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Her kidney donation now could save her granddaughter's life later

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:08:00 GMT

When Meghann Adams learned that she was pregnant in early 2015, she was ecstatic. Starting a family with her husband, Chris, had not been easy, but she was carrying twins. They were to be named Delly and Aubrey.


Beijing issues rare public warning on 'serious' swine fever crisis

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:04:31 GMT

Chinese authorities have announced strict new measures in an attempt to halt the country's fast-growing African swine fever crisis, which has spread to 18 provinces and led to the culling of more than 200,000 pigs.


Low-carb diets might be best for maintaining weight loss, study says

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:59:39 GMT

The best way to maintain weight loss may be to change your diet to one low in carbohydrates, according to new research.


Ikigai: The Japanese secret to living longer

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 02:33:10 GMT

What if you could live longer just by doing more of what you love to do most?


US has highest rate of drug overdoses, study says

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 22:00:28 GMT

The United States has more than double the rate of premature overdose deaths of at least 12 other countries, according to a new study.


Freakshakes contain "grotesque" levels of sugar, say campaigners

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:13:41 GMT

It will come as no surprise that milkshakes loaded with sweets, chocolate bars, cream and cake, known as freakshakes, contain "grotesque levels" of sugar.


How China can fix its eyesight crisis

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:32:16 GMT

President Xi Jinping recently described myopia as an epidemic affecting China's younger generations.


After separation, Bhutanese conjoined twins want to be close

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:00:50 GMT

Despite their new-found independence, the Bhutanese conjoined twins who were separated by doctors in Australia last week still want to be close to each other, nurses have told reporters.


Deadly multistate salmonella outbreak related to raw turkey grows

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:43:39 GMT

As Thanksgiving nears, there are 74 more cases of salmonella, including 1 death, linked to raw turkey products, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and it's still a mystery as to where the tainted turkey products come from.


As more cases confirmed, CDC says evidence suggests 'viral association' for AFM

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:36:57 GMT

There are 10 more confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like illness that mostly affects children, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 90 in 27 states this year.


Helping children process hate: A Jewish perspective

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:23:04 GMT

Having children tends to increase our agony during moments of violence. I don't know a parent who, after hearing about innocent people being hurt or killed, doesn't instinctively reach for their kids and long to never let go.


Combat climate change by cutting beef and lamb production, report says

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:58:06 GMT

A new report a British advisory body has called for a 20%-50% cut in the number of sheep and cattle to help combat climate change -- adding to the growing international consensus that eating red meat is not only bad for your health, it is also bad for the environment.


These jobs have highest suicide rates in the United States, according to the CDC

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:33:19 GMT

Men who work in construction and extraction had the highest rates of suicide in the United States, according to a report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For women, suicide rates were highest among those who work in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media.


High school e-cigarette use has jumped nearly 80%. Now, the FDA wants new regulations

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:01:49 GMT

Vaping increased nearly 80% among high schoolers and 50% among middle schoolers since last year, prompting the US Food and Drug Administration to propose new measures against flavored nicotine products that have propelled the rise, the agency announced Thursday.


All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:46:47 GMT

You can expect a "drinking checkup" when you visit the doctor. All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use by their primary care physicians, the United States Preventive Services Task Force advises. For those patients who drink above the recommended limits, doctors should provide brief counseling to help them reduce their drinking, according to the new task force statement published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA.


Neanderthals' lives weren't more violent than humans', study suggests

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:00:43 GMT

For years, researchers analyzing traumatic injuries found on Neanderthal fossils believed they had lived dangerous, violent lives.


Death of 13-year-old fuels debate over Muay Thai kickboxing competitions

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:18:23 GMT

A teenage boy has died after being knocked unconscious during a Thai kickboxing match on Saturday, according to a local police source.


London's low-emission zone ineffective in improving child lung health, study says

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:30:17 GMT

Traffic control measures have improved air quality in London, but the number of children with poor lung capacity because of traffic pollution remains high, a new analysis says.


Juul to eliminate social media accounts, stop retail sales of flavors

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:09:50 GMT

The CEO of e-cigarette maker Juul announced plans Tuesday to eliminate some of its social media accounts and halt most retail sales of flavor products as part of a plan to restrict access to minors. The plan came in response to the US Food and Drug Administration's September announcement that it would investigate major e-cigarette makers and review their sales and marketing practices.


'Move more, sit less,' government says in new exercise guidelines

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:54:46 GMT

If you're sitting down while reading this, stand up. Guidelines released Monday by the federal government show that most Americans are not getting the exercise they need, costing the health care system over $100 billion each year.


Parents accuse CDC of not reporting children's deaths from polio-like AFM

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:58:22 GMT

Parents of children who had a horrifying polio-like illness are accusing the Centers for Disease Control of hiding the deaths of two children who suffered from the condition.


Coca-Cola scales back Christmas truck tour after backlash

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:20:45 GMT

Coca-Cola has slimmed down its Christmas truck tour through Britain amid opposition from health campaigners.


Cancer surpasses heart disease as leading cause of death in many US counties

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 22:03:57 GMT

An important transition is happening across the United States: Cancer was the leading cause of death in more counties in 2015 than 13 years earlier, a new study finds. However, the opposite was true for heart disease during that period; fewer counties reported it as the top killer.


More than 200 cases of polio-like illness under investigation

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 03:58:42 GMT

There have been 80 confirmed cases of the polio-like illness known as AFM in 25 states this year as of Friday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.


Sucking your baby's pacifier might protect them from allergies

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:43:34 GMT

Your baby's pacifier falls on the floor. Before giving it back to your child, do you wash it in a sink or, perhaps reluctantly, clean it with your own saliva?


A cancer survivor thought she'd never run again after losing her leg. Now, she's training for a half-Ironman

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:58:56 GMT

Alma Faz was just 19 when her right leg was amputated.


How to talk to your kids about online hate speech

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:06:01 GMT

Hate speech is all over the internet. Fueled by trolls, extremists, false information, and a group mentality, this kind of cruelty against a religion, ethnicity, sexual identity, gender, race has reached a fever pitch. And while some kids will be attacked, and some may be swept up in the powerful rhetoric, the vast majority of kids will be victims of everyday, casual exposure.


Are the health benefits of celery juice real?

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:35:56 GMT

It sounds simple enough: juice a bunch of celery, drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, and wait for the health benefits to roll in.


19-year-old dies after inhaling deodorant spray to get high

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:30:12 GMT

A 19-year-old died after inhaling deodorant spray to get high, according to a new case report, and doctors who treated the man in the Netherlands are using the case to highlight the fatal consequences of inhaling chemicals.


New cholesterol guidelines offer a more personalized approach

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 12:57:36 GMT

New cholesterol guidelines recommend a more personalized approach in risk assessments, a returned focus on LDL target levels and new drug options for those at highest risk for cardiovascular disease. The guidelines were announced Saturday during the American Heart Association's annual scientific conference.