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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will accept vapes, cartridges for the first time
Fri, 25 Oct 2019 21:43:26 GMT
For the first time, the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 26, where people can anonymously dispose of unused or expired drugs, will accept vaping devices and cartridges.
Zantac is being recalled in the U.S. and Canada 'due to possible contamination'
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 21:26:35 GMT
The popular heartburn medication Zantac is being recalled in the U.S. and Canada after an investigation revealed that the drug may be contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical.
'Embrace the mess': Why this mom of 3 believes getting outdoors is key to 'disconnecting' from screens
Thu, 07 Nov 2019 19:11:00 GMT
It can be a challenge to keep young kids busy and engaged, and no one knows that better than Ginger Parrish. “Getting outside keeps us from going insane,” Parrish tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “We’ve found a lot of peace outside.”
How to get your kids excited about washing their hands
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:15:12 GMT
Kids, like adults, need to wash their hands a lot. Here are simple tips to get your children excited about handwashing.
The Keto diet is hard work — but this hack makes it so much easier
Sun, 03 Nov 2019 15:45:17 GMT
These popular meal delivery options make it easy to follow a Keto diet.
Woman claims eating all-meat diet helped her lose weight post-pregnancy — here’s why that’s not healthy
Thu, 24 Oct 2019 21:52:43 GMT
A mom of two says the all-meat Carnivore Diet helped her lose weight post-pregnancy and cleared up her acne. Here's what experts have to say.
What if you could brew beer in your gut? Auto-brewery syndrome explained
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 01:17:45 GMT
What if you could brew beer in your gut? Turns out, people with a rare condition called auto-brewery syndrome can, but it's not as fun as it sounds.
Record-high STD rates in Hawaii linked to online dating — why apps may be making sex less safe
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 20:18:39 GMT
STDs across the U.S. are on the rise. Hawaii says that the prevalence of online dating is playing a role.
Is sleeping too much putting your health at risk?
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 22:41:31 GMT
When it comes to sleep, many people are not getting enough, but as it turns out, getting too much can be a sign of an underlying health issue.
What to say — and not say — when a friend tells you, 'I have breast cancer'
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:38:47 GMT
Try to think of these nuggets of wisdom as suggestions — not as edicts or threats designed to freak you into silence. Most people just want to know that you’re there, and that you care.
Researchers discover a way to produce promising drug from mushrooms to treat depression
Thu, 03 Oct 2019 20:36:58 GMT
Psilocybin, an ingredient in "magic mushrooms," is a promising treatment for depression. Researchers have now found a more affordable, faster way to produce it.
Genetics may be the reason why you hate vegetables, study shows
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:36:18 GMT
Can't stand to eat your vegetables? Your genetics may be to blame, making vegetables taste extremely bitter, according to a new study.
13-year-old Broadway star Laurel Griggs reportedly dies from asthma — here's why attacks can be fatal
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 22:42:11 GMT
Andy Griggs told the Page Six that his daughter was born with asthma, for which she took medication, and that three years ago she experienced a serious attack, making her parents vigilant about their daughter’s health.
Bill requiring prescription for most sunscreens called 'terrible' idea by experts
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 23:12:51 GMT
A Florida state senator proposed a bill requiring a prescription for most sunscreens – but some experts say it could lead to people not using sunscreen, upping the risk of skin cancer.
What happens to your body when daylight saving time ends? Experts explain
Wed, 30 Oct 2019 21:38:59 GMT
Even though we gain an hour at 2 a.m. on Nov. 3 when daylight saving time ends, the time change can still have some surprising effects on our health.
Veteran and former ‘heavy drinker’ on how he lost 105 pounds
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:08:13 GMT
Nick Laustrup, who says his drinking and his weight became a problem after he was released from the military, lost 105 pounds
Generic Xanax is being recalled in the U.S. over possible contaminant — is it still safe to take it?
Tue, 29 Oct 2019 20:27:05 GMT
The generic version of the popular anti-anxiety prescription drug Xanax is being voluntarily recalled over the “potential presence of foreign substance,” according to the Food and Drug Administration.
7th graders bake tampon-shaped cookies to demand free menstrual products at school
Fri, 01 Nov 2019 21:07:20 GMT
Middle school students protested their principal for refusing to provide free tampons in school by baking tampon-shaped cookies.
‘I really lost my way’: How one woman lost 100 pounds and got into the best shape of her life
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:00:52 GMT
Marissa Schillaci-Kayton's family inspired her to lose 100 pounds: "They deserve to live in a world where my health and well-being is not something they have to worry about," she says.
Is too much screen time affecting young kids’ brain development? Here’s what parents should know
Wed, 06 Nov 2019 22:13:40 GMT
Several studies show that excessive screen time, whether it's TV, smartphones or tablets, may affect children's brain development. But not all screen time is bad. Here's what parents need to know.
Judge blocks Michigan's ban on flavored e-cigarettes
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 21:37:43 GMT
A Michigan judge temporarily blocked the state's weeks-old ban on flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, saying it may force adults to return to smoking more harmful tobacco products and has irreparably hurt vaping businesses. Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens put the prohibition on hold until "further order of this court." The preliminary injunction will be appealed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who ordered the creation of the emergency rules in a bid to combat the epidemic of teen vaping.
Balding, hair loss could be tied to air pollution, new research says
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:50:34 GMT
Interesting news for those struggling with hair loss!
How safe is your tap water? This database can tell you
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:37:12 GMT
The Environmental Working Group released its updated Tap Water Database on Wednesday, which allows people to discover which contaminants are in their local tap water and how it may affect their health.
These are the 3 best electric toothbrushes, according to dentists
Thu, 31 Oct 2019 23:47:23 GMT
Starting at just $30, these electric toothbrushes are the secret to a megawatt smile.
How to know if your teen's headache is something more serious
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:18:03 GMT
Headaches are a normal part of life, so it’s hardly shocking when a teenager has one. Still, it can raise some internal alarms, especially if your teen’s headache seems worse than usual.
Halloween costume contact lenses can be dangerous — here’s how to wear them safely
Mon, 28 Oct 2019 20:04:05 GMT
Halloween contact lenses may look cool, but they're also risky. Here's why you want to see your eye doctor first.
Here’s why you’ll be seeing teal and blue pumpkins on Halloween
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:19:34 GMT
Teal pumpkins can help kids with food allergies know where it's safe to trick-or-treat, while blue pumpkins are for autism awareness.
'A victim of their own success': How vaccines became a casualty of misinformation in the U.S.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:51:25 GMT
Measles was declared eliminated in 2000, but it's making a comeback due to widespread misinformation about vaccines.
Shortage of critical cancer drug forcing some children to go without
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:07:00 GMT
When 4-year-old Milo Sligh, of Charleston, South Carolina, was diagnosed with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia the word "cancer" was frightening, but the prognosis was hopeful, according to his mother, Marisa. The diagnosis of a childhood cancer is a life-changing and highly emotional experience for families and the affected child, but the chemotherapy medication vincristine is a tried and true regimen effective for treating many childhood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma and brain tumors.
Best-selling ‘fruit’ drinks for kids deemed unhealthy in new study: ‘Parents tell me they’ve been tricked’
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:04:53 GMT
A new study that looked at 34 popular children's sweetened fruit drinks found they often contain added sugar or artificial sweeteners (and in some cases, both). And many of them don't contain any fruit juice.
This pro-grade massager designed by a chiropractor relieves pains and promotes sound sleep
Wed, 30 Oct 2019 14:53:31 GMT
60 percent deeper than other home massagers, this high-tech device relieves aches and pain in seconds.
The Toll Mounts From a Mystery Disease Some Call 'The New Polio'
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:00:46 GMT
Carter Roberts’ motorized wheelchair didn’t arrive until the day he died. It had been a long time coming and his parents had fought hard to…
Mom speaks out after having to pump breast milk in supply closet during jury duty — why is breastfeeding in public still so challenging?
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 15:42:31 GMT
Mom Amanda Locklear was told to use a supply closet when she need to pump breast milk while on jury duty. She is speaking out and shedding light on a problem that many breastfeeding moms across the U.S. are facing.
How a mom of 3 lost 75 pounds: ‘I wasn’t going to fail again’
Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:06:57 GMT
After having three kids, Taylor Alexandra was 75 pounds overweight and was missing out on enjoying her life because she felt "embarrassed" about her body. Here's how she lost the weight.
CDC confirms 33 deaths from vaping-related lung injury as Juul pulls flavors like Mango and Creme
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:04:07 GMT
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds 1,479 cases of vaping-related illness, with 33 deaths, as Juul announces it will be suspending sales of its fruity flavors.
Take a look inside Ivanka Trump's daily diet
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 21:41:00 GMT
Whereas her father may be known for his affinity for Diet Coke and fast food, Ivanka Trump's diet couldn't be more different.
Here’s why Always removing the female symbol from its menstrual pads is so controversial
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:26:14 GMT
“I think it's a remarkably progressive, inclusive and savvy thing to do for what is surely a relatively small, trans masculine segment of their consumer base,” says one transgender activist. Others disagree.
You’re probably washing your hands all wrong. Here's the right way, according to experts.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:13:44 GMT
It seems silly that you’d need a refresher on how to do something you’ve been doing for years, but it’s important to do it right.
How one mom uses easy crafts for kids to have fun when it's too cold to play outside
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:09:05 GMT
“We’re able to connect and be creative together. It’s fun to watch it come to life,” Ginger Parrish tells Yahoo Lifestyle.
How one man lost 135 pounds after doctor said he was morbidly obese: ‘The word morbid shook me to the core’
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 20:22:50 GMT
For Eric Hunnicutt, a trip to the doctor left him "frightened" after being classified as "morbidly obese." But it also motivated him to lose 135 pounds.
PSA: 25,000 Bugs Can Be Living in a Real Christmas Tree
Wed, 30 Oct 2019 16:41:00 GMT
Here's how to get rid of them.
What is 'immune amnesia' and how is it fueled by measles?
Fri, 01 Nov 2019 18:52:37 GMT
Researchers Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health have found evidence that measles creates "immune amnesia" in those who get it — leaving them more susceptible to other infectious illnesses like influenza.
Heavy weed use linked to higher risk of stroke in young people, says new study
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:53:07 GMT
Young adults who use marijuana appear to have a higher risk of stroke, according to a new study. The study's lead author explains why.
Seasonal affective disorder: Why some feel sluggish and sad during winter time
Mon, 04 Nov 2019 23:23:26 GMT
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that typically starts in the fall and continues through winter. Here's how to treat it.
‘I once broke a chair in public because I was too heavy’: How one doctor lost 145 pounds
Mon, 04 Nov 2019 20:23:59 GMT
Vinodh Sivaneswaran, who is a doctor, weighed 300 pounds at his heaviest. "Being a doctor, I knew the health consequences to being morbidly obese," he says. This is his weight-loss journey.
Buffalo Wild Wings worker dies after accidentally mixing two cleaning products — here's how to stay safe
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 19:39:00 GMT
A Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant manager died and at least 10 people were hospitalized after being overcome with toxic fumes from a powerful cleaning agent.
Legionnaires' outbreak in North Carolina linked to state fair — what you need to know about the disease
Fri, 04 Oct 2019 00:31:10 GMT
More than 100 attendees at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair contracted Legionnaires’ disease. What should attendees and others know about Legionnaires’ disease in order to protect themselves?
Is this $10 aromatherapy kit really 'life-changing'? Why over 2,700 Amazon shoppers give it 5 stars
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 22:37:31 GMT
This affordable essential oils kit (on sale now!) is taking over Amazon's best-sellers list — here's why.
How long can meth residue contaminate a house?
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 20:05:01 GMT
Homes contaminated by methamphetamines — either by previous owners cooking or smoking it — is an “increasing public health problem," according to a new study.
95 percent of tested baby foods in U.S. contain toxic metals, report says — here's what parents need to know
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:50:45 GMT
A new study that tested U.S. baby food found that 95 percent contained heavy metals, including arsenic and lead, which are harmful to children's brain development.