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Indian state takes a step forward for transgender rights
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:46:22 GMT
The southern Indian state of Kerala announced this month that it would reserve places for transgender students in the state's higher education institutions, a move aimed at easing their stigmatization.
ADHD study links teens' symptoms with digital media use
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:19:36 GMT
The more teens check social media and stream video, the more likely they might develop symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a new study suggests.
Experimental blood test could detect skin cancer early
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:02:19 GMT
Australian researchers have developed an experimental blood test they say is the first blood test capable of detecting melanoma -- an aggressive form of skin cancer -- in its early stages with a high degree of accuracy.
What would you write to your younger self?
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:38:10 GMT
How often do you think how different your life would be if you knew, when you were a teenager, what you know now?
Lebanon preparing to legalize growing cannabis, says House speaker
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:26:39 GMT
Lebanon's parliament is preparing to legalize cannabis cultivation and its production for medicinal use, House Speaker Nabih Berri told US Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard on Tuesday according to Lebanon's official news agency.
An earlier dinner may lower your risk of some cancers
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 22:01:29 GMT
People who eat dinner before 9 p.m. -- or at least two hours before going to sleep -- have a 20% lower risk of breast and prostate cancer than those who eat after 10 p.m. or go to bed shortly after supper, researchers found.
Winds lift beach umbrella, launching it through a tourist's ankle
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:25:49 GMT
Heavy winds uprooted several beach umbrellas along the Jersey Shore on Monday, and a British tourist was impaled by one of the aluminum stakes.
Are 'breakthrough' drugs as safe as other FDA-approved medicines?
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:08:04 GMT
New research questions the quality of drugs given the "breakthrough therapy" designation by the US Food and Drug Administration. In late 2012, the FDA created this designation to speed the process for reviewing not-yet-approved experimental medicines intended to treat serious or life-threatening conditions.
Bill Gates jump-starts research on test for Alzheimer's
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 21:23:04 GMT
Bill Gates joins a coalition of investors giving $30 million to find a "reliable, affordable" diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease.
Passengers overhear a teacher talking about how her students need school supplies and open up their wallets
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 21:48:40 GMT
Chicago teacher Kimber Bermudez was on a flight to Florida to visit her parents when a friendly passenger asked her what she does for a living.
Is sparkling water as hydrating as regular water?
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:13:09 GMT
Good news: Sparkling water (including the flavored kind), which often helps with the taste fatigue some people experience with plain water, is just as hydrating as non-carbonated water.
Mysterious burns on teen's face caused by brush with toxic plant
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 14:57:35 GMT
Alex Childress went to his parents for help with what he thought was a severe sunburn after working outside at his summer landscaping job.
Simple radio message saved thousands of children
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:55:17 GMT
A mass radio campaign in Burkina Faso encouraging parents to seek prompt treatment for sick children has saved thousands of lives, according to a new study.
Spider bite led to leg being amputated, woman says
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:38:52 GMT
A mother of three in West Memphis, Arkansas, says a spider bite ended up costing her a leg.
Grocery chain recalls pasta salad over salmonella risk after 20 people get sick
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 02:15:49 GMT
A Midwestern grocery store chain is recalling pasta salad that might be linked to 20 people getting sick from salmonella, the company said Tuesday.
What to ask when your child wants to use social media
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:02:16 GMT
After months of asking, you took the plunge, and now your kid has a phone. Inevitably, soon after the smartphone comes social media (insert parental scream). For most parents, social media feels scary when they think about their kids using it. Why is it such a potential pit of despair for parents?
California keeps close eye on whooping cough after infant's death
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:22:25 GMT
The first whooping cough death in California since 2016 was confirmed Tuesday.
Liver cancer death rate in US surged 43% in 16 years
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:26:04 GMT
Death rates from liver cancer increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has declined.
Valsartan drug recall: 4 things patients should know
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:10:59 GMT
Several common drugs that contain valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, were recalled in the United States on Friday due to an "impurity" in the drug that poses a potential cancer risk.
Having a working mom has benefits for kids later in life, study says
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:36:05 GMT
Growing up with a working mom may have some benefits for both daughters and sons later in life.
$4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:33:03 GMT
After 8 hours of deliberations Thursday, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.62 billion to 22 women who sued pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson alleging their ovarian cancer was caused by using its powder as a part of their daily feminine hygiene routine.
Woman's tingling legs turned out to be parasite in her back
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:50:13 GMT
The woman who came into the emergency room in Dijon, France, said she had been having difficulty riding her horse for three months. Her symptoms had only gotten worse, from weakness to falls to feeling electric shocks in both legs.
Having 5 or more babies may increase Alzheimer's risk, study finds
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:00:08 GMT
Giving birth to five or more children may increase Alzheimer's risk by 70% in old age, according to a new study of women in Korea and Greece.
McDonald's pulls salads from 3,000 restaurants after parasite sickens dozens
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 05:17:22 GMT
An outbreak of cyclospora linked to McDonald's salads has sickened at least 61 people in seven states, federal health officials said Friday.
FDA joins 22 countries' recall of common heart drug
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:46:16 GMT
A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk.
The greatest family travel scavenger hunt
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:49:42 GMT
What is the point of travel? Why do we spend our time and money seeing new places -- or old places in new ways? And why bother bringing our children along? What's in it for us, and them?
Remains of bread baked 14,400 years ago found in Jordan
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:00:11 GMT
Archeologists have discovered the burnt remains of a flatbread baked 14,400 years ago, more than 4,000 years before the advent of agriculture.
The latest class on the Indian curriculum: Happiness
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:57:48 GMT
"Happiness," spell the large letters on the chalkboard in a classroom in the Government Boys' Senior Secondary School in the southwest of India's capital, Delhi.
More than 500 Tennessee zipline visitors sick in outbreak
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 20:55:18 GMT
An investigation continues into what has caused hundreds of visitors to a Tennessee zipline destination to suddenly develop gastrointestinal illness.
EPA rolls back Obama-era coal ash regulations
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:03:22 GMT
As one of his first major acts as acting director of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler signed and finalized new standards overseeing coal ash, the leftover waste created by power plants that burn coal. The new rules are a revision of 2015 regulations that were put into place by the Obama administration after two significant industrial coal ash spills.