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Alternative cancer therapies double risk of death
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:08:40 GMT
Patients who chose alternative therapies to treat a common, curable cancer instead of opting for the recommended medical treatment double their risk of death, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Teen overdose death rate climbed 19% in one year
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:49:11 GMT
The rate of teen drug overdose deaths climbed 19% from 2014 to 2015, from 3.1 deaths per 100,000 teens to 3.7 per 100,000, according to data released this week. The new numbers involve teens ages 15 to 19 and were released by the National Center for Health Statistics.
Eclipse: Tips for safe viewing
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:19:33 GMT
No matter what your plans are for the total solar eclipse on August 21, do not look directly at the sun without your ISO-standard eclipse glasses on -- unless the sun is being completely blocked by the moon.
Charlottesville, hate crimes are public health issue, experts say
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:57:22 GMT
The American College of Physicians has released a new policy statement calling hate crimes "a public health issue." Doctors and public health leaders weigh in on how and why racism and hate crimes can hurt public health.
Most moms aren't putting babies to sleep safely
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:59:43 GMT
Despite a 23-year campaign urging that babies be put to bed on their backs, only 43.7% of US mothers report that they both intend to use this method and actually do so all the time, according to a new study.
Paralyzed man making brain-computer tech a reality
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:22:52 GMT
Ten years after an accident left him paralyzed, Tom Nabarro is using multiple forms of technology to live the live he wants. He hopes brain-computer interfaces could take him even further.
Awkward! The tough transition to middle school
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:05:36 GMT
There is a reason why when people post pictures of themselves during their middle school years on Facebook for "Throwback Thursday," we all stop and take notice.
Asthma, on rise in older adults, tends to be ignored
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:19:31 GMT
In early June, Donna Bilgore Robins stood on a patio in Beaver Creek, Colo., under a crystal-clear blue sky and tried to catch her breath.
When a mom makes her child sick
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:32:20 GMT
"I never saw it coming," said Susan, whose family requested that we not use their last names.
Florida hurt kids to help big GOP donors, doctors say
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:50:52 GMT
Father, son 9/11 first responders die of cancer months apart
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:24:04 GMT
In 2001, Robert Alexander and his father Raymond were 9/11 first responders. Now, the men have died less than a year apart from cancer related to ground zero, their family says.
'Fat but fit' still has higher risk of heart disease
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:41:01 GMT
The idea that you can be overweight or obese yet healthy -- if factors such as your blood sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol levels are normal -- is a myth, according to a new study, and messaging around this should be changed.
White nationalists see a new enemy in pursuit of 'racial purity': Science
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:12:42 GMT
A recent study found that white nationalists use genetic tests to prove their "whiteness," but when they get unfavored results, they find ways to reinterpret or dismiss the science completely.
Is coconut oil healthy?
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:50:43 GMT
According to a recent survey, 72% of Americans think coconut oil is a healthy food.
Coffee shop recalls solar eclipse glasses over safety fears
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:17:32 GMT
Safety concerns have prompted a recall of solar eclipse glasses given away at Dutch Bros Coffee stands.
Using emoticons in work emails make you look incompetent
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:58:26 GMT
Pro tip: Keep the smiley faces out of your work emails, or else the person receiving the message may think you're incompetent.
Caregiver convicted of rape in nursing home
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:30:56 GMT
At first, no one believed them when they said the charming, well-liked aide in the nursing home where they lived had raped them. Now he's going to prison.
Family farm is heaven on earth for dying dogs
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:17:45 GMT
Michele Allen has had many dogs over the years. But a 13-pound shelter dog with heart problems and bad teeth changed her life forever.
Ten-year-old rape victim gives birth in India
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:22:16 GMT
A ten-year old rape victim who was denied an abortion has given birth in northern India.
Why teen pregnancy prevention funding is going away
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:58:21 GMT
The Trump administration is cutting current teen pregnancy prevention programs, due to "poor evaluation results." Yet many researchers, program directors, youth advocates, and city health officials argue otherwise.
These states are best, worst for raising children
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:17:27 GMT
New Hampshire is the best state in which to raise a child, while Mississippi is the worst, according to a report published Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417 million in talcum powder case
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:42:23 GMT
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.
Why whiskey tastes better with a little water
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:53:20 GMT
If anyone has suggested adding a little water to your whiskey, you may want to give it a try. Rather than watering it down, the addition may act as a flavor enhancement, and we now know the science behind it, thanks to a new study.
How can we tell how fat we are?
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:14:43 GMT
When Kate Townsend took her kids for their back-to-school health checkups last month, she got a surprise.
The best and worst countries to be a kid
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 01:51:50 GMT
Children growing up in Niger are at the highest risk of having their childhood cut short, according to a report by Save the Children.
Many more children will suddenly be diagnosed with high blood pressure
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:37:26 GMT
More children and teens are likely to be categorized as having abnormal blood pressure during their annual wellness visits, based on new recommendations released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Classic racing returns to most cycle-loving state in America
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:27:54 GMT
When is a race more than a race? When it's an event.
Are probiotics safe?
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:09:04 GMT
How exactly has our understanding of probiotics changed over time? Here's a look at probiotics' steady rise in popularity, from Europe to America, and where health experts now stand on their benefits.
Why astronauts are using 3-D printers in space
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:14:53 GMT
Astronauts have always had to pack light. Luckily, when they've visited the moon or lived on the International Space Station, Earth is literally in sight. And if they had a medical issue or injury, home wouldn't be far away.
Australian bodybuilder with rare disorder dies after high-protein diet
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:05:10 GMT
Meegan Hefford, a 25-year-old bodybuilder, was found unconscious on June 19 in her Mandurah, Western Australia, apartment, according to CNN affiliate Australia News 7. Days later, Hefford was pronounced dead. Only after her death did her family learn that Hefford, the mother of a 7-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son, had a rare genetic disorder that prevented her body from properly metabolizing her high-protein diet.