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New study finds Nerf guns can inflict harmful damage on eyes

“A Christmas Story” taught us that handheld toy guns can make you “shoot your eye out.”

FDA approves Glaxo's three-in-one drug inhaler

CTV News / Sports 6 sources

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler that combines three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis.

With Hulu's top Emmy win for 'The Handmaid's Tale,' a streaming underdog comes of age

Not long ago, Hulu was known primarily as a streaming service for viewers who wanted to relive the glory days of “Seinfeld,” “The Golden Girls,” “South Park” and other TV favorites.

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US teens slower to drink or have sex than previous generation – study

RT.com 7 sources

US teenagers are growing up slower than previous generations, avoiding adult activities such as drinking alcohol and having sex until later in life, according to a new study. Read Full Article at RT.com

Athletes Who Played Tackle Football Before Age 12 Develop More Brain Problems, Study Finds

The Boston University study links cognitive and behavioral problems later in life — among all players, not just in the N.F.L. — to playing tackle at a young age.


A simple accident on romantic holiday left this young woman unable to walk, talk or feel any emotion

Mirror Online 5 sources

Zalehka Price-Davies was on a break in Dublin when she tumbled down nine steps on a morning walk and woke up in hospital

'Alt-right,' 'troll' and 'dog whistle' among new entries added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

Toronto Sun 15 sources

More than 250 new words have been added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, from old terms now imbued with political meaning - like "dog whistle" - to newer portmanteaus like "froyo."


Sleep has more of an impact on your health than a 50% pay rise

The Irish Times 9 sources

Study shows amount of sleep impacts on feeling of wellbeing

Sister loses sleep over unethical relationship

Toronto Sun 3 sources

Dear Amy: I recently learned that my younger sister is dating a married man. They've been dating for many months.


Trump administration officials reject report on refugees: report

The Hill 5 sources

Trump administration officials reportedly rejected a study about the positive economic impacts of refugees in the U.S.The New York Times ...


Eye worm infection 'could spread to UK'

BBC / Health 6 sources

Pet owners are being warned about a disease carried by flies that can infect dogs, cats and people.

Nerf Gun Danger: Doctors Warn Parents And Children That Popular Toy Can Lead To Serious Eye Injuries

Huffington Post UK 21 sources

Families are being warned about the dangers of Nerf guns as doctors have said using them can lead to serious eye injuries.


"That's when everything changed": Mum leaves husband for childhood sweetheart after being told she's going to die

Daily Record 4 sources

Natalie Whiteside, from Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, ended her marriage after she was diagnosed with a brain tumour shortly after her second child's birth

Forget cash - how sex and sleep are the key to happiness

NZ Herald 9 sources

Sleeping soundly and having a good sex life have a greater impact on wellbeing than money, it is claimed today.


Want some lice with that salmon? A parasite is slowly killing the fish

ST. ANDREWS (New Brunswick) - Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe.


Microchip to speed diagnosis of eye infection

The Times / Money 6 sources

Clinicians have developed a microchip capable of detecting within minutes eye infections that could threaten sight including those caught while wearing contact lenses. The prototype device can swiftly measure the properties of a single…

Grey's Anatomy actress reveals brain tumor diagnosis

CNN / Entertainment 42 sources

Kate Walsh played a doctor on TV, but that didn't prepare her for being a patient.


City asks judge to let case against OxyContin maker proceed

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington city that says the pain medication OxyContin has devastated the community asked a federal judge Monday to let it move forward with its lawsuit seeking to hold the pill's manufacturer accountable for damages.


Trial to begin for pharmacist charged in meningitis outbreak

SFGate / News 12 sources

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts pharmacist facing murder charges for his role in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak is set to go on trial.

NHS spends £80m on private ambulances for 999 calls

Figures from the ten ambulance trusts in England show that the bill reached £78.4million in 2016/17, a 22 per cent increase on the £64.2million spent in 2014/15.


UC Irvine aims to transform public health with record-breaking $200-million donation

Susan Samueli caught a cold while visiting France more than three decades ago. Instead of the usual medicines, a friend suggested aconite, a homeopathic remedy derived from a plant in the buttercup family.


More than 250 new words added to dictionary

CBS News / U.S. 15 sources

Words include "troll" and "ransomware" as internet-related stories made headlines this year

Monday, Sep 18

Melbourne girl, eight, dies as Australia's 'horror' flu season continues

The Guardian / AU 9 sources

Victoria’s health minister urges people to get vaccinated as eastern seaboard sees slight decline in cases

Emmys 2017 Red Carpet

See what Issa Rae, Nicole Kidman, Donald Glover and more celebrities wore on television’s biggest award show.

U.S. students in France acid attack show compassion for assailant

Toronto Star / News 38 sources

Four students were attacked Sunday morning at the Saint Charles train station in the southern French city of Marseille.

2nd meningitis outbreak trial set to begin

Pharmacist accused of producing drugs in unsanitary conditions

Sunday, Sep 17

Child care choices limited for those working outside 9-to-5

NOLA.com / News 11 sources

The National Survey of Early Care and Education said in a 2015 report that just 2 percent of the child care centers it surveyed offer child care in the evening. Six percent provide overnight care and 3 percent have weekend hours.

NURSING HOME LAWSUIT Family goes to court after Hurricane Irma tragedy

Fox News 31 sources

One week after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, a nursing home in Hollywood where eight people died continues to be a grim symbol of the storm’s devastating impact.

Abuse allegations and arrests mount at Connecticut mental hospital

Boston.com / News 13 sources

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — At Connecticut’s only maximum-security psychiatric hospital, staff members put a diaper on a patient’s head, threw food at him, poured water over him, put salt in his coffee, kicked him and placed a mop on his head…

Saturday, Sep 16

Study: Skin patch that melts love handles in mice could work on humans

AJC.com 18 sources

WASHINGTON - MAY 08: An obese woman is seen on May 8, 2007 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images). Scientific researchers have developed a medicated skin patch that dissolves fat in targeted areas of lab mice, and future…

Pradyuman's Murder Could Have Been Averted: CBSE Notice To Ryan School

NDTV.com 14 sources

Acting on an inquiry report into the murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur that indicted Ryan International School of negligence on multiple counts, the Central Board of Secondary Education, or...

Florida nursing home called governor’s personal phone three times for help before eight residents died

Canada.com / News 5 sources

‘Repeatedly, I was told that our case was being escalated to the highest level,’ executive Natasha Anderson said. Yet, she said, no one came

Nursing home tragedy unfolded days after Irma’s initial hit

ABC27.com / News 32 sources

Three days after Hurricane Irma hit Florida, the first 911 call from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills came in. Then came another…

Friday, Sep 15

Trump: Bernie Sanders' universal healthcare plan a 'curse' on Americans

President says he would veto senator’s Medicare for All single-payer plan, prompting quick rebuke from Sanders

Unions demand pay rise for one million NHS staff

Sky News / UK 11 sources

NHS unions have demanded the Government hand a 3.9% pay boost and an £800 cash payment to more than one million health workers.

Hillary Clinton used 'alternate nostril breathing' after election loss. You should, too.

Hillary Clinton revealed this week that she turned to an esoteric breathing technique popular among yogis to heal from her devastating election loss. She has spoken in the past about using meditation and yoga for calm and balance. During…

Liquid Cats, Crocodile Bets And Didgeridoos Win Ig Nobel Science Prizes

The awards highlight research that encourages people to think in unusual ways.

Thursday, Sep 14

UPMC Bedford hospital staff took photos of patient with item in genitals

Triblive.com 37 sources

BEDFORD, Pa. — The Health Department has cited a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospital where staff took photos and videos of a patient being treated for a foreign object lodged in their genitals. UPMC says the behavior is…

Larry King opens up after his surgery for lung cancer

The broadcasting legend told the Daily News he's breathing easier after a successful surgery.

Does One Study Show Flu Shots Cause Miscarriage?

NBC News / Health 51 sources

Flu vaccine experts are trying to understand why a study showed some pregnant women who got an H1N1 influenza vaccine had early miscarriages.

Crayola announces 'bluetiful' as new crayon

Crayola welcomed a “bluetiful” addition to its 24-count crayon box on Thursday.