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Science-backed reasons to have a pint on St. Patrick's Day

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:54:00 GMT

A pint of beer a day may come with a host of health benefits.

Early humans arose from the rubble of chaos

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:15:57 GMT

Environment changes transformed early humans, who learned how to use lighter tools, hunt new kinds of animals and communicate with other groups

Sexual orientation top risk for suicidal thoughts in college freshmen, study finds

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:28:47 GMT

Sexual minorities, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students were at four-to-eight-fold higher risk than others for suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

How did Stephen Hawking live so long with ALS?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:47:59 GMT

Fame and fortune didn't hurt, doctors say

Grilling meat may raise high blood pressure risk

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:00:00 GMT

Cooking meat over an open-flame or at high temperatures, including grilling, broiling and roasting, may increase the risk of developing high blood pressure.

Abortion rates fall globally

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:52:00 GMT

Countries with stricter abortion laws have higher abortion rates

Controversy swirls around CDC appointee

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:41:35 GMT

The president's pick to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is facing significant criticism due to past research misconduct allegations.

No more menthol? FDA may limit tobacco flavors

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:54:43 GMT

FDA asks for input on limiting cigars, chewing tobacco, and e-cigarettes, too

I said 'no' to unpaid emotional labor by saying goodbye to this word

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:00:00 GMT

Doing the lion's share of unpaid work at home? One way is to change perception is to change our language.

How to ditch the 'dad bod'

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:51:00 GMT

These 30-minute programs transform your physique from 'dad bod" to fit bod.

Making peace with the idea of 'ideal weight'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:20:00 GMT

I now know that I don't need to reach that magic BMI number to achieve real health improvements.

How pro-abstinence officials ended federal teen pregnancy program

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:50:17 GMT

Political appointees ended the HHS program over objections of career experts

New male pill looks safe but does it work?

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:54:13 GMT

Men who took it gained weight

Stabbed, punched, bitten: Violence against health care workers common

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:17:00 GMT

Serious workplace violence is on average four times more common in health care than in other private industries.

Common STD may double ovarian cancer risk

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:49:07 GMT

This common STD can also cause infertility and often goes undetected. Can treating it quickly help protect women against later disease?

Most people with back pain get bad treatment

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:02:04 GMT

Poor treatment is fueling the opioid epidemic

These are the happiest cities in America and they may surprise you

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:48:00 GMT

Big cities may be cool, but these small cities are happier, this survey says.

CDC strengthens yellow fever travel warning

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:48:22 GMT

Four travelers have died from the virus. Even areas near big cities are affected.

Here's why cockroaches are indestructible

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:52:00 GMT

Genome sequencing reveals the secrets of this nasty insect

Healthy Instant Pot meals you can make in minutes

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:00:00 GMT

Delicious, healthy even decadent meals you can make ahead in your Instant Pot and eat all week.

FDA seeks to lower nicotine in cigarettes

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:46:18 GMT

FDA says the move will save lives

How 'effective communication' helped this couple stop arguing

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 12:37:00 GMT

The idea is to talk about your feelings and needs without making judgments so you can really be heard.

The best way to burn more calories when you work out

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 12:55:20 GMT

Here's how to maximize your workout, torch more calories and build muscle.

Clash over abortion hobbles health bill again

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:51:28 GMT

The Affordable Care Act nearly failed to become law due to disputes over how to handle the abortion issue, and now it's happening again.

Alzheimer's epidemic worsens in U.S.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:53:45 GMT

Daughters, other relatives carry most of the responsibility