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Animal-related injuries lead to health care costs of more than $1 billion a year in the United States, according to a new study -- and they're happening more often.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 11:30 pm
The average person gains 1 to 2 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, and those who are overweight often gain more, including children. Research shows that holiday weight gain is a major contributor to total yearly weight gain, so why not resolve to maintain your weight this holiday season? Here are 10 tips that may help.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 1:00 pm
Compared with women who have never had children, women who have given birth may have an increased breast cancer risk that continues for up to 23 years after their most recent birth, according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 10:00 pm
The current guidelines for genetic testing of breast cancer patients limit the number of women who can get tested. Because of these restrictions, these tests miss as many patients with hereditary cancers as they find, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 8:07 pm
Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot this season, according to a new survey from NORC, a research organization at the University of Chicago.
Posted: December 7, 2018, 6:19 pm
There have been 18 more cases of illness and five more deaths reported in just two days in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the Ministry of Health. Since the outbreak began, the total number of probable cases is now 471, including 273 deaths, the ministry reported Thursday.
Posted: December 6, 2018, 10:25 pm
Posted: December 5, 2018, 11:32 pm
Climate studies often pinpoint the detrimental public health impacts related to rising atmospheric temperatures, extreme weather events and other consequences of a changing climate.
Posted: December 5, 2018, 11:30 am
Researchers in Australia have developed a 10-minute test that can detect the presence of cancer cells anywhere in the human body, according to a newly published study.
Posted: December 6, 2018, 3:50 pm
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.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 5:15 am
I am on my way to meet Tami McGraw, who lives with her husband and the youngest of their kids in a sprawling development of old trees and wide lawns just south of Chapel Hill. Before I reach her, McGraw emails. She wants to feed me when I get there:
Posted: December 11, 2018, 6:52 pm
It matters how you personally respond when you hear news of violence. The way you process and frame it has real mental and physical impacts.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 11:09 am
Tackling a tricky crossword or a challenging Sudoku puzzle will not fend off age-related mental decline, new research has shown.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 4:13 pm
In the worst-case scenario, an incorrect diagnosis, scan or lab result may have been inserted into a record, raising the possibility of inappropriate medical evaluation or treatment.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 11:27 am
A Seattle woman rinsed her sinuses with tap water. A year later, she died of a brain-eating amoeba.
Posted: December 8, 2018, 3:40 pm
It's a sunny morning, and Sara Landvik is foraging in the wild parts of Hampstead Heath, one of London's iconic parks.
Posted: December 7, 2018, 12:26 pm
A deliciously fresh pizza pie with warm baked dough, salty tomato sauce and gooey cheese is a delight for the senses. There are few foods that could satisfy me on a daily basis, but pizza is one of them.
Posted: December 6, 2018, 9:36 am
Two-year-old Zainab Mughal has some of the rarest blood in the world.
Posted: December 5, 2018, 3:58 pm
New diseases emerge all the time, and sexually transmitted infections, also known as sexually transmitted diseases, are no exception. Here are four bacteria that could become serious public health threats. (Warning: contains a description of animal auto-fellatio.)
Posted: December 7, 2018, 6:19 pm
The FDA is warning consumers, especially men, about using Hello-cig e-juice laced with two erectile dysfunction drugs due to potential interactions with some prescription drugs.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 11:28 pm
A popular breakfast sausage is off the menu. CTI Foods LLC, is recalling about 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat poultry and pork sausage links after five people called the US Food Safety and Inspection Service to let them know that they had found metal pieces in the sausage, according to the US Department of Agriculture.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 2:58 pm
Research has shown that going to the hospital in July or over the weekend can be riskier for patients because of factors such as medical errors, understaffing or staff fatigue. The holiday period can also be added to the list, according to a new study.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 11:30 pm
With 24 newly confirmed cases of the polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis announced Monday, 2018 has become a record year for the illness.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 7:37 pm
Scientists say that beef consumption must fall drastically to avert a climate catastrophe, but changing diet can be hard. Here are your options.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 8:10 pm
The fearsome disease known as the plague might help explain a mystery that has puzzled scientists for years.
Posted: December 8, 2018, 10:53 am