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Indian state takes a step forward for transgender rights
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:46:22 GMT
The southern Indian state of Kerala announced this month that it would reserve places for transgender students in the state's higher education institutions, a move aimed at easing their stigmatization.
Lebanon preparing to legalize growing cannabis, says House speaker
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:26:39 GMT
Lebanon's parliament is preparing to legalize cannabis cultivation and its production for medicinal use, House Speaker Nabih Berri told US Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard on Tuesday according to Lebanon's official news agency.
Woman's tingling legs turned out to be parasite in her back
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:50:13 GMT
The woman who came into the emergency room in Dijon, France, said she had been having difficulty riding her horse for three months. Her symptoms had only gotten worse, from weakness to falls to feeling electric shocks in both legs.
Having 5 or more babies may increase Alzheimer's risk, study finds
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:00:08 GMT
Giving birth to five or more children may increase Alzheimer's risk by 70% in old age, according to a new study of women in Korea and Greece.
Valsartan drug recall: 4 things patients should know
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:10:59 GMT
Several common drugs that contain valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, were recalled in the United States on Friday due to an "impurity" in the drug that poses a potential cancer risk.
Is sparkling water as hydrating as regular water?
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:06:06 GMT
Good news: Sparkling water (including the flavored kind), which often helps with the taste fatigue some people experience with plain water, is just as hydrating as non-carbonated water.
UNC coach under fire over his remarks on football's link to brain illness
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:26:54 GMT
University of North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora is under fire after he questioned the validity of studies on a degenerative brain illness that affects players.
The latest class on the Indian curriculum: Happiness
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:57:48 GMT
"Happiness," spell the large letters on the chalkboard in a classroom in the Government Boys' Senior Secondary School in the southwest of India's capital, Delhi.
EPA rolls back Obama-era coal ash regulations
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:03:22 GMT
As one of his first major acts as acting director of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler signed and finalized new standards overseeing coal ash, the leftover waste created by power plants that burn coal. The new rules are a revision of 2015 regulations that were put into place by the Obama administration after two significant industrial coal ash spills.
Baltimore bans sugary drinks from kids' menus
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:40:26 GMT
Baltimore became the largest city in the United States to bar soda and other sugary drinks from restaurants' kids' menus this week.
Winds lift beach umbrella, launching it through a tourist's ankle
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:25:49 GMT
Heavy winds uprooted several beach umbrellas along the Jersey Shore on Monday, and a British tourist was impaled by one of the aluminum stakes.
Salmonella outbreak in 26 states tied to raw turkey
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:14:00 GMT
An outbreak of salmonella linked to raw turkey products has sickened at least 90 people across 26 states, according to the CDC. People reported preparing or eating turkey products that were purchased raw, including ground turkey, turkey pieces, and whole turkey.
Liver disease deaths spike among young Americans
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:19:44 GMT
More Americans, especially young people, are dying of conditions related to liver cirrhosis, according to a new study.
McDonald's pulls salads from 3,000 restaurants after parasite sickens dozens
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 05:17:22 GMT
An outbreak of cyclospora linked to McDonald's salads has sickened at least 61 people in seven states, federal health officials said Friday.
An entire medical school class will get free tuition after donation
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:31:50 GMT
Students at the University of Houston's new medical school won't need to worry about tuition. It's paid for.
FDA joins 22 countries' recall of common heart drug
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:46:16 GMT
A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk.
A 5-year-old died from cancer but wrote his own obituary
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:35:58 GMT
Garrett Michael Matthias was diagnosed with a rare pediatric cancer nine months ago, but wrote his own obituary full of things he loved.
Liver cancer death rate in US surged 43% in 16 years
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:26:04 GMT
Death rates from liver cancer increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has declined.
Spider bite led to leg being amputated, woman says
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:38:52 GMT
A mother of three in West Memphis, Arkansas, says a spider bite ended up costing her a leg.
ADHD study links teens' symptoms with digital media use
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:19:36 GMT
The more teens check social media and stream video, the more likely they might develop symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a new study suggests.
Bill Gates jump-starts research on test for Alzheimer's
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 21:23:04 GMT
Bill Gates joins a coalition of investors giving $30 million to find a "reliable, affordable" diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease.
Having a working mom has benefits for kids later in life, study says
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:36:05 GMT
Growing up with a working mom may have some benefits for both daughters and sons later in life.
An earlier dinner may lower your risk of some cancers
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 22:01:29 GMT
People who eat dinner before 9 p.m. -- or at least two hours before going to sleep -- have a 20% lower risk of breast and prostate cancer than those who eat after 10 p.m. or go to bed shortly after supper, researchers found.
Grocery chain recalls pasta salad over salmonella risk after 20 people get sick
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 02:15:49 GMT
A Midwestern grocery store chain is recalling pasta salad that might be linked to 20 people getting sick from salmonella, the company said Tuesday.
Remains of bread baked 14,400 years ago found in Jordan
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:00:11 GMT
Archeologists have discovered the burnt remains of a flatbread baked 14,400 years ago, more than 4,000 years before the advent of agriculture.
Non-dairy beverages like soy and almond milk may not be 'milk,' FDA suggests
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:32:48 GMT
Got milk? If you're buying "milk" made with non-dairy products like almonds or oats, the US Food and Drug Administration isn't so sure you do.
Are 'breakthrough' drugs as safe as other FDA-approved medicines?
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:08:04 GMT
New research questions the quality of drugs given the "breakthrough therapy" designation by the US Food and Drug Administration. In late 2012, the FDA created this designation to speed the process for reviewing not-yet-approved experimental medicines intended to treat serious or life-threatening conditions.
How a freezer failure changed everything for two dads
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 19:41:47 GMT
A gay couple wanted a family and, with the help of two women, had a son. When a storage tank holding embryos, or future siblings, failed, the outcome touched them all.
California keeps close eye on whooping cough after infant's death
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:22:25 GMT
The first whooping cough death in California since 2016 was confirmed Tuesday.