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1/18/2020

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



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



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



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 ...



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...



Creative Cauliflower Recipes That Make Eating Low Carb Easy


Creative Cauliflower Recipes That Make Eating Low Carb Easy



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


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



Don't Forget These Vaccines When You Travel


Don't Forget These Vaccines When You TravelIf you're planning a winter trip to another country, you may be preoccupied with booking airfare and finding lodging, but certain destinations require an extra step of planning: travel vaccines. ...



Don't Forget These Vaccines When You Travel


Don't Forget These Vaccines When You TravelIf you're planning a winter trip to another country, you may be preoccupied with booking airfare and finding lodging, but certain destinations require an extra step of planning: travel vaccines. ...



100+ Super-Quick Dinners That Are So Much Better Than Takeout


100+ Super-Quick Dinners That Are So Much Better Than Takeout



These Beautiful Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity


These Beautiful Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity



88 Light Dinner Ideas That Won't Leave You Ravenous


88 Light Dinner Ideas That Won't Leave You Ravenous



74 Vegetarian Meals to Make Meatless Monday Super Easy and Tasty


74 Vegetarian Meals to Make Meatless Monday Super Easy and Tasty



48 Christmas Albums Guaranteed to Spread Holiday Cheer


48 Christmas Albums Guaranteed to Spread Holiday Cheer



64 Gluten-Free Dinner Ideas to Test Out Tonight


64 Gluten-Free Dinner Ideas to Test Out Tonight



The Best Non-Scammy Work-From-Home Jobs


The Best Non-Scammy Work-From-Home Jobs



19 Clothing Pieces You Need for a Perfect Business Casual Wardrobe


19 Clothing Pieces You Need for a Perfect Business Casual Wardrobe



39 Homemade Food Gifts You Can Make At the Last Minute


39 Homemade Food Gifts You Can Make At the Last Minute



30+ Thanksgiving Appetizers to Kick Off the Feast


30+ Thanksgiving Appetizers to Kick Off the Feast



33 Thoughtful Valentine's Day Gifts For the Man Who Already Has Everything


33 Thoughtful Valentine's Day Gifts For the Man Who Already Has Everything



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.



25 Delicious (and Easy) Potato Recipes to Wow Your Thanksgiving Guests


25 Delicious (and Easy) Potato Recipes to Wow Your Thanksgiving Guests



19 Must-Try Gravy Recipes To Complete Your Thanksgiving Feast


19 Must-Try Gravy Recipes To Complete Your Thanksgiving Feast



19 Thanksgiving Cupcakes That'll Steal the Spotlight From the Pie


19  Thanksgiving Cupcakes That'll Steal the Spotlight From the Pie



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


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



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



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



Did '13 Reasons Why' lead to a spike in adolescent suicides? Researchers are divided


When Netflix debuted "13 Reasons Why" in 2017, some mental health experts argued the show was "dangerous" for its depiction of teen suicide.

Lawmakers around the nation are proposing bills for -- and against -- vaccinations


At a time when almost everything is politicized, vaccination has planted itself squarely on the national stage, where a push and pull between science and skepticism is playing out in statehouses across the country.

A teen's final days with the flu


On Christmas Day, 16-year-old Kaylee Roberts opened presents at her aunt's house in suburban Cleveland, joyfully celebrating the holiday and laughing with her cousins. By New Year's Eve, she was dead.

Flu has killed 39 children this season, but virus activity continues to decline


Flu activity in the United States declined in the week ending January 11, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was the second consecutive week that saw a drop.

CDC to screen at three US airports for signs of new virus from China


More than 100 staffers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are being deployed to three US airports to check passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, for fever and other symptoms of a mysterious new virus that's killed two and infected dozens in China, the CDC announced Friday.

Flu leaves a 4-year-old girl blind in Iowa


A 4-year-old girl in Iowa nearly died and is now blind because of the flu, and her parents have a message: Get your child vaccinated.

Tips for identifying bedbugs and keeping them at bay


Vacation is the time you may want to think about bedbugs. Edgar Treiguts reports.

US hospitals raise alarm about higher-than-normal RSV cases in young children


Pediatricians across the United States are sounding the alarm about unusually high numbers of young children being admitted to emergency departments due to respiratory syncytial virus infection or RSV, a common virus that causes cold-like symptoms.

More popular heartburn medications recalled due to impurity


More common heartburn medications have been recalled due to the presence of an impurity that might cause cancer.

Five ways to improve your mental health in 2020


It's a difficult birth for this new decade. The year 2020 kicks off under the shadow of divisive politics, international security threats, a spate of hate crimes, and a planet in environmental peril, plus all the reasons we're stressed individually: work, health problems, life changes and more.

Wake up, people: You're fooling yourself about sleep, study says


Hey, sleepyheads. What you believe about sleep may be nothing but a pipe dream.

Lose fat in your tongue to improve sleep apnea, study says


Have you ever asked yourself: Do I have a fat tongue?

Nearly 2 million adults are estimated to have shown symptoms of PTSD during Hong Kong protests, study finds


Almost 2 million people in Hong Kong --- about a third its adult population -- are estimated to have experienced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during months of social unrest in the city, according to research published Friday in The Lancet medical journal.

A massive study of 200,000 veterans identifies genetic links to anxiety


A massive genetic study in nearly 200,000 veterans with anxiety is providing new insights into how and why people may be pre-disposed to anxiety issues.

A college student in Boston was diagnosed with measles. Health officials say many people may have been exposed


A student at Northeastern University in Boston was diagnosed with measles and may have exposed many others to the highly contagious disease, Boston health officials said Thursday.

Increasing the minimum wage by $1 could reduce US suicide rates, study finds


An increase in the minimum wage could help prevent thousands of suicides every year among workers with a high school degree or less, especially during times when unemployment rates are higher.

Texas 15-year-old's death is youngest vaping lung injury fatality in the United States


Vaping-related lung injuries have caused 57 confirmed deaths in 27 states and the District of Columbia, including the youngest victim yet at 15 years old, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

Allergic to dogs? It may only be the males


Love dogs but find yourself uncontrollably sneezing around some of them? There might be a solution that's easier than allergy shots. Neuter your male pup or opt for a female dog.

Second baby in the US born from transplanted uterus of deceased donor


Jennifer Gobrecht always knew she would be a mother someday, but her birth experience was one she couldn't have imagined.

World's worst measles epidemic kills 6,000 people in Democratic Republic of Congo


Measles has killed more than 6,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization has said.

A new virus related to SARS is the culprit in China's mysterious pneumonia outbreak, scientists say


A mysterious pneumonia outbreak that has struck dozens of people and put China on edge is from the same family of viruses as the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), according to Chinese scientists.

Losing one night's sleep may increase risk factor for Alzheimer's, study says


A preliminary study found the loss of one night's sleep in healthy young men increased the levels of tau protein in their blood compared to getting a complete night of uninterrupted sleep.

Drinking green tea, rather than black, may help you live longer, new study suggests


Drinking tea at least three times a week could reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and is linked with a longer and healthier life, at least in China, a new study suggests.

Fewer than 100 Seattle students sent home after missing vaccination record deadline


Seattle Public Schools sent home fewer than 100 students who arrived for class on Wednesday without complete immunization records.

Scooter-related injuries are spiking in the United States, study finds


As electric scooters become increasingly ubiquitous in cities, so are scooter-related injuries, one study reports.

Alcohol-related deaths have doubled in the US and women are at an increased risk, study says


The number of Americans who have died from alcohol-related problems annually more than doubled between 1999 and 2017, a new study found, and that's likely an undercount, the researchers said.

Study finds no statistically significant link between talc powder and ovarian cancer, but questions remain


Recent high-profile court cases have raised concerns that women who use talc-based powder around their genital area may be at a risk for ovarian cancer, but a new study says that might not be the case.

Tafida Raqeeb: Brain-damaged girl in High Court case out of intensive care


The Italian hospital treating Tafida Raqeeb says she has managed to breath without help for an hour.

Healthy habits 'deliver extra disease-free decade'


Women and men can ward off cancer, heart problems and diabetes, a US study finds.

Does music make exercise more effective?


Trust Me I'm a Doctor looks at whether moving to a fast beat improves the effects of activity.

Fake drugs: How bad is Africa’s counterfeit medicine problem?


Seven African countries are meeting in Togo to tackle the issue of fake drugs.

Dementia: Does heading a football cause the disease?


Concerns are growing that heading a football may increase the risk of players developing dementia.

Lyme disease like 'waking with a hangover' every day


A engineer forced to quit work hopes pop star Justin Bieber will raise awareness of the condition.

The biggest medical breakthroughs of 2019


The year of treating the untreatable: 2019 breakthroughs that could transform medicine.

'Inspirational' cancer boy's legacy lives on


Laughlin Whiteley died in 2014 but his craft box charity continues to help severely ill children.

Could relatives of measles virus jump from animals to us?


A group of viruses, of which measles is one, are adept at jumping to species barrier.

Autism diagnosis: 'I want 40 years of my life back'


People diagnosed with autism in adulthood describe growing up believing they were "bad" or "alien".

Viewpoint: Prostate cancer screening test 'in sight'


A screening programme using MRI scans could save thousands of lives, says a leading UK expert.

White Island volcano: Why New Zealand is importing skin


The number of people with severe burns means doctors are sourcing donor skin from the US.

Newcastle children talk mental health thanks to puppets


The show is touring schools and is being used to spot early signs of issues.

A snapshot of what it’s like to be autistic or dyspraxic


Exceptional Individuals is showing employers how to make their work environment neurodiverse friendly.

'The reality is I shouldn't be here - it's a miracle'


‘You, Me and the Big C’ presenter Deborah James tells 5 Live she is currently ‘free’ of cancer.

Living with ADHD: 'I have the brain of Einstein and the attention span of a toddler'


Stuart, who has ADHD, says he has "the brain of Einstein and the attention span of a two year old".

More men needed to donate blood 'high in iron'


Men make up 40% of blood donors and their blood contains more iron than women's.

'Alarming' one in five deaths due to sepsis


The most detailed study of sepsis shows it is a much bigger problem than previously thought.

Miscarriage can lead to 'long-term post-traumatic stress'


One in six women suffer post-traumatic stress for months after losing a baby, research suggests.

NHS to pioneer cholesterol-busting jab


Thousands of lives could be saved by a new heart disease drug, experts say.

Utah condom campaign halted over racy packaging


The US state was to distribute 100,000 condoms for free as part of an HIV-prevention campaign.

'Miracle baby' born after womb transplant


Benjamin is only the second child in the US to be born through the procedure.

Hernia mesh implants used 'with no clinical evidence'


The devices cut into tissue and nerves, leaving some unable to walk, work or care for their children.

Languages affected differently by brain disease


English and Italian speakers with dementia struggled in different ways with their native tongue.

Mystery Chinese virus: How worried should we be?


Almost 50 people have been infected with a newly discovered virus.

Fatty tongues could be main driver of sleep apnoea


Fat lost from the tongue was the reason for improvements in a sleep apnoea weight loss study.

'My ability to see depends on men giving blood'


Jo Daniels is urging more men to donate blood, after figures showed a gender imbalance.

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