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3/24/2019

Why are Americans in so much pain?


Why are Americans in so much pain?Brian Whitfield sat on the floor of his office, back against the wall, gun in hand and a heavy-duty garbage bag nearby. Whitfield says he still can’t pinpoint why he felt so intensely depressed or abandoned in those moments. The chaos began about five years before, in 2011, when Whitfield visited multiple doctors for pain from knee and back injuries he had sustained while serving in the Marine Corps several years earlier.



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...



30 Valentine's Day Gifts for Men Who Already Have Everything


30 Valentine's Day Gifts for Men Who Already Have Everything



Add These Expert-Approved Multivitamins to Your Diet ASAP


Add These Expert-Approved Multivitamins to Your Diet ASAP



Heart-Healthy Dinners You Should Make Tonight


Heart-Healthy Dinners You Should Make Tonight



How Many Calories Should I Eat to Lose Weight?


How Many Calories Should I Eat to Lose Weight?Spoiler: quality matters more than quantity.



20 Gorgeous Ways to Style a Bob


20 Gorgeous Ways to Style a Bob



Short Curly Hairstyles You Need to Try


Short Curly Hairstyles You Need to Try



Running Shoes She Is Going to Love


Running Shoes She Is Going to Love



5 Ways to Lose Water Weight Fast


5 Ways to Lose Water Weight Fast



These Small Tattoo Ideas Are Perfect If You're Looking for Something Simple


These Small Tattoo Ideas Are Perfect If You're Looking for Something Simple



Healthy Dinner Ideas That'll Keep You Full (And They're Under 400 Calories!)


Healthy Dinner Ideas That'll Keep You Full (And They're Under 400 Calories!)



These Apps Can Actually Help You Lose Weight


These Apps Can Actually Help You Lose Weight



These Are the Best Ways to Lose Weight in Your Face


These Are the Best Ways to Lose Weight in Your FaceA few all-natural tweaks may be just what you need.



Homemade Food Gifts You Can Make Last-Minute


Homemade Food Gifts You Can Make Last-Minute



These Pilgrim Hat Thanksgiving Cupcakes Will Steal the Spotlight


These Pilgrim Hat Thanksgiving Cupcakes Will Steal the Spotlight



When You Don't Have to Finish Your Antibiotics


When You Don't Have to Finish Your AntibioticsFor decades, doctors and public-health officials have given those who have been prescribed antibiotics the same advice: Finish the whole bottle—even if you’re feeling better. But an analysis publ...



When You Don't Have to Finish Your Antibiotics


When You Don't Have to Finish Your AntibioticsFor decades, doctors and public-health officials have given those who have been prescribed antibiotics the same advice: Finish the whole bottle—even if you’re feeling better. But an analysis publ...



Thanksgiving Appetizers to Kick Off the Holiday Right


Thanksgiving Appetizers to Kick Off the Holiday Right



These Celeb Couples Totally Fell In Love Onscreen


These Celeb Couples Totally Fell In Love Onscreen



18 Ways to Make Money from Home


18 Ways to Make Money from Home



Vegetarian Meals That Aren't Just Pasta or Salads


Vegetarian Meals That Aren't Just Pasta or Salads



35 Christmas Albums That Are Guaranteed to Spread Cheer


35 Christmas Albums That Are Guaranteed to Spread Cheer



20 Holiday Drinks That Your Whole Family Will Love


20 Holiday Drinks That Your Whole Family Will Love



12 Things Your Poop Says About Your Health


12 Things Your Poop Says About Your HealthIs your number two normal?



How Your Period Changes In Your 20s, 30s, and 40s


How Your Period Changes In Your 20s, 30s, and 40sHint: It changes as you get older.



These Vegetarian Recipes Are Perfect for BBQs


These Vegetarian Recipes Are Perfect for BBQs



50 Gluten-Free Dinner Ideas That The Whole Family Can Enjoy


50 Gluten-Free Dinner Ideas That The Whole Family Can Enjoy



PHOTOS: The power of poo: How biogas has become a cleaner alternative fuel in Rwanda — but is still out of reach for most


PHOTOS: The power of poo: How biogas has become a cleaner alternative fuel in Rwanda — but is still out of reach for mostEven human waste can be put to use this way. All of Rwanda’s prison kitchens reuse waste from inmates, mixed with cow dung.



Lori Loughlin's Daughters Are All Grown Up and Look Exactly Like Their Mom


Lori Loughlin's Daughters Are All Grown Up and Look Exactly Like Their MomThe Fuller House star's daughters are influencers and YouTube stars.



Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy Definitely Have the Sweetest Love Story In Hollywood


Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy Definitely Have the Sweetest Love Story In HollywoodThe couple is celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary.



The 12 Clothing Pieces You Need for a Perfect Business Casual Wardrobe


The 12 Clothing Pieces You Need for a Perfect Business Casual Wardrobe



Which of These Classics is Your Favorite Easter Candy?


Which of These Classics is Your Favorite Easter Candy?



These Beautiful Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity


These Beautiful Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity



You Won't Believe That These Nature Photos Aren't Photoshopped


You Won't Believe That These Nature Photos Aren't Photoshopped



20 Genius Garage Organization Ideas to Keep Your Life in Order


20 Genius Garage Organization Ideas to Keep Your Life in Order



24 Tricks That'll Save You Tons of Money on Summer Travel


24 Tricks That'll Save You Tons of Money on Summer Travel



Steve Irwin's Wife Reveals the Real Reason Why She Hasn't Dated Since He Died


Steve Irwin's Wife Reveals the Real Reason Why She Hasn't Dated Since He DiedIt's been 10 years since her late husband's fatal accident.



Cute and Easy Easter Cakes You Can Make with Your Kids


Cute and Easy Easter Cakes You Can Make with Your KidsGrab some Easter candy and baking supplies, and get ready to be inspired!



Here's Why You Get Those Little Floaty Things in Your Vision


Here's Why You Get Those Little Floaty Things in Your Vision



These Easter Desserts Are Almost Too Adorable to Eat


These Easter Desserts Are Almost Too Adorable to Eat



Myths and Facts About Vaccines for Children


Myths and Facts About Vaccines for ChildrenA measles outbreak centered around Portland, Ore., and neighboring Vancouver, Wash., has sickened at least 53 people, most of them children. According to the health department in Clark County, Wa...



Myths and Facts About Vaccines for Children


Myths and Facts About Vaccines for ChildrenA measles outbreak centered around Portland, Ore., and neighboring Vancouver, Wash., has sickened at least 53 people, most of them children. According to the health department in Clark County, Wa...



Does Coconut Oil Actually Help You Lose Weight?


Does Coconut Oil Actually Help You Lose Weight?There are some red flags to this saturated fat.



The Warning Signs Your Body Gives You Before a Heart Attack


The Warning Signs Your Body Gives You Before a Heart Attack



How to know whether you're a 'helicopter parent' and why it matters


The fear of being a helicopter parent began years before I had my first son. Back then, I was fairly certain I could avoid overparenting, and would give my children a healthy amount of freedom.

Baby cough syrup is recalled after bacterial contamination


The FDA has recalled DG/health Naturals baby Cough Syrup + Mucus due to a bacterial contamination.

Promising Alzheimer's drug trial ends in failure


A promising drug designed to remove proteins from the brains of Alzheimer's patients has been halted, dealing another blow to the ongoing search for treatment and a cure.

Avocados recalled in 6 states over listeria concerns


California-grown avocados sold in bulk to retail stores in six states by the Henry Avocado Corporation are being recalled due to potential contamination with the bacterium listeria monocytogenes, the company announced on Saturday.

Contaminated ground beef that made over 400 people ill could still be in your freezer, CDC warns


An outbreak of salmonella infections that led to the recall of more than 5 million pounds of ground beef in December is over, the Centers for Disease Control announced Friday, but warns that many consumers could still have contaminated beef in their freezers.

Chickenpox parties and natural immunity: Your questions answered


Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin recently said he chose to expose all nine of his children to the chickenpox instead of giving them the vaccine.

Almost 70,000 pounds of Tyson chicken strips recalled


Tyson Foods is recalling chicken strips that may contain metal, federal food safety officials said Thursday.

Anti-vaxers and Facebook: The four subgroups that fuel online attacks


In the ongoing -- and sometimes vicious -- vaccination debates online, pediatricians who are vocal vaccine advocates have become frequent targets of anti-vaxers.

Fentanyl deaths skyrocketed more than 1,000% over five years in the US. Here's who it's killing


Deaths from the synthetic opioid fentanyl skyrocketed more than 1,000% from 2011 to 2016, according to a report released Thursday.

Her son died. And then anti-vaxers attacked her


Not long ago, a 4-year-old boy died of the flu. His mother, under doctor's orders, watched his two little brothers like a hawk, terrified they might get sick and die, too.

Nikki Haley is criticized for her comment on health care in Finland


The top Finnish envoy to the United Nations joined a chorus of people slamming Nikki Haley for saying the European nation's health care system is lacking compared to that of the United States.

FDA approves first postpartum depression drug



Monsanto's Roundup was likely the cause of a second man's cancer, jury says


In the first federal case of what could become thousands of lawsuits, a jury found the world's most widely used herbicide was likely responsible for a California man's cancer, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

An Ohio court is being asked to clarify when life begins


A lawyer in Cleveland, representing a couple that lost embryos in the Ohio fertility clinic storage tank failure last year, is asking an appeals court to answer when -- according to Ohio law -- life begins.

San Francisco proposes restricting vape sales. One official would like Juul's headquarters 'gone yesterday'


San Francisco officials are proposing changes that could ban vape sales in the city and jeopardize the headquarters of leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs.

One in five Chinese children is overweight or obese, and the booming economy may be to blame, study reveals


One in five Chinese children is overweight or obese, a new study has found, up from just 1 in 20 in 1995.

She was once the smallest baby born in Texas. Now, she works in the NICU of the hospital that saved her life


When Tammy Lewis was born, she was 3½ months early and weighed in at only 1 pound 4 ounces. Her family faced the harsh reality their newborn's survival rate was 5-10%.

How kidnapping survivor Midsi Sanchez uses her trauma to help missing and exploited children


Twenty-seven-year-old Midsi Sanchez has spent the last decade advocating for missing and exploited children.

A morning fitness routine that's good for your brain, too


Cardiovascular exercise is good for blood flow, which benefits the body and the brain.

Car crash ER visits fell in states that ban texting while driving, study says


States with bans on texting while driving saw an average 4% reduction in emergency department visits after motor vehicle crashes, an equivalent of 1,632 traffic-related emergency department visits per year, according to a new analysis.

Do you lose nutrients when juicing fruits and veggies? Yes, actually


Juicing has some benefits but in the process you may lose needed fiber and antioxidants by drinking instead of eating your fruits and vegetables.

Kale joins the ranks of the annual 'Dirty Dozen' pesticide list


Kale, that popular green of the health conscious, has joined the ignoble list of 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues, according to the Environmental Working Group. The last time kale was on the list was in 2009 when it was ranked eighth. Strawberries and spinach took the top two spots again this year, respectively, followed by kale.

New film's love story recalls tragic tale of a real-life 'Fault in Our Stars' couple


Dave Prager intends to watch the new movie "Five Feet Apart" hidden away in a corner of the theater where no one can watch him cry.

Daily or high-potency cannabis increases risk of psychotic disorder, study finds


Legalization of marijuana, both for medical and recreational use, continues to spread across the globe even as the possible health risks (or benefits) are not fully known. Case in point, according to new research, people who use cannabis daily, as well as those who use high-potency weed, may be three times more likely to develop psychotic disorder than never-users.

Why you can't just eat one cookie or potato chip


Have you ever found yourself staring at an empty bag of cookies you just devoured? Don't beat yourself up. Your brain is wired to eat that cookie -- and the next 10. It's as automatic a response as running away from a loud noise.

To help fight vaping, schools look to their own students


Teen vaping is on the rise, and schools are searching for solutions, with some taking disciplinary action or installing vape detectors in bathrooms.

Mumps outbreak grows at Temple University, 'strong recommendation' for vaccine


Temple University in Philadelphia has reported 74 cases of mumps in an outbreak that began last month, according to a notification sent to the university community on Thursday.

Tate galleries to stop accepting donations from Sackler family amid opioid crisis


As criticism mounts over its purported connection with America's opioid crisis, the Sackler family may be falling out of favor with the art world.

More US school-age children die from guns than on-duty US police or global military fatalities, study finds


Gun deaths of school-age children in the United States have increased at an alarming rate, with 38,942 fatalities among 5- to 18-year-olds from 1999 to 2017, according to a new study by Florida Atlantic University's Schmidt College of Medicine.

Who is having more sex over age 50, research explores


The number of people you have sex with is an individual choice. But certain lifestyle factors play a role in how many sex partners you have, explains a recent study by British researchers.

Egg freezing: Behind the scenes of a fertility clinic


With more and more women considering it, what exactly does egg freezing involve?

Majorca in drive to rein in boozy tourists


Tourist haunts that run drink promotions face fines in the resort city of Palma, as do rowdy visitors.

Cancer's 'internal wiring' predicts relapse risk


Breast cancer is 11 separate diseases each with a different risk of relapse, says study.

'I was diagnosed with cancer at seven months pregnant'


It felt like Sarah Hanan's life had "come to a screeching halt", but it was only the start of her journey.

MPs call for tax on social media companies


Their report says the money should be used to fund research into the health impact of social media.

Cholesterol-lowering pill 'new option for statin users'


A new type of drug could help some people with high cholesterol.

Mushrooms may 'reduce the risk of mild brain decline'


Eating the fungi more than twice a week cut people's risk of memory and language problems, a study found.

'My anorexia really loved Instagram'


One woman who has overcome anorexia says Instagram didn't cause her eating disorder, but it made it worse.

Bradford schoolchildren act as mental health mentors


Children in Bradford are learning how to support each other with mental health.

Racing driver Robert Kubica returns to Formula 1 after serious accident


Polish racing driver Robert Kubica is returning to Formula 1 after a serious accident in 2011 partially severed his arm.

How long are you going to live?


See how people react when you tell them how long they're going to live.

Vulvodynia: 'Tampons and certain underwear are agony'


Georgia is using art to cope with the pain of vulvodynia, which causes chronic pain in the vulva.

Lizzie's Fund to find cancer cure raises thousands


Lizzie Bramall died in 2018 just nine months after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

The Londonderry barber shop offering men head space


Bareknuckle Barbershop in Londonderry is offering men the chance to open up about their mental health.

Blood donation: 'For two weeks she lived life to the full'


Marilyn's daughter Alice needed 144 blood transfusions for leukaemia treatment.

Margaret Thatcher: PM sent alternative medicines by Cartland


Romance novelist Barbara Cartland sent her alternative medicine, newly released files reveal.

Raw-meat dog food 'risk to owners'


It can harbour nasty bugs that pose an infection risk, warn vets.

Can exercise reverse the ageing process?


It's not for everyone, but older athletes are pushing the limits of what the body can do as it ages.

The good things about ADHD: 'It's my superpower'


ADHD can sometimes be portrayed quite negatively, so an ADHD parents' support group asked us to make a film looking at some of the good things about it.

The human cost of insulin in America


Diabetics in the US are rationing insulin - and dying. How did we get to this point and what's the fix?

'I thought my twins just had a cold at first'


When Stephanie Elderton's twin boys caught a cold, she never imagined that one of them would end up in intensive care.

Why was I accused of inventing my daughter's illness?


Why was I accused of inventing my daughter's illness?

'How my life turned around with new treatment'


A pioneering hospital has abandoned the practice of restraining mental health patients, with dramatic results.

Opioid crisis: US schools prepare for student overdoses


Teaching staff in Alabama are being trained in how to use injections to revive pupils.

Can acupuncture help menopause symptoms?


A new study suggests acupuncture may be useful in reducing hot flushes and night sweats.

Face blindness: 'I can't recognise my loved-ones'


Boo James has a condition called face blindness - now scientists are trying to find out more about it.

What do the people of the world die from?


It will happen to all of us, but how and when we die speaks volumes about who we are and where we live.

Detailed images of baby heart inside the womb


New technology could improve the care of babies with congenital heart diseases.

Italy home circumcision kills child


The five-month-old boy was airlifted to hospital but died after the intervention by his parents.

'Baby Grady' gives fertility hope to boys with cancer


A new approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment - thanks to a baby monkey.

Testosterone rules for female athletes 'unscientific'


There is a lack of evidence for the cut-off point adopted by athletics chiefs, a BMJ editorial says.

Potent cannabis increases risk of serious mental illness, says study


People who use potent cannabis increase their risk of serious mental illness, according to researchers.

San Francisco moves to ban e-cigarettes until health effects known


The law would halt sales until vaping's health effects are fully evaluated by US regulators.

Weedkiller glyphosate a 'substantial' cancer factor


Jury to consider damages after one of the world's most widely-used weedkillers is blamed for cancer.

Parkinson's smell test explained by science


A woman who can smell Parkinson's disease helps scientists discover what causes the musky odour.

People don't become 'adults' until their 30s, say scientists


Experts say people aged 18 are still going through changes in the brain that can affect behaviour.

UK medicinal cannabis 'patients in limbo'


It could take years for patients to get medicinal cannabis on the NHS, a parliamentary committee has heard.

Woman in China nearly dies after injecting herself with fruit juice


The woman in China suffered liver, kidney, heart and lung damage and spent days in intensive care.

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