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Cell phones when driving: Which countries have toughest laws?
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:30:58 GMT
If you are caught using a handheld device while driving in the United Kingdom -- whether it's for talking, texting, taking video or anything else -- your penalties just got significantly steeper, thanks to a law that went into effect this month.
Is 100% fruit juice good or bad for your child's weight?
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:02:56 GMT
A new study suggests that drinking 100% fruit juice daily is linked to some, but not significant, weight gain in early childhood.
One person's ban is that same person's respite
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:03:23 GMT
In terms of security, you can debate the effectiveness of the new electronics ban, now enforced on select international flights.
Lupus: What you need to know
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:54:36 GMT
An invisible disease with debilitating symptoms, lupus is more common than you might think. Learn about the causes, triggers and treatments for this devastating disease.
Prescriptions may hold clues to who gets hooked on opioids, study says
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:18:31 GMT
The duration of a prescription may give clues into how long a person ends up using a narcotic painkiller, a new study finds.
Christie will advise Trump panel on opioid addiction
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:45:37 GMT
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will take on an advisory role to help figure out ways the Trump administration can fight the opioid epidemic.
Undercover activists expose India's illegal sex-selective abortions
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:18:57 GMT
A pregnant woman sat in a hospital consultation room in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.
Kidney injury is a short-term risk after running a marathon, study says
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:31:38 GMT
The physical stress of marathon running may be associated with short-term kidney injury, a new study finds. Experts offer tips for safely running a marathon.
'Deaths of despair' fuel midlife mortality for white Americans
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:14:44 GMT
It's a midlife crisis of a different sort: "Deaths of despair" -- due to drugs, alcohol and suicide -- are largely responsible for rising mortality rates among middle-age white Americans. And a new analysis by Princeton economists delves into what they believe is behind this trend.
How to keep kids occupied on flights without electronics
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:45:06 GMT
A new ban on most electronic devices in the cabins of certain flights to the US and UK from Middle Eastern countries is causing confusion and frustration among passengers -- many of whom are parents of restless children.
Using stem cells to create an endless supply of blood
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:39:12 GMT
For decades, scientists have sought to create red blood cells in the lab -- a "holy grail" that some hoped could ease regional shortages in the blood supply.
Risky surgery separates baby from parasitic twin
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:44:53 GMT
Baby Dominique was born with her parasitic twin's waist, legs and feet growing out of her back. She required a complicated surgery, and a foster family, to give her a chance at healthy, long life.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Lessons from meditating with the Dalai Lama
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:50:17 GMT
For the past two months, I have been a changed man. It is hard to fully describe, except to say my mood is mostly sunny and more patient than usual.
The life-saving treatment being thrown in the trash
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:08:14 GMT
In early August 2015, Chris Lihosit fell ill with an exhausting, dehydrating and pyjama-soaking fever that mysteriously disappeared two days later. During a check-up, on his 43rd birthday, his doctor named summertime flu the most likely culprit.
Grandparents post photos every week eating burgers
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:06:40 GMT
The only thing that rivals Patricia and Fred Burry's love for each other is their love for In-N-Out Burger.
Living at risk of the world's greatest infectious killer
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:46:05 GMT
The roads are bright orange and unpaved through the agricultural district of Memot in Cambodia. Along the sides lie miles of maize fields and a few farmers tending to them.
Genetic forms of obesity are rare yet numerous
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:46:12 GMT
While scientists have been aware of about two dozen genetic conditions that can cause obesity, a new study published Monday in the journal Obesity Reviews finds there are many more.
Gene changes linked to greater risk of brain, ovarian cancer
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:49:01 GMT
Genetic changes and variants linked to the development of brain and ovarian cancers have been discovered in two new studies. This significant development offers researchers the chance to understand more about how these cancers develop and how they may one day be treated, or even prevented.
Why flu shots fail even when the match is right
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:03:25 GMT
In 2009, two flu vaccines manufactured by the same company did not equally protect against the circulating H1N1 flu virus. A study published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine examines the question: Why did one vaccine offer 35% less protection against the flu?
Playing Tetris can reduce onset of PTSD after trauma, study shows
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:06:41 GMT
Playing Tetris within hours of a trauma, such as a car accident, can block the occurrence of intrusive memories and prevent PTSD.
Is cancer just a matter of random bad luck?
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:00:15 GMT
For the first time, researchers have estimated what percentage of cancer mutations are due to environmental and lifestyle factors, hereditary factors and random chance. Overall, 66% of the genetic mutations that develop into cancer are caused by simple random errors occurring when cells replace themselves, according to a new study published in the journal Science.
Grieving father: 'I don't play Trump songs anymore'
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:26:45 GMT
Last year, Kraig Moss sold the equipment for his construction business in upstate New York and stopped making mortgage payments so he could follow Donald Trump on the campaign trail.
Dallas bookstore's clickbait is a trap to read classic novels
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:14:01 GMT
Can literature compete with listicles? If the Dallas bookstore The Wild Detectives is to be believed, the answer is a shocking, click-to-find-out-more yes.
Are vegetable oils healthy?
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:21:41 GMT
In small amounts, vegetable oils are healthy, as they contain fats that are essential in our diets.
Schools across the US are teaching kids to fight fake news
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:47:14 GMT
Just because kids today are web savvy doesn't necessarily mean they're media savvy. And in this age of "fake news," that's a real concern. So, schools are teaching them how to fight back.
In Pennsylvania, troubles lead some to drugs, others to Trump
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:40:34 GMT
Luzerne County is nestled in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.
Emails suggest linens to be 'likely' source in deadly mold outbreak at Pittsburgh hospitals
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:50:18 GMT
The likely source of a deadly mold outbreak that started in 2014 at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals was the hospitals' linen provider, according to findings shared in emails exclusively obtained by CNN.
How much exercise do I really need?
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:59:49 GMT
Between work commitments, family responsibilities, and the stress of everyday life, we have legitimate reasons to fall short of our fitness goals. That's why, for many, the pre-goal should be maximizing the efficiency of your workout regimen.
Greatest rise in heroin use was among white people, study says
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:44:39 GMT
The numbers are startling -- in 2015, 52,404 people died from drug overdoses according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sixty-three percent of those deaths involved an opioid.
Coach's rant on 'me, me, me' generation of athletes
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:43:23 GMT
If you've been on Facebook this week, chances are you've seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team. UConn hasn't lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title.