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Sunscreen: What the science says about ingredient safety
Sunscreen is essential for staying protected in the Sun – but recent research suggests some of the ingredients could be improved. BBC Future analyses the…
Jul 23, 2019 00:42 UTC Health Read More

People Are Misusing Antibiotics, New Study Reveals
New research suggests that many people are taking antibiotics without a current prescription. Consumer Reports details the risks of misusing antibiotics and tells…
Jul 22, 2019 21:03 UTC Health Read More

Heart disease biomarker linked to paleo diet
People who follow the paleo diet have twice the amount of a key blood biomarker linked closely to heart disease, the world's first major study examining the…
Jul 22, 2019 13:52 UTC Health Read More

Covington neighborhood unaware of airborne cancer-causing toxin
Ann Singley was trying to muscle her lawnmower out of a ditch in front of her home in Covington when she felt a tug in her breast. It was a hard lump, and in the…
Jul 22, 2019 13:19 UTC Health Read More

5 Protein Powders Top Fitness Trainers Swear By
Protein powder is crucial for recovery. Take a hint from these experts and pick up one of these five options.
Jul 22, 2019 04:35 UTC Health Read More

Air pollution linked to low IQs in babies of pregnant women, study says
Pregnant woman exposed to high levels of air pollution had children with lower IQs, researchers found. The study led by University of Washington and University…
Jul 21, 2019 20:02 UTC Health Read More

ADPH partners with state group to share which fish are safe to eat
The Alabama Department of Public Health has teamed up with the Alabama Fish Consumption Advisories to release a 37-page guideline about which fish are…
Jul 20, 2019 23:48 UTC Health Read More

Midlands woman diagnosed with colon cancer at 27, one month after father dies of lung cancer
A midlands woman is now forced to put her life on hold after being diagnosed with colon cancer, at just 27-years-old.
Jul 20, 2019 19:56 UTC Health Read More

The Best Creatine Supplements, A Buyer's Guide
Not all creatine supplements are created equal. This decoder will help you find the most effective muscle-building supplement with all the right ingredients.
Jul 20, 2019 14:30 UTC Health Read More

Border Patrol has stored enough fentanyl to kill 794M, own agents at risk: Watchdog
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has stored enough fentanyl in the past year to kill an estimated 794 million people, and now a government watchdog office…
Jul 20, 2019 11:31 UTC Health Read More

Border Patrol has stored enough fentanyl to kill 794M, own agents at risk: Watchdog
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has stored enough fentanyl in the past year to kill an estimated 794 million people, and now a government watchdog office…
Jul 20, 2019 11:31 UTC Health Read More

Scientists Made Mice Hallucinate by Shining Light Into Their Brains
Scientists believe they were able to make mice hallucinate by stimulating just 20 of their brain neurons, raising new questions about the human brain.
Jul 20, 2019 09:34 UTC Health Read More

Zimbabwe opens one-stop clinics to help poor patients
Zimbabwe has opened 10 one-stop clinics that are becoming lifesavers for its patients. The clinics which are been run on pilot across the country will offer free…
Jul 20, 2019 09:16 UTC Health Read More

Residents Unaware of Cancer-Causing Toxin in Air
Federal data show an increased cancer risk to neighborhoods across the country around plants that emit a gas called ethylene oxide, which is used to sterilize…
Jul 19, 2019 21:40 UTC Health Read More

Fayette Co. Health Dept. monitoring travelers to areas affected by Ebola outbreak
Kentucky health leaders are watching what's happening in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Jul 19, 2019 19:33 UTC Health Read More

The risk of developing autism is 80% genetic, researchers now say
The study — which involved more than 2 million children — is the largest of its kind.
Jul 19, 2019 15:56 UTC Health Read More

Mother wrongly diagnosed with breast cancer has double mastectomy before doctors realise their mistake
A mother who was wrongly diagnosed with breast cancer underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy before the NHS hospital realised its mistake.
Jul 19, 2019 15:52 UTC Health Read More

Germany Is Making Vaccinations Compulsory For All Children
With outbreaks of measles continuing to bubble up in Europe, Germany has passed a new law to make vaccinations compulsory for kids.
Jul 19, 2019 10:01 UTC Health Read More

Signs of heat exhaustion to watch for this weekend
PORTLAND (WGME) -- When it gets this hot, it can be downright dangerous, and can lead to heat exhaustion, or worse, heat stroke. Here's what the CDC says…
Jul 18, 2019 23:11 UTC Health Read More

Austin health officials monitoring Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo
The Austin Public Health department is monitoring the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, along with their regional, state and federal partners.
Jul 18, 2019 22:33 UTC Health Read More

Update: Twins who were face of controversial rare disease treatment have died
*Update, 18 July, 4:30 p.m.: The Hempel twins, Addi and Cassi, died on 4 July. They were 15 years old. “They passed away within minutes of each other and we…
Jul 18, 2019 20:34 UTC Health Read More

Parents 'Should Talk To GP Before Putting Toddlers On Plant-Based Diet', Say Nutritionists
Nutritionists have warned parents that toddlers on a plant-based diet can 'risk missing out on vitamins and minerals'. The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF)…
Jul 18, 2019 16:54 UTC Health Read More

Genetics by far the biggest factor in autism risk, study says
Genes account for about 80% of a child's risk of developing autism, a massive new study finds. Here's what parents need to know.
Jul 18, 2019 14:11 UTC Health Read More

Autism Mostly Caused By Genetics, Study Finds
In what's being called the largest study of its kind, researchers say that the likelihood of developing autism is overwhelmingly rooted in a person's genetic…
Jul 18, 2019 04:01 UTC Health Read More

Woman nearly loses sight in one eye after wearing contacts in shower and pool
(NBC)- You may want to think twice about showering or swimming with your contact lenses in. A 41-year-old woman in England nearly lost her vision in one eye…
Jul 18, 2019 02:34 UTC Health Read More

How to avoid flesh eating bacteria
Local health expert discusses what flesh eating bacteria is, and how to avoid becoming infected.
Jul 17, 2019 22:36 UTC Health Read More

Genetics By Far The Biggest Factor In Autism Risk, Study Says
Genes account for about 80% of a child's risk of developing autism, a massive new study finds. Here's what parents need to know.
Jul 17, 2019 21:14 UTC Health Read More

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