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Boy dies after contact with rabid bat
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:39:26 GMT
A 6-year-old Florida boy died after he came in contact with a bat and contracted the rabies virus.
Why your sex drive is in low gear
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:26:27 GMT
As a sex therapist, the No. 1 complaint I hear from both women and men is low libido. They visit me on their own or as couples, perplexed by the seemingly inexplicable drop in desire, either their own or that of their partner.
Black Death spread by humans, vindicating rats
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:59:59 GMT
One of the worst pandemics in human history, the Black Death, along with a string of plague outbreaks that occurred during the 14th to 19th centuries, was spread by human fleas and body lice, a new study suggests.
Why it's so hard to treat dementia
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:15:30 GMT
Finding a cure for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's is challenging. They're difficult to diagnose, and drugs struggle to get into the brain as the brain's blood supply is largely separate to the rest of the body.
This is the cognitive test the president passed
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:08:54 GMT
Cigarettes and pot linked to teen psychosis
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:15:44 GMT
For teens, using either marijuana or cigarettes is associated with higher odds of psychotic-like experiences, a new study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry found. Psychosis describes the mental condition of losing touch with reality, such as experiencing hallucinations or delusions.
Six teen suicides in six months in one Ohio district
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:44:27 GMT
Late last week, Hayden Porter, a 15-year-old freshman at a high school in Ohio, took his life. He was the sixth current or former teenage student from the school district to kill themselves within the past six months.
UK tackles social isolation with minister for loneliness
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:37:40 GMT
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a minister for loneliness in a drive to tackle social isolation, a problem endured by 9 million Britons.
Sore throat remedies: How to soothe a sore throat
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:40:18 GMT
Fight your sore throat with some common sense remedies.
Breakfasts that keep you fuller longer
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:06:24 GMT
What you eat in the morning can affect how much you consume the rest of the day. Nutritionist Lisa Drayer breaks down your best bets for breakfast.
Poison control calls 'spike' due to online laundry pod challenge
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:12:32 GMT
It used to be that washing your kid's mouth out with soap was seen as a punishment. Now, authorities are trying to keep teens from doing just that.
CDC postpones session on nuclear disaster response
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:47:41 GMT
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has postponed a planned session on preparing for a nuclear disaster.
Why women hesitate to report sexual misconduct
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:46:52 GMT
The news has been filled with stories of prominent men accused of sexual misconduct -- many of the alleged misdeeds going back decades.
Aetna customers get $17 million in HIV privacy settlement
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:34:12 GMT
After thousands of customers' HIV statuses were revealed in mailings last year, a federal class-action lawsuit against health care company Aetna has reached a $17 million settlement.
The truth about those 7 words 'banned' at the CDC
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 02:03:56 GMT
Media reports last month that the Trump administration banned officials at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using seven words may have been overstated, according to a government document obtained by CNN and interviews with two officials.
What should we have the right to know about a president's health?
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:02:44 GMT
Repeated hits, not concussions, cause CTE, study finds
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:22:47 GMT
The neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy can start early and without any signs of concussion, according a study released Thursday.
Gupta: 'Competent' or 'crazy' misses the point of presidential mental health
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:01:46 GMT
Fugu blowfish fail sparks emergency warning in Japan city
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:43:08 GMT
A Japanese city issued an emergency alert to residents Monday after two people ate potentially dangerous portions of fugu fish that should not have been sold.
Flu stomps the nation, overwhelming ERs and leaving 20 children dead
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:43:44 GMT
The flu virus has reached nearly every corner of the nation.
Scientists identify what may have killed millions in mystery epidemic
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:11:06 GMT
In the 16th century, an epidemic known as "cocoliztli" that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of Guatemala, Mexico and even reached Peru. It wiped out 80% of the population, killing millions of people.
Past presidents' physicals: What we learned
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:46:46 GMT
President Donald Trump is scheduled to undergo a physical examination Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The exam will be conducted by US Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, the same physician who performed President Barack Obama's last two physicals while in office.
Will #MeToo be a turning point for younger girls, too?
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:16:47 GMT
There is hope that the #MeToo conversation on sexual harassment will halt the decline in confidence that young girls experience in middle and high school.
President is overweight and doesn't exercise much, like most Americans
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:07:41 GMT
President Donald Trump's doctor, Dr. Ronny Jackson, characterized the president's health as "excellent," but like the majority of Americans, Trump is overweight and he doesn't get enough exercise.
IV bags in short supply across US after hurricane
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:21:54 GMT
Before Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 30, the United States had already experienced intermittent shortages of IV bags, which are used to administer and dilute medications. The devastation caused by the Category 4 hurricane -- the first to hit the island in more than eight decades -- amplified the IV bag shortage, in particular sodium chloride 0.9% injection bags, which are ubiquitous in medical facilities and hospitals.
How to talk to kids about sexual abuse
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:31:05 GMT
It was a typical PTA meeting at my daughters' elementary school with talk of budgets, fundraisers and the upcoming school calendar, until a guest speaker stood up to talk, shattering the banality of the meeting with a story no parent wants to hear.
The proven health benefits of honey
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:26:53 GMT
Honey is touted as a natural healing agent for dozens of conditions, but how much of that is based on fact?
75% of India's air pollution-related deaths are rural
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:32:57 GMT
Rural Indians, who make up about two-thirds of the country of 1.3 billion people, are disproportionately at risk of breathing polluted air, according to new research.
President Trump has common form of heart disease
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:02:42 GMT
Like most men of his age, President Donald Trump has a common form of heart disease, relatively easy to address if he increases the dose of his cholesterol-lowering medication and makes necessary lifestyle changes. Without those changes, the President has a moderate risk of having a heart attack in the next three to five years, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Holding a sneeze blew a hole in a man's throat
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:20:46 GMT
If you are about to sneeze -- even if you are in a quiet place -- doctors would advise you to let it rip. A 34-year-old unnamed man in Britain learned that lesson the hard way and had to spend two weeks in the hospital due to his resulting injury. That's according to a case report with the cringe-inducing title "Snap, crackle and pop: when sneezing leads to crackling in the neck." The report was published Monday in the medical journal BMJ Case Reports.