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11/22/2019

The 9 Best Jobs for Teachers To Make Some Cash During the Summer Break


The 9 Best Jobs for Teachers To Make Some Cash During the Summer BreakMake the most of your skills with one of these jobs.



How to Spot and Avoid Algal Blooms


How to Spot and Avoid Algal BloomsWith many U.S. waterways reaching their highest temperatures at this time of year, colonies of algae in lakes, ponds, and even the ocean can “bloom”—grow far more rapidly than normal. While most ...



How to Spot and Avoid Algal Blooms


How to Spot and Avoid Algal BloomsWith many U.S. waterways reaching their highest temperatures at this time of year, colonies of algae in lakes, ponds, and even the ocean can “bloom”—grow far more rapidly than normal. While most ...



Get These 4 Vaccines for College


Get These 4 Vaccines for CollegeIf your child is a college student—or soon to be one—making sure he or she is fully vaccinated is critically important, especially for those who will be living in a dorm or other shared space. Th...



Get These 4 Vaccines for College


Get These 4 Vaccines for CollegeIf your child is a college student—or soon to be one—making sure he or she is fully vaccinated is critically important, especially for those who will be living in a dorm or other shared space. Th...



Procrastinators, You'll Appreciate These Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas


Procrastinators, You'll Appreciate These Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas



Chicken Again? Yes, When the Recipes Are This Good!


Chicken Again? Yes, When the Recipes Are This Good!



DNA detectives: New tech can mean a diagnosis for your child, but not a lot of answers


DNA detectives: New tech can mean a diagnosis for your child, but not a lot of answersFour-year-old Eli Kadkhoda is one of a handful of children with IRF2BPL-related condition, named after the gene to which it is linked. Its patients are all healthy at birth, stumbling and losing speech by kindergarten, wheelchair-dependent soon after.



31 Fall Crafts To Get Your Home Ready For The Season


31 Fall Crafts To Get Your Home Ready For The Season



Will Your Health Insurance Cover You Overseas?


Will Your Health Insurance Cover You Overseas?If you’re traveling abroad this summer, the last thing you probably want to think about is what you’ll do if you get sick or injured. But experts say 15 percent of travelers encounter some kind o...



Will Your Health Insurance Cover You Overseas?


Will Your Health Insurance Cover You Overseas?If you’re traveling abroad this summer, the last thing you probably want to think about is what you’ll do if you get sick or injured. But experts say 15 percent of travelers encounter some kind o...



You'll Want to Enjoy These Summer Salads All Season Long


You'll Want to Enjoy These Summer Salads All Season Long



We've Got Your Summer Reading List Right Here


We've Got Your Summer Reading List Right Here



These Beautiful Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity


These Beautiful Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity



These DIY Ideas Will Get Your Kids Excited to Go Back to School


These DIY Ideas Will Get Your Kids Excited to Go Back to School



41 Delicious Sweet Potato Recipes You'll Want In Your Life ASAP


41 Delicious Sweet Potato Recipes You'll Want In Your Life ASAP



5 Turkey Cooking Tips Will Guarantee You Have the Perfect Bird This Holidays


5 Turkey Cooking Tips Will Guarantee You Have the Perfect Bird This HolidaysThere's no need to wing it at Thanksgiving this year.



15 Simple and Savory Ways to Cook Green Beans This Thanksgiving


15 Simple and Savory Ways to Cook Green Beans This Thanksgiving



15 Roasted Sweet Potato Recipes to Try This Thanksgiving


15 Roasted Sweet Potato Recipes to Try This Thanksgiving



31 Stuffing Recipes That'll Complete Your Thanksgiving Feast


31 Stuffing Recipes That'll Complete Your Thanksgiving Feast



30+ Thanksgiving Appetizers to Kick Off the Feast


30+ Thanksgiving Appetizers to Kick Off the Feast



Throw an Epic Halloween Party With These 46 Food and Decor Ideas


Throw an Epic Halloween Party With These 46 Food and Decor Ideas



45 Halloween Desserts That Are Sweet and Spooky At the Same Time


45 Halloween Desserts That Are Sweet and Spooky At the Same Time



44 Halloween Snacks That'll Have Your Guests Coming Back For More


44 Halloween Snacks That'll Have Your Guests Coming Back For More



22 Family-Friendly Halloween Movies to Watch With the Little Ones


22 Family-Friendly Halloween Movies to Watch With the Little Ones



35 Kids Halloween Movies That Won't Bore Adults To Tears


35 Kids Halloween Movies That Won't Bore Adults To Tears



29 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts to Make


29 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts to Make



9 Easy Ways to Make Your Jack-o'-Lanterns Last Longer


9 Easy Ways to Make Your Jack-o'-Lanterns Last LongerA little bleach goes a long way.



70+ Couples Halloween Costumes You Won't Have to Beg Your Partner to Wear


70+ Couples Halloween Costumes You Won't Have to Beg Your Partner to Wear



35 Homemade Food Gifts You Can Make At the Last Minute


35 Homemade Food Gifts You Can Make At the Last Minute



31 Thoughtful Gifts Ideas for the Man Who Already Has Everything


31 Thoughtful Gifts Ideas for the Man Who Already Has Everything



47 Group Costumes That'll Crush Your Halloween Party


47 Group Costumes That'll Crush Your Halloween Party



Is It Time for a Medication Reconciliation?


Is It Time for a Medication Reconciliation?More than half of adult Americans regularly take at least one prescription drug, according to a recent Consumer Reports nationally representative survey. And for those who take any medication on ...



Is It Time for a Medication Reconciliation?


Is It Time for a Medication Reconciliation?More than half of adult Americans regularly take at least one prescription drug, according to a recent Consumer Reports nationally representative survey. And for those who take any medication on ...



Try These Delicious Halloween Party Food Ideas for Your Next Big Bash


Try These Delicious Halloween Party Food Ideas for Your Next Big Bash



19 Must-Try Gravy Recipes To Complete Your Thanksgiving Feast


19 Must-Try Gravy Recipes To Complete Your Thanksgiving Feast



47 Fun, Easy Ways to Paint Your Pumpkins This Halloween


47 Fun, Easy Ways to Paint Your Pumpkins This Halloween



These Baby Halloween Costumes Are Too Cute to Handle


These Baby Halloween Costumes Are Too Cute to Handle



Creative Cauliflower Recipes That Make Eating Low Carb Easy


Creative Cauliflower Recipes That Make Eating Low Carb Easy



69 Vegetarian Meals to Make Meatless Monday Super Easy and Tasty


69 Vegetarian Meals to Make Meatless Monday Super Easy and Tasty



Lightened-Up Meals That Won't Leave You Ravenous


Lightened-Up Meals That Won't Leave You Ravenous



Brown-Bag Lunches for Kids With Food Allergies


Brown-Bag Lunches for Kids With Food AllergiesIf your school-age child has food allergies, you know that preparing safe lunches that are also enticing can be a challenge. That's why we created this menu of lunchroom suggestions that addresse...



Brown-Bag Lunches for Kids With Food Allergies


Brown-Bag Lunches for Kids With Food AllergiesIf your school-age child has food allergies, you know that preparing safe lunches that are also enticing can be a challenge. That's why we created this menu of lunchroom suggestions that addresse...



What to Feed Your Family When the Power Goes Out


What to Feed Your Family When the Power Goes OutIf you won’t be able to leave your house for a few days or if the power is out for longer than a couple of hours, what to feed your family becomes a major concern. The food experts at Consumer Re...



What to Feed Your Family When the Power Goes Out


What to Feed Your Family When the Power Goes OutIf you won’t be able to leave your house for a few days or if the power is out for longer than a couple of hours, what to feed your family becomes a major concern. The food experts at Consumer Re...



Try These Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids


Try These Healthy Snack Ideas for KidsTo fuel their growing bodies and provide the energy necessary to study and stay active, kids and teens need to eat every 3 to 4 hours, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. That’s ...



Try These Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids


Try These Healthy Snack Ideas for KidsTo fuel their growing bodies and provide the energy necessary to study and stay active, kids and teens need to eat every 3 to 4 hours, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. That’s ...



Super-Quick Dinners That Are So Much Better Than Takeout


Super-Quick Dinners That Are So Much Better Than Takeout



Trump turns 'very routine' physical into attack on media


Trump turns 'very routine' physical into attack on mediaPresident Trump lashed out at the media Tuesday over reporting about his sudden trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last weekend.



19 Cornbread Recipes to Replace The Store-Bought Rolls This Thanksgiving


19 Cornbread Recipes to Replace The Store-Bought Rolls This Thanksgiving



Cat food sold nationwide is recalled over risks to pets and humans


A Utah company is recalling two-pound frozen bags of Quest beef cat food sold nationwide over fears it may be contaminated with salmonella.

Don't tell 'Lucy,' but modern-day apes may be smarter than our evolutionary ancestors, scientists say


Researchers using a new method to evaluate the cognitive abilities of species stumbled across a surprising finding: Our evolutionary ancestor, Australopithecus, may have been less intelligent than modern-day great apes.

Illiterate people are twice as likely to develop dementia, study says


Whether or not you can read and write could be a factor in your ability to stave off dementia as you grow older, according to a new study from scientists at Columbia University.

Sure, houseplants are great. But they're not actually cleaning the air


You've probably heard people say that keeping plants in your home or office helps to make the air cleaner, but science says otherwise.

How to stop throwing away your veggies and fruit


We all do it: buy fresh fruits and veggies with the best of intentions to gobble them down, only to open the fridge a few days (or weeks) later to discover a rotten mess.

Asthma can turn deadly in rare cases. Here's how


The death of 13-year-old Broadway star Laurel Griggs is a tragic reminder of how serious asthma can be.

A doctor is accused of performing hysterectomies and other unnecessary medical procedures on patients without their consent


A Virginia doctor has been arrested after he was accused of performing hysterectomies and other unnecessary medical procedures on patients without their consent, according to a federal affidavit.

Using weed regularly raises the risk of heart problems for young people, studies find


Younger people with cannabis use disorder are at an increased risk of heart rhythm problems, according to a new presentation at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. A second presentation says that young people who use weed frequently are at a higher risk for stroke.

Your hatred of heart-healthy veggies could be genetic


If certain vegetables have always made you gag, you may be more than a picky eater. Instead, you might be what scientists call a "super-taster:" a person with a genetic predisposition to taste food differently.

This Army veteran is helping to take the fight to lung cancer


An Army combat veteran who is facing the fight of her life has joined forces with a former NFL player to raise awareness in the battle against lung cancer.

So-called virginity tests are unreliable, invasive and sexist. And yet they persist


The comments, as soon as they made the rounds, were met with swift condemnation: Rapper T.I. says he takes his daughter to the gynecologist after each birthday to determine if she's a virgin.

Bill proposed by NY state senator would ban medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children


Legislation that would effectively ban "medically unnecessary" surgeries on intersex children prior to their ability to give informed consent in New York will be announced Friday by state Sen. Brad Hoylman.

Double lung transplant needed after vaping related injury


Doctors at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit performed what they believe is the first double lung transplant in the US for a male patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged after vaping, according to the hospital.

More vapers are making their own juice, but not without risks


Danielle Jones sits at her dining room table, studying the recipe for Nerd Lyfe (v2) vape juice. The supplies she's ordered online are arrayed before her: a plastic jug of unflavored liquid nicotine, a baking scale and bottles of artificial flavors that, combined, promise to re-create the fruity taste of Nerds Rope candy in vapor form.

Breakthrough in CDC vaping illness investigation: Vitamin E acetate linked to THC may be to blame


Vitamin E acetate, an additive sometimes used in THC and other vaping products, may be to blame for a national outbreak of e-cigarette-related lung injuries that's linked to dozens of deaths, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials.

More than 130,000 pounds of ground beef recalled for possible plastic contamination


About 130,464 pounds of raw ground beef products have been recalled because they may contain plastic, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday.

Brain scans don't lie: The minds of girls and boys are equal in math


Several studies have already debunked the myth that boys are innately better at math than girls, but those are largely based on analysis of test scores.

Meet Belfast's 'dementia-friendly barber'


In his home in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Lenny White gathers up his supplies for the day: a red, white and blue striped barber pole, hair clippers and a table-top jukebox -- all the makings of a pop-up barbershop, catered to a very special group of clients.

Fight is not over, says winner of vaginal mesh implant court victory


Australia's federal court ruled that Johnson & Johnson misled patients and doctors as to the risks of pelvic mesh implants and rushed their products to market without adequate clinical trials or risk assessments.

More than 75,000 pounds of salad products are recalled after an E. coli outbreak sickens 17 people in eight states, CDC says


After an E. coli outbreak infected at least 17 people, a food company has decided to recall more than 75,000 pounds of salad products.

Vaping lung injury cases rise to 2,290, CDC says


There were 2,290 cases of lung injury linked to vaping as of November 20, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

Hepatitis A outbreak 'potentially linked' to blackberries from Fresh Thyme stores


An outbreak of hepatitis A in Indiana, Nebraska and Wisconsin has been "potentially linked" to blackberries from the Fresh Thyme chain of grocery stores, authorities say.

Urban dwellers who live near green spaces are less likely to die early, a new study says


A sprawling new analysis of more than 8 million people suggests that to boost residents' longevity, cities should get a lot less gray and a lot more green.

New 'smart skin' may let you reach out and virtually touch -- anyone


Scientists have advanced virtual touch capabilities, making them wireless and two-way. They say it won't be long before you can reach out and touch -- everyone?

Every 15 minutes, someone in the US dies of a drug-resistant superbug


Every 15 minutes, someone in the United States dies of a superbug that has learned to outsmart even our most sophisticated antibiotics, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

By the numbers: Gun deaths in America


Americans own more guns per capita than any other country, and firearms contribute to the bulk of homicides nationwide.

Some European doctors think Chinese medicine should come with a health warning


Herbs to increase breast milk supply and heal the spleen. Traditional remedies which promise to cure insomnia and acne. Secret cancer treatments that have been ignored or suppressed by Western medicine.

For heart disease, meds may work as well as invasive surgery, major trial shows


High-risk patients with stable heart disease may fare just as well on medications alone, versus having invasive heart operations such as stents and bypass surgeries, according to a major trial. The results were presented Saturday at the American Heart Association's yearly conference.

Midwives, doulas could benefit births -- but not all women have access


Nandi Hill rushed to Emily Rose's home at the crack of dawn.

Patient died after 'transplant surgeon error'


A surgeon spilt stomach contents on organs which were transplanted into three patients.

Old age: Why 70 may be the new 65


Experts say health and life expectancy gains mean it is time to rethink how we measure and define being elderly.

Vegan sues Burger King for cooking Impossible Whopper on meat grill


An Impossible Foods spokeswoman says vegans should ask for the burger to be cooked in a microwave.

A million faulty condoms recalled in Uganda


Some of the male contraceptives supplied by charity Marie Stopes contained holes or risked bursting.

Switch to vaping 'helps smokers' hearts'


A month-long study on smokers suggests vaping could reduce the risk of heart attacks and stroke.

Severe allergic reactions rise in children in England over past five years


The parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who died in 2016, call the increase "deeply alarming".

Complementary cancer therapies 'do more harm than good'


Garlic and ginger pills can delay the healing of skin wounds when breast cancer spreads, expert says.

Ebola vaccine approved as second jab trialled


A second Ebola vaccine is to be offered to thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Left-handed women's quirk over sense of smell


Some can smell normally despite missing the part of the brain which science says is crucial.

Britain's 'unprecedented' drug shortage


File on 4 looks at the impact Britain's medicine shortage crisis is having on patients.

Polio in Nigeria: 'I opposed vaccinations until my son caught polio'


A Nigerian father who used to chase health workers away from his home has a change of heart.

Why being kind could help you live longer


A new institute has been set up to study kindness - as an antidote to an increasingly polarised world.

How decoding African DNA could help fight disease


Only 2% of genetic samples used for medical research are from black African people, so many medicines are not developed with Africans in mind.

'Did I inherit loneliness from my mum?'


Two women share their experience of loneliness and how it relates to their parents and children.

Ending stigma and shame over sanitary pads


Diane Shaibu's tweet about patriarchy and periods has resonated with many.

General election 2019: NHS policy check - what to look out for in party manifestos


If you care about what the parties are promising on the NHS, here are some key issues to watch for.

Pneumonia: How a bead necklace is tackling the disease in Kenya


'Village doctor' Beatrice Lokwawi explains how she uses beads to diagnose people with pneumonia.

Sir Chris Hoy and his wife reveal tiny nappies for premature babies


Sir Chris and Lady Sarra Hoy's son, Callum, was born 11 weeks early, in 2014.

Teen Instagrammers open up on mental health chat


Harry and Samuel post videos with advice and tips for sufferers in the hope others will open up.

Black henna: Kent children 'blistered and scarred' after Egypt trip


Twins from Margate could be left permanently scarred after getting black henna tattoos in Egypt.

Bacterial allies make dengue fever cases dive


Scientists infected mosquitoes with Wolbachia bacteria to make it harder for them to spread disease.

'Global epidemic' of childhood inactivity


Report shows 81% don't exercise enough with effects on health, brain development and social skills.

DR Congo measles: Nearly 5,000 dead in major outbreak


Almost 250,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are thought to have been infected in 2019.

Vaping linked to teen's 'popcorn lung'


Canadian doctors who treated the teen say the injury is unlike vaping-related illnesses in the US.

Johnson & Johnson loses vaginal mesh class action


In one of Australia's biggest class actions, a court ruled the firm failed to warn women of the risks.

'Flu nearly killed me last winter'


Adam Blackman says he "learned the hard way" why it is so important to be vaccinated against flu.

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