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How to maintain your weight during the holidays
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:00:41 GMT
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.
Increased breast cancer risk might last decades after childbirth, study says
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:00:11 GMT
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.
Breast cancer testing guidelines out of date, missing genetic screening
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:07:11 GMT
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.
Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot for this mild season
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 18:19:49 GMT
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.
Ebola cases surge in Congo, with women and children disproportionately sick
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:25:41 GMT
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.
Migrants are not a threat to health systems, report finds
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 23:32:40 GMT
Tackling climate change could save millions of lives, report says
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:30:18 GMT
Climate studies often pinpoint the detrimental public health impacts related to rising atmospheric temperatures, extreme weather events and other consequences of a changing climate.
10-minute cancer test could detect cancer anywhere in the body, new study says
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:50:49 GMT
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.
World first: Baby born to woman with uterus transplanted from deceased donor
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 06:00:41 GMT
For the first time, a baby has been born to a woman who received a uterus transplant from a deceased donor, according to Hospital das Clínicas at the University of São Paulo School of Medicine in Brazil.
Why so many people are becoming allergic to meat
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:52:54 GMT
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:
Crosswords and puzzles do not prevent mental decline, study says
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:13:02 GMT
Tackling a tricky crossword or a challenging Sudoku puzzle will not fend off age-related mental decline, new research has shown.
How to check your medical records for dangerous errors
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:27:38 GMT
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.
Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 15:40:23 GMT
A Seattle woman rinsed her sinuses with tap water. A year later, she died of a brain-eating amoeba.
'Zombie fungi' are saving lives -- and the planet
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:26:31 GMT
It's a sunny morning, and Sara Landvik is foraging in the wild parts of Hampstead Heath, one of London's iconic parks.
Football player with history of concussions became pioneer on NASCAR's pit road
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:34:16 GMT
On a warm, sunny November day, the ISM raceway near Phoenix is literally roaring with action. The NASCAR Cup Series is heading into its second-to-last race of the year, and drivers are speeding around the track for the final practice of the day.
Why is pizza so addictive?
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:36:42 GMT
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.
Two-year-old needs some of the rarest blood in the world to survive
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:58:52 GMT
Two-year-old Zainab Mughal has some of the rarest blood in the world.
Chrissy Teigen inspires parents to share photos of babies with head-shaping helmets
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:09:26 GMT
American model Chrissy Teigen sparked a social media trend after sharing on Twitter and Instagram a photo of her son, Miles, with a corrective helmet to treat his flat head syndrome.
Four emerging STDs that you can't afford to ignore
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 18:19:12 GMT
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.)
Jimmy Dean sausage recalled due to metal contamination
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:58:55 GMT
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.

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