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Johnson & Johnson hit with $25.75 million verdict in talc-asbestos case

Thu, 24 May 2018 22:52:48 GMT

A California jury hit Johnson & Johnson and other companies with a $25.75 million verdict, saying the company was negligent and did not warn consumers about possible health risks from its Baby Powder.

As Nipah virus spread is suspected, government to compensate victims

Thu, 24 May 2018 13:25:18 GMT

The Nipah virus outbreak in India's southern state of Kerala is suspected to have spread to the neighboring state of Karnataka, where two people are being tested for it, a health official told CNN.

Using a CPAP machine can improve sex lives for some, study says

Thu, 24 May 2018 15:03:06 GMT

Regular use of a continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP machine could improve the sex lives of people with obstructive sleep apnea -- especially women, a new study says.

Christianity and depression: It's complicated

Sun, 20 May 2018 09:47:44 GMT

Ireland: Where thousands of women travel abroad for an abortion

Thu, 24 May 2018 17:15:07 GMT

Julie O'Donnell was 29 weeks pregnant, on a flight from Dublin to Liverpool that was packed with rowdy holidaymakers, tears streaming down her face.

Trump's ban on global abortion funding has led to more abortions

Thu, 24 May 2018 13:41:55 GMT

Her search for new lungs begins with changed heart

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:20:17 GMT

Claire Wineland vowed she wouldn't have a lung transplant, but her decline from cystic fibrosis made her reconsider. Now she's fighting for a chance at survival.

How Michael Jackson's tilt defied gravity

Tue, 22 May 2018 18:49:24 GMT

One of Michael Jackson's most spectacular dance moves is not biomechanically feasible without the special prop he invented, say neurosurgeons.

Faculty seeks USC president's ouster over campus gynecologist scandal

Thu, 24 May 2018 19:03:03 GMT

A University of Southern California faculty organization is asking school President C.L. Max Nikias to resign amid a scandal involving a former campus gynecologist accused of sexual misconduct and using racist language during exams.

Burn survivor becomes beauty inspiration

Fri, 25 May 2018 08:48:31 GMT

With a drop of a pan, Shalom Blac's life changed forever.

Younger American women more likely to get lung cancer than men

Thu, 24 May 2018 17:27:49 GMT

Historically, men have been more likely to develop lung cancer than women in the United States, but new research indicates that this sex-based trend has flipped, with the greatest shift occurring among whites and some Hispanics born after the mid-1960s. Overall, younger women are now more likely to get lung cancer than men of the same age, the study authors say.

FDA warns that benzocaine teething products aren't safe for children

Wed, 23 May 2018 19:42:56 GMT

The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers Wednesday to stop using over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine.

USC, ex-school gynecologist face lawsuits over alleged inappropriate touching

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:16:07 GMT

Daniella Mohazab is the seventh woman to file suit against Dr. George Tyndall and the University of Southern California. The graduate student and the other women allege Tyndall, a former gynecologist at USC's student health center for nearly 30 years, used racist and inappropriately sexual language during consultations and conducted pelvic examinations with his fingers and didn't wear gloves.

Congress passes 'right-to-try' bill for terminally ill people

Tue, 22 May 2018 23:06:12 GMT

The US House of Representatives is expected to vote on legislation today that could give terminally ill patients the right to seek drugs that are still experimental and not fully approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Parasites and bacteria may be lurking in hotel pools, hot tubs, CDC warns

Thu, 17 May 2018 17:02:31 GMT

Hotels set the stage for nearly a third of all disease outbreaks in the United States linked to chlorinated or treated water -- such as pools and hot tubs -- between 2000 and 2014, according to a new government report. During that 15-year period, a total of 493 outbreaks linked to treated recreational water were reported in 46 states and Puerto Rico, the report indicates.

The animals that children grow up with worldwide

Thu, 24 May 2018 09:01:29 GMT

Pets around the world include bunnies, birds, and beetles. Here is just a sampling of the animals that some children across the globe grow up with.

Do kids need a different kind of sunscreen?

Tue, 22 May 2018 08:35:06 GMT

A busy sunscreen aisle can leave parents confused about which lotions, sticks or sprays to buy for their kids.

Trump move to defund Planned Parenthood fulfills a promise -- and promises a battle

Tue, 22 May 2018 09:29:50 GMT

Before the Trump administration even announced a new rule to stop Title X-funded health centers from providing abortions, the responses poured in.

Did witnesses fail USC women in care of 'predator' gynecologist?

Fri, 25 May 2018 08:42:32 GMT

As lawsuits mount against the University of Southern California and a former gynecologist who worked at the school, so do the outrage and demand for answers.

How Trump's anti-abortion agenda impacts women around the world

Thu, 24 May 2018 09:58:45 GMT

A germ-free childhood could trigger leukemia, scientist suggests

Tue, 22 May 2018 16:14:22 GMT

Germ-free childhoods followed by infections later in life can trigger the onset of childhood leukemia, a new study suggests.

Twins treated for genetic disorder in the womb

Fri, 18 May 2018 08:45:56 GMT

Corinna already had one child with a genetic disorder that left him unable to sweat or grow teeth normally.

What you need to know about lethal Nipah virus

Wed, 23 May 2018 20:21:41 GMT

A little-known virus causing deaths in a southern Indian state has become a global cause for concern seemingly overnight.

Missing CDC worker's death was a suicide by drowning, medical examiner rules

Wed, 23 May 2018 18:05:40 GMT

The CDC worker who was missing for nearly two months before his body was found in a river in Atlanta died of suicide by drowning, the Fulton County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jan Gorniak told CNN Wednesday.

2 Ebola patients escape from treatment facility in Congo

Thu, 24 May 2018 16:23:51 GMT

Two Ebola patients slipped out of a treatment center this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, French aid agency Doctors Without Borders said, raising fears the virus may spread as health officials raced to trace anyone they may have encountered. The patients died within a day.

The 'Show Dogs' controversy and teaching children consent

Fri, 25 May 2018 08:43:13 GMT

"Show Dogs" is a new a children's film in which the main character, a Rottweiler police dog, is pressured into having his genitals examined by a dog show judge. Should this have come out before #MeToo turned our communal attention to the ubiquity of sexual abuse and harassment, the inclusion of this plot line would have been regrettable. The fact that it happened afterward is mind-boggling.

A 'confidence code' for girls: 5 ways to build up our daughters

Mon, 21 May 2018 07:37:16 GMT

If there's one quality I want my girls to have more than any other, it is confidence.

Sleep in this weekend -- you might live longer

Fri, 25 May 2018 08:50:32 GMT

Your pets may be pestering you to get up and feed them, and your spouse may want you to get started on that honey-do list, but tell them you're sleeping in this weekend. Science says it may help you live longer, especially if you don't get enough rest during the week.

What we know about the possible 'sonic attacks' in Cuba and now China

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:40:50 GMT

The US State Department is looking into what could be a new "sonic attack" in China, "similar to what happened in Cuba" over a year ago, a US diplomatic official told CNN.

Why you should start eating the Nordic diet

Wed, 23 May 2018 08:49:14 GMT

You are probably familiar with the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and olive oil. The diet has been associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes, as well as a reduced risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. But there's another diet that has its roots overseas, and it appears to offer similar health benefits.

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