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12/12/2018

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 be used to soothe a cut or burn—or to save your life during a hurricane, flood, fire, or other emergency.   But it’s important not to wait until you’re faced ...



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 be used to soothe a cut or burn—or to save your life during a hurricane, flood, fire, or other emergency.   But it’s important not to wait until you’re faced ...



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...



50 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas You Can Whip Up at Home


50 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas You Can Whip Up at Home



40 Delicious Halloween Party Food Ideas for Your Big Bash


40 Delicious Halloween Party Food Ideas for Your Big Bash



28 Easy Halloween Finger Foods to Whip Up This Year


28 Easy Halloween Finger Foods to Whip Up This Year



45+ Fun Pumpkin Painting Ideas for the Best Halloween Ever


45+ Fun Pumpkin Painting Ideas for the Best Halloween Ever



40 Halloween Snacks That'll Blow Your Guests Away


40 Halloween Snacks That'll Blow Your Guests Away



9 Surprisingly Salty Foods


9 Surprisingly Salty FoodsAlmost half the sodium in the American diet comes from just 10 foods. Some of them, such as cheese, pizza, and salty snacks, are obvious. But sometimes sodium hides where you least expect it—and ...



9 Surprisingly Salty Foods


9 Surprisingly Salty FoodsAlmost half the sodium in the American diet comes from just 10 foods. Some of them, such as cheese, pizza, and salty snacks, are obvious. But sometimes sodium hides where you least expect it—and ...



40+ Halloween Dinner Ideas That Are So Good It's Scary


40+ Halloween Dinner Ideas That Are So Good It's Scary



40 Cheap and Easy Last-Minute Halloween Party Ideas


40 Cheap and Easy Last-Minute Halloween Party Ideas



20 Halloween Movies for Kids to Watch This Spooky Season


20 Halloween Movies for Kids to Watch This Spooky Season



20 Teacher Gift Ideas That'll Brighten Their Holiday Season


20 Teacher Gift Ideas That'll Brighten Their Holiday Season



30 Delicious Fall Soups to Make on a Chilly Day


30 Delicious Fall Soups to Make on a Chilly Day



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.



20 Must-Try Gravy Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Feast


20 Must-Try Gravy Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Feast



25 Simple Thanksgiving Decorations That'll Beautify Your Home


25 Simple Thanksgiving Decorations That'll Beautify Your Home



8 Simple Ways to Be a Better Networker


8 Simple Ways to Be a Better NetworkerIt's not what you know, it's who.



These 30-Minute Meals Get Dinner on the Table in a Flash


These 30-Minute Meals Get Dinner on the Table in a Flash



25 Easy and Delicious Ways to Cook Potatoes to Make Tonight


25 Easy and Delicious Ways to Cook Potatoes to Make Tonight



21 Green Bean Recipes That'll Steal the Show This Thanksgiving


21 Green Bean Recipes That'll Steal the Show This Thanksgiving



30 Stuffing Recipes That'll Complete Your Thanksgiving Feast


30 Stuffing Recipes That'll Complete Your Thanksgiving Feast



20 Hearty Potato Soup Recipes to Warm You Up This Fall


20 Hearty Potato Soup Recipes to Warm You Up This Fall



These Small Tattoo Ideas Are Perfect If You're Looking for Something Simple


These Small Tattoo Ideas Are Perfect If You're Looking for Something Simple



Healthy Dinner Ideas That'll Keep You Full (And They're Under 400 Calories!)


Healthy Dinner Ideas That'll Keep You Full (And They're Under 400 Calories!)



Myths and Facts About Vaccines for Children


Myths and Facts About Vaccines for ChildrenCases of measles—which had been declining for two decades—spiked in 2017, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD...



Myths and Facts About Vaccines for Children


Myths and Facts About Vaccines for ChildrenCases of measles—which had been declining for two decades—spiked in 2017, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD...



These Apps Can Actually Help You Lose Weight


These Apps Can Actually Help You Lose Weight



These Are the Best Ways to Lose Weight in Your Face


These Are the Best Ways to Lose Weight in Your FaceA few all-natural tweaks may be just what you need.



Homemade Food Gifts You Can Make Last-Minute


Homemade Food Gifts You Can Make Last-Minute



25 Christmas Gifts for Men Who Already Have Everything


25 Christmas Gifts for Men Who Already Have Everything



These Pilgrim Hat Thanksgiving Cupcakes Will Steal the Spotlight


These Pilgrim Hat Thanksgiving Cupcakes Will Steal the Spotlight



When You Don't Have to Finish Your Antibiotics


When You Don't Have to Finish Your AntibioticsFor decades, doctors and public-health officials have given those who have been prescribed antibiotics the same advice: Finish the whole bottle—even if you’re feeling better. But an analysis publ...



When You Don't Have to Finish Your Antibiotics


When You Don't Have to Finish Your AntibioticsFor decades, doctors and public-health officials have given those who have been prescribed antibiotics the same advice: Finish the whole bottle—even if you’re feeling better. But an analysis publ...



Thanksgiving Appetizers to Kick Off the Holiday Right


Thanksgiving Appetizers to Kick Off the Holiday Right



These Celeb Couples Totally Fell In Love Onscreen


These Celeb Couples Totally Fell In Love Onscreen



18 Ways to Make Money from Home


18 Ways to Make Money from Home



Vegetarian Meals That Aren't Just Pasta or Salads


Vegetarian Meals That Aren't Just Pasta or Salads



35 Christmas Albums That Are Guaranteed to Spread Cheer


35 Christmas Albums That Are Guaranteed to Spread Cheer



20 Holiday Drinks That Your Whole Family Will Love


20 Holiday Drinks That Your Whole Family Will Love



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


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



These Beautiful Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity


These Beautiful Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity



Here's Everything You Wanted to Know About Multivitamins


Here's Everything You Wanted to Know About Multivitamins



64 Amazing Couples Costumes You Need This Halloween


64 Amazing Couples Costumes You Need This Halloween



27 Baby Halloween Costumes That Are Too Cute to Handle


27 Baby Halloween Costumes That Are Too Cute to Handle



25+ Affordable Plus Size Costumes for the Best Halloween Ever


25+ Affordable Plus Size Costumes for the Best Halloween Ever



25 Group Halloween Costumes for All of Your Friends


25 Group Halloween Costumes for All of Your Friends



Guard Your Health Before and After a Natural Disaster


Guard Your Health Before and After a Natural DisasterHurricane season is far from over on the East Coast of the U.S., and wildfires continue to rage across the west. If you're facing a storm or other major disaster, there are a number of measures y...



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...



Excess body weight responsible for 4% of cancers worldwide, study says


Excess body weight was responsible for 3.9% of cancer globally, or 544,300 cases, in 2012, according to a new report.

Eczema patients at 36% higher risk of suicide attempts, study says


Eczema is a common skin condition that can pack a profound psychological punch: People with eczema are more likely to have suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts than others without the condition, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Dermatology.

'A huge mess': Failure at COP24 climate talks would be 'suicidal'


The heads of state for some of the main countries causing climate change -- the United States, the UK, Germany, China, Canada and India among them -- are not present here in Poland to try to keep the wheels from falling off an agreement meant to save humanity and the planet.

FDA warns consumers about e-cigerette liquids laced with erectile dysfunction drug


The FDA is warning consumers, especially men, about using Hello-cig e-juice laced with two erectile dysfunction drugs due to potential interactions with some prescription drugs.

Jimmy Dean sausage recalled due to metal contamination


A popular breakfast sausage is off the menu. CTI Foods LLC, is recalling about 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat poultry and pork sausage links after five people called the US Food Safety and Inspection Service to let them know that they had found metal pieces in the sausage, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

Holiday hospitalization carries higher risks, study says


Research has shown that going to the hospital in July or over the weekend can be riskier for patients because of factors such as medical errors, understaffing or staff fatigue. The holiday period can also be added to the list, according to a new study.

Kaléo to offer lower-priced opioid antidote


Pharmaceutical company Kaléo announced Wednesday that it will offer a generic version of its opioid antidote Evzio for $178 for a carton containing two single-dose auto-injector pens.

Animal attacks cost us more than $1 billion a year, and they're becoming more common


Animal-related injuries lead to health care costs of more than $1 billion a year in the United States, according to a new study -- and they're happening more often.

More violence and STIs when sex work is criminalized


Sex workers across 33 countries who face repressive policing -- identified as arrest, imprisonment, confiscation of needles, syringes, condoms, displacement to new area or physical or sexual violence by officers -- have a three times higher chance of experiencing physical or sexual violence, according to a new study.

How to maintain your weight during the holidays


The average person gains 1 to 2 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, and those who are overweight often gain more, including children. Research shows that holiday weight gain is a major contributor to total yearly weight gain, so why not resolve to maintain your weight this holiday season? Here are 10 tips that may help.

Increased breast cancer risk might last decades after childbirth, study says


Compared with women who have never had children, women who have given birth may have an increased breast cancer risk that continues for up to 23 years after their most recent birth, according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday.

Breast cancer testing guidelines out of date, missing genetic screening


The current guidelines for genetic testing of breast cancer patients limit the number of women who can get tested. Because of these restrictions, these tests miss as many patients with hereditary cancers as they find, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot for this mild season


Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot this season, according to a new survey from NORC, a research organization at the University of Chicago.

Ebola cases surge in Congo, with women and children disproportionately sick


There have been 18 more cases of illness and five more deaths reported in just two days in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the Ministry of Health. Since the outbreak began, the total number of probable cases is now 471, including 273 deaths, the ministry reported Thursday.

Migrants are not a threat to health systems, report finds



Tackling climate change could save millions of lives, report says


Climate studies often pinpoint the detrimental public health impacts related to rising atmospheric temperatures, extreme weather events and other consequences of a changing climate.

'Sesame Street' Muppet becomes first to experience homelessness


For the first time, a resident of "Sesame Street" is experiencing homelessness -- and the hope is that her story can help sweep the clouds away for the growing number of young children in the United States without homes to call their own.

Beef is bad for the planet -- why can't we stop eating it?


Beef isn't good for the planet. But you probably knew that already.

McDonald's has a plan to reduce antibiotics in beef


McDonald's says it will reduce the use of antibiotics in its beef around the world.

Why so many people are becoming allergic to meat


I am on my way to meet Tami McGraw, who lives with her husband and the youngest of their kids in a sprawling development of old trees and wide lawns just south of Chapel Hill. Before I reach her, McGraw emails. She wants to feed me when I get there:

Breaking news: People are inherently good, nonviolent


It matters how you personally respond when you hear news of violence. The way you process and frame it has real mental and physical impacts.

Crosswords and puzzles do not prevent mental decline, study says


Tackling a tricky crossword or a challenging Sudoku puzzle will not fend off age-related mental decline, new research has shown.

How to check your medical records for dangerous errors


In the worst-case scenario, an incorrect diagnosis, scan or lab result may have been inserted into a record, raising the possibility of inappropriate medical evaluation or treatment.

Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot


A Seattle woman rinsed her sinuses with tap water. A year later, she died of a brain-eating amoeba.

'Zombie fungi' are saving lives -- and the planet


It's a sunny morning, and Sara Landvik is foraging in the wild parts of Hampstead Heath, one of London's iconic parks.

Why is pizza so addictive?


A deliciously fresh pizza pie with warm baked dough, salty tomato sauce and gooey cheese is a delight for the senses. There are few foods that could satisfy me on a daily basis, but pizza is one of them.

Two-year-old needs some of the rarest blood in the world to survive


Two-year-old Zainab Mughal has some of the rarest blood in the world.

FDA sends warning to company at center of heart medication recall


The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to the Chinese maker of an ingredient in popular heart drugs, and said it continues to test the ingredient for a cancer-causing chemical.

Kotex tampons recalled after reports of pieces left in bodies


Kimberly-Clark is recalling regular absorbency U by Kotex Sleek tampons in the United States and Canada after reports of the tampons unraveling or coming apart upon removal.

Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in America, CDC confirms


Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses, according to a new government report. The latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics say that the rate of drug overdoses involving the synthetic opioid skyrocketed by about 113% each year from 2013 through 2016.

Zainab Mughal: Toddler with cancer spurs hunt for rare blood


Doctors need up to 10 donors with a rare blood type to help a two-year-old Florida girl with cancer.

NHS told to ditch 'absurd' fax machines


Almost 9,000 fax machines are currently used by the NHS in England - but that is set to change.

Transplanted organs gave patients cancer


Two people developed cancer after organ donations from a woman who had the undetected disease.

Cambodia releases surrogate mothers who agree to keep children


Thirty-two women carrying babies for Chinese clients are released after agreeing to keep the children.

Xanax: Treatment for addiction rises sharply in children


Experts say young people are finding anti-anxiety drugs online with no idea of their strength.

No-deal Brexit: Disruption at Dover 'could last six months'


Fresh government warnings about Channel ports are dismissed as "Project Fear" by Tory rebels.

First baby born after deceased womb transplant


A woman in Brazil gives birth after surgeons implant a womb in her body from a dead donor.

China cracks down on $4.3m worth of illegal and fake beauty products


Police in China have cracked down on a supply network of unlicensed and counterfeit beauty products.

Breastfeeding and formula feeding mums share stories


From breastfeeding to formula, five mums tell us how they found their way - and shunned mum shaming,

Bionic 3D-printed arm 'gives confidence' to young amputees


Open Bionics has developed the world's first medically-certified 3D-printed artificial arm

Vicky Phelan: The woman who exposed an Irish health scandal


Vicky Phelan exposed a health scandal in Ireland after discovering her smear test for cervical cancer had been misread.

Nichola has created an app to help others with alopecia meet new friends


Nichola, who’s had alopecia for fifteen years, has launched an app to help others with the condition make friends.

Meet the talking and crying childlike manikin


Students at the University of South Wales are learning from a childlike doll which has a pulse

The photographer who puts disabled and severely ill children in fantasy scenes


Angela Forker photographs babies with disabilities and terminal illnesses, placing them in fantasy scenes.

Billie Marten: Having SAD made me write the happiest pop song


Billie Marten says having seasonal affective disorder (SAD) inspired her song Blue Sea, Red Sea.

Mother of monkey dust drug addict warns of dangers


Jane Eagles has allowed cameras into her son's flat to show the devastation monkey dust can cause.

Laser pointers should be thrown away, say safety experts


Parents are being warned that their children's eyesight could be at risk.

'I didn't know whitening teeth was illegal'


A woman told she was breaking the law by doing teeth whitening says she is angry she now has a criminal conviction.

‘I’ve got two months to find a donor’


Last Christmas, mum-of-twins Meena looked the picture of health. Now she urgently needs to find a stem cell match.

The blind woman developing tech for the good of others


Chieko Asakawa, blind since 14, develops groundbreaking technology for the visually impaired.

Why do people experience phantom rectum?


YouTube star Hannah Witton grills two people with stomas on life, love and popping undigested peas after having her colon removed.

Biohacker: Meet the people 'hacking' their bodies


Meet the biohackers - the people who want to make their bodies and brains function better by "hacking" their biology.

Life after burns: ‘I use my scars and pain to help others’


Svetlana Alekseeva was badly burned in a fire - now she's showing off her scars to inspire others like her.

'How I deal with having impostor syndrome'


Readers respond to Michelle Obama's remarks on impostor syndrome and describe how they deal with it.

Surrogate mothers: 'I gave birth but it’s not my baby'


Canada has become a hot destination for parents-to-be looking for 'altruistic surrogates' - women who give birth to babies they are not genetically related to and only charge expenses.

Why the world is becoming more allergic to food


Food allergy rates among children are on the rise, and Western lifestyles may be to blame.

Teenage victims 'more likely to self-harm'


Schemes to stop adolescents becoming victims may lower the likelihood of them self-harming, a study says.

Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'


A new study suggests that doing intellectual activities throughout life is best.

Gene study unravels redheads mystery


Researchers at Edinburgh University carry out out the largest genetic study of hair colour to date.

'Weigh-ins help prevent piling on pounds at Christmas'


Researchers said self-weighing and other simple tips were effective at helping to beat the Christmas bulge.

The athletes starving themselves for success


Extreme dieting is leading to cases of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport among men and women.

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