Category Archives: Health and Fitness

One Simple Way to Make a New Healthy Habit Stick

Want a make a new healthy habit stick? Do it when you first wake up, a new study recommends. The small study, published in the journal Health Psychology, found that people who committed to stretching every morning picked up the … Continue reading

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‘I’m Permanently Damaged.’ Woman Sues After She Says Doctors Unnecessarily Removed Her Breasts and Uterus

Last year, Elisha Cooke-Moore made the hardest decision of her life: After doctors said genetic tests revealed that she was at risk for aggressive breast and ovarian cancers, she says she followed their recommendation and underwent surgery to remove both … Continue reading

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Scientists Created Low-Fat Pigs by Editing Their Genes With CRISPR

Raising pigs for food is a tricky business—mostly because of their fat, the part that makes bacon so tasty. You can’t plump them up too much, because overly fat pigs are more expensive to raise. Since they’re not as efficient … Continue reading

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A New Study Says Botox May Help Migraines in Kids

Botox, the brand name for a naturally occurring toxin called botulinum toxin, has become popular for its ability to freeze and smooth the appearance of wrinkles. It’s also used to treat a wide variety of conditions, from excessive sweating to … Continue reading

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‘It All Starts Off as a Party.’ Ed Sheeran Discusses His Battle With Substance Abuse

Ed Sheeran is opening up about his secret struggle with substance abuse. For the Saturday episode of The Jonathan Ross Show, the “Shape of You” singer, 26, revealed how sudden fame affected his life in a dark way. “I think … Continue reading

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Lawmaker Draws Backlash After Asking If HIV Patients Could Be ‘Legally’ Quarantined

A Georgia lawmaker who is married to former U.S. health and human services secretary Tom Price drew backlash after she inquired if HIV patients could be “legally” quarantined to stop the spread of the virus. “What are we legally able … Continue reading

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This Woman’s Heart Actually ‘Broke’ After Her Dog Died. Here’s How It Happened

If you’ve ever lost a beloved pet, you know how much it can hurt. In fact, the pain could be enough to break your heart, suggests a new report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Last year, shortly … Continue reading

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Here’s How Many People Die from Pollution Around the World

In one of the most extensive reports of its kind, environmental health experts have estimated that nine million premature deaths worldwide—16% of all deaths—were linked to pollution in 2015, with the majority of deaths coming from air pollution. The new … Continue reading

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Who Is Larry Nassar, the Former USA Gymnastics Doctor McKayla Maroney Accused of Sexual Abuse?

U.S. Olympic gold medal winning gymnast McKayla Maroney said Wednesday that she was sexually abused for years by Larry Nassar, the former national team doctor for USA Gymnastics. Maroney, now 21, said the abuse began when she was 13 and … Continue reading

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3 Strange Treatments Doctors Used to Think Were Good for You

The quest for a health is a natural human response to illness, but medical history provides plenty of reason to think twice before you try that miracle cure. Case in point: medieval doctors would press a sacrificed puppy, kitten, rabbit … Continue reading

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‘Death Cleaning’ Is the Newest Way to Declutter. Here’s What to Know

My father, a meticulous organizer, has perfected the art of storage: nestling suitcases inside of suitcases, suspending old tables from the ceiling and filling every available nook with things we just might need again someday, but haven’t touched in years. … Continue reading

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No, Birth Control Doesn’t Make You Have Riskier Sex, Researchers Say

When President Donald Trump’s administration recently issued new rules immediately rolling back the federal requirement that employers cover birth control in their health insurance plans, it not only cited religious freedom concerns, but also cast doubt on the safety and … Continue reading

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Here’s How Practicing Tai Chi Can Help the Heart

For people who have a heart attack, chances are high that if they don’t do much to change their lifestyle and health habits, they will have another one—possibly even a fatal one—in a few years. But the dietary and exercise … Continue reading

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There Could Be Pesticides in Your Honey

About three-fourths of honey from around the world contains some pesticides, according to a study published in Science Friday. The study found that 75% of honey samples collected from nearly 200 sites across the globe contained at least one of … Continue reading

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A Deadly Outbreak of Plague Is Killing Dozens in Madagascar. Here’s What to Know

A widespread outbreak of the plague has gripped Madagascar. The disease has killed at least 30 people, and 194 have been infected since August, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO). Plague is endemic to the … Continue reading

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