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11/17/2017

15 Cute and Cozy Slippers You'll Want to Wear All Winter Long


15 Cute and Cozy Slippers You'll Want to Wear All Winter Long



58 Easter Dinner Ideas That Will Totally Upgrade Your Holiday Menu


58 Easter Dinner Ideas That Will Totally Upgrade Your Holiday MenuYour meal is about to go from good to oh yes.



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 soothe a cut or burn—or save your life during a hurricane, flood, fire, or other emergency.   But it’s important not to wait until you’re faced with the need ...



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 soothe a cut or burn—or save your life during a hurricane, flood, fire, or other emergency.   But it’s important not to wait until you’re faced with the need ...



25+ Spooky Halloween Dinner Ideas


25+ Spooky Halloween Dinner Ideas



I Helped My Mom Fight Cancer—Now I Want to Help Other Teens Do the Same


I Helped My Mom Fight Cancer—Now I Want to Help Other Teens Do the Same"I'll never forget how I felt when she told me she had cancer."



The Work-from-Home Job That Saved My Family


The Work-from-Home Job That Saved My FamilyWe built a fully handicap-accessible home with the money I made.



The threat of 'superbugs' and infections that can't be treated


The threat of 'superbugs' and infections that can't be treatedThe ability to mutate has given rise to “superbugs” that resist some — or, increasingly, all — of the antibiotics that were hailed as miracle drugs in the last century, creating one of the biggest threats to global health, food security and development today, according to the World Health Organization.



8 Ways to Make Money Doing What You Love


8 Ways to Make Money Doing What You LoveHere's how to turn your hobby into a career.



43 Mouthwatering Pasta Recipes


43 Mouthwatering Pasta Recipes



17 Great Gift Ideas for Teachers


17 Great Gift Ideas for Teachers



16 Easy Halloween Cupcakes You Can Make At Home


16 Easy Halloween Cupcakes You Can Make At Home



Julia Stiles Had a Secret "Shotgun" Wedding Over Labor Day Weekend


Julia Stiles Had a Secret "Shotgun" Wedding Over Labor Day Weekend



25 Super Cute Halloween Party Snacks


25 Super Cute Halloween Party Snacks



21 Devilishly Delicious Halloween Appetizers


21 Devilishly Delicious Halloween Appetizers



26 Sweet and Spooky Halloween Desserts


26 Sweet and Spooky Halloween Desserts



26 Cheap and Easy Last-Minute Halloween Party Ideas


26 Cheap and Easy Last-Minute Halloween Party Ideas



44 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts


44 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts



Friend of slain Georgia Tech student: 'If Scout was more gender-conforming, would it have been different?'


Friend of slain Georgia Tech student: 'If Scout was more gender-conforming, would it have been different?'Scout Schultz, a Georgia Tech student, was shot by campus police on Saturday night, and a protest two days later led to arrests. In the aftermath of those events, Yahoo Lifestyle talked to a friend of Schultz’s to gain some perspective on what happened and why.



These Are the 15 Best Hair Colors for Fall 2017


These Are the 15 Best Hair Colors for Fall 2017



22 Delicious Party Foods For Your Halloween Bash


22 Delicious Party Foods For Your Halloween Bash



2017's Most Exciting Celebrity Baby Announcements


2017's Most Exciting Celebrity Baby Announcements



How to Make Healthy Leftover Turkey Tacos


How to Make Healthy Leftover Turkey TacosThese tacos get a healthy makeover by using turkey as the main lean protein. It all comes together with some beans, avocado, and a little cheese. Watch the video to learn how to make this easy weeknight dinner.



34 Fun Painted Pumpkin Ideas for the Best-Ever Halloween


34 Fun Painted Pumpkin Ideas for the Best-Ever Halloween



4 Common Kid Health Concerns


4 Common Kid Health ConcernsRunny noses. Sore throats. Stomachaches. All are ubiquitous in households with children, and in fact, more than three out of four U.S. kids miss at least one day of school a year because they’re ...



4 Common Kid Health Concerns


4 Common Kid Health ConcernsRunny noses. Sore throats. Stomachaches. All are ubiquitous in households with children, and in fact, more than three out of four U.S. kids miss at least one day of school a year because they’re ...



When to Consider Hospice Care


When to Consider Hospice CareMany patients near the end of their lives wait too long to enter hospice care, reports a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. People who put off hospice care—in ...



A Thirtysomething Newlywed Was Diagnosed With a Rare Form of Dementia


A Thirtysomething Newlywed Was Diagnosed With a Rare Form of Dementia"There is nothing behind her eyes. It's this glazed look."



5 Healthy Foods You Can Overdo


5 Healthy Foods You Can OverdoGet more fiber. Eat fish for omega-3s. While following diet advice like this can improve your health, some folks get carried away. "The belief that if some is good, more must be better is pretty ...



Stop Telling My Son He Can't Wear Pearls and Pink Dresses


Stop Telling My Son He Can't Wear Pearls and Pink DressesOscar isn't defined by the shirt on his back or the baby doll tucked under his arm at night.



4 Things Psychologists Do Everyday to Feel Happier


4 Things Psychologists Do Everyday to Feel HappierWhat better way to feel happier than copy mental health experts? We consulted with psychologists to learn the top four things they do everyday to up their joy quotient. Watch the video to follow their lead.



Having a September Birthday Can Set Your Child Up for Success


Having a September Birthday Can Set Your Child Up for SuccessStarting school at a later age gives your kid a leg up.



Guard Your Health Before and After a Natural Disaster


Guard Your Health Before and After a Natural DisasterTwo major hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, hit the continental U.S. in recent days, and hurricane season is far from over. Meanwhile, wildfires rage across California, Idaho, Montana, and other Weste...



Little People, Big World's Audrey Roloff Just Gave Birth to Her First Child


Little People, Big World's Audrey Roloff Just Gave Birth to Her First ChildIt's a girl!



Don't Forget Travel Vaccines This Holiday Season


Don't Forget Travel Vaccines This Holiday SeasonIf you're planning to celebrate the holidays overseas—or even to sneak in a quick getaway before the festivities begin—you've probably got a lot to do beforehand.   You might be tempted to skip t...



Don't Forget Travel Vaccines This Holiday Season


Don't Forget Travel Vaccines This Holiday SeasonIf you're planning to celebrate the holidays overseas—or even to sneak in a quick getaway before the festivities begin—you've probably got a lot to do beforehand.   You might be tempted to skip t...



33 Unbelievably Good Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes


33 Unbelievably Good Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes



An Easy 6-Day Plan To Lose 10 Pounds


An Easy 6-Day Plan To Lose 10 Pounds



The hero rats of Africa sniff out land mines — and TB infections


The hero rats of Africa sniff out land mines — and TB infectionsIn Tanzania, a nonprofit trains African giant pouched rats to save lives by detecting land mines and tuberculosis.



19 Easy and Delicious Ways to Cook Potatoes


19 Easy and Delicious Ways to Cook Potatoes



16 Simple and Flavorful Ways to Prepare Green Beans


16 Simple and Flavorful Ways to Prepare Green Beans



28 Turkey Stuffing Recipes Your Thanksgiving Needs


28 Turkey Stuffing Recipes Your Thanksgiving Needs



31 of the Best Ways to Update Grandma's Favorite Recipes


31 of the Best Ways to Update Grandma's Favorite Recipes



30+ Genius Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas


30+ Genius Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas



Weirdest Celebrity Parenting Tips


Weirdest Celebrity Parenting Tips



Protect Yourself Against C. Diff Infections


Protect Yourself Against C. Diff InfectionsAntibiotics treat infections, but surprisingly, they can cause them, too. In fact, a recent study has found that the number of virulent infections linked to the use of antibiotics has skyrocketed...



Protect Yourself Against C. Diff Infections


Protect Yourself Against C. Diff InfectionsAntibiotics treat infections, but surprisingly, they can cause them, too. In fact, a recent study has found that the number of virulent infections linked to the use of antibiotics has skyrocketed...



25 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas


25 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas



41 Easy Fall and Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas


41 Easy Fall and Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas



Owning a dog can help you live longer, study shows


Dog owners may be at a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, according to a new study released by Scientific Reports, a Swedish Publication.

Extreme athlete uses wheelchair to defy gravity


As CNN began setting up our on-camera interview with Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham, our cameraman asked, "Do your wheels lock? Just for the interview."

Heart attack strikes American Heart Association president


The president of the American Heart Association, Dr. John Warner, had a minor heart attack Monday during the organization's scientific conference taking place in Anaheim, California, according to a press release.

What is 'pumpkin spice'? And why do we crave it?


Each fall, as leaves turn golden and the crisp autumn air carries the scent of pine, Catherine Franssen waits for her husband to bring home the latest pumpkin spice-flavored concoction he has discovered at the grocery store.

CTE confirmed in living player for first time


Researchers published, what they say is the first case of a living person diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.

Medical first: Doctors attempt to gene-edit a living patient


A man may soon be forever free of the previously incurable disease he was born with 44 years ago. On Monday, in a medical first, Brian Madeux received an experimental in-body gene-editing treatment intended to cure him of Mucopolysaccharidoses II, known as MPS II or Hunter syndrome, a rare disorder that causes progressive damage to the body's cells.

Childbirth is killing black women in the US


In the US, black women are about three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy or delivery complications than white women. One mother opens up about surviving and fighting for others.

Giving birth is perilous enough without a hurricane


New Orleans resident Rosezina Jefferson went into labor during Hurricane Katrina -- so she leaped out a window to get help. She had contractions while she swam.

Children still being prescribed codeine, despite warnings


Codeine prescriptions for children who have had their tonsils and adenoids removed have decreased since the Food and Drug Administration began requiring a black box warning on the products four years ago, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. However, some children continue to be prescribed codeine, and other opioid prescriptions for children have continued to rise since then.

It wasn't spinach that caused man's 'Popeye' arm


When one of the tendons that connects the biceps to the shoulder tears, it can result in "Popeye" sign, where the muscle bulges unnaturally underneath the skin.

During a hepatitis A emergency, there's a nationwide shortage of vaccine


The battle against Hepatitis A outbreaks across the US is being stymied by a national shortage of the vaccine needed to combat it.

Some opioid addiction drugs harder to start than others


The first large head-to-head comparison of two opioid addiction medications found that, although they were equally effective in getting people off of high levels of opioids, users had a significantly more difficult time starting a regimen of naltrexone, compared with buprenorphine.

The benefits for men who 'marry up'


A new study published in the journal Demography found that more men are "marrying up" than women, which could mean "men are getting the benefit from women's progress," according to one of the lead researchers.

How active shooters are changing school security in the US


Fire drills became popular decades ago after several deadly fires triggered changes in safety codes. Today, teachers and children are preparing for something entirely different: mass shootings.

The last abortion clinic in Kentucky


Dona Wells vividly remembers when abortions were illegal. When some took their chances on dangerous abortions performed by amateurs or even themselves. That could become reality again in her home state of Kentucky.

How does your child's screen time measure up?


It's not unusual for children to sulk or throw a tantrum when parents demand they switch off the television or put down the phone, but for parents, what's on that screen -- or how long a child has been staring at it -- is the bigger worry.

16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity over health of planet


More than 16,000 scientists from 184 countries have published a second warning to humanity advising that we need to change our wicked ways to help the planet.

FDA approves pill with digital tracking device you swallow


A psychiatric medication system in the form of a pill with a built-in digital tracking device gained approval from the US Food and Drug Administration on Monday.

Nearly half of Americans now have high blood pressure


Tens of millions more Americans now have high blood pressure. Almost half of all Americans -- 46% -- are now considered to be in the high blood pressure category based on new guidelines released Monday.

Bill Gates' newest mission: Curing Alzheimer's


It's one of the holy grails of science: a cure for Alzheimer's. Currently, there is no treatment to stop the disease, let alone slow its progression. And billionaire Bill Gates thinks he will change that.

Sandy's Story: 7 years after Alzheimer's diagnosis, 'there's still a good life'


When he first sees me, Sandy Halperin always gives a surprised snort and then a cackle of delight. Before I know it, I'm enveloped in a bear hug, snuggled close and patted heartily on the back. If I'm lucky and Sandy remembers that he really likes me, I'll get a back scratch too, a true Halperin hug.

Sandy Hook gun lawsuit gets its day in Connecticut Supreme Court


Lawyers representing the families of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims had another chance to say why they believe gun companies should be held accountable in Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday, a month shy of the fifth anniversary of the shooting that killed 26 people, 20 of them children.

Kratom has 'deadly risks,' warns FDA


Kratom has "deadly risks" and might even "expand the opioid epidemic", warns FDA.

Heart failure tied to meth use rising among veterans, study finds


Heart failure tied to use of methamphetamines is on the rise among US veterans, suggests a preliminary study presented Tuesday at the annual scientific meeting of the American Heart Association.

Earliest winemaking traced back 8,000 years to Georgia


The earliest evidence of winemaking has been traced back 8,000 years to Georgia by an international team of scientists.

Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease


Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. A neurological disorder with no cure, Parkinson's can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement.

Blood test might make Parkinson's diagnosis easier, study says


A new blood test may be as accurate as a test requiring a painful spinal tap for differentiating Parkinson's disease from similar disorders, according to a study published Wednesday in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

What is Parkinson's disease?


Parkinson's disease is a "progressive disorder of the nervous system," according to the Mayo Clinic, that primarily affects a patient's movement. It often starts with a small tremor in the hand or muscle stiffness and gets worse over time. There is no test for Parkinson's, so it is occasionally misdiagnosed.

Fighting salt and sugar cravings, with spicy food


There's no magic pill that will cure you of your cravings. But there is something that may help the effort, and it's all-natural.

Three questions, from Tolstoy, for mindful parenting


Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace" is one of literature's greatest hits. It also contains more than half a million words. I'll get to it eventually, possibly not before I retire.

What's the new craze of forest bathing?


One army veteran suffering from PTSD says Forest Bathing is helping him sleep.

Madagascar's 'worst plague outbreak' in 50 years


The island is one of the global hotspots most prone to the deadly disease.

Simon Dobbin: BBC's DIY SOS to transform home of football attack victim


Simon Dobbin was left with severe brain damage in an attack after a football match.

Heart donor appeal for six-week-old Charlie Douthwaite


The family of a six-week-old baby born with "half a heart" make an urgent appeal for donors.

Girl, 12, draws pictures of her life with heart condition


Emily Sullivan had open heart surgery three times before the age of seven.

Should healthcare be rationed for patients who smoke or are obese?


Is it right for patients to be prevented from having certain types of treatment, unless they quit smoking or lose weight?

How fear puts girls off PE


Girls are half as likely as boys to be physically active - and lack of confidence is to blame.

Just a few nights of bad sleep upsets your brain


Even a few nights of poor sleep can lead to "repetitive negative thinking", experts say.

My gift


Why would anyone donate their eggs to help a stranger have a child? A donor gives her reasons.

Confined inside


"Postnatal confinement" is said to be widespread among the UK's Chinese community.

War wounds


Meeting the patients of a MSF-run hospital in Jordan.

Disease of fear


The African country has been battling the worst outbreak in recent times.

'Therapist reignited my trauma'


The ineffective regulation of those practising talking therapies 'leaves patients at risk of harm'.

'A disgrace'


Online Chinese users are mulling the sexual education system after a spate of teen pregnancy videos.

Dog owners have lower mortality, study finds


Researchers found a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, especially hunting breeds.

First gene-editing in human body attempt


Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.

Indulgent grandparents 'bad for children's health'


Regular "treating" and over-feeding is a common issue, according to a review of parents' opinions.

Giving birth on due date 'less risky' for older mums


Stillbirth risk is higher if older pregnant women are left to go over their due date, a study suggests.

FDA approves 'trackable' pill


The schizophrenia tablets have an embedded sensor that tells doctors whether the patient has taken them.

Depression link between fathers and teenage children, says study


Men who don't seek help for depression could have an impact on their children, a study suggests.

Liver test to aid paracetamol overdose treatment


Researchers say the test will help doctors identify which patients arriving in hospital need more intensive treatment.

Emotional toll of diabetes 'needs more recognition'


Living with diabetes can lead to significant emotional problems, a survey finds.

Drivers 'should have compulsory eye tests'


One in three optometrists say they know of patients who drive with vision below the legal standard.

'Urgent need' for football header research


Stirling University scientists call for more studies looking into dementia links following an Alan Shearer documentary.

Sex unlikely to cause cardiac arrest, study finds


Sudden cardiac arrest is linked to sexual activity far more often in men than women, a study finds.

Breast cancer 'can return 15 years after treatment ends'


Extending treatment with hormone therapy could reduce the risk of it recurring.

Daytime wounds 'heal more quickly'


An average 11-day difference in recovery rates for burns may be explained by the body clock, a study says.

Did you know you should give under-fives vitamin tablets?


Many parents are unaware of this vitamin supplement advice, a study finds.

Malaria breath test shows promise


People with the disease give off a distinctive "breath-print" that could aid rapid diagnosis, say experts.

Children join people with dementia in interactive light game


The game sees images projected on to a table that residents and children can interact with.

Tia has epidermolysis bullosa - known as 'butterfly skin'


Four-year-old Tia is hoping for pioneering treatment for her fragile skin condition.

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