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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.

6 common mistakes new runners make

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:56:24 GMT

Running is a great way to get in shape and just about everyone can do it. You don't need access to a fancy gym, expensive equipment, or other people to do the workout. You can simply throw on your sneakers and head out the door for a run. Easy as that!

Find out how you could you improve your lifespan

Thu, 09 May 2019 16:09:41 GMT

When kids get their first cell phones around the world

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:26:16 GMT

Sara Zaske's daughter, Sophia, rarely showed much interest in having her own cell phone -- that is, until they moved back to the United States from Germany.

One tactic to decrease your stress right now

What's one thing you can do right now to stop stressing out? Start breathing deeply. Here's why it works.

Fighting Ebola is hard but mistrust and fear is making it harder

Sun, 23 Jun 2019 02:05:06 GMT

When Ebola first struck this city of more than a 100,000 people last September, many here didn't believe it was real.

Ebola outbreak in Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:27:25 GMT

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo now constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday.

A beginner's guide to Ayurveda, the 'science of life'

Tue, 28 May 2019 03:09:43 GMT

As an Indian kid growing up in the States, my parents did everything they could to create a little feeling of their ancestral land in our small Midwestern town. There was always classical Indian music, full of sitars and harmoniums, blaring on the weekends. My father often changed into a traditional kurta shirt in the evenings, after work. Our home always carried the strong fragrances of the spices and herbs of my parents' favorite dishes, which seemed to permanently embed themselves into our furniture fabrics, clothes and even our skin.

Majority of sunscreens would flunk proposed FDA safety tests, report to say

Tue, 21 May 2019 19:15:53 GMT

Nearly two-thirds of all sunscreens evaluated by the Environmental Working Group would not pass safety tests proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration, the consumer advocacy group will announce next week.

What we aren't eating is killing us, global study finds

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 23:40:32 GMT

Which risk factor is responsible for more deaths around the world than any other? Not smoking. Not even high blood pressure. It's a poor diet.

Man's lung tumor turns out to be a toy he swallowed 40 years ago

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:46:27 GMT

When doctors performed surgery on a man to remove what they suspected to be a bronchogenic carcinoma, they instead found a toy traffic cone he had swallowed in 1974.

She lived for 99 years with organs in all the wrong places and never knew it

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 08:53:16 GMT

On an early spring day in 2018, the faint smell of formaldehyde floating in the air, 26-year-old medical student Warren Nielsen and four of his classmates prepped a cadaver in the chilly dissection lab at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.

Surprising factors that may keep you thin

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:18:39 GMT

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to stay trim effortlessly, while the majority of Americans struggle with their weight?

Congo confirms first case of Ebola in major city of Goma

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:40:34 GMT

The Ebola virus has reached the Congolese city of Goma, a major transit hub that is home to more than 1 million people on the Rwandan border.

Try to guess the main ingredient in this wheat-free pasta

'Best diets' ranking puts keto last, DASH first

Mon, 24 Dec 2018 03:27:10 GMT

If you're a fan of the "fat-burning" keto diet, you'll be fired up about its ranking in the 2018 list of best diets from US News and World Report: It's tied for last, along with the relatively unknown Dukan diet.

She didn't have paid maternity leave. But this mom is making it work.

Tue, 21 May 2019 12:26:26 GMT

The secret to a longer life might be your friends

Tue, 21 May 2019 12:37:44 GMT

If you think longevity solely comes down to genes and diet, think again.

Is Alzheimer's disease preventable?

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 22:07:07 GMT

There is no test doctors can use to conclusively determine whether someone will get Alzheimer's disease. "If you are in your 20s or 30s and want to know if you will get the disease, we don't have information to determine that now," said Heather Snyder, director of medical and scientific operations at the Alzheimer's Association.

Experimental Ebola treatments effective in lab study

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 22:30:35 GMT

Two experimental Ebola drugs have been found to be effective in treating the strain of the deadly virus responsible for the deaths of more than 1,600 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to new research published Tuesday.

The science of a happy marriage

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:46:52 GMT

Have you ever waited with excitement to share some amazingly good news with your partner, only to experience a surge of frustration and resentment when he or she barely reacts to your announcement? As a society, we place a huge amount of emphasis on being there for each other when we're in need, but past research has actually shown that relationship satisfaction is influenced as much, if not more, by how we react to each other's good news. Whereas emotional support from a partner when we're down can have the unfortunate side-effect of making us feel indebted and more aware of our negative emotions, a partner's positive reaction to our good news can magnify the benefits of that good fortune and make us feel closer to them.

Can you improve your emotional intelligence?

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 21:41:08 GMT

You might think you're fairly intelligent, but are you emotionally intelligent?

How does your child's screen time measure up?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:25:57 GMT

It's not unusual for children to sulk or throw a tantrum when parents demand they switch off the television or put down the phone, but for parents, what's on that screen -- or how long a child has been staring at it -- is the bigger worry.

Raising an intersex child: 'This is your body. ... There's nothing to be ashamed of'

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 11:45:34 GMT

When Stephani Lohman got her first look at her newborn in the delivery room, she playfully hit her husband, Eric, on the arm. She made a flustered comment about how ultrasounds could get the sex of the child wrong.

How much sex should you be having?

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:17:50 GMT

Are you having enough sex? You might have wondered if you should up your bedroom activity after reading about other couples' resolutions to have sex every day or about all the health benefits of getting horizontal.

What Japan's oldest population eats to stay young

You have probably heard that Japan consistently has among the highest life expectancy in the world and that the island of Okinawa has the greatest concentration of centenarians (people who live to at least 100).

The meaning(s) of (your) life

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:13:41 GMT

Every January for the past 20 years, I have taken a few moments to ponder the answer to the question "what is the meaning of life?"

A 'wake-up call' about what's killing America's young people

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:30:26 GMT

There has been a significant rise in accidental deaths, homicides and suicides among young people across the United States, and experts are calling it a wake-up call.

Best-selling blood pressure monitors to use at home