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Exploring safer alternatives to road salt: beet waste, pickle juice

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 09:35:52 GMT

Marshes, streams and lakes lie alongside many of the roads and highways that zigzag across North America. Plants and animals inhabit these water bodies and can be exposed to many of the substances we put on those roads, including road salt.(image)


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Air gun eye injuries rise 169% among kids, study finds

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 09:22:55 GMT

The rate of children injuring their eyes with nonpowder guns rose 168.8% between 1990 and 2012 in the United States, a new study finds. Whereas, the overall rate of children's sports- and recreation-related eye injuries slightly declined during that time period.(image)


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Dunkin' Donuts says goodbye to artificial dyes in its doughnuts

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 23:49:58 GMT

The fluorescent colors of Dunkin' Donuts' iconic sweets are taking on a new recipe. The company announced on Thursday that it is removing all artificial dyes from its doughnuts.(image)


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Medical marijuana supporters worry in light of Sessions' guidance

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 21:42:01 GMT

January 19 is when more than 1.2 million patients legally using medical marijuana will be watching Congress with great concern.(image)


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The CDC wants to gently prepare people for (an unlikely) nuclear war

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:59:18 GMT

It is absolutely impossible to mention nuclear war without freaking people out, but the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is trying to gently prepare for the possibility.(image)


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There's never been a better time to be single

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:48:54 GMT

It was a banner year for the publication of massive studies challenging what we thought we knew about single people's supposedly inferior life voyages. And they came just in time: In recent history, there have never been as many unmarried adults as there are right now.(image)


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How parents tackle bedtime around the world

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:35:23 GMT

Around the world, there are drastic differences in children's bedtimes and what parents do to make bedtime easier. Here's a look at how parents tackle bedtime across cultures.(image)


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Coughs and what they mean

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:03:29 GMT

Is a cough making your life miserable? Don't blame your body; coughing is the only way your lungs can expel an irritant. The key is to figure what's causing it and then to get your lungs the help they need.(image)


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FDA issues new guidance to food industry amid recall criticism

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 23:35:05 GMT

The US Food and Drug Administration issued new guidance to the food industry. The agency has been criticized recently over its response to food recalls.(image)


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Lettuce suspected in US E. coli outbreak that sickens 17, with one death

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 21:53:57 GMT

An outbreak of E. coli made 17 people ill and killed one person across the United States between November 15 and December 8, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Though the source of infection is still unknown, the CDC is investigating leafy greens and romaine lettuce.(image)


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Eating fish improves kids' IQ scores and sleep, study says

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 21:40:23 GMT

Children who eat fish once a week or more sleep better and score higher, on average, on IQ tests than children who never eat fish or do so less than once a week, according to study published last month in the journal Scientific Reports.(image)


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Stay warm and help those in need with this winter safety checklist

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:17:35 GMT

Baby, it's cold outside -- really, really cold -- and as the eastern regions of the United States brace for freezing rain, wind, sleet and snow this week, the winter weather could put many lives in danger.(image)


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Too many medical tests may harm, not help, older patients

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:24:58 GMT

A chorus of geriatricians, cancer specialists and health system analysts say that an epidemic of medical tests in the nation's oldest patients is doing more harm than good.(image)


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HIIT tops the list of fitness trends for 2018

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:08:32 GMT

High-intensity interval training will be the No. 1 fitness trend in the coming year, while smartphone exercise apps that prompt your activities will be out -- or so says the Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2018.(image)


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How countries around the world try to encourage vaccination

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 20:32:20 GMT

A new policy in France requires all children born January 1 or later to receive 11 mandatory vaccines.(image)


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Lower-class drinkers face worse heart health risks, study says

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 19:13:56 GMT

There's an increased risk of dying from heart disease if you drink frequently -- especially if you are in the lowest socioeconomic class, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine.(image)


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8 resolutions for better parenting in the New Year

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:24:40 GMT

If you're looking to improve your parenting, you're not alone. In my opinion, it's an essential area of course correction, up there with weight loss, better eating and better spending, arguably more essential.(image)


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Try the 'non-diet diet' for the new year

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:09:51 GMT

For the new year, if you've been struggling with your weight, you might turn to a new diet for help with shedding pounds.(image)


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WHO to recognize gaming disorder as mental health condition in 2018

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:01:38 GMT

In 2018, playing video games obsessively might lead to a diagnosis of a mental health disorder.(image)


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After 60 years of friendship, they learned they're biological brothers

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 04:20:44 GMT

Seventy-four-year-old Walter Macfarlane and 72-year-old Alan Robinson have been friends for more than 60 years. Born in Honolulu, they first met in elementary school, played high school football together and joke they could have married the same girl. They sent their children to the same schools they attended and vacationed together as families.(image)


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More pregnant women are using pot, study finds

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 04:13:55 GMT

More pregnant women seem to be using pot -- sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety -- and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age.(image)


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Kremlin critic nominated to run in Russian presidential race

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 23:56:07 GMT

Russian activist Alexey Navalny kicked off a run for the country's presidency on Sunday even though an embezzlement conviction would appear to disqualify him from pursuing the job.(image)


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Language prohibitions denied amid health groups' protest

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 22:02:14 GMT

Hundreds of health organizations urged Health and Human Services to ignore a reported prohibition of the use of seven words in budget reports, yet the government denies that such a restriction exists.(image)


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The psychology of sycophants

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:24:41 GMT

President Donald Trump invited Republicans to the White House on Wednesday to celebrate the tax bill's passage through Congress.(image)


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Use tampons? Don't panic about toxic shock syndrome

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 09:56:33 GMT

Model Lauren Wasser's story is the worst nightmare of anyone with a vagina -- in 2015, she woke up in a hospital to discover she was scheduled for a leg amputation after her tampon caused toxic shock syndrome.(image)


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Cosmetic fillers study spotlights rare risks

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:22:21 GMT

You can go blind from dermal fillers? Though they're extremely rare cases, a new paper sheds light on what can go wrong with minimally invasive filler injections, which are on the rise.(image)


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