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Climate change will affect the ratio of male-to-female newborns, scientists say
Global warming will have a variety of effects on our planet, yet it may also directly impact our human biology, research suggests.
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News Image Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:23:41 GMT
Amid shutdown, federal workers face health struggles: 'We are the ones that are suffering'
The government shutdown has hit much more than some workers' wallets -- it has affected their health.
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News Image Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:34:03 GMT
Trump's drug ad price transparency contains huge loophole, researchers identify
The Trump administration's proposal to require pharmaceutical companies to list drug prices in television ads would have a profound impact on the way consumers think about expensive drugs and whether they would ask their doctor about them, according to a study published Tuesday.
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News Image Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:28:43 GMT
A two-child policy in overpopulated India? It won't work, say experts
Some politicians in India are clamoring for what they believe to be a quick fix to the country's population problem: a two-child policy for Indian citizens.
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News Image Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:20:43 GMT
His parents asked him to find a cure for his sexuality. The law was on their side
For months, someone was trying to change Andy Taylor's sexuality. He just didn't know it.
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News Image Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:33:04 GMT
Comedian with cerebral palsy is standing up to stereotypes
He left them in stitches on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." He's headlined stand-up specials on Showtime and Comedy Central. He even won a season of NBC's "Last Comic Standing."
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News Image Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:21:52 GMT
Congress should follow California's lead in protecting consumers
Many aspects of privacy protection in our country are broken and Congress is not doing its part to fix them. For example, when hackers obtained the private information of 148 million Americans in the 2017 Equifax breach, Congress did virtually nothing -- not even coming close to voting on bills, like the proposed Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act, which would have done more to protect consumer information in the hands of credit bureaus.
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News Image Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:40:48 GMT
Marie Kondo: The psychological benefits of tidying up
Marie Kondo's tidying trend has benefits beyond clearing up space in your home. Decluttering also raises self-esteem, lifts moods, brings peace and improves lives, according to experts.
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News Image Mon, 21 Jan 2019 06:55:21 GMT
New 'planetary health diet' will save millions of people -- and the planet
An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. It's based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts.
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News Image Mon, 21 Jan 2019 06:17:12 GMT
'Missing link' in human history confirmed after long debate
Early humans were still swinging from trees two million years ago, scientists have said, after confirming a set of contentious fossils represent a "missing link" in humanity's family tree.
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News Image Sun, 20 Jan 2019 01:02:06 GMT
The hidden pitfalls of popular diets
If you've resolved to eat healthier at one point or another, you may have been enticed by popular nutrition trends, like organic or gluten-free eating, or even vegetarianism.
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News Image Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:48:12 GMT
Alcohol destroyed their livers. Now, they're increasingly getting new ones
The number of liver transplants for Americans with alcohol-associated liver disease has steadily grown in recent years, prompting researchers to explore why this is and what the long-term prospects are for recipients.
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News Image Wed, 23 Jan 2019 02:21:10 GMT
Your gender and body size affect your lifespan
Living to the ripe old age of 90 may depend on your body size -- both height and weight -- as well as your level of physical activity, and seems to influence a woman's lifespan more than it does a man's, according to a new study published Monday in the medical journal BMJ.
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News Image Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:51:20 GMT
The virtues of girl-boy friendships
We often cast children as radicals and their parents as stiffs. It's a tidy narrative, one that speaks to our hope for the next generation and their ability to see beyond our blind spots and biases. Unfortunately, it's not always true.
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News Image Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:43:15 GMT
Most parents still rely on myths to avoid colds
As with many other aspects of parenting, when it comes to preventing colds, most parents trust the advice passed down by their own parents and grandparents.
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News Image Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:25:46 GMT
Climate Change -- Do you know the basics?
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News Image Sat, 19 Jan 2019 10:16:21 GMT
The FDA is considering drugs to help kids quit vaping
The US Food and Drug Administration is considering the role of drug therapies to get kids to quit vapes and other nicotine products, with medical organizations and vaping groups weighing in during a public hearing Friday on how to address rising levels of e-cigarette use among youth.
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News Image Fri, 18 Jan 2019 19:49:49 GMT
Couples need her, but laws restrict how they find her
"Nobody could tell us why we couldn't have children, but we've been trying at this point for about 12 years," said Elizabeth Prior, 49, of Buckinghamshire.
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News Image Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:05:14 GMT
This diabetic federal worker rationed her insulin during the shutdown because debt was scarier than dying
A furloughed federal worker who is diabetic said she resorted to rationing her insulin medication because "the thought of having more debt was scarier than the thought of dying" in her sleep.
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News Image Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:46:03 GMT
Make like a zebra to avoid insect bites, scientists say
The zebra's stripes are known to protect it from blood-sucking insects, as well as acting as camouflage, and new research suggests that being stripy may also work for people in remote tribal communities who paint their bodies in monochrome shades.
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News Image Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:46:09 GMT
Why vaping is so dangerous for teens
Most of what we know about nicotine addiction in teens, we know from cigarettes. But experts say the technology and chemistry of vaping might pose an entirely different threat.
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News Image Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:00:23 GMT
250,000 deaths a year from climate change is a 'conservative estimate,' research says
Climate change could "halt and reverse" progress made in human health over the last century.
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News Image Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:19:13 GMT
Blood test could detect Alzheimer's up to 16 years before symptoms begin, study says
A simple blood test could predict if a patient will develop Alzheimer's disease up to 16 years before symptoms begin, a new study finds.
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News Image Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:45:13 GMT
When to take (or not take) aspirin to prevent heart trouble
Aspirin, a mild pain reliever, is one of the most familiar medicines in the world. One increasingly common use of this popular medicine, though, may not be safe for some older adults, a new analysis of existing research suggests.
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News Image Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:00:33 GMT
'The only thing we can do is adapt': Greenland ice melt reaches 'tipping point'
Climate change is causing Greenland's massive ice sheets to melt much faster than previously thought, a new study has found, and it may be "too late" to do anything about it.
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News Image Tue, 22 Jan 2019 04:27:40 GMT
3-week-old baby in urgent need of new heart dies
Carter Cookson, the three-week-old baby who urgently needed a new heart, passed away on January 19 after a donor was not found in time.
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News Image Mon, 21 Jan 2019 17:39:46 GMT
'Gut-wrenching' plight: Giving up custody of children so they can get mental health help
When Toni and Jim Hoy adopted their son Daniel through the foster care system, he was an affectionate toddler. They did not plan to give him back to the state of Illinois, ever.
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News Image Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:51:16 GMT
This "brain training app" can help you stay focused, says new study
Our digital lives make concentration difficult. Everybody has experienced working on a task, then being interrupted by the swooshing sound of the email icon popping up, only to be side-tracked by the pinging notification of a text on our smartphones, or digital watches. By the time we return to our original project it feels as if we have to start all over, because we have lost our train of thought.
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News Image Mon, 21 Jan 2019 21:21:29 GMT
Bangladesh's 'tree man' is back in hospital and needs more surgery
A Bangladeshi man who suffers from an extremely rare genetic disease known as "tree man" syndrome is back in hospital and faces more surgery after the condition returned after multiple operations in 2016.
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