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The ideal diet to combat climate change
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:12:59 GMT
WHO says Congo Ebola outbreak not a public health emergency
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:52:48 GMT
The ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not meet the criteria of a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
New self-lubricating condoms could boost their use, prevent STDs
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:56:26 GMT
Self-lubricating condoms may be the answer in helping prevent sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies, researchers have found.
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.
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.
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.
Memes lead to teenage obesity, lawmakers told
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:14:21 GMT
It's been a bad few weeks for memes.
'There is no God,' says Stephen Hawking in final book
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:34:20 GMT
There is no God -- that's the conclusion of the celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking, whose final book is published Tuesday.
A young mom's powerful obituary is shedding light on opioid addiction
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:50:37 GMT
A young Vermont mother who died as a result of opioid addiction is being memorialized by her family in a fearless obituary calling for a more open understanding of the illness that took her life.
PrEP can 'significantly' reduce HIV rates across populations, study says
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:00:11 GMT
HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, the use of drugs to prevent HIV infection, among men who have sex with men can significantly reduce new infections across an entire population of men, a new study finds.
Making art is helping heal veterans, parolees
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:12:16 GMT
Family makes last-minute plea to keep 9-year-old daughter on ventilator
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:57:02 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.
Hospital gives children electric cars to drive themselves to operations
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:48:10 GMT
A hospital in England has come up with a creative way to make operations a little less daunting for children, by providing them with miniature electric cars.
127 cases of polio-like illness under investigation, CDC says
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:19:05 GMT
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received reports of 127 patients under investigation for acute flaccid myelitis this year. Of these, 62 have been confirmed by the CDC, and the remainder continue to be investigated, said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the agency's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. noting that the confirmed cases are in 22 states.
What is the Zika risk of pregnant Meghan's visit to Fiji and Tonga?
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:48:14 GMT
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child, the UK's royal family announced Monday as the couple arrived in Australia for their first tour overseas.
Corporal punishment bans tied to less youth violence
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 22:30:49 GMT
Countries who ban spanking and other forms of corporal punishment have less youth violence, says study of 88 nations.
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.
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.
Should children be activists?
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:47:37 GMT
Chemical changes in e-cigarette liquids can make them irritants, study says
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:00:09 GMT
Even if you check the ingredient list on your flavored e-cigarette, you may not know what you're actually inhaling, according to a new study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zika spreads rapidly in India
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:36:19 GMT
The number of people infected with the Zika virus in India has increased to 80 confirmed cases in the western state of Rajasthan, including at least 18 pregnant women.
US fertility rates down, first-time moms getting older
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:54:07 GMT
First-time mothers in the United States grew older on average over the past decade while total fertility rates declined, a new government report shows.
Abuse of women in European parliaments widespread
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:02:48 GMT
Sexism, harassment and violence against women are widespread in European parliaments, according to a study published Tuesday.
Weed was legal in Canada for a whole hour before someone got a ticket for driving and toking
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:17:50 GMT
Pot was legalized in Canada on Wednesday, and things went great ... for exactly one hour.
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.
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.