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Hot tea linked to esophageal cancer in smokers, drinkers

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:39:28 GMT

If you smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol daily, you may want to consider letting your tea cool before you enjoy it. Drinking tea while it's too hot could increase your risk of esophageal cancer, a new study suggests.


Why isn't there more focus on domestic violence?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:04:12 GMT

The #MeToo movement has prompted an ongoing national reckoning with the issues of sexual harassment and sexual assault.


Flu shot may also prevent heart attacks

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:09:41 GMT

The flu vaccine could do a little more than prevent a bad illness.


Aetna inquiry widens over ex-medical director's comments

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:45:58 GMT

Three more states announced this week that they are opening investigations of Aetna after a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath that he never looked at patients' medical records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.


The least and most dangerous countries to be a newborn

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:29:28 GMT

Every year around the world, about 2.6 million babies die within their first month of life -- and some countries see more of those tragic deaths than others.


Excessive alcohol use linked to dementia

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:05:55 GMT

Excessive alcohol use could increase your risk for all types of dementia, particularly early-onset dementia, according to a new study.


Hot baths, saunas can relieve pain, may help heart

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:15:24 GMT

Don Benedict played handball competitively for 30 years in the Pacific Northwest. To stay in shape, he ran 5 miles every other day.


Cell phone radiation study finds more questions than answers

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:30:18 GMT

Cell phone radiation and a potential link to cancer risks have left consumers and scientists alike scratching their heads since mobile phones became widely used in the 1990s.


Other viruses cause Zika-like damage to fetuses,

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:11:46 GMT


Blood and urine test for autism could enable earlier diagnosis, scientists say

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:14:49 GMT

UK and Italian Scientists getting closer to developing blood and urine tests for autism, which could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of the condition, a new study suggests.


28 sick in salmonella outbreak linked to kratom, CDC says

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:16:12 GMT

An outbreak of 28 salmonella infections in 20 states has been linked to kratom products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement Tuesday. Though no deaths have been reported, 11 people have been hospitalized.


'Access+Ability' exhibit showcases designs for, and by, those with disabilities

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:11:51 GMT

Eye-catching objects designed for, and by, people with physical and other disabilities are the focus of the current "Access+Ability" exhibition in New York.


Why heart attack symptoms are sometimes missed in women

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:35:59 GMT

Among adults 55 and younger, women may be more likely than men to experience lesser-known acute heart attack symptoms in addition to chest pain, a new study has found.


Ultra-processed foods linked to increased cancer risk

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:30:39 GMT

Ultra-processed foods are not known for their health qualities. We know this, yet it's hard to resist the doughnuts your kind colleague brought into the office. Now, research published Wednesday in the BMJ may give you at least a longer pause before you pick the pink one with sprinkles.


A $17,850 urine test: Industry boom amid opioid epidemic

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:49:57 GMT

Urine testing for patients with chronic pain has grown explosively amid the opioid epidemic. It costs billions of dollars annually and has raised concerns that some labs and doctors run urine tests needlessly or charge exorbitant rates to boost profits.


Iceland's proposed ban on male circumcision upsets Jews, Muslims

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:38:36 GMT

A proposed bill to ban non-medically required male circumcision on babies and children in Iceland is receiving backlash from religious communities.


Healthiest office snacks, as chosen by nutritionists

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:17:36 GMT

When your stomach starts grumbling during a midmorning meeting or when you're stuck at your desk without a break in sight, what is the most satisfying and healthy snack to grab? To answer this question, I asked 10 nutritionists what their favorite go-to nosh is during a busy workday. Below, their responses.


Dog food brands recalled over possible euthanasia drug

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:09:44 GMT

A drug used to euthanize animals has been found in canned dog food, prompting a recall.


Common products like perfume, paint contribute to air pollution

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:26:04 GMT

Picture the causes of air pollution in a major city and you are likely to visualise pollutants spewing out of cars, trucks and buses.


Florida lawmakers refuse to debate assault rifles -- but say porn is dangerous

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:32:20 GMT

Almost a week after 17 students and teachers were gunned down at a Florida high school, the state legislature voted against a measure to consider a ban on semi-automatic weapons. Instead, they declared pornography to be public health risk.


How 3-year olds are helping people live longer

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:18:02 GMT

On the surface, Nightingale House in London looks like any other residential home for the elderly. With almost 200 residents, it's one of the the largest care homes in the country.


Time is up for timeouts

Without meaning to, my wife and I conducted an A-B experiment while disciplining our two children. They are 4 years apart, and somewhere in that gap -- thanks to the suggestions of the progressive, mindful parenting books we regularly consume -- we did away with the popular refuge of nearly all parents (probably since the dawn of time): the "timeout." As some Neanderthal dad probably yelled, "Go to your part of the cave until you've calmed down!"


Flu now blamed for 84 child deaths this season, CDC says

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:26:34 GMT

The deaths of 22 more children from flu-related causes were reported Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its weekly surveillance report.


Can you vaccinate yourself against cancer?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:29:29 GMT

Studies touting the benefits of cancer vaccines are emerging, but do those studies really show hope or just hype? Here's a look at the past, present and future of cancer vaccine research.


Alcohol: Do you drink too much?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:50:44 GMT


Wealthy Japanese man wins custody of 13 surrogate children

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:34:49 GMT

A Thai court has given a wealthy Japanese businessman sole custody of 13 children he fathered through surrogates in Thailand.


Biometrics is giving identities to 'invisible' citizens without ID

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:58:32 GMT

More than 1 billion people have no official ID. But fingerprint scanning could give them life-changing digital identities.


Teens raised on lockdown drills feel the weight of the Florida shooting

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:35:23 GMT


Flu vaccine just 36% effective this season, CDC reports

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:17:08 GMT

Flu season is still raging in the United States, yet already it ranks among the most difficult in recent years. One reason: This year's vaccine has been just 36% effective against both A and B virus strains, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated in Thursday's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.


Prostate cancer now kills more in UK than breast cancer

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 18:15:10 GMT

Prostate cancer now kills more people in the United Kingdom than breast cancer, according to numbers released Friday by Prostate Cancer UK.