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Eighth child death from fallen IKEA dresser prompts recall reminder

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:31:53 GMT

Amid reports of another child death, IKEA is reminding customers who purchased some of its dressers that they need to be fastened to the wall or they may tip and fall. The reminder is part of the company's reannouncement of a 2016 recall of many of its dressers and chests following reports of injuries and deaths of children.


Little boy who got thousands of Christmas cards dies after cancer battle

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:13:44 GMT

Jacob Thompson, the boy who got thousands of Christmas cards from charmed fans this fall, has died after a long battle with cancer.


Blue whales tend to be right-handed -- with one exception

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:53:04 GMT

Here's a real whale of a tale you can use at the Thanksgiving table to impress your in-laws or to fill that silence after Uncle Jack goes too far expressing his political passions: Most blue whales tend to be "right-handed."


Puerto Rico asks funeral homes to help identify hurricane deaths

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:43:50 GMT

Puerto Rico is asking for help with its efforts to tally deaths from Hurricane Maria.


How heritage turkeys are changing Thanksgiving

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:05:53 GMT

What exactly are heritage turkeys? Here are the qualifications for a turkey to have the "heritage" title, and why some of us are going gaga to gobble them up. In the US, there are more than 14,000 heritage turkeys.


Spit test may diagnose, predict duration of concussion in kids

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:31:24 GMT

A saliva test may someday be able to diagnose a concussion and predict how long symptoms last, according to a study published Monday in the JAMA Pediatrics.


Philadelphia neurologist admits groping patients

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:21:45 GMT

A Philadelphia neurologist pleaded guilty this week to seven counts of sexual misconduct with patients and was sentenced to seven years probation.


Self-inflicted injuries surge among tween and early teen girls

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:00:22 GMT

Emergency room visits for non-fatal, self-inflicted injuries surged in recent years among US girls and young women, especially those between the ages of 10 and 14, according to a new study.


The material too black to be seen

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:13:44 GMT

Touted as the darkest man-made substance in the world, Vantablack is so uncomfortably black the human eye can't quite decipher what it is seeing. It is thought to be the closest thing to a black hole we will ever experience. That's because Vantablack is not a color, it's the almost complete absence of color.


Girl Scouts: Don't make your daughter hug people this holiday

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:09:28 GMT

At a time when issues of sexual harassment and consent are in the news, and with the holidays just around the corner, the Girl Scouts have released a recommendation about how parents can help young girls handle affection.


'Avatar therapy' aims to help those who hear voices

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:30:17 GMT

People who hear voices, many living with schizophrenia, used computer-generated avatars to talk back, according to a new study.


Controversial sugar industry study resurfaces

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:07:58 GMT

Researchers have discovered a 1960s sugar industry-funded study that they say links a high-sugar diet to high blood cholesterol levels and cancer in rats. The study never published and has long been forgotten, until now.


Trader Joes recalls salads over plastic, glass fears

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:37:21 GMT

Trader Joe's has recalled some of its packaged poultry salads over concerns they may contain pieces of glass or hard plastic.


Big Tobacco's court-ordered 'corrective' ads to debut

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:19:12 GMT

Tobacco companies are expected to launch court-ordered ads, detailing the harms of smoking, in newspapers and on primetime TV this weekend.


Losing the stars: Light pollution rising rapidly

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:37:59 GMT

Artificial lighting at night is contributing to an alarming increase in light pollution, both in amount and in brightness, affecting places all over the world, a new study has found.


What one defector's parasites tell us about North Korea

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:02:55 GMT

Parasitic worms and a chronic liver infection identified in a North Korean soldier who dramatically defected are providing clues into health conditions inside the secretive rogue state, experts said Wednesday.


South Carolina lacks the lethal injection drugs needed to execute inmate

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:03:20 GMT

South Carolina lacks the drugs it needs to execute a death row inmate, who was scheduled to die on December 1.


Uncooked flour may have E. coli

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:14:46 GMT

Think twice before licking that spoon as you prepare cake batter or cookie dough for holiday treats. Salmonella from raw eggs is no longer the only concern in baking.


Federal judge strikes down Texas abortion ban

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 21:23:18 GMT

A federal judge has struck down Texas' ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure.


NFL teams turning to mindfulness

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:17:14 GMT

As football coaches keep players ready through the season, they work to perfect tackles, improve running games and make sure everyone knows all the plays by heart.


9 Thanksgiving dishes that can pile on the calories

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:37:12 GMT

Do you really know what's on your Thanksgiving plate? Here's a breakdown of the delicious calories you might be enjoying at dinner.


JFK's assassination aided by his bad back, records show

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:21:34 GMT

JFK's life-long struggle with chronic back pain made him one of our sickest presidents and may have kept him from recoiling from Lee Harvey Oswald's first bullet, setting him up for the second, kill shot.


Where Thanksgiving calories hide -- and how to burn them off

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:50:55 GMT

When you sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal, the cards will be stacked against your diet. Those favorite dishes are just so high in calories -- hello, stuffing and sweet potato casserole! -- and there are just so many of them, it can seem impossible not to splurge.


Man describes vicious bear attack: 'I should have bled to death'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:06:24 GMT

The grizzly bear grabbed Lee Brooke from behind, pulled him off the ground and then rode on his back down a slope. The bear bit off much of his face. As Brooke lay bleeding, he could see his nose and mustache on the ground.


The happiest cities in America

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:34:05 GMT

I've spent my life traveling the world in the pursuit of health and happiness.


Smell the 'roses' of thankfulness

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:22:09 GMT

A fun family tradition can increase awareness of things you and your kids appreciate: friends, family, teachers, activities, even possessions.


How to save the rainforest: build a health center

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:22:54 GMT

The roosters were still asleep when Sri Wayunisih woke her daughter, Puteri. They could not afford to sleep till dawn.


Manuka honey may be antibiotic powerhouse

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:54:26 GMT

Manuka honey is often touted as a "superfood" that treats many ailments, including allergies, colds and flus, gingivitis, sore throats, staph infections, and numerous types of wounds.


'Thanksgiving miracle': Baby denied kidney receives transplant

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:51:01 GMT

An Atlanta baby receives a kidney transplant after the hospital first denied surgery due to his father's arrest.


How long can you eat those leftovers?

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:39:32 GMT

Deep in the recesses of most people's refrigerators lives a half-eaten bottle of salsa, some takeout Chinese food and last week's chicken dinner. Pulling one of those things out, you wonder: Can I eat it? Is it safe? A lot of commercially prepared items, such as sauces and condiments, have best-buy dates on the packaging to ensure flavor, not safety, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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