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How kidnapping survivor Midsi Sanchez uses her trauma to help missing and exploited children
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:01:07 GMT
Twenty-seven-year-old Midsi Sanchez has spent the last decade advocating for missing and exploited children.
Nikki Haley is criticized for her comment on health care in Finland
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:06:56 GMT
The top Finnish envoy to the United Nations joined a chorus of people slamming Nikki Haley for saying the European nation's health care system is lacking compared to that of the United States.
Hundreds of cities, counties and Native American tribes file federal lawsuit against Sackler family over opioid crisis
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:38:44 GMT
More than 600 cities, counties and Native American tribes from 28 states have filed a federal lawsuit against eight members of the Sackler family -- owners of the pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma LP -- accusing them of creating the opioid addiction crisis through ownership of the company that manufactures the painkiller OxyContin.
Chickenpox parties and natural immunity: Your questions answered
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:47:13 GMT
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin recently said he chose to expose all nine of his children to the chickenpox instead of giving them the vaccine.
Do you lose nutrients when juicing fruits and veggies? Yes, actually
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:54:08 GMT
Juicing has some benefits but in the process you may lose needed fiber and antioxidants by drinking instead of eating your fruits and vegetables.
Are breast implants safe enough? The FDA reviews the popular procedure this week
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 19:53:46 GMT
Many women have breast implants with no serious complications, but there have been cases where women suffer pain and fatigue, among other health problems.
Almost 70,000 pounds of Tyson chicken strips recalled
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:24:47 GMT
Tyson Foods is recalling chicken strips that may contain metal, federal food safety officials said Thursday.
Contaminated ground beef that made over 400 people ill could still be in your freezer, CDC warns
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:44:11 GMT
An outbreak of salmonella infections that led to the recall of more than 5 million pounds of ground beef in December is over, the Centers for Disease Control announced Friday, but warns that many consumers could still have contaminated beef in their freezers.
Slashing fossil fuel use could save millions of lives at risk due to air pollution, study says
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 19:12:45 GMT
Many premature deaths around the globe are due to air pollution, which can cause heart, lung and other diseases. New research suggests that a rapid reduction in air pollution emissions would save millions of lives.
Fentanyl deaths skyrocketed more than 1,000% over five years in the US. Here's who it's killing
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:57:25 GMT
Deaths from the synthetic opioid fentanyl skyrocketed more than 1,000% from 2011 to 2016, according to a report released Thursday.
New film's love story recalls tragic tale of a real-life 'Fault in Our Stars' couple
Sat, 16 Mar 2019 17:23:20 GMT
Dave Prager intends to watch the new movie "Five Feet Apart" hidden away in a corner of the theater where no one can watch him cry.
Anti-vaxers and Facebook: The four subgroups that fuel online attacks
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:48:29 GMT
In the ongoing -- and sometimes vicious -- vaccination debates online, pediatricians who are vocal vaccine advocates have become frequent targets of anti-vaxers.
Measles cases surpass 300 this year, CDC says
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 18:03:55 GMT
At least 314 cases of measles have been reported in the United States since January 1, according to national numbers shared Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Avocados recalled in 6 states over listeria concerns
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:59:10 GMT
California-grown avocados sold in bulk to retail stores in six states by the Henry Avocado Corporation are being recalled due to potential contamination with the bacterium listeria monocytogenes, the company announced on Saturday.
Tate galleries to stop accepting donations from Sackler family amid opioid crisis
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:20:41 GMT
As criticism mounts over its purported connection with America's opioid crisis, the Sackler family may be falling out of favor with the art world.
Cannabis-related ER visits in Colorado jump threefold after legalization, study says
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 22:01:22 GMT
Although edible cannabis only made up 0.32% of sales in Colorado from 2014 to 2016, 10.7% of cannabis-related emergency department visits at UCHealth University of Colorado were due to edibles.
Her son died. And then anti-vaxers attacked her
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:47:48 GMT
Not long ago, a 4-year-old boy died of the flu. His mother, under doctor's orders, watched his two little brothers like a hawk, terrified they might get sick and die, too.
Call for taxes and regulations on kids' access to sugary drinks
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:15:25 GMT
Physicians' groups have long taken a stand against high consumption of sugary drinks in the United States -- and now they are calling for several policies to limit access to sugar-sweetened beverages among children and teens.
She was once the smallest baby born in Texas. Now, she works in the NICU of the hospital that saved her life
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 02:26:34 GMT
When Tammy Lewis was born, she was 3½ months early and weighed in at only 1 pound 4 ounces. Her family faced the harsh reality their newborn's survival rate was 5-10%.
Car crash ER visits fell in states that ban texting while driving, study says
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:03:52 GMT
States with bans on texting while driving saw an average 4% reduction in emergency department visits after motor vehicle crashes, an equivalent of 1,632 traffic-related emergency department visits per year, according to a new analysis.
Arkansas bill pushes to ban abortion in Down syndrome cases
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:53:18 GMT
A bill that would prohibit abortions after tests indicate that a fetus may have Down syndrome overwhelmingly cleared the Arkansas state Senate and is now under consideration in the state House.
Why you can't just eat one cookie or potato chip
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 08:34:02 GMT
Have you ever found yourself staring at an empty bag of cookies you just devoured? Don't beat yourself up. Your brain is wired to eat that cookie -- and the next 10. It's as automatic a response as running away from a loud noise.
Parkland suicide deaths highlight long-term psychological impacts of mass shootings
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 21:14:12 GMT
The communities of Parkland and Newtown are mourning the suicides of two students and a parent this week. The ongoing grief in the these cities scarred by gun violence is now mixed with a need to remain vigilant for signs of distress in close relatives and friends.
More than 1,000 Ebola cases reported in outbreak
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:38:16 GMT
The deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has surpassed 1,000 cases, according to the country's health ministry.
Stronger hurricanes could decimate forests and accelerate climate change, warns study
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:29:16 GMT
A new study of how Puerto Rican forests were damaged by Hurricane Maria suggests forests across the Atlantic Tropics could become less biodiverse and become net carbon emitters as climate change drives more powerful storms.
A morning fitness routine that's good for your brain, too
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:58:27 GMT
Cardiovascular exercise is good for blood flow, which benefits the body and the brain.
Mumps outbreak grows at Temple University, 'strong recommendation' for vaccine
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:02:50 GMT
Temple University in Philadelphia has reported 74 cases of mumps in an outbreak that began last month, according to a notification sent to the university community on Thursday.
Kale joins the ranks of the annual 'Dirty Dozen' pesticide list
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 04:46:20 GMT
Kale, that popular green of the health conscious, has joined the ignoble list of 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues, according to the Environmental Working Group. The last time kale was on the list was in 2009 when it was ranked eighth. Strawberries and spinach took the top two spots again this year, respectively, followed by kale.
Daily or high-potency cannabis increases risk of psychotic disorder, study finds
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 23:31:37 GMT
Legalization of marijuana, both for medical and recreational use, continues to spread across the globe even as the possible health risks (or benefits) are not fully known. Case in point, according to new research, people who use cannabis daily, as well as those who use high-potency weed, may be three times more likely to develop psychotic disorder than never-users.
A new 'male birth control' pill might be safe, but there's still a long way to go, researchers say
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:45:38 GMT
Many people are looking forward to a time when men will be able to take an oral contraceptive.