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How climate change will affect your health

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:34:44 GMT

A new report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of dire consequences if governments don't make "rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" to stem global warming. But the planet isn't the only thing at risk as temperatures rise; your health might be in danger, too.


Not exercising worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease, study reveals

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:42:43 GMT

We've all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease.


Spain to lead Japan in global life expectancy, US continues to to slide

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:03:35 GMT

Spain will overtake Japan's long-held position at the top of the world's life expectancy table by 2040, while the United States is set to take a big fall in rankings, new research finds.


She asked for a drug to treat her miscarriage. The pharmacist refused to give it to her because of his religion

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:26:22 GMT

Michigan woman wants grocery story pharmacy to change its policy on when pharmacists can refuse to fill prescriptions on religious grounds.


First child in Florida has died of flu this season, state reports

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:47:02 GMT

A Florida child died due to flu-related illness during the week ended October 6, according to the state's Department of Health. The child, the first to die in the state, had not received a flu vaccination.


As smog season begins, China wary of leaving residents without winter heat

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 03:54:47 GMT

Sometimes to win the war against pollution, you have to beat a tactical retreat.


Family makes last-minute plea to keep 9-year-old daughter on ventilator

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 21:29:02 GMT

The parents of a 9-year-old girl who was declared brain-dead have filed another request to extend a temporary restraining order to keep their daughter on a ventilator. A judge agreed to extend the order until next Monday, their attorney says.


Veteran battling suicidal thoughts opens horse ranch to help military families

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 03:52:03 GMT

October in Georgia is when summer finally gives way to fall and the atmosphere paces itself like a perfectly curated air conditioner. One recent Saturday morning, on a rural property in Fortson, the sound of children laughing and playing could be heard between the occasional horse's neigh.


Should children be activists?

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:47:37 GMT


New self-lubricating condoms could boost their use, prevent STDs

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:20:40 GMT

Self-lubricating condoms may be the answer in helping prevent sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies, researchers have found.


Drug-resistant salmonella from chicken sickens nearly 100

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:23:14 GMT

At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Twenty-one of the sick patients have been hospitalized, though no deaths have been reported.


First US case of rat-sourced virus from the Andes reported

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:43:49 GMT

The first confirmed US case of Andes virus was reported at a Delaware hospital in January, a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said Thursday.


India treats 'Netflix addiction' as internet use surges

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:08:25 GMT

"Netflix and chill" has morphed into an apparent case of "Netflix addiction" for a man in India, where the video-streaming site has surged as areas long cut off from the internet get connected with on-demand entertainment.


Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:00:40 GMT

Beer is the prom king of alcoholic beverages, winning the popularity contest in terms of total volumes drunk. And because its main ingredient, barley, is sensitive to extreme drought and heat, climate change will cause undue pain for all who love their lager, new research suggests.


Ten vegan-friendly versions of tailgate classics

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:36:29 GMT


Immunotherapy-chemo combo extends life for women with aggressive form of breast cancer, study finds

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:48:39 GMT

A combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy added months to the lives of women with triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive type that attacks women under 50.


Memes lead to teenage obesity, lawmakers told

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:46:15 GMT

It's been a bad few weeks for memes.


Rare eye condition was behind da Vinci's genius, research claims

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:27:00 GMT

A rare eye condition helped Leonardo da Vinci paint distance and depth of objects on flat surfaces with the accuracy which he became famous for, new research claims.


The ideal diet to combat climate change

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:12:59 GMT


Can this app help China's forgotten cancer sufferers?

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 03:49:16 GMT


Young survivor of rare polio-like illness now thriving

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 15:26:38 GMT

Lydia Pilarowski had a fever and cough that developed into intense pain, she had unusual weakness, and she couldn't move her left arm.


As global temperatures rise, so will mental health issues, study says

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 19:00:54 GMT

No matter where we live, weather touches each of us daily and the warming effects of climate change go beyond the physical environment.


Most burger chains fail on annual antibiotics report card

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:26:20 GMT

Twenty-five of the top US burger chains were graded on their antibiotic policies in a collaborative report released Wednesday. Only two chains received As, Shake Shack and BurgerFi; the other 23 got a D minus or F.


Hungary's PM bans gender study at colleges saying 'people are born either male or female'

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:22:38 GMT

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is facing a strong backlash from universities this week after banning gender studies programs.


Astronaut recounts harrowing failed space launch

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:27:16 GMT

Two minutes into his first trip to space last Thursday, US astronaut Nick Hague found himself thinking how smoothly the flight was going. "It was everything I expected it to be," he told NASA director Jim Bridenstine at Johnson Space Center on Tuesday.


Trader Joe's and Whole Foods ready-to-eat salads recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 21:09:07 GMT

Ready-to-eat salads have been recalled from popular grocery stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's due to concerns about corn contaminated with salmonella and listeria, the US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service has reported.


USC says it's tentatively agreed to $215M settlement over gynecologist misconduct claims

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:05:45 GMT

The University of Southern California said Friday it has "reached agreement in principle" on a $215 million class-action settlement after students filed lawsuits accusing former campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall of sexually abusing them.


Making art is helping heal veterans, parolees

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:12:16 GMT


Women are more faithful than men, and other myths on female infidelity

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 00:07:14 GMT


States that legalized recreational weed see increase in car accidents, studies say

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:07:14 GMT

The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that the probable cause of a crash that killed 12 people on a church bus near Concan, Texas, in March 2017 was that the 20-year-old man whose truck hit the bus was under the influence of marijuana and a sedative.