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US backs calls for Taiwan to get role New! 2019-05-20 15:49:40The United States is backing calls for Taiwan to be granted observer status at the U.N. health agency's biggest annual gathering, the U.S. health sec

Top Senate Republican would raise minimum smoking age New! 2019-05-20 15:42:13The Senate's top Republican is introducing legislation to raise the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21

Students accused of putting bodily fluids in teachers' New! 2019-05-20 15:24:12Authorities are investigating accusations that students at an Ohio middle school put bodily fluids into food that was then served to teachers

Supreme Court sends dispute over Fosamax back to New! 2019-05-20 15:12:57The Supreme Court is sending a dispute between drugmaker Merck and patients who used its bone-strengthening drug Fosamax back to a lower court

Trump DOJ wants role in lawsuit over pay New! 2019-05-20 14:50:42A federal lawsuit in North Carolina accusing neighboring research universities of conspiring to depress wages for medical professionals is nearing a s

Trial begins in challenge to 4 abortion laws New! 2019-05-20 14:50:27A trial has begun in a lawsuit seeking to overturn restrictions on abortion providers in Virginia

US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion New! 2019-05-20 14:23:29A federal judge is scheduled to hear a women's clinic's request to block a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can

Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values 'sanctity of New! 2019-05-20 14:20:29Alabama's governor says the state's new abortion ban she recently signed into law reflects how much state residents value the "sanctity of life,"

Sextuplets born in Poland; mother and newborns doing New! 2019-05-20 14:16:42A 29-year-old woman has given birth to six babies in Poland in what is believed to be the country's first-ever case of sextuplets

California regulators not taking action against care homes New! 2019-05-20 13:28:39California regulators aren't taking action against care homes that ignore wage theft judgments

Trump's EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states 2019-05-20 11:50:28A small town in Oklahoma is warning communities about the Trump administration's environmental policies

AP Exclusive: UN health agency struggles with travel 2019-05-20 11:28:13The UN health agency spent nearly $192 million on travel last year, with some staffers breaking its own rules by traveling in business class when not

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Why Tuesday’s City Primary Could Mean the End New! 2019-05-20 15:24:24The tax isn’t on the ballot, but the beverage industry has spent more than $600,000 to back City Council and mayoral candidates who want to stri

Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence New! 2019-05-20 15:15:05People who came from higher social classes were more likely to have an inflated sense of their skills, a new study found. This overconfidence was inte

Phys Ed: To Move Is to Thrive. It’s New! 2019-05-20 14:22:23A need and desire to be in motion may have been bred into our DNA before we even became humans.

A.I. Took a Test to Detect Lung Cancer. 2019-05-20 11:29:13Artificial intelligence may help doctors make more accurate readings of CT scans used to screen for lung cancer.

Personal Health: Millions Take Gabapentin for Pain. But 2019-05-20 10:45:52“There is very little data to justify how these drugs are being used and why they should be in the top 10 in sales,” a researcher said.

Turmeric Takes a Star Turn in Cocktails 2019-05-20 10:32:49The spice widely praised as a curative superfood is showing up in a different kind of medication.

French Patient in Right-to-Die Dispute Is Taken Off 2019-05-20 07:32:20Vincent Lambert was left in a vegetative state after a 2008 car accident. His family has been split over whether to let doctors stop artificially feed

The Checkup: Is ‘Digital Addiction’ a Real Threat 2019-05-20 05:00:03Think of screens as something to handle in moderation, like food, rather than something without any healthy place in our lives, like heroin, experts

The New Health Care: Is Our Health Care 2019-05-20 05:00:02Putting a price on longevity or well-being is tricky, but not impossible.

Deadly Germs, Lost Cures: Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly 2019-05-19 20:29:15In its decision to approve two drugs for orange and grapefruit trees, the E.P.A. largely ignored objections from the C.D.C. and the F.D.A., which fear

What Does It Really Mean to Be 6 2019-05-19 11:07:13So-called ‘heartbeat’ legislation restricting abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy has started a conversation about when most wom

Maternity Leave for Sponsored Runners 2019-05-18 08:00:01A video about female runners losing their pay and health insurance if they are pregnant sends ripples through the running world.

Scientific American: Health

Measles Outbreaks Follow a Predictable Path—Provided People Get 2019-05-09 15:00:00In the past, measles outbreaks have been brought under control with vaccines, but the dynamic may be shifting -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The World Health Organization Needs to Put Human 2019-05-09 12:30:00We can “nudge” our way toward a healthier planet -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

We Need to Make Organ Transplantation Easier 2019-05-09 12:00:00To start with, says a successful donor, let’s make insurers cover the anti-rejection meds recipients will need for the rest of their lives -- Re

Can Fiber Cancel Out Calories? 2019-05-09 11:30:00Nutrition Diva explains how eating more fiber can (and can’t) help you manage your weight and which foods to choose -- Read more on ScientificAm

Pausing Fertility: What Will Happen When the Eggs 2019-05-09 09:00:00Technical advances are driving a boom in egg freezing, which promises to let women put off pregnancy indefinitely. But will the science live up to the

Humility Is the First Step toward a Healthier 2019-05-09 07:00:00It sometimes feels like science can do anything—but our health, like the cosmos, is shaped by forces that can dwarf even our most brilliant adva

It's Time to End the War on Women's 2019-05-08 17:15:00Republican efforts to dismantle U.S. health care unfairly target one gender -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Rural Areas Drive Increases in Global Obesity 2019-05-08 15:00:00A large-scale study shows that weight gain in rural areas is the main factor currently driving the obesity epidemic -- Read more on ScientificAmerican

Infections and Drugs to Treat Them Tied to 2019-05-08 06:45:00A new study adds to growing evidence that immune system dysfunction and altered gut microbes may contribute to the development of eating disorders --

We've Made Astonishing Progress in Treating Stroke 2019-05-07 14:00:00During Stroke Awareness Month, it's important to note how far we've come, but also how much we still need to learn -- Read more on ScientificAmerica

Can "the Pill" Improve Relationship Satisfaction? 2019-05-07 09:00:00Taking birth-control pills might have broad, unintended and even surprising side effects -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Affordable Care Act and Economic Opportunity 2019-05-06 14:00:00Medicaid expansion makes it less likely that the children of poor mothers will grow up to be poor adults -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Many Elite Athletes Ashamed to Seek Help for 2019-05-18 03:00:00Title: Many Elite Athletes Ashamed to Seek Help for Mental IllnessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019

Are Diets High in Processed Foods a Recipe 2019-05-18 03:00:00Title: Are Diets High in Processed Foods a Recipe for Obesity?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:0

Red Cross Needs Type O Blood to Ease 2019-05-18 03:00:00Title: Red Cross Needs Type O Blood to Ease ShortageCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Former President Jimmy Carter Leaves Hospital After Surgery 2019-05-18 03:00:00Title: Former President Jimmy Carter Leaves Hospital After Surgery for Broken HipCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Rev

Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana a 2019-05-18 03:00:00Title: Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana a Mixed BagCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019

What to Do When Your Child Throws a 2019-05-18 03:00:00Title: What to Do When Your Child Throws a FitCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain? 2019-05-18 03:00:00Title: Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00

LED Blue Light Poses Eye, Sleep Risks: Report 2019-05-18 03:00:00Title: LED Blue Light Poses Eye, Sleep Risks: ReportCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Bedbugs Date Back to T. Rex's Time 2019-05-18 03:00:00Title: Bedbugs Date Back to T. Rex's TimeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

AHA News: Study Finds Higher Risk of Stroke-Linked 2019-05-18 03:00:00Title: AHA News: Study Finds Higher Risk of Stroke-Linked Plaque in Men, Possible Test for WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLas

Pool Chemicals Harm Thousands Every Summer 2019-05-18 03:00:00Title: Pool Chemicals Harm Thousands Every SummerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry: CDC 2019-05-18 03:00:00Title: Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:0


Midwife discovers that she delivered her assistant 19 2019-05-20 13:00:39A midwife in training made a shocking discovery after helping deliver her first baby: her instructor had delivered her 19 years earlier.

'Game of Thrones' counseling available for those mourning 2019-05-20 12:07:53For many “Game of Thrones” super fans, last night’s series finale felt more like losing a loved one than the end of a television sho

Vienna Beef recalls more than 2,000 pounds of 2019-05-20 08:51:07The “skinless beef frankfurters” were shipped to Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, according to a USDA product recall notice.

Dallas teen beats stage 4 cancer to graduate 2019-05-19 19:40:57Joshua Suarez beat stage four testicular cancer, and now is ready to graduate high school in Texas.

6 everyday products that could cause you to 2019-05-19 06:00:56But poppy seeds aren’t the only ingredient that could show up on a toxicology screen.

Chef temporarily lost hearing after eating spicy meal: 2019-05-19 05:00:25If eating one of the hottest chili peppers sounds daunting, imagine crushing one hundred of them into a spaghetti dish and calling it a meal.

Processed foods may be addictive, 'landmark' study claims 2019-05-18 15:56:02Anyone who’s ever pulled open a bag of potato chips knows how hard it can be to set it aside unfinished.

Sleep paralysis: Causes, symptoms and treatment 2019-05-18 05:00:37People may wake in the middle of the night and find themselves unable to move or utter a sound.

Teen diagnosed with early menopause says she won't 2019-05-17 15:32:12A teenager going through early menopause at age 15 is finding support with a group of girls who were diagnosed with similar conditions.

Mom contracts sepsis from medical swab left inside 2019-05-17 15:28:05Paige Balding, 20, was diagnosed with sepsis after she gave birth to her son Hunter Jae July last year.

Texas woman taken off life support against family's 2019-05-17 12:55:59A Texas woman was taken off life-support Monday, against her family's wishes, after the hospital invoked a law allowing them to deny further car

Exclusive: U.S. drug czar to travel to China 2019-05-17 11:19:00U.S. drug czar James Carroll says he will be traveling to China by year's end to inspect their efforts to crack down on fentanyl manufacturers and pr

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One in seven babies born too small, study 2019-05-17 15:22:45 More than 20 million newborns weighed less than 5.5 pounds in 2015, and many of them were born in middle- and low-income countries.

Few veterans use weight loss medicine despite great 2019-05-17 13:19:34 Fewer than 1 percent of veterans who need of weight loss management medication actually use them, despite the growing weight problem among that group

Asthma app reduces children's hospital visits, study says 2019-05-17 11:18:37 Families were able to reduce the number of asthma-related hospital visits for their children using the eAsthma Tracker, according to a new study.

Most college alcohol policies fall short of 'most 2019-05-17 09:57:02 More than half university alcohol policies fail to get the "most effective" rating from experts to reduce problematic drinking on college campuses

NIH: Ultra-processed foods bring on overeating, weight gain 2019-05-16 19:19:19 People who ate a diet of ultra-processed foods consumed more calories and put on more weight compared to those who ate a diet of minimally processed

Weight loss surgery in teen years may improve 2019-05-16 16:32:34 After having weight loss surgery, a group of teens with obesity lost 26 percent of the body weight -- while the adults with obesity lost 29 percent o

Antibiotic therapy slows Alzheimer's disease in male mice 2019-05-16 15:30:07 A long-term antibiotic treatment limited the growth of amyloid plaques in the brain by decreasing inflammation in the gut microbiome of male mice, re

Study: Long-term stroke rate down 50 percent for 2019-05-16 13:19:33 Over the long-term, strokes have dropped by 53 percent for adults older than age 55, and have declined by about 39 percent for people aged 35-55, acc

Pot legalization increases car crashes, injuries, but little 2019-05-16 09:56:45 In Colorado, motor vehicle accidents went up by 10 percent, and alcohol abuse and overdoses that resulted in injury or death climbed by 5 percent, af

Fast walkers may live longer, study says 2019-05-15 17:34:58 People whose body weight range from underweight to obese have a longer life expectancy if they walk more briskly compared to those in the same weight

Study: Dialysis provider charges private insurers four times 2019-05-15 15:46:04 Private insurers paid four times more to cover patients for dialysis treatment than government insurance programs.

Lowering blood pressure may decrease stroke-related brain bleeding 2019-05-15 12:05:29 Intensive blood pressure treatment may reduce the amount of deep brain bleeding in people who have a stroke -- which may help researchers and doctors

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