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4 diseases cause the majority of human deaths -- and most countries are failing to tackle them in time
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:49:11 GMT
More than half of all UN countries will fail to honor their commitment to reduce premature deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes by 2030, a new analysis predicts.
1 in 20 deaths globally are a result of alcohol use
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:46:17 GMT
Over three million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, equating to 1 in 20 deaths globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization.
Memories that last: What sexual assault survivors remember and why
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:21:22 GMT
While many details in life grow murky, the most traumatic moments -- such as being pushed onto a bed and groped -- get embedded in memory, experts say.
These tweets show why people don't report sexual assaults
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:51:44 GMT
There's no standard way survivors talk about sexual assault. It isn't always a police phone call and a rape kit; sometimes it's years of silence. Sometimes it trickles out, little by little, and then all at once; like a dam that swells and breaks and floods.
Kavanaugh's accuser says he was drunk at the time. What studies say about alcohol and memory loss
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:06:02 GMT
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of physical and sexual assault, California professor Christine Blasey Ford, have indicated a willingness to testify about the allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee. If they do they will likely face questions about how reliable memory can be when alcohol is involved. The science says that alcohol can play a role in memory recall depending on the amount and how much time has gone by.
Japan's 'dunce robots' will make your kid smarter
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 22:36:58 GMT
For many people, the future inspires nightmare visions of a "robopocalypse," a time when humans become subjugated by their own creations: robot overlords that possess superior physical and intellectual prowess.
Man loses hands and feet after dog-related infection
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:38:28 GMT
By the time Greg Manteufel, 48, reached the hospital in late June, "my face was all red and blue, and it started going down the rest of my body," he said.
Outbreak of rare eye infection among contact lens wearers
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:12:34 GMT
An ongoing outbreak of a rare eye infection has been discovered in contact lens wearers in the UK, a new study reveals.
Puppies to blame for drug-resistant infection in 118 people
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:00:05 GMT
From January 2017 through February 2018, puppies sold at six pet store companies led to infections in 118 people in 18 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.
Parents, stop feeling so guilty about TV time
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:10:14 GMT
I've never met a parent at ease with the fact that their children watch television. This includes many, many lovely, curious and conscientious parents who allow their equally lovely, curious and conscientious children an American Academy of Pediatrics-approved one to seven hours a week of television and video games.
Just one in 10 English people will be smokers by 2023, study says
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:30:52 GMT
Just one in 10 English people will smoke cigarettes in five years and Britain could be a smoke-free society by 2030, according to Public Health England (PHE).
'Male menopause,' affecting younger men
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:01:36 GMT
In my practice, I've noticed that an increasing number of younger guys are complaining of sexual concerns, such as diminished libido and erectile problems, more commonly seen in older men.
Yogurts deceptively high in sugar, study finds
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:43:00 GMT
Most yogurts have deceptively high levels of sugar, with organic yogurts among the worst offenders, a new study warned.
E-cigarette warnings to arrive in high school bathrooms nationwide
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 02:44:25 GMT
In a new push to education the nearly 11 million youth at risk of e-cigarette addiction, the FDA announced a new campaign that will take the message into high school bathrooms.
Hurricane cleanup: How to stay safe when returning home
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:23:31 GMT
Hurricane Florence has come and gone but the risks from power outages, damaged homes and flooding are still very present for some areas. Recovery efforts are underway in North Carolina and other areas hit by Hurricane Florence.
Keeping your brain fit, by a USA Memory Champion
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:44:41 GMT
How exactly does one keep their brain and memory strong and healthy? This was one of the driving questions I had when I began the quest to improve my memory and become a four-time USA Memory Champion.
Rate of Americans living with Alzheimer's expected to double by 2060
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:02:25 GMT
As the aging population of the United States grows, a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that from 2014 to 2060, there will be a 178% increase in the number of Americans who have Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
Deaths on college and high school football fields are a rare -- but reliable -- tragedy
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:16:17 GMT
This fall, more than a million kids, teens and young men will line up on the hash marks for another season of football. Millions more will watch, either as rabid fans or, increasingly, as concerned parents and loved ones.
Judge sides with transgender workers in insurance fight
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 03:45:52 GMT
A judge ruled that Wisconsin must cover medically necessary treatment for transgender state employees.
Why female shooters are rare
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 05:48:25 GMT
Data shows that women are rarely behind active shootings, making Thursday's massacre at a drugstore distribution center unusual.