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How active shooters are changing school security in the US
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:23:37 GMT
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.
Sandy Hook gun lawsuit gets its day in Connecticut Supreme Court
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:42:05 GMT
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.
What is Parkinson's disease?
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:14:13 GMT
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.
Kratom has 'deadly risks,' warns FDA
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:42:02 GMT
Kratom has "deadly risks" and might even "expand the opioid epidemic", warns FDA.
Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:29:53 GMT
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.
Nearly half of Americans now have high blood pressure
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:17:04 GMT
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.
Blood test might make Parkinson's diagnosis easier, study says
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:00:44 GMT
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.
The benefits for men who 'marry up'
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:28:12 GMT
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.
It wasn't spinach that caused man's 'Popeye' arm
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:19:20 GMT
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.
CTE confirmed in living player for first time
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:11:49 GMT
Researchers published, what they say is the first case of a living person diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.
FDA approves pill with digital tracking device you swallow
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:09:36 GMT
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.
Heart attack strikes American Heart Association president
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:27:43 GMT
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.
The last abortion clinic in Kentucky
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:36:14 GMT
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.
Sandy's Story: 7 years after Alzheimer's diagnosis, 'there's still a good life'
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:07:58 GMT
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.
Fighting salt and sugar cravings, with spicy food
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:54:08 GMT
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.
Extreme athlete uses wheelchair to defy gravity
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:50:57 GMT
As CNN began setting up our on-camera interview with Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham, our cameraman asked, "Do your wheels lock? Just for the interview."
Bill Gates' newest mission: Curing Alzheimer's
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:21:32 GMT
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.
Children still being prescribed codeine, despite warnings
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:33:07 GMT
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.
During a hepatitis A emergency, there's a nationwide shortage of vaccine
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:49:30 GMT
The battle against Hepatitis A outbreaks across the US is being stymied by a national shortage of the vaccine needed to combat it.
Medical first: Doctors attempt to gene-edit a living patient
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:57:30 GMT
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.
Three questions, from Tolstoy, for mindful parenting
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:59:37 GMT
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.
Earliest winemaking traced back 8,000 years to Georgia
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:39:24 GMT
The earliest evidence of winemaking has been traced back 8,000 years to Georgia by an international team of scientists.
16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity over health of planet
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:50:11 GMT
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.
Childbirth is killing black women in the US
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:35:56 GMT
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.
How does your child's screen time measure up?
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:25:57 GMT
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.
What is 'pumpkin spice'? And why do we crave it?
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:27:51 GMT
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.
Owning a dog can help you live longer, study shows
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:56:23 GMT
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.
Some opioid addiction drugs harder to start than others
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:06:14 GMT
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.
Heart failure tied to meth use rising among veterans, study finds
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:33:47 GMT
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.
Giving birth is perilous enough without a hurricane
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:42:26 GMT
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.