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Try a one-month sugar detox
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:12:07 GMT
If you've read about the latest wellness trends, you may have entertained the idea of a diet detox.
How to succeed at intermittent fasting
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:37:02 GMT
"Intermittent fasting," a dieting approach that involves cycling between periods of eating and abstaining from food, has been trending in diet circles. This is in part because reports claim that celebrities such as Beyonce, Hugh Jackman, Ben Affleck and Nicole Kidman are doing it but also because increasingly more research reveals that the eating pattern may promote weight loss and improve overall health.
What you need to know about right-to-try legislation
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:43:05 GMT
The US House of Representatives passed a federal "right-to-try" bill Wednesday night, leaving many Americans wondering what the move could mean for their health and that of their loved ones.
Live bee sting acupuncture is deadly for Madrid woman
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:23:16 GMT
Once a month for two years, a 55-year-old woman in Madrid had gone for acupuncture therapy using live bee stings. Apitherapy -- the medicinal use of bee hive products, including honey, pollen and bee venom -- was the woman's go-to treatment for stress and contractures, a tightening of her muscles that caused stiff joints.
Is the return of government gun research near?
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:21:04 GMT
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be back in the gun violence research business.
South Sudan reaches milestone in eradicating debilitating Guinea worm
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:07:41 GMT
Amid war and devastation in South Sudan came glimmers of hope Wednesday as the world's newest nation announced a milestone step toward eradicating a debilitating disease.
Experts blast Trump's 'backwards' death penalty plan
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:59:05 GMT
Public health experts condemned President Trump's plan to impose the death penalty for drug traffickers, saying it shows a lack of understanding of the opioid epidemic and how best to deal with it. "We can't execute our way out of this epidemic," one expert says.
Researchers finally solve mystery of 'alien' skeleton
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:02:09 GMT
A mummified skeleton discovered in Chile's Atacama Desert 15 years ago doesn't look like anyone you've ever met. In fact, some would say it looks, well, alien.
A superhero soars to rebuild Puerto Rico with Wonder Woman
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:16:21 GMT
Her name is La Borinqueña. She soars through the air, performing feats of superhuman strength -- clad in a costume modeled after Puerto Rico's revolutionary flag.
Families fighting late-stage cancer share one last adventure
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:01:13 GMT
The Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation arranges free trips, cruises and VIP activities for families with a parent who has terminal cancer.
She lost her feet in an accident. Now, her standup comedy helps her heal
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:51:26 GMT
Danielle Perez has been carried on stage, Cleopatra-style.
Former cancer patient is now a doctor at hospital where she was treated
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:09:04 GMT
People say it's important to give back to your community. Jennifer Pratt is doing exactly that.
Parents of young children have reason to be watchful as flu season ends
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:47:48 GMT
The flu season may be winding down, but parents of young children have reason to remain watchful.
Liver transplant saves one teen, but identical twin dies
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 21:40:24 GMT
Eighteen-year-old Nicholas Coats died Monday night after doctors said he was too sick to receive a lifesaving liver donation, his family said.
Sad in the spring? Allergy-mood link is real
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:53:54 GMT
You know spring has sprung when hundreds of people daily turn to Twitter to vent about their itchy eyes, dripping nose and uncontrollable sneezing and coughing.
'Star Wars' tech becomes reality
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:22:45 GMT
Dr. Robert Redfield appointed CDC director
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:47:06 GMT
Dr. Robert Redfield has been selected as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.
Cut calories by 15% to stay young, study says
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:03:19 GMT
Maybe there's no need for a fountain of youth after all. New research suggests that cutting calories by 15% for two years can slow the metabolic process that leads to aging and protect against age-related diseases.
Male birth control pill one step closer to reality, researchers say
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:40:29 GMT
For decades, birth control pills have exclusively been used by women. But a male birth control pill that is both safe and effective may be on the horizon, according to a new study.
Judge temporarily blocks 15-week abortion ban in Mississippi
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:28:40 GMT
Just one day after Mississippi's governor signed a law banning abortions after 15 weeks, a federal judge issued an order temporarily blocking it.