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(Reuters Health) - Adding fluoride to the water supply prevents tooth decay, but women who drink fluoridated water during pregnancy may also trim the IQs of their male children by a few points, according to a Canadian study that suggests a serious drawback to a long-established public health intervention.
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Reuters: Health News
Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding on Monday named Eli Lilly executive Levi Garraway to succeed Sandra Horning as chief medical officer and head of global product development.
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Reuters: Health News
The United States recorded 21 new measles cases last week, raising the total number of cases for the year to 1,203 across 30 states in the worst outbreak of the virus since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Reuters: Health News
The United States recorded 21 new measles cases last week, a 1.8% increase, taking the total cases for the year to 1,203 in the worst outbreak since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Reuters: Health News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just announced an investigation into 94 cases in which vaping could be to blame for severe lung injuries. Anna Werner talked with one young man who blames e-cigarette use for his collapsed lung, and who has started a social media campaign against vaping.
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
CBS News: Health
Britons should get vaccinated against measles and ignore online "mumbo-jumbo" about dangers of the jabs, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday after a resurgence of the disease.
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Reuters: Health News
As the CDC and state health departments investigate acute lung injuries possibly tied to e-cigarettes, one teen launches a social media campaign, #lunglove, against vaping
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
CBS News: Health
Cauda equina syndrome requires decompression surgery within hours to avoid catastrophic damage.
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
BBC News: Health
(Natural News) Looking for another natural medicine for high blood pressure? Researchers from South Africa and Zambia suggest taking the African medicinal plant called Senecio serratuloides. S. serratuloides is used in folk medicine to treat hypertension, skin problems, internal and external sores, rashes, burns, and wounds. Because of its efficacy, it is traditionally referred to...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
NaturalNews.com
(Natural News) The last five decades saw hundreds of species of frogs, toads, and other amphibians suffer drastic drops in numbers. Close to a hundred species have gone extinct. Researchers attributed the widespread declines and extinction to a ravenous fungal disease called chytridiomycosis. Chytridiomycosis eats the moist skin of amphibians, leaving the animals vulnerable. It wiped...
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
NaturalNews.com
A fall in uptake of the MMR vaccine means the UK has lost its measles-free status.
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
BBC News: Health
Earlier
Eduard Pernkopf created an "atlas" of anatomy by dissecting the bodies of Nazi political prisoners.
Sun, Aug 18, 2019
BBC News: Health
Keith Castle was the first UK heart recipient to live for more than five years afterwards.
Sun, Aug 18, 2019
BBC News: Health
(Natural News) If being subjected to radiation and groped at the airport wasn't enough, now airline passengers will be monitored in their seats by CCTV cameras that can randomly take pictures of you, watch you eat, and pick your nose. In Hong Kong, individual camera screens are being installed in every headrest, glaring at each...
Sun, Aug 18, 2019
NaturalNews.com
(Natural News) As nearly all Democrats and their sycophantic allies in the “mainstream” media accuse President Donald Trump of being a tyrant and the second coming of Adolph Hitler, it is they who are champions of lawlessness and tyranny, especially when it comes to the enforcement of immigration law. Over the past several months, Democrat...
Sun, Aug 18, 2019
NaturalNews.com
(Natural News) Let your sweet tooth rejoice: Eating dark chocolate is good for your cardiovascular health, says a recent study in the journal Nutrition. The research, a collaboration between the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (IPC) in Portugal and the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, revealed that just a few squares of dark chocolate – in particular, those with 90 percent cocoa content – can...
Sun, Aug 18, 2019
NaturalNews.com
Members of rival Iraqi biker gangs, clad in studded leather and black berets, burst out of their semi-circles to break dance, their tattoo-covered arms waving neon glowsticks.
Sun, Aug 18, 2019
Reuters: Lifestyle
"We cannot let burn pit exposure veterans be the 'Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange' of our generation"
Sat, Aug 17, 2019
CBS News: Health
At least 15 states have identified more than 120 cases of lung disease or injury that could be linked to vaping, a CNN survey of state health departments has found.
Sat, Aug 17, 2019
CNN.com: Health
Over 1.5 million American troops were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan between 2001 and 2011. Many returned with visible scars of war -- but for some, their injury is hidden. At some of the military bases throughout those regions, waste materials were disposed of in giant so-called "burn pits," and breathing fumes from those fires appears to have damaged the health of countless veterans. Barry Petersen reports.
Sat, Aug 17, 2019
CBS News: Health
Tom Wilson died after an accident during a hockey match, but his organs and tissues have saved more than 50 people.
Sat, Aug 17, 2019
BBC News: Health
Product sold in four states is possibly tainted with toxin that can cause life-threatening illness or death
Fri, Aug 16, 2019
CBS News: Health
Tamas Irsai was a teenager when he last sang in the choir in Budapest's Rumbach synagogue during World War Two, before most Hungarian Jews were deported to death camps.
Fri, Aug 16, 2019
Reuters: Lifestyle
A hotel in downtown Atlanta is reopening its doors to visitors after it closed last month so that health officials could investigate an outbreak of potentially deadly Legionnaires' disease linked to the premises.
Fri, Aug 16, 2019
CNN.com: Health
People often equate the condition with quickly changing your mind or emotions. That's simplistic and wrong.
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
HuffingtonPost.com: Healthy Living
Oliver Fagalilo takes a labored breath and tenses his body before a sharp steel comb, dipped in ink, drives into his skin.
Wed, Aug 14, 2019
Reuters: Lifestyle
A Spanish businessman has bought a statue symbolizing women forced to work in Japanese military brothels which was removed from an exhibition in Japan after organizers received threats over the piece.
Wed, Aug 14, 2019
Reuters: Lifestyle
Here's what doctors want you to know about fertility timelines and conceiving.
Wed, Aug 14, 2019
HuffingtonPost.com: Healthy Living
Kamala Harris is a spin class and cooking devotee and Cory Booker meditates daily.
Wed, Aug 14, 2019
HuffingtonPost.com: Healthy Living
Legionnaires' disease is a serious type of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacterium, which is found in fresh water, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tue, Aug 13, 2019
CNN.com: Health
A 60-metre tall semi-circle of steel cast to look from a distance like a towering but incomplete ring, is set to surprise drivers taking a scenic tour in the south of Belgium to France or Luxembourg.
Tue, Aug 13, 2019
Reuters: Lifestyle
A 72-year-old's false teeth got stuck in his throat during surgery and weren't discovered for eight days, doctors have said.
Tue, Aug 13, 2019
CNN.com: Health
An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease tied to a prominent Atlanta hotel is the largest recorded Legionella outbreak in Georgia, an official with the public health department told CNN on Sunday.
Mon, Aug 12, 2019
CNN.com: Health
Plus, advice on how to get a good night's rest when it's warm.
Mon, Aug 12, 2019
HuffingtonPost.com: Healthy Living
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Fri, Aug 09, 2019
HuffingtonPost.com: Healthy Living
If there is a common language in the food world, it's barbecue. Tailgating and barbecue, it doesn't get better than that
Mon, Jun 17, 2019
CNN.com: Living
The Munich rampage led many parents to worry that violent video games may be negatively affecting their own teens, but recent studies suggest little to no effect.
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
CNN.com: Living
One out of two teenagers feels "addicted" to their phone, according to a recent study. Statistics like this may have fueled two major Apple investors to push the company to offer more flexible parental controls. Apple has since announced that it's working on new ways to protect kids from smartphone addiction, but will it be too little too late?
Fri, Jan 12, 2018
FOXNews.com: Health
Jim Morelli gets advice from an expert on how to handle the next phase of life.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
CNN.com: Living
The reigning orthodoxy among public health officials is that more government spending on sex education for youth means fewer teen pregnancies. Now, however, British researchers have found empirical evidence of exactly the opposite effect.
Thu, Jun 08, 2017
FOXNews.com: Health
For most indoor plants, the light from a west-facing window is a welcome compromise between the bright but usually weaker light from an east-facing window and the direct and often very bright light let in through a south-facing window. As a result, plants that like a little more light but can't handle hot direct sun are happiest with this exposure. It's often a good location for flowering houseplants as well as ones with variegated or even nongreen foliage, as it tends to intensify foliage color.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016
FOXNews.com: Lifestyle
From keeping books you haven't read (and probably never will) to hanging on to the mountains of art and school papers your child brings home, it's often the little decisions we make about what to keep (and where it goes) that have the biggest impact on how much clutter we accumulate. But by examining your thought process and putting a few strategies in place, you can outsmart these five common clutter traps.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016
FOXNews.com: Lifestyle
On the very first episode of the MTV reality series "Teen Mom," back in 2009, the cameras were rolling as Catelynn, one of the girls on the show, talked to her doctor about birth control. She made the decision to get a Mirena intrauterine device, known as an IUD; it's more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy and lasts for five years.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016
CNN.com: Living
Watch two toddlers reunite after being separated at a Chinese orphanage. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the heartwarming hugfest.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016
CNN.com: Living
This Sunday, go beyond ham with these fantastic Easter dinner ideas.
Mon, Mar 21, 2016
FOXNews.com: Lifestyle
Pope Francis has suggested that women threatened with the Zika virus could use artificial contraception but not abort their fetus, saying there's a clear moral difference between aborting a fetus and preventing a pregnancy.
Fri, Feb 19, 2016
FOXNews.com: Health
California officials in charge of workplace safety voted down a proposal Thursday that would have put condoms on porn actors, heeding the call of scores of industry officials who said doing so would force them to make films nobody would watch.
Fri, Feb 19, 2016
FOXNews.com: Health
Being busy often means putting yourself lower on the priority list—so staying healthy, energized, and (relatively) de-stressed becomes that much more challenging.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015
FOXNews.com: Health