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Deaths on college and high school football fields are a rare -- but reliable -- tragedy

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:37:52 GMT

This fall, more than a million kids, teens and young men will line up on the hash marks for another season of football. Millions more will watch, either as rabid fans or, increasingly, as concerned parents and loved ones.

South African court OKs private use of cannabis

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:15:14 GMT

In a unanimous ruling hailed by activists campaigning for the legalization of marijuana, the judges declared unconstitutional three sections of the Constitution that prohibited cannabis consumption, possession and cultivation.

Kavanaugh's accuser says he was drunk at the time. What studies say about alcohol and memory loss

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:06:02 GMT

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of physical and sexual assault, California professor Christine Blasey Ford, have indicated a willingness to testify about the allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee. If they do they will likely face questions about how reliable memory can be when alcohol is involved. The science says that alcohol can play a role in memory recall depending on the amount and how much time has gone by.

57 Detroit schools have high levels of lead and copper in drinking water

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:33:56 GMT

At least 57 Detroit public schools have tested positive so far for high levels of copper, lead or both in drinking water.

These tweets show why people don't report sexual assaults

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:51:44 GMT

There's no standard way survivors talk about sexual assault. It isn't always a police phone call and a rape kit; sometimes it's years of silence. Sometimes it trickles out, little by little, and then all at once; like a dam that swells and breaks and floods.

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.

Memories that last: What sexual assault survivors remember and why

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:21:22 GMT

While many details in life grow murky, the most traumatic moments -- such as being pushed onto a bed and groped -- get embedded in memory, experts say.

FDA concludes examination of Parkinson's drug

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 02:06:31 GMT

The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it had not identified any "new or unexpected safety findings" related to a drug used to treat psychosis in Parkinson's patients, though it did find potentially troubling prescribing practices.

Why female shooters are rare

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 05:48:25 GMT

Data shows that women are rarely behind active shootings, making Thursday's massacre at a drugstore distribution center unusual.

Just one in 10 English people will be smokers by 2023, study says

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:30:52 GMT

Just one in 10 English people will smoke cigarettes in five years and Britain could be a smoke-free society by 2030, according to Public Health England (PHE).

1 in 20 deaths globally are a result of alcohol use

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:46:17 GMT

Over three million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, equating to 1 in 20 deaths globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization.

Rate of Americans living with Alzheimer's expected to double by 2060

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:02:25 GMT

As the aging population of the United States grows, a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that from 2014 to 2060, there will be a 178% increase in the number of Americans who have Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

'Male menopause,' affecting younger men

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:01:36 GMT

In my practice, I've noticed that an increasing number of younger guys are complaining of sexual concerns, such as diminished libido and erectile problems, more commonly seen in older men.

Man loses hands and feet after dog-related infection

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:38:28 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.

Celebrated food researcher to step down after research is questioned

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:10:54 GMT

Cornell University professor Brian Wansink may have helped shape our country's relationship with food, but concerns about his research came to a head on Wednesday when leading medical journals retracted six of his articles, the Journal of the American Medical Association announced.

She rode her bike to 183 mph, making her the fastest cyclist in the world

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:13:26 GMT

Denise Mueller-Korenek brings a whole new meaning to pedal to the metal - bike pedals that is.

'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.

Judge sides with transgender workers in insurance fight

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 03:45:52 GMT

A judge ruled that Wisconsin must cover medically necessary treatment for transgender state employees.

Outbreak of rare eye infection among contact lens wearers

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:12:34 GMT

An ongoing outbreak of a rare eye infection has been discovered in contact lens wearers in the UK, a new study reveals.

Ground beef producer issues recall due to deadly E. coli outbreak

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:18:37 GMT

Cargill Meat Solutions issued a recall of 32,606 pounds of ground meat due to a deadly e. coli outbreak, the US Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

E-cigarette warnings to arrive in high school bathrooms nationwide

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 02:44:25 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.

Japan's 'dunce robots' will make your kid smarter

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 22:36:58 GMT

For many people, the future inspires nightmare visions of a "robopocalypse," a time when humans become subjugated by their own creations: robot overlords that possess superior physical and intellectual prowess.

Parents, stop feeling so guilty about TV time

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:10:14 GMT

I've never met a parent at ease with the fact that their children watch television. This includes many, many lovely, curious and conscientious parents who allow their equally lovely, curious and conscientious children an American Academy of Pediatrics-approved one to seven hours a week of television and video games.

DNA tests on elephant tusks expose 'three major export cartels operating in Africa'

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:00:30 GMT

A DNA sampling technique on elephant tusks has helped expose three of Africa's ivory trafficking rings, a new study says.

Puppies to blame for drug-resistant infection in 118 people

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:00:05 GMT

From January 2017 through February 2018, puppies sold at six pet store companies led to infections in 118 people in 18 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.

Yogurts deceptively high in sugar, study finds

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:43:00 GMT

Most yogurts have deceptively high levels of sugar, with organic yogurts among the worst offenders, a new study warned.

Flying insects carry microplastics through air

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:06:04 GMT

Flying insects are contaminating new environments by eating microplastics in polluted waters and carrying them through the air, a new study has found.

Four people get cancer from donated organs

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:21:55 GMT

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

4 diseases cause the majority of human deaths -- and most countries are failing to tackle them in time

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:49:11 GMT

More than half of all UN countries will fail to honor their commitment to reduce premature deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes by 2030, a new analysis predicts.

Keeping your brain fit, by a USA Memory Champion

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:44:41 GMT

How exactly does one keep their brain and memory strong and healthy? This was one of the driving questions I had when I began the quest to improve my memory and become a four-time USA Memory Champion.

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