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Rape survivors are fighting back against victim-blaming in Lebanon
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:51:00 GMT
"I've been raped," Manal Issa shouts as she staggers down a street in Beirut.
Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveals
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:13:17 GMT
Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in 38 years, according to a new analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER database.
E. coli outbreak traced to California farm; some romaine lettuce safe to eat
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:22:11 GMT
One source of the potentially deadly romaine lettuce e-coli outbreak has been identified, but it's still too early to call outbreak 'over' according to the CDC and FDA.
Debate over alternatives to fetal tissue research reaches Congress
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:14:27 GMT
What do humanized mice have to do with fetal tissue research?
Chain restaurants are less healthy than fast food, global study finds
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:30:05 GMT
Fast food often gets the blame for calorific meals, but new research has found that your favorite chain restaurants are dishing up meals with even more excessive calories, worsening the global obesity epidemic.
Cuba 'acoustic attack' mystery continues as study offers more details on US diplomats' symptoms
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:22:26 GMT
It started with a phone call that Dr. Michael Hoffer said he had never received before in his career -- not even after serving 21 years in the military.
Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in America, CDC confirms
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:16:52 GMT
Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses, according to a new government report. The latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics say that the rate of drug overdoses involving the synthetic opioid skyrocketed by about 113% each year from 2013 through 2016.
Kaléo to offer lower-priced opioid antidote
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:39:43 GMT
Pharmaceutical company Kaléo announced Wednesday that it will offer a generic version of its opioid antidote Evzio for $178 for a carton containing two single-dose auto-injector pens.
Youngest survivor of Ebola outbreak brings hope to Congo caregivers
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:12:48 GMT
The youngest survivor of the Ebola outbreak received her discharge certificate from the Beni Ebola Treatment Center on Wednesday, according to the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ministry of Health.
'Incredible Hulk' actor Lou Ferrigno hospitalized after pneumonia vaccination
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 07:09:53 GMT
Actor Lou Ferrigno, star of the late 1970s TV series 'The Incredible Hulk,' says he got a vaccine shot for pneumonia that left him hospitalized with fluid in his bicep.
She almost died of a heart attack. Now she's training for 'American Ninja Warrior'
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:58:49 GMT
In Red Rock Canyon, about 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas, Molly Burdick is trying to scale a boulder using nothing more than her hands, feet and some chalk.
Crackdown on sexist ads outlaws' bad female driver' and 'inept dad' commercials
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:26:33 GMT
Depictions of girls as less academic than boys or men being belittled for "unmanly" behavior will be soon be a thing of the past in British commercials.
Sex tips ... from a Buddhist monk?
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:12:36 GMT
Could advice from a former Buddhist monk help improve your sex life? That's the implication of "The Passion Book: A Tibetan Guide to Love and Sex," originally written in 1938 by Tibetan Buddhist monk Gendun Chopel.
App tells your doctor if you have malaria
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:52:02 GMT
Only a few spare seats remain in the crowded waiting room at Kiruddu General Hospital, overlooking Lake Victoria on Kampala's southern tip.
Is going gluten-free good for everyone?
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:32:49 GMT
There was a time when gluten, a mixture of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley, was something of a foreign term. Not many people had heard of it, and the few who needed to avoid it found meals to be extremely challenging.
The parents' guide to 'Fortnite' scams
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:22:53 GMT
The popular game "Fortnite" has become an easy way for scammers to trick kids into sharing way too much information.
The judgmental mom is little more than a stereotype
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:22:06 GMT
It's quite possible that, by the time I had my first child, I had read more articles about navigating relationships with other moms than ones about navigating my relationship with my baby. Parent media is full of stories about moms who "judge," "shame," "clap back" and are at "war" with other mothers.
E-cigarettes less toxic to users than cigarettes, study says
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:00:48 GMT
A lot of important questions surround the safety and health effects of e-cigarettes, a relatively new technology, but a new study says e-cigarettes are less toxic than traditional ones.
Two anti-abortion bills head to Ohio governor's desk
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:53:59 GMT
A 'heartbeat bill" and a piece of legislation that would ban the most common second-trimester abortion method are on their way to outgoing Gov. John Kasich's desk, where he may sign or veto both of them.
'Historic moment' as abortion bill passes Irish Parliament
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:42:18 GMT
Ireland's Prime Minister has hailed a "historic moment" for women in the country, after a bill to legalize abortion passed through the final stages of parliament.