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Rape survivors are fighting back against victim-blaming in Lebanon

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:51:00 GMT

"I've been raped," Manal Issa shouts as she staggers down a street in Beirut.

'Incredible Hulk' actor Lou Ferrigno hospitalized after pneumonia vaccination

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 07:09:53 GMT

Actor Lou Ferrigno, star of the late 1970s TV series 'The Incredible Hulk,' says he got a vaccine shot for pneumonia that left him hospitalized with fluid in his bicep.

McDonald's has a plan to reduce antibiotics in beef

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:54:20 GMT

McDonald's says it will reduce the use of antibiotics in its beef around the world.

Is going gluten-free good for everyone?

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:32:49 GMT

There was a time when gluten, a mixture of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley, was something of a foreign term. Not many people had heard of it, and the few who needed to avoid it found meals to be extremely challenging.

Crackdown on sexist ads outlaws' bad female driver' and 'inept dad' commercials

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:26:33 GMT

Depictions of girls as less academic than boys or men being belittled for "unmanly" behavior will be soon be a thing of the past in British commercials.

Del Monte recalls canned corn because of botulism risk

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:55:21 GMT

Del Monte Foods Inc. issued a recall of some of its canned corn this week.

Excess body weight responsible for 4% of cancers worldwide, study says

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:06:17 GMT

Excess body weight was responsible for 3.9% of cancer globally, or 544,300 cases, in 2012, according to a new report.

Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in America, CDC confirms

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:16:52 GMT

Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses, according to a new government report. The latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics say that the rate of drug overdoses involving the synthetic opioid skyrocketed by about 113% each year from 2013 through 2016.

The judgmental mom is little more than a stereotype

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:22:06 GMT

It's quite possible that, by the time I had my first child, I had read more articles about navigating relationships with other moms than ones about navigating my relationship with my baby. Parent media is full of stories about moms who "judge," "shame," "clap back" and are at "war" with other mothers.

Kotex tampons recalled after reports of pieces left in bodies

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:00:53 GMT

Kimberly-Clark is recalling regular absorbency U by Kotex Sleek tampons in the United States and Canada after reports of the tampons unraveling or coming apart upon removal.

Eczema patients at 36% higher risk of suicide attempts, study says

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:00:30 GMT

Eczema is a common skin condition that can pack a profound psychological punch: People with eczema are more likely to have suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts than others without the condition, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Dermatology.

E. coli outbreak traced to California farm; some romaine lettuce safe to eat

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:22:11 GMT

One source of the potentially deadly romaine lettuce e-coli outbreak has been identified, but it's still too early to call outbreak 'over' according to the CDC and FDA.

Debate over alternatives to fetal tissue research reaches Congress

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:14:27 GMT

What do humanized mice have to do with fetal tissue research?

Youngest survivor of Ebola outbreak brings hope to Congo caregivers

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:12:48 GMT

The youngest survivor of the Ebola outbreak received her discharge certificate from the Beni Ebola Treatment Center on Wednesday, according to the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ministry of Health.

Asian tick that clones itself could spread fast and far in the US, study says

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:33:13 GMT

The Asian longhorned tick most likely began invading the United States years ago. Now found in nine states, the tick may soon occupy a large swath of eastern North America as well as coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest, according to research published Thursday in the Journal of Medical Entomology.

E-cigarettes less toxic to users than cigarettes, study says

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:00:48 GMT

A lot of important questions surround the safety and health effects of e-cigarettes, a relatively new technology, but a new study says e-cigarettes are less toxic than traditional ones.

Kaléo to offer lower-priced opioid antidote

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:39:43 GMT

Pharmaceutical company Kaléo announced Wednesday that it will offer a generic version of its opioid antidote Evzio for $178 for a carton containing two single-dose auto-injector pens.

'Historic moment' as abortion bill passes Irish Parliament

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:42:18 GMT

Ireland's Prime Minister has hailed a "historic moment" for women in the country, after a bill to legalize abortion passed through the final stages of parliament.

Two anti-abortion bills head to Ohio governor's desk

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:53:59 GMT

A 'heartbeat bill" and a piece of legislation that would ban the most common second-trimester abortion method are on their way to outgoing Gov. John Kasich's desk, where he may sign or veto both of them.

Sex tips ... from a Buddhist monk?

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:12:36 GMT

Could advice from a former Buddhist monk help improve your sex life? That's the implication of "The Passion Book: A Tibetan Guide to Love and Sex," originally written in 1938 by Tibetan Buddhist monk Gendun Chopel.

The parents' guide to 'Fortnite' scams

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:22:53 GMT

The popular game "Fortnite" has become an easy way for scammers to trick kids into sharing way too much information.

She almost died of a heart attack. Now she's training for 'American Ninja Warrior'

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:58:49 GMT

In Red Rock Canyon, about 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas, Molly Burdick is trying to scale a boulder using nothing more than her hands, feet and some chalk.

Neanderthal genes could explain the shape of our skulls, study finds

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:14:01 GMT

Humans have unusually globular (or round) skulls and brains compared to our ancient ancestors -- including our closest extinct cousins the Neanderthals -- and a new study provides a possible explanation as to why.

Beef is bad for the planet. Why can't we stop eating it?

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 06:22:10 GMT

Beef isn't good for the planet. But you probably knew that already.

Cuba 'acoustic attack' mystery continues as study offers more details on US diplomats' symptoms

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:22:26 GMT

It started with a phone call that Dr. Michael Hoffer said he had never received before in his career -- not even after serving 21 years in the military.

'Sesame Street' Muppet becomes first to experience homelessness

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:38:15 GMT

For the first time, a resident of "Sesame Street" is experiencing homelessness -- and the hope is that her story can help sweep the clouds away for the growing number of young children in the United States without homes to call their own.

Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveals

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:13:17 GMT

Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in 38 years, according to a new analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER database.

App tells your doctor if you have malaria

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:52:02 GMT

Only a few spare seats remain in the crowded waiting room at Kiruddu General Hospital, overlooking Lake Victoria on Kampala's southern tip.

87 more cases of salmonella linked to recalled beef

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:57:55 GMT

Eighty-seven more people have been sickened with salmonella linked to recalled beef products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

Chain restaurants are less healthy than fast food, global study finds

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:30:05 GMT

Fast food often gets the blame for calorific meals, but new research has found that your favorite chain restaurants are dishing up meals with even more excessive calories, worsening the global obesity epidemic.