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CVS vows to stop altering beauty images in stores, ads

The company launches the “CVS Beauty Mark,” a watermark that will begin appearing this year on beauty images that have not been materially altered, meaning the person featured in the image did not have their shape, size, skin or eye colour…

Don't blame the rats: Human fleas and lice likely spread Black Death

The Black Death, which killed thousands throughout Europe in a pandemic stretching from the 14th to 19th century, was likely spread by parasites such as fleas and lice carried on the human body.

Melania Trump's fashion style true to her Europe roots

Slovenian-born Melania Trump has been unafraid to go against her husband's "America First" agenda and stay true to her roots, if there's a message to be taken from her bold, … Click to Continue »

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Girls who menstruate before 12 at heart attack risk

The findings came from a University of Oxford study. Earlier menstruation has been previously linked to reduced blood flow, lowering oxygen levels in the brain and causing tissue death.


After taking flu meds, parents say daughter hallucinated and tried to jump out window

Houston Chronicle 12 sources

A Texas family said their 6-year-old daughter experienced hallucinations, ran away from school and nearly jumped out of a window after taking prescription flu medication, reports CBS DFW.


Tips on how to protect yourself online

CTV News 4 sources

The case of an Ontario man who allegedly earned hundreds of thousands of dollars by peddling massive troves of personal information obtained on the so-called dark web is a sobering reminder of the scale of online threats Canadians face…


Stifling a sneeze could be a dangerous decision, experts say

Toronto Star / News 52 sources

In the midst of flu season, we should stifle the urge to hold in our sneezes, lest we risk a rare but serious injury.


CVS bans photo manipulation for store beauty brands, will place alert label on others

CNBC / U.S. 44 sources

CVS Health Monday said it will ban photo manipulation in its store-brand makeup displays, USA Today reports.

Twelve charged for defying California city's ban on feeding homeless

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email View more sharing options Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Close A protester at an event where homeless people were offered food…



Rats were not to blame for Europe's Black Death

Experts at Oslo University created a mathematical model for how people would have died if rats were the villains. But the death rates in nine European cities, including London, failed to match.

Chicago O'Hare travelers possibly exposed to measles

The Illinois Department of Health has issued a warning for anyone that was in Chicago O’Hare Airport on Wednesday, January 10 after a passenger tested positive for measles.


Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An Army veteran is suing a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Connecticut after he says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery, and it was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal…


Writing a 'to-do' list before bedtime could help with better sleep

CTV News / Sports 12 sources

The findings from a new study suggest that writing a "to-do" list before bedtime could be one way to help those struggling to sleep drop off more quickly.

Blue Monday: Depression Is Far More Than Just A Day Of The Week

Where do I start? Well, for those that are unaware of the concept of ‘Blue Monday’, let me briefly summarise the meaning of this day. Typically the third Monday of January, it is known as the ‘most depressing day of the year’, but why is…


Man in medically-induced coma after being hospitalized for flu

ABC13.com 12 sources

An Alabama man is in medically-induced coma after being hospitalized for the flu.

Victoria Beckham gushes over son Cruz in family snap

Daily Mail Online 13 sources

Victoria Beckham, 43, uploaded a delightful pic with her cuddling up to 12 year-old Cruz, captioning the pic: 'The best end to a long day'


Energy drinks cause dangerous side effects in half of young people, finds study

Energy drinks have been found to cause negative side effects in half of young people, new research suggests. Scientists from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada say that more should be done to restrict sales of the drinks to…


CVS promotes truth-in-advertising for beauty products

CBS News / Health 43 sources

New initiative will indicate whether imagery has been digitally-altered

Monday, Jan 15

George Alagiah to be treated for bowel cancer for the second time

BBC 16 sources

The BBC News presenter will receive treatment for bowel cancer for the second time.

Sunday, Jan 14

‘Bad flu season’ peaking, but far from over

Bangor Daily News 40 sources

In Maine, the number of hospitalizations increased by 53 last week, with 10 new outbreaks, according to a Jan. 9 update from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Want better sleep? Write a to-do list, study says

AJC.com / U.S. 12 sources

Are you a fan of to-do lists? You may be at an advantage, because they could improve your sleep, according to a new report. Researchers from Baylor University recently conducted an experiment, published in the Journal of Experimental…

Another country has banned boiling live lobsters; some scientists wonder why

A giant lobster pot is shown in Santa Clara. The Swiss Federal Council issued an order this week banning cooks in Switzerland from placing live lobsters into pots of boiling water. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group). By The Washington Post |…

CDC postpones session on ‘preparing for the unthinkable’: A nuclear blast

The session originally planned had drawn intense interest given escalating tensions between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Saturday, Jan 13

2018 flu season appears to hit deadly peak

CBS News / Health 40 sources

Flu is now widespread in 49 states and it will take weeks before the epidemic begins to subside, health officials say

‘It was just wiped clean’: Reckoning with the toll of the California mudslides

Stories of the victims in Montecito emerged as authorities searched for those who remain missing.

Man who aided disoriented patient says she's getting care

The Eagle / News 83 sources

BALTIMORE (AP) — The man who said he came to the aid of a visibly disoriented woman discharged from a Baltimore hospital wearing only a gown and socks on a frigid winter's night said Friday that she's been reunited with…

President Trump is 'not on the guest list' for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

A source from the royal household said 'there is no reason why Donald Trump would be on the guest list.'

Friday, Jan 12

Trump work requirement rewrites health care rules for poor

Rewriting the rules on health care for the poor, the Trump administration said Thursday it will allow states to require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in the program's half-century history.

Baltimore Hospital Patient Discharged at Bus Stop, Stumbling and Cold

A video of the woman, who appears to have trouble keeping her balance, shows her wearing nothing but socks and a hospital gown.

British surgeon fined, avoids jail after burning initials onto livers of patients

CBC.ca / World 47 sources

A British surgeon who burned his initials onto patients' livers during transplant operations has been fined the equivalent of $17,100 Cdn and ordered to perform community service.

'Flu is everywhere', CDC says

NBC News / News 40 sources

It's a severe influenza season but so far, this year's annual flu epidemic is not a record-setter, the CDC says

Thursday, Jan 11

Trump to let states pursue work requirements for Medicaid

New York Post / News 126 sources

WASHINGTON — In a major policy shift that could affect millions of low-income people, the Trump administration said Thursday it is offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Seema Verma, head of…

Patients 'dying in hospital corridors'

BBC / UK 10 sources

Doctors write to the PM warning care is being compromised by 'intolerable' conditions this winter.

'Peeing on this may change your life': Ikea advert doubles as free pregnancy test and discount voucher

Ikea encourages pregnant women to pee on it latest advertisement to reveal a hidden discount code for its cribs.

A&E misses wait target by record margin

BBC / UK 12 sources

NHS chiefs say care is being compromised as staff struggle to cope on unsafe and over-crowded wards.