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Is air pollution linked to higher dementia risk?

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:35:57 GMT

A new study suggests that exposure to large amounts of air pollution may be associated with a 40% heightened risk of dementia. The study, conducted in London, adds to a growing body of evidence that there could be a link between dirty air and dementia diagnoses.

Pig poop and coal ash a real concern for people in North Carolina floods

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:12:10 GMT

Even after a hurricane's immediate threat of flooding goes away, North Carolina residents could face a host of potential health problems from the water brought by Hurricane Florence -- and from what that water leaves behind. In addition to the usual physical and mental challenges floodwater can typically bring, there is a potential problem for human health that involves some of the state's key industries: hog farming and coal power generation.

12 dead babies found stuffed in boxes and plastic bags in a Kenyan hospital

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:41:12 GMT

The governor of Nairobi has ordered an investigation after he made a surprise visit to a hospital in the Kenyan capital and found the bodies of 12 babies stuffed in boxes and plastic bags

Food, supplements and a first triathlon

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:01:29 GMT

While training for my first triathlon at the age of 48, I began to wonder what I could do from a nutrition standpoint to optimize both my training and my race day performance.

Eating junk food tied to higher risk of numerous cancers

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:16:36 GMT

You probably already know that junk food, though delicious, is bad for you. It can have negative health effects such as increasing your risk of heart disease, metabolic disease and even cancer. Now, researchers have used a new nutritional labeling system to tie a diet low in nutritional quality with increased risks of a number of types of cancers.

Man loses hands and feet after dog-related infection

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:56:53 GMT

By the time Greg Manteufel, 48, reached the hospital in late June, "my face was all red and blue, and it started going down the rest of my body," he said.

This library loans out ties and handbags so those with limited resources can go to job interviews

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:36:07 GMT

For a young person, going to a job interview can be expensive. You need nice clothes and a case or handbag to hold your resume and other documents.

More than 9,000 US children injured by infant walkers every year

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 04:01:04 GMT

Changes in safety standards led to a steep drop in the number of babies injured using infant walkers. Still, more than 9,000 US children are injured using the devices every year, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

E-cigarette warnings to arrive in high school bathrooms nationwide

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:29:39 GMT

In a new push to education the nearly 11 million youth at risk of e-cigarette addiction, the FDA announced a new campaign that will take the message into high school bathrooms.

Boy's head impaled by meat skewer after fall from treehouse

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:10:11 GMT

"He could've bled to death in that field, covered in yellowjackets," Shannon Miller said of his 10-year-old son, Xavier, who was impaled in the face with a meat skewer over the weekend in Missouri, CNN affiliate WDAF reports.

FDA finds another impurity in recalled heart drug

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 16:51:12 GMT

The US Food and Drug Administration said it found additional "unexpected impurity" in three lots of Torrent Pharmaceuticals' recalled valsartan drug.

Middle-aged drinkers more concerned about reputation than health risks, study says

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:49:40 GMT

Middle-aged drinkers are more concerned about their embarrassing or childish behavior resulting from drinking alcohol than about the health risks associated with it, a new study has found.

Paddling to be allowed at Georgia school to punish some students

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 10:10:37 GMT

To begin the new school year, a Georgia public charter school sent consent forms home to parents informing them of a new corporal punishment policy, CNN affiliate WRDW reported Friday. The superintendent of the Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics says a third of the 100 "consent to paddle forms" that have been returned have granted permission to the school.

Where Australia stands on abortion

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 21:41:48 GMT

Abortion is common, safe, and the only criminalised listed medical procedure in Australia due to an archaic, flawed piece of legislation inherited from Victorian England.

'The Maria Generation': Young people are dying and suffering on an island with a highly uncertain future

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 21:28:43 GMT

Her son cried out for help via text message on the morning of October 17, a month after Hurricane Maria wrecked this Caribbean island.

Four people get cancer from donated organ in 'extraordinary rare' case

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:53:57 GMT

Four European patients developed breast cancer after receiving organs from the same donor, a case report explains.

Household disinfectants could be making kids overweight, study says

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:06:18 GMT

Multi-surface cleaners and other commonly used household disinfectants could be making children overweight by altering the bacteria found in their guts, a new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests.

Planned Parenthood picks Baltimore health commissioner as new president

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 18:31:45 GMT

Dr. Leana Wen, health commissioner for the city of Baltimore, has been chosen to be the new president of Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit that provides reproductive health services in the United States.

Almost 1 in 11 students has vaped cannabis, report says

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:00:31 GMT

Even middle schoolers are vaping marijuana, according to a new report.

What you should do with your pets when a hurricane's approaching

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:13:28 GMT

Many of the people facing mandatory evacuations from the path of Hurricane Florence are agonizing about what to do for their pets.

'Vampire facial' may have exposed clients to HIV in spa

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 03:11:08 GMT

Backward leg allows young cancer survivor to dance

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 17:24:14 GMT

Thirteen-year-old Delaney Unger chose to have her leg attached backwards after cancer so she could continue her passion for dance.

Air pollution particles found in mothers' placentas

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:35:42 GMT

Scientists believe they have discovered the first examples of air pollution traveling through the lungs of pregnant women and into their placentas, potentially reaching their fetuses.

After valsartan recall, study offers 'modest reassurance' on cancer risk

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 23:01:06 GMT

Spanish town uses art to tackle ongoing mental health stigmas

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:49:16 GMT

The picturesque town of Sant Boi in Spain, 20 kilometers from Barcelona, is surrounded by the beautiful mountains of the Parque forestal del Montbaig nature reserve.

This is why people hesitate to report sexual misconduct

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:31:39 GMT

The news has been filled with stories of prominent men accused of sexual misconduct -- many of the alleged misdeeds going back decades.

Hurricane cleanup: How to stay safe when returning home

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:23:31 GMT

Hurricane Florence has come and gone but the risks from power outages, damaged homes and flooding are still very present for some areas. Recovery efforts are underway in North Carolina and other areas hit by Hurricane Florence.

Cancer will kill nearly 10 million people this year, report estimates

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:00:34 GMT

The number of people around the world who have cancer is "rapidly growing," with 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million deaths in 2018 alone, researchers estimate in a new report.

How to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:12:02 GMT

Hurricane Florence has begun its assault on the Carolinas. Non-profits have already arrived, helping with shelters and positioning supplies and personnel to provide support for those in need.

Aspirin use in old age: Risks may outweigh benefits

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 22:48:01 GMT

It's one of the most well-known tenets of modern medicine: An aspirin a day keeps the doctor away. But according to a trio of studies published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine, a daily low-dose aspirin regimen provides no significant health benefits for healthy older adults. Instead, it may cause them serious harm.