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2018 was hottest year ever recorded for planet's oceans
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:29:38 GMT
Last year was the hottest for the planet's oceans since global records began in 1958, according to an international team of scientists who track the data. Their findings were published Wednesday in the scientific journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences.
This diabetic federal worker rationed her insulin during the shutdown because debt was scarier than dying
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:46:03 GMT
A furloughed federal worker who is diabetic said she resorted to rationing her insulin medication because "the thought of having more debt was scarier than the thought of dying" in her sleep.
Bored with exercise? Virtual reality, immersive fitness might help
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:03:46 GMT
The spin instructor let out a loud "Woooo!!" as she led her students up hills, through rings of fire and outer space. They even rode through jungles, deserts and fantasy worlds.
Perdue recalls frozen chicken nuggets after wood found in them
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:24:53 GMT
Perdue Foods is recalling 68,244 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets sold nationwide over fears of wood contamination, federal officials say.
A new guide could help halt overeating
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:29:26 GMT
The British Nutrition Foundation released this month new portion-size guidelines designed to help people eat the right amounts of each food group -- and possibly help them avoid overeating.
New 'planetary health diet' will save millions of people -- and the planet
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 19:39:44 GMT
An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. It's based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts.
Cruise returning early after hundreds of passengers get sick on Royal Caribbean ship
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:57:59 GMT
Two-hundred-seventy-seven passengers and crew members aboard the Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas cruise ship became sick with a gastrointestinal illness, according to the cruise line.
Couples need her, but laws restrict how they find her
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:05:14 GMT
"Nobody could tell us why we couldn't have children, but we've been trying at this point for about 12 years," said Elizabeth Prior, 49, of Buckinghamshire.
Killings of transgender people in the US saw another high year
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:02:55 GMT
For decades, every year she's been active in the transgender community, Isa Noyola has attended a funeral for a friend.
Marie Kondo: The psychological benefits of tidying up
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:11:42 GMT
Marie Kondo's tidying trend has benefits beyond clearing up space in your home. Decluttering also raises self-esteem, lifts moods, brings peace and improves lives, according to experts.
Physical showed no major changes in health of Arizona woman in vegetative state who gave birth about 37 weeks later
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 02:59:23 GMT
A doctor who gave a yearly checkup to a woman in a vegetative state about 37 weeks before she gave birth wrote that there were no major changes in her health, according to medical records sent to an Arizona court.
250,000 deaths a year from climate change is a 'conservative estimate,' research says
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:19:13 GMT
Climate change could "halt and reverse" progress made in human health over the last century.
The world's most popular coffee species are going extinct. And scientists say we are to blame
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:07:46 GMT
Savor that cup of coffee while you can. New research shows 60% of coffee species found in the wild could soon go extinct.
Ebola outbreak continues in the Congo as obstacles challenge health care workers
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:14:15 GMT
The Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak, which began August 1, is continuing unabated in the new year.
Odds of dying from accidental opioid overdose in the US surpass those of dying in car accident
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:06:09 GMT
For the first time on record the odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the United States are now greater than those of dying in an automobile accident.
Protecting loved ones from sexual abuse in long-term care facilities
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:21:16 GMT
It's the stuff of nightmares: your loved one living in a long-term care facility or nursing home was sexually abused and you had no idea it was happening. Could this nightmare come true and what can you do?
Mass drug overdose in California kills 1 person and sends 14 more to hospitals
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 07:06:13 GMT
Chico Police Chief Michael O'Brien said the substance is believed to be fentanyl -- the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses.
DNA pioneer stripped of honors over 'reprehensible' race comments
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:00:41 GMT
A Nobel Prize-winning American scientist who co-discovered DNA has been stripped of his honorary titles at the laboratory he once led after repeating racist comments in a documentary.
Areas with high opioid prescription rates are seeing more babies born with a serious birth defect
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:39:21 GMT
A potentially deadly birth defect in which babies are born with exposed intestines is on the rise, and the Centers for Disease and Prevention is concerned that it might be tied to the opioid epidemic.
Excessive body fat around the middle linked to smaller brain
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 21:52:22 GMT
Big waist, small brain? If you're too heavy, especially around your middle, you probably have shrunken gray matter volume in your brain, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology. Gray matter contains most of your brain's 100 billion nerve cells, while white matter is filled with nerve fibers that connect the brain regions.
Make like a zebra to avoid insect bites, scientists say
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:46:09 GMT
The zebra's stripes are known to protect it from blood-sucking insects, as well as acting as camouflage, and new research suggests that being stripy may also work for people in remote tribal communities who paint their bodies in monochrome shades.
'Missing link' in human history confirmed after long debate
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 01:02:06 GMT
Early humans were still swinging from trees two million years ago, scientists have said, after confirming a set of contentious fossils represent a "missing link" in humanity's family tree.
Measles sickens 19 in Washington state. Portland Trail Blazers fans may have been exposed
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 12:31:54 GMT
'Stealth condition' found to multiply risk of cancer and chronic conditions, study reveals
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:56:31 GMT
A "stealth condition" which is one of the western world's most common genetic disorders is causing far higher levels of cancer and chronic health conditions than previously thought, a UK study has revealed.
Black and Hispanic youth are targeted with junk food ads, research shows
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:28:27 GMT
Click over to TV programming that caters to black and Hispanic youth and the commercials almost exclusively push fast food, sugary drinks, bad-for-you snacks and candy, a new report shows.
Florida mother suing her developmentally disabled daughter's caregiver
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 20:27:32 GMT
A Florida woman is suing her daughter's former health care provider and three of its employees, alleging the developmentally disabled 23-year-old was raped, impregnated and suffered physical injuries while in their care.
Dynamic duos: Why science loves twins
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:01:15 GMT
One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics.
Climate Change -- Do you know the basics?
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 10:16:21 GMT
Husband says wife of 30 years was given a lethal dose of Fentanyl
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:50:02 GMT
"It can't be. Why would he do that?"
Why vaping is so dangerous for teens
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:00:23 GMT
Most of what we know about nicotine addiction in teens, we know from cigarettes. But experts say the technology and chemistry of vaping might pose an entirely different threat.