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Toxic air 'endangering children's health'

Sky News / UK 2 sources

Tens of thousands of children in a quarter of London schools are being exposed to illegal levels of air pollution that can cause lifelong health problems , a study has found.

Academy Reveals Meryl Streep Will Be Presenter at Oscars

The Oscar stage will be the actress' first big platform since her fiery anti-Trump speech at Golden Globes.

Oprah: Why I didn’t have kids

OPRAH Winfrey feels no regrets when it comes to not having children.

Recalls this week: Toddler swings, toys, chain saws

More than 500,000 toddler swings are being recalled because the seat can crack or break. Other recalled consumer products include toys with potentially dangerous battery components and chain saws with leaky fuel lines. Here's a more…

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"Wireless" pacemaker brings new hope for heart failure patients

Instead of wires, the system uses a tiny electrode placed directly inside the heart’s left ventricle


Guatemala expels ‘abortion ship’ offering procedure offshore in countries where it is banned

Canada.com / News 17 sources

Women on Waves travels the globe offering free onboard abortions in international waters off countries where the procedure is illegal


A look back at Trump's live-tweeting of the Oscars

Trump did not hold back when live-tweeting past Oscar ceremonies.


Intense exercise can lower men's libido - study

Stuff.co.nz 7 sources

Exercise is meant to make us hot-blooded, but too much of it can sap our sex drive, a new study has found.

Australian boy bitten by deadly funnel web spider hiding in a shoe

Stuff.co.nz / World 14 sources

A boy has survived a bite by the deadly funnel web spider after receiving the largest dose of anti-venom ever administered in Australia.


Canucks say at least one player has mumps, with several other showing symptoms

CTV News / Sports 27 sources

The Vancouver Canucks say at least one player has been diagnosed with mumps and that several others have shown symptoms of the highly contagious virus.


Excess sugar linked to Alzheimer's: Study finds a 'tipping point'

Fox News / Health 7 sources

There's yet another reason to ditch the sweet stuff: scientists have found Alzheimer’s disease could be caused by excess sugar.

Tick-borne Lyme disease exploding into Michigan; human cases up 5-fold

Detroit Free Press 4 sources

They're already back. All it took was an unusual February warm spell this past week for the tiny insects causing an increasingly big problem in Michigan to become active once again, beginning their hunt for blood. "A student in the medical…


Salvadoran asylum seeker with brain tumor seized from Texas hospital

Family of Sara Beltrán Hernández say her health is deteriorating as she appeals deportation after her asylum request was denied

Infant who survived in sideshow incubator dies at 96

Fox News / Health 18 sources

Lucille Conlin Horn weighed barely two pounds when she was born, a perilous size for any infant, especially in 1920. Doctors told her parents to hold off on a funeral for her twin sister who had died at birth, expecting she too would soon…


Leah Bracknell Explains How Terminal Cancer Diagnosis Had A Positive Effect During 'Loose Women' Appearance

Leah Bracknell has opened up about finding the light in the darkness of her terminal cancer diagnosis.

Dutch boat docks off coast of Guatemala to offer abortions in international waters

Fox News / World 17 sources

The boat arrived in the Pacific port of Quetzal on Wednesday and planned to stay five days.


How to out-Meryl Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep is up for her 20th Oscar nomination this year. Here’s an illustrated look at the factors behind her success.


Little Tikes recalls 560,000 pink toddler swings

ABC13.com 17 sources

Two children ended up breaking their arms, but there have been more than 140 reports of swings breaking so far

Deadly US heroin overdoses quadrupled in five years: study

Fox News / Health 23 sources

ATLANTA – The number of deadly heroin overdoses in the United States more than quadrupled from 2010 to 2015, a federal agency said on Friday, as the price of the drug dropped and its potency increased. There were 12,989 overdose deaths…


Health department working with Penn State on mumps cases

ABC27.com / News 7 sources

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is investigating mumps cases on Penn State University's main campus.

Fatal drug overdoses more than doubled since 1999, CDC finds

WCVB.com 7 sources

The rate of fatal drug overdoses in the U.S. more than doubled since 1999, outpacing suicide and car accidents in 2015 as a cause of death, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Advertisement. CDC…


Scientists test deep brain stimulation as potential anorexia therapy

Fox News / Health 3 sources

A small study in 16 people with severe anorexia has found that implanting stimulation electrodes into the brains of patients could ease their anxiety and help them gain weight.

Friday, Feb 24

Fasting Diet Could Reverse Diabetes By Regenerating Pancreas, Study Suggests

Following a simple fasting diet could help those living with diabetes, according to a recent study.

Thursday, Feb 23

Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10-a-day

BBC / News 48 sources

More fruit and veg might prevent nearly eight million premature deaths each year, researchers say.

Heartbreak as family of football mascot Bradley reveals he has new tumour

The family of a football mascot whose battle with terminal cancer has won the hearts of people around the world have revealed he has a new tumour.

Brexit could trigger doctor exodus, union warns

Sky News / Politics 14 sources

Two in five European doctors could leave the UK because of the Brexit vote in an exodus that would mean "disaster" for the NHS, a doctors' union has warned.

ICE Agents Take Undocumented Mom With Brain Tumor From Hospital To Detention Center

The Huffington Post 15 sources

An undocumented woman from El Salvador awaiting brain surgery to remove a tumor was taken from a Texas hospital and detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents Wednesday night, her legal team says.

Wednesday, Feb 22

Having A Cat Does Not Cause Mental Illness, New Study Suggests

Living with a cat during childhood does not cause mental illness later in life, a new study from University College London suggests, disputing earlier studies that caused alarm by linking cats to human mental illness.

Texas Judge Blocks Cutting Funds to Planned Parenthood in Sharp Rebuke

NBC News / News 73 sources

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks derided allegations over secretly recorded videos as 'building blocks of a best-selling novel.'

Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91

SFGate / News 91 sources

LONDON (AP) — While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 — with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 — Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life expectancies of any developed country, a new…

20 years after Dolly the Sheep, what does the future hold for cloning?

TechRadar 13 sources

Cloning has come on leaps and bounds in the past two decades, but ethical questions remain.

Tuesday, Feb 21

State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem.

Fitness Trackers That Count Steps 'Could Be Doing More Harm Than Good'

If you’re trying to improve your fitness counting the steps you do each day using a fitness tracker or health app could seem like a good place to start.

Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memories

Fox News / Health 34 sources

CHICAGO – Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging claims of popular supplements. While testosterone use for one…

Doctors Test Vaccine Against Mosquito Spit

NBC News / Health 11 sources

The NIH has started testing a vaccine designed to protect against all diseases spread by mosquitoes, from Zika to malaria and yellow fever.

Monday, Feb 20

Feds step up investigations after drugs vanish at some VA hospitals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009,…

NHS At 'Breaking Point' As Number Of Beds Drops By A Fifth In Ten Years

Huffington Post UK 16 sources

The NHS is at a “breaking point” as the number of overnight hospital beds in English hospitals has dropped by a fifth over the last ten years.

Teen suicide attempts decline after gay marriage legalizati

The research found declines in states that passed laws allowing gays to marry before the Supreme Court made it legal nationwide.

London Fashion Week AW17 street style: best guest looks this season

From off-duty models to street style stars, we round up the best dressed guests