 million in compensatory damages and $347 million in punitive damages.

Toxic tensions in the heart of 'Cancer Alley'


The EPA says this Louisiana town has the nation's highest risk of developing cancer from air toxins. The plant emitting the toxins says otherwise. Locals are outraged.

Pollution linked to 1 in 6 deaths worldwide in 2015


The fatal effects of pollution are seen across our planet.

Listeria triggers major recall of veggies across US and Canada


A leading vegetable supplier in California, Mann Packing, voluntarily recalled products that might have been contaminated with a harmful bacteria called listeria, the company announced last week.

What happens in a mother's brain when her baby cries


The mother and baby relationship may be more complex than previously thought. A new MRI study finds that mothers' brains are hardwired to comfort crying babies.

Breast cancer genetics revealed: 72 new mutations discovered in global study


The genetic causes of breast cancer just got clearer.

You don't need a permit to buy a gun in Nevada


Before the shock and horror subside after a mass shooting, a long-simmering debate inevitably heats up over gun control.

Why Type A people struggle with weight loss programs


Type A personalities are known for being punctual, all-in, organized, competitive and rule-following.

Families of young people with autism struggle with mental health needs


Teenagers and young adults with severe autism are spending weeks or even months in emergency rooms and acute-care hospitals, sometimes sedated, restrained or confined to mesh-tented beds, a Kaiser Health News investigation shows.

Heel spurs and stammers: What kept people from military service?


Donald Trump has faced scrutiny over his multiple US military deferments during the Vietnam War but many Americans are still questioning what exactly qualifies as a draft exemption -- especially from a medical perspective.

Georgia lawmaker asks if people with HIV can be 'legally' quarantined



Amid environmental concerns, crews haul away remnants of Puerto Rican homes in heaps of trash


None of it was supposed to be garbage. Yet, for weeks, heaps of discarded possessions grew to towering heights across Puerto Rico.

Jambalaya suspected cause of Louisiana salmonella outbreak


Scores of people are sick after an outbreak of salmonella poisoning in Louisiana that may have caused the death of one person, according to officials.

How and why to cut back on your daily caffeine fix


Are you one of those people who can't get your day started without a cup of coffee?

#MeToo isn't new. But this time, survivors hope things will be different


We've heard it all before. Yet the status quo endures. This time, though, because of the sheer volume of shared accounts, some see hope for change.

#MeToo sexual assault stories trigger trauma


#MeToo has become a rallying cry for victims of sexual abuse and harassment, but could the posts trigger trauma as well?

Why does New Hampshire have the highest synthetic opioid death rate?


President Trump said Monday that he would officially declare America's opioid epidemic a national emergency next week, which would provide an influx of funding and policy initiatives across the country.

BMX racing is rad and totally back from the '80s


The 1980s are alive and well in the heartland of America. BMX. Three letters that evoke -- for anyone Generation X and older -- a cultural Trapper Keeper of desirable possessions including Nike Air, Atari, Walkmans, Vans, MTV and of course that conduit of childhood freedom and rebellion, the Bicycle Motorcross.

California combats deadly hepatitis A outbreak


As firefighters continue to battle blazes across the state of California, public health officials are dealing with another ongoing crisis: one of the largest person-to-person hepatitis A outbreaks in the country since the development of a vaccine, more than two decades ago.

Why insurance really is a life or death issue


Screenings covered by insurers needs to be seen through the lens of equality, explains the president and dean of Morehouse School of Medicine.

FDA approves 2nd gene therapy targeting non-Hodgkin lymphomas


The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a second gene therapy for cancer, the first to target non-Hodgkin lymphomas.

Report: 42% of kids now have their own tablets


The amount of time young children spend on mobile devices has tripled in just four years, from 15 minutes a day in 2013 to now 48 minutes, according to a new report. The report also finds that 42% of children now have their own tablet devices.

No water, no power: Life one month after Hurricane Maria


After Hurricane Maria toppled the bridge that connects him to the rest of civilization and ripped the roof and walls off his house here in the central mountains of Puerto Rico, Ramón Sostre raised a weathered American flag above the wreckage.

A Philando Castile campaign is wiping off a year's worth of lunch debts at St. Paul schools


The original goal of "Philando Feeds The Children" was to to help cover the student lunch debt at J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School in St. Paul, where Castile worked as a nutrition supervisor.

Quick to act


The maid of honour's life was saved by her two cousins, who had just learned how to do CPR.

Drug therapy 'restores breathing' after spinal injury


The researchers hope the results in rats could ultimately help paralysed patients come off ventilators.

'Steep rise' in self-harm among teenage girls


Researchers say it is likely the increase is real and not just down to better awareness from GPs.

NHS waits for cancer care, A&E and ops worsen across UK


Hospital performance slumps across UK with staff warning hitting key targets now an 'impossible' job.

Pre-sex HIV drug 'no-brainer' for NHS


Prep treatment could prevent a quarter of new HIV cases and save the NHS millions, experts calculate.

Restaurant chain 'cut sugary drink sales' with price rise


A fall in sales of high-sugar drinks in Jamie's Italian restaurant chain was linked to the levy and menu changes.

AI used to detect breast cancer risk


Machine learning is being used to spot whether breast lesions are cancerous or not.

Conjoined twins survive gruelling journey to separation


The one-week-old baby girls had to go on a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike.

Hospitals in England to ban 'super-size' chocolate bars


Sweets and chocolate should be under a 250-calorie limit, NHS England says.

Magic mushrooms can 'reset' depressed brain


Psilocybin - the hallucinogenic ingredient in mushrooms - may help in depression, a study suggests.

Hip implant patients sue manufacturer


More than 300 individuals want compensation for injuries they claim were caused by DePuy metal-on-metal hips.

NHS patients to be asked about sexuality


NHS England says the question will deter discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

DNA study provides insight into how to live longer


A year in school adds nearly a year to your life, study in Edinburgh shows.

NHS surgery waits run into years in Northern Ireland


Waiting times are increasing as the health services struggles to cope, figures obtained by the BBC reveal.

'I felt so low, I couldn't see a way out'


A record number of children seek help from Childline over suicidal thoughts and feelings.

Mental health care for new mothers in Wales 'unacceptable'


There is no mother and baby unit in Wales to help those suffering with mental health illnesses.

Concern over norovirus increase by Betsi Cadwaladr health board


Wales' largest health board urges people to be alert to sickness bug.

3D tech used in bowel cancer surgery


The surgeon is able to communicate with colleagues in the US and India during the operation.

'How horses helped me deal with anorexia'


Jamie Pye, from Norfolk, says his work with horses helped him deal with the condition.

'Mug's game': Inside the mind of a gambling addict


Paul Grover lost hundreds of thousands of pounds; now he's at a rehab centre for gambling addicts.

Henna crowns: 'Hair' for cancer patient


For cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, losing their hair can be an extremely difficult consequence.

Sex life 'dead' after mesh implant


A couple married for 40 years say it's made it "impossible" for them to be intimate.

Prosthetic arms made in Salford help Ugandan machete attack victim


Machete attack victim Ninsiima is given prosthetic arms made by Salford University students.

Anna Raeburn: I had a backstreet abortion


Writer and broadcaster Anna Raeburn had an illegal abortion in 1965 when she was 21.

GP services in Northern Ireland are 'in crisis'


Some patients in Northern Ireland are waiting up to three years to see a consultant about having surgery, following a referral.

Leeds United players and staff donate pay to boy's cancer care


Toby Nye was diagnosed with a stage four neuroblastoma on his fourth birthday.

Girl's lung collapsed after screaming at One Direction


The girl became short of breath during the concert but continued cheering "because she was a super fan".

Reality Check


It's been claimed that US dogs have better access to cancer treatment than Nigerian people. Do they?

Male disease too


Breast cancer in men is rare but it's still an issue for the 10 men diagnosed with it every year in NI.

Gloves off


Former Liverpool and England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland tells BBC Sport about his battle with anxiety.

Over the moon


Alison Farmer was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 40. Luckily, it was caught early. Here's the story of how she recovered - and went on to have her daughter.

'My condition will kill me'


James Dunn has started a campaign to raise awareness for his rare genetic skin condition.

Patients need rest, not antibiotics, say health officials


Health officials say many illnesses get better on their own and patients don't need prescriptions.

Health tourism charges come into force in England


Providers of NHS treatment are now required to charge patients who aren't eligible for free care.

WHO cancels Robert Mugabe goodwill ambassador role


The appointment of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe prompted a global outcry and wide-ranging condemnation.

Pollution linked to one in six deaths


Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths each year worldwide, according to a report in The Lancet.

'Handful of changes' make cancer


It takes between one and 10 mutations to turn a healthy cell cancerous.

Novelty contact lenses 'can cause sight loss'


Eye experts warn of nasty infections and even sight loss if they are not used safely.

Hundreds of families block organ donation


Legally, consent lies with the deceased, but in practice, relatives' wishes are always respected.

Protein 'can stop viruses developing'


Researchers at the University of the West of Scotland had already established the same protein can suppress cancer.

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