Category Archives: Health and Fitness

7 Best Moisturizers With Sunscreen

On the hunt for the perfect daily moisturizer that hydrates skin and delivers sun protection? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released its annual ranking of the best sunscreen products in different categories, including their favorite moisturizers with SPF. The … Continue reading

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Here’s What Skipping Breakfast Does to Your Body

It’s a hotly contested question in the nutrition world: is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Experts say that people who eat breakfast are less likely to overeat the rest of the day, but recent studies have … Continue reading

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This Week in Health: Exercise Myths and Barre Class Benefits

This week brought encouraging news about exercise: It’s a real anti-ager, you don’t have to do it on an empty stomach and you can get a whole lot out of tiny movements, particularly in barre class. Here’s what else caught … Continue reading

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Ebola Is Back. Here Are the Challenges Ahead

An outbreak of Ebola has emerged in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and hundreds could be affected, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed. The risk assessment is high at a national level, medium at a regional level and currently … Continue reading

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Violent Attacks on Health Care Facilities Increased in 2016, Report Finds

In a 48-hour period in November, warplanes bombed five hospitals in Syria, leaving Aleppo’s rebel-controlled section without a functioning hospital. The loss of the Aleppo facilities — which had been handling more than 1,500 major surgeries each month — was … Continue reading

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Worried About Ibuprofen? Try These 7 Things Instead

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen are widely used to treat pain and don’t require a prescription. But recent studies suggest that when taken regularly, these medicines can have serious side effects. They’ve been linked to kidney, bone, … Continue reading

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CDC and FDA Warn That Lead Poisoning Tests May Be Inaccurate

U.S. health agencies are warning that certain tests for lead poisoning may not be accurate. Children under 6 and pregnant and nursing women may need to be retested. The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continue reading

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Getting an Abortion With Telemedicine Is Safe, Study Says

As abortion laws in the U.S. have become more restrictive, some women have turned to dangerous methods of terminating their pregnancies at home. But there are safe ways for women to obtain abortions outside of formal health care settings, and … Continue reading

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The White House Is Cutting More Funds for Overseas Health Organizations Linked to Abortion

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will expand the denial of U.S. funding for foreign health organizations that provide abortion services or even information about abortion. The disruption in funding could threaten hundreds of clinics globally that fight HIV, … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C Is Spiking Among Young People

Cases of hepatitis C in the United States have nearly tripled within a five-year period, reaching a new 15-year high of around 34,000 new hepatitis C infections in 2015, federal health officials reported. Experts attribute the higher rates to more … Continue reading

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This Is How Much Praise Kids Really Need

To help children thrive emotionally and socially, aim to praise them for their good behavior five times a day, a new study suggests. The research, presented at the British Psychological Society’s annual conference, found that parents who did exactly that … Continue reading

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This Week in Health: Flesh-Eating Bacteria and the Perks of Coffee

This week brought the harrowing yet inspiring story of a woman who survived an infection from flesh-eating bacteria. It also provided the bottom line on coffee at last. (You’re in luck: it’s good for you.) Here’s what else caught our … Continue reading

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Teen Drinking Reaches Lowest Point in 25 Years, CDC Says

Teens are drinking significantly less than they used to. Underage drinking among teens has reached a new low, ABC News reports. The percent of teens who said they have at least one drink per month dropped from 50.8% in 1991 … Continue reading

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People With HIV Are Living 10 Years Longer

More people are living longer lives with HIV, according to a new report published in the Lancet HIV that includes data from more than 88,000 people from 18 countries. People who contracted the virus in recent years are living 10 … Continue reading

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