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1/21/2019

25 Group Halloween Costumes for All of Your Friends


25 Group Halloween Costumes for All of Your Friends



Guard Your Health Before and After a Natural Disaster


Guard Your Health Before and After a Natural DisasterHurricane season is far from over on the East Coast of the U.S., and wildfires continue to rage across the west. If you're facing a storm or other major disaster, there are a number of measures y...



When Disaster Strikes: What to Put in Your Medication Go Bag


When Disaster Strikes: What to Put in Your Medication Go BagA well-stocked medication go bag can be used to soothe a cut or burn—or to save your life during a hurricane, flood, fire, or other emergency.   But it’s important not to wait until you’re faced ...



When Disaster Strikes: What to Put in Your Medication Go Bag


When Disaster Strikes: What to Put in Your Medication Go BagA well-stocked medication go bag can be used to soothe a cut or burn—or to save your life during a hurricane, flood, fire, or other emergency.   But it’s important not to wait until you’re faced ...



50 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas You Can Whip Up at Home


50 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas You Can Whip Up at Home



40 Delicious Halloween Party Food Ideas for Your Big Bash


40 Delicious Halloween Party Food Ideas for Your Big Bash



28 Easy Halloween Finger Foods to Whip Up This Year


28 Easy Halloween Finger Foods to Whip Up This Year



45+ Fun Pumpkin Painting Ideas for the Best Halloween Ever


45+ Fun Pumpkin Painting Ideas for the Best Halloween Ever



40 Halloween Snacks That'll Blow Your Guests Away


40 Halloween Snacks That'll Blow Your Guests Away



9 Surprisingly Salty Foods


9 Surprisingly Salty FoodsAlmost half the sodium in the American diet comes from just 10 foods. Some of them, such as cheese, pizza, and salty snacks, are obvious. But sometimes sodium hides where you least expect it—and ...



9 Surprisingly Salty Foods


9 Surprisingly Salty FoodsAlmost half the sodium in the American diet comes from just 10 foods. Some of them, such as cheese, pizza, and salty snacks, are obvious. But sometimes sodium hides where you least expect it—and ...



40+ Halloween Dinner Ideas That Are So Good It's Scary


40+ Halloween Dinner Ideas That Are So Good It's Scary



40 Cheap and Easy Last-Minute Halloween Party Ideas


40 Cheap and Easy Last-Minute Halloween Party Ideas



20 Halloween Movies for Kids to Watch This Spooky Season


20 Halloween Movies for Kids to Watch This Spooky Season



20 Teacher Gift Ideas That'll Brighten Their Holiday Season


20 Teacher Gift Ideas That'll Brighten Their Holiday Season



30 Delicious Fall Soups to Make on a Chilly Day


30 Delicious Fall Soups to Make on a Chilly Day



5 Turkey Cooking Tips That'll Guarantee You Have the Perfect Bird


5 Turkey Cooking Tips That'll Guarantee You Have the Perfect BirdThere's no need to wing it at Thanksgiving this year.



20 Must-Try Gravy Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Feast


20 Must-Try Gravy Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Feast



25 Simple Thanksgiving Decorations That'll Beautify Your Home


25 Simple Thanksgiving Decorations That'll Beautify Your Home



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!)



Myths and Facts About Vaccines for Children


Myths and Facts About Vaccines for ChildrenCases of measles—which had been declining for two decades—spiked in 2017, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD...



Myths and Facts About Vaccines for Children


Myths and Facts About Vaccines for ChildrenCases of measles—which had been declining for two decades—spiked in 2017, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD...



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



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


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



These Beautiful Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity


These Beautiful Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity



64 Amazing Couples Costumes You Need This Halloween


64 Amazing Couples Costumes You Need This Halloween



27 Baby Halloween Costumes That Are Too Cute to Handle


27 Baby Halloween Costumes That Are Too Cute to Handle



25+ Affordable Plus Size Costumes for the Best Halloween Ever


25+ Affordable Plus Size Costumes for the Best Halloween Ever



DNA pioneer stripped of honors over 'reprehensible' race comments


A Nobel Prize-winning American scientist who co-discovered DNA has been stripped of his honorary titles at the laboratory he once led after repeating racist comments in a documentary.

Climate Change -- Do you know the basics?



Couples need her, but laws restrict how they find her


"Nobody could tell us why we couldn't have children, but we've been trying at this point for about 12 years," said Elizabeth Prior, 49, of Buckinghamshire.

This diabetic federal worker rationed her insulin during the shutdown because debt was scarier than dying


A furloughed federal worker who is diabetic said she resorted to rationing her insulin medication because "the thought of having more debt was scarier than the thought of dying" in her sleep.

Make like a zebra to avoid insect bites, scientists say


The zebra's stripes are known to protect it from blood-sucking insects, as well as acting as camouflage, and new research suggests that being stripy may also work for people in remote tribal communities who paint their bodies in monochrome shades.

Why vaping is so dangerous for teens


Most of what we know about nicotine addiction in teens, we know from cigarettes. But experts say the technology and chemistry of vaping might pose an entirely different threat.

250,000 deaths a year from climate change is a 'conservative estimate,' research says


Climate change could "halt and reverse" progress made in human health over the last century.

Bored with exercise? Virtual reality, immersive fitness might help


The spin instructor let out a loud "Woooo!!" as she led her students up hills, through rings of fire and outer space. They even rode through jungles, deserts and fantasy worlds.

2018 was hottest year ever recorded for planet's oceans


Last year was the hottest for the planet's oceans since global records began in 1958, according to an international team of scientists who track the data. Their findings were published Wednesday in the scientific journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences.

Dynamic duos: Why science loves twins


One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics.

A new guide could help halt overeating


The British Nutrition Foundation released this month new portion-size guidelines designed to help people eat the right amounts of each food group -- and possibly help them avoid overeating.

Physical showed no major changes in health of Arizona woman in vegetative state who gave birth about 37 weeks later


A doctor who gave a yearly checkup to a woman in a vegetative state about 37 weeks before she gave birth wrote that there were no major changes in her health, according to medical records sent to an Arizona court.

Cruise returning early after hundreds of passengers get sick on Royal Caribbean ship


Two-hundred-seventy-seven passengers and crew members aboard the Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas cruise ship became sick with a gastrointestinal illness, according to the cruise line.

Excessive body fat around the middle linked to smaller brain


Big waist, small brain? If you're too heavy, especially around your middle, you probably have shrunken gray matter volume in your brain, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology. Gray matter contains most of your brain's 100 billion nerve cells, while white matter is filled with nerve fibers that connect the brain regions.

Protecting loved ones from sexual abuse in long-term care facilities


It's the stuff of nightmares: your loved one living in a long-term care facility or nursing home was sexually abused and you had no idea it was happening. Could this nightmare come true and what can you do?

Perdue recalls frozen chicken nuggets after wood found in them


Perdue Foods is recalling 68,244 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets sold nationwide over fears of wood contamination, federal officials say.

'Stealth condition' found to multiply risk of cancer and chronic conditions, study reveals


A "stealth condition" which is one of the western world's most common genetic disorders is causing far higher levels of cancer and chronic health conditions than previously thought, a UK study has revealed.

Superbugs and antivaxxers make WHO's list of 10 global health threats



Measles sickens 19 in Washington state. Portland Trail Blazers fans may have been exposed



Marie Kondo: The psychological benefits of tidying up


Marie Kondo's tidying trend has benefits beyond clearing up space in your home. Decluttering also raises self-esteem, lifts moods, brings peace and improves lives, according to experts.

Florida mother suing her developmentally disabled daughter's caregiver


A Florida woman is suing her daughter's former health care provider and three of its employees, alleging the developmentally disabled 23-year-old was raped, impregnated and suffered physical injuries while in their care.

New 'planetary health diet' will save millions of people -- and the planet


An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. It's based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts.

Areas with high opioid prescription rates are seeing more babies born with a serious birth defect


A potentially deadly birth defect in which babies are born with exposed intestines is on the rise, and the Centers for Disease and Prevention is concerned that it might be tied to the opioid epidemic.

'Missing link' in human history confirmed after long debate


Early humans were still swinging from trees two million years ago, scientists have said, after confirming a set of contentious fossils represent a "missing link" in humanity's family tree.

The world's most popular coffee species are going extinct. And scientists say we are to blame


Savor that cup of coffee while you can. New research shows 60% of coffee species found in the wild could soon go extinct.

Killings of transgender people in the US saw another high year


For decades, every year she's been active in the transgender community, Isa Noyola has attended a funeral for a friend.

Ebola outbreak continues in the Congo as obstacles challenge health care workers


The Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak, which began August 1, is continuing unabated in the new year.

Black and Hispanic youth are targeted with junk food ads, research shows


Click over to TV programming that caters to black and Hispanic youth and the commercials almost exclusively push fast food, sugary drinks, bad-for-you snacks and candy, a new report shows.

Odds of dying from accidental opioid overdose in the US surpass those of dying in car accident


For the first time on record the odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the United States are now greater than those of dying in an automobile accident.

Mass drug overdose in California kills 1 person and sends 14 more to hospitals


Chico Police Chief Michael O'Brien said the substance is believed to be fentanyl -- the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses.

Carter Cookson: Baby who needed new heart dies


His parents, who lost their first son in 2013, say Carter Cookson has "gained his angel wings".

What is the right age to lose your virginity?


More than a third of women and a quarter of men think they got it wrong, research suggests.

Breast cancer risk test 'game changer'


GPs would use the online calculator to tell women their risk of getting breast cancer, say scientists.

Lens replacement led to 'blind patches', says artist


Landscape painter Denise De Batista is considering legal action against lens manufacturer Oculentis

James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race


Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has repeated remarks about race and intelligence.

Global fight against killer diseases seeks £11bn


The money would be spent on medicines, treatments and mosquito nets to reduce deaths from disease.

Wood burners and open fires face restrictions in new clean air plan


Ministers hail the UK's "world leading" pollution plan, but green groups call it a missed opportunity.

UK mother wins backing for 'pollution' death inquest


Nine-year-old Ella died from asthma but her family believe air pollution caused her health to fail.

Mental health patients missing GP appointments 'at risk'


Those who miss two a year are eight times more likely to die in the subsequent 18 months, a study suggests.

Night shifts: The toll they can take on your life


As more of us work through the night, one man finds out how 30 years of shifts has affected his life.

'I wear a mask to prevent cold allergy reaction'


Max Fisher, 23, gets red, itchy welts and swelling when in contact with anything cold.

IVF couple have triplets after sex mistake


Betty Bienias said she was shocked to find out she was expecting triplets - two of which had been conceived naturally.

Clean air: Do low emission schemes improve children’s lungs?


Children in London and Luton are taking part in a study to measure how their lungs are affected by air pollution.

'I wanted a black belt at the age of 75'


This group of high kicking, power-punching pensioners prove "it's never too late to learn".

The ultrasound scan you can do yourself


A US company has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and costs $2,000 (£1,555).

Student makes bucket list after cancer diagnosis


Laura Nuttall had just started university when a routine eye test discovered several brain tumours.

Intersex surgeries: is it right to assign sex to a baby?


Attitudes are changing to the medical practice, with some calling them limiting and unnecessary.

CES 2019: Skin printer wipes years from your face


Procter & Gamble has developed a handheld device that precisely covers blemishes.

CES 2019: Can breath-sniffing gadgets improve your diet?


Two rival gadgets at CES promise to reveal the secrets of your metabolism - by scrutinising your breath.

The Arab country turning to 'female Viagra'


Egypt is the first Arab country to authorise the sale of flibanserin - but how well is it going down?

Michael Johnson: How 'Superman' Olympic champion's world was changed by stroke


Michael Johnson tells BBC Sport of the fear and uncertainty that has entered his world since suffering a mini stroke in September.

Tips on how to limit excessive screen time


If screen use is disrupting sleep, exercise and concentration, what can parents do?

Are flexitarians half-hearted vegetarians?


Can simply lowering meat consumption be considered a thing, or is it just "half-hearted" vegetarianism?

Januhairy: Why women are growing out their body hair


Januhairy is a month-long campaign encouraging women to "love and accept" their natural body hair.

Matthew's experiment changed his family's attitude to sugar


An experiment by 12-year-old Matthew has changed the Carter family's attitude to sugar consumption.

I met my boyfriend 12 years after giving birth to his child


When Jessica Share bought sperm from an anonymous man to start a family, she never imagined she would ever meet the donor, never mind fall in love.

Why cheese is no longer my friend


Self-confessed cheese addict Tim Samuels discovered his favourite food needs a health warning.

The simple tips to improve your health


The list of things we should do to become healthier can seem endless, so we asked experts for their one top tip.

Women's frozen eggs 'should be stored for longer'


The 10-year limit for keeping a woman's frozen eggs is arbitrary and does not reflect current technology, campaigners say.

'My son's severe asthma is very distressing'


Every three seconds in the UK, someone has an asthma attack which could be life-threatening, a charity says.

A bit of meat, a lot of veg - the flexitarian diet to feed 10bn


And you don't have to be vegan to follow the "planetary health diet".

Haemochromatosis 'bigger threat than we thought'


Genetic disorder Haemochromatosis can cause liver failure, diabetes and severe arthritis if untreated.

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