‘Mini Mike’ feels the heat after the president scolds him for unsavory eating habits
With all the talk going on about the novel coronavirus that is sweeping the world, it has been a reality check for many people regarding hygiene and personal habits. So it is no wonder a video of a former New York mayor who is hoping to become the next president ...
FDA food sampling finds contamination by ‘forever chemicals’
The Food and Drug Administration's first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings FDA researchers presented at a scientific conference in Europe. The levels in nearly ...
Teen tells US Senate why he defied anti-vaccine mother
Ethan Lindenberger, 18, said his mother is wrong in believing vaccines are unsafe and cause autism
Burnout, stress lead more companies to try four-day work week
Companies around the world that have cut their work week have found that it leads to higher productivity, more motivated staff and less burnout
Association health plans gain foothold with Nevada members
With members struggling to meet health insurance costs, some Nevada business and trade groups have begun offering discounted policies as one big bloc through a product known as an association health plan. The Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce and five other Nevada associations have begun offering similar health plans to members, the ...
Lawmakers call for detention camp reforms
Lawmakers Thursday called for stricter background checks, more mental health support and a public hearing to further investigate problems at a massive detention camp for migrant teens raised by a federal watchdog report and an Associated Press investigation earlier this week. In this Nov. 15, 2018 photo provided by Ivan Pierre ...
Alcohol consumption falling in Australia
Fun-loving Australians are drinking less, thanks to a combination of sobriety rules and changing consumer trends
Questions mount about Chinese scientist’s gene editing experiment
Growing online petition demands swift investigation, warns arrogance and ambition of experiment risks turning China into a massive test site for genetic manipulation
New cases of HIV rise in eastern Europe, decline in the West
Some 37 million people worldwide are infected with HIV
UNICEF: millions of poor city children worse off than rural peers
The UNICEF research found not all children in cities benefited from the so-called urban advantage — the idea that higher incomes, better infrastructure and proximity to services make for better lives
U.S. navy hospital ship brings care to Venezuela migrants in Colombia
Thousands set to receive treatment this week from doctors and dentists from the USNS Comfort
Syria’s makeshift oil refineries raise health, environmental concerns
Oil workers recognize the risks that come with their profession, but they say unemployment forced them into it
Global chemical weapons agency to investigate alleged Aleppo attack
Alleged gas attack in Syria's Aleppo reportedly wounded 100 people on Saturday, a source says
CDC says us abortion rate fell to decade low in 2015
Both opponents and supporters of abortion rights attribute drop partly to states' efforts to restrict women's access to the procedure
U. S. , Canada warn about E. coli in romaine lettuce
Alerts cover all forms of romaine, including whole heads, hearts, bags, mixes and Caesar salad
The FDA cracks down on e-cigarettes
More than 3.6 million middle and high school students were current e-cigarette users in 2018, a “dramatic” uptick that ended years of decline in overall youth tobacco use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published in a survey Thursday. The FDA released the e-cigarette portion of its National Youth Tobacco Survey early as ...
Fine particle air pollution is a public health emergency hiding in plain sight
Ambient air pollution is the largest environmental health problem in the United States and in the world more generally. Fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 millionths of a meter, known as PM2.5, was the fifth-leading cause of death in the world in 2015, factoring in approximately 4.1 million global deaths annually. In ...
More US adults and kids are doing yoga, meditating
NEW YORK (AP) — If you can do a downward-facing dog, you’re among the increasing numbers of Americans doing yoga. A new report says more adults — and even kids — are practicing yoga and meditation. A government survey conducted last year found 14 percent of adults said they had recently done ...
Seattle woman tests positive for West Nile virus
Health officials say a Seattle woman tested positive for West Nile virus, becoming the first person in King County to acquire the virus locally. Seattle & King County Public Health announced Monday the woman was likely infected in August in the Seattle area, possibly on Bainbridge Island, and was hospitalized in ...
Zika outbreak in northern India state exceeds 100 cases
The number of Zika virus cases has crossed 100 in Rajasthan, a state in northern India where palaces and forts draw large numbers of tourists each year. The Press Trust of India news agency reports eight new cases were reported from the state capital of Jaipur on Saturday. The agency says that ...
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