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Vaccine Myths. The Mounting Evidence Against Diet Sodas. Not all public health experts say you must cut out diet sodas completely, however.

The Mounting Evidence Against Diet Sodas

In response to the recent Stroke study, Rachel K. Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., past chair of the American Heart Association’s Nutrition Committee and professor of nutrition at the University of Vermont, said that limiting sugars is still important for health, “and until we know more, people should use artificially-sweetened drinks cautiously.”

In a statement following the Stroke study, The Calorie Council, an organization representing the diet food and beverage industry, said there’s no reason to give up your diet soda habit just yet, because artificial sweeteners have been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration and are deemed safe, and that evidence of their health impacts is still limited. 10 Infused-Water Recipes to Keep You Hydrated 2 clicks. Lily Bailey on living with OCD: 'My brain was filled with weird, uncomfortable thoughts' Your extremely compelling book, Because We Are Bad, details your life with obsessive compulsive disorder.

Lily Bailey on living with OCD: 'My brain was filled with weird, uncomfortable thoughts'

You are 23 now and your book gives the impression it has always been with you. But was there any starting point as such, and if so, what was it? I don’t remember ever not living with OCD. GOP Health Bill Would Punish Patients Who Let Insurance Lapse. There are many reasons someone could end up having a lapse in health insurance.

GOP Health Bill Would Punish Patients Who Let Insurance Lapse

They might need to move closer to a caregiver or treatment center, for example, and consequently have to quit their job — and lose their insurance. Portra Images/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Portra Images/Getty Images There are many reasons someone could end up having a lapse in health insurance. A Physician Urges Americans to Stand Up to Trumpcare – BillMoyers.com. Protesters hold signs and shout at lawmakers walking out of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on May 4, 2017 after the House of Representatives narrowly passed a Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, delivering a welcome victory to President Donald Trump after early legislative stumbles.

A Physician Urges Americans to Stand Up to Trumpcare – BillMoyers.com

Following weeks of in-party feuding and mounting pressure from the White House, lawmakers voted 217 to 213 to pass a bill dismantling much of Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and allowing US states to opt out of many of the law's key health benefit guarantees. Most U.S. women live in states with abortion laws that conflict with science and facts. Thinkstock At a celebratory Rose Garden gathering after House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act last week, Majority Whip Steve Scalise lauded one of bill’s most important goals: “making sure that patients and doctors are the ones that make their own health care decisions.”

Most U.S. women live in states with abortion laws that conflict with science and facts.

Scalise may be sad to learn that a slight majority of U.S. residents have the pre-existing condition of womanhood, and the majority of those women-people live in states where abortion restrictions divorced from medical reality limit the decisions they and their doctors can make. Christina Cauterucci is a Slate staff writer. What's Behind America's Maternal Death Rate? Lauren Bloomstein holds her newborn daughter.

What's Behind America's Maternal Death Rate?

Courtesy of the Bloomstein Family hide caption. Study: Grandparents’ old-school parenting putting kids at risk. Grandparents who step in for child care tend to use the same practices they did when they were parenting, but some of them may be outdated, putting their grandchildren at risk, according to a new study.

Study: Grandparents’ old-school parenting putting kids at risk

Research presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academics Societies meeting on Thursday surveyed grandparents on child care techniques such as putting children on their backs to sleep, having loose bedding in a crib and using ice baths to lower a high fever. As more grandparents are taking on child care roles, according to the US Census Bureau, many may feel that since they raised their own children to adulthood, their methods are safe.

Dr. Andrew Adesman, chief of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York and lead author of the study, says that is not always the case. Some parenting practices and guidelines have changed since they were parents 20 or 30 years ago.

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The Brain. Medicinal plants & herbs. Number Of New Cases Of Measles This Year Is 'Sharply Rising,' According To WHO : Goats and Soda. Next week I'll be hopping on a plane for an 11-hour ride to Europe with a strong-willed, 1 1/2-year-old toddler.

Number Of New Cases Of Measles This Year Is 'Sharply Rising,' According To WHO : Goats and Soda

A big concern is how to deal with the inevitable meltdowns. But my top priority before boarding is about my little girl's health: Is she protected from the measles? The virus — which kills almost 400 kids each day worldwide — is hitting Europe hard this year. Romania is fighting a large outbreak with more than 3,400 cases, including 17 deaths. And Italy is seeing a big surge in cases, with at least 400 already in 2017, the World Health Organization reported last week The outbreak is only going to get worse. How to master your sense of smell - Alexandra Horowitz. The Father Of 2 Sons With Schizophrenia Talks About Struggle To Care For Them. Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Getty Images As the father of two sons with schizophrenia, author Ron Powers is familiar with the pain and frustration of dealing with a chronic, incurable disease of the brain.

The Father Of 2 Sons With Schizophrenia Talks About Struggle To Care For Them

Powers' younger son, Kevin, was a talented musician whose struggles with schizophrenia began at age 17. Just before his 21st birthday, in 2005, Kevin took his own life. A few years later, Powers' older son, Dean, started experiencing symptoms of schizophrenia and had a psychotic break. INGA Wellbeing: Fashionable Hospital Clothing To Help Cancer Patients Dress 'Well' INGA Wellbeing women's back-opening dress snap tape sleeves.

INGA Wellbeing: Fashionable Hospital Clothing To Help Cancer Patients Dress 'Well'

Stephanie Derouaux /Les Marquisettes INGA Wellbeing back-opening nightdress with abdominal access. Stephanie Derouaux /Les Marquisettes INGA Wellbeing jersey top with internal drain pockets. Explaining The Rising Death Rate In Middle-Aged White People. In 2015, when researchers Ann Case and Angus Deaton discovered that death rates had been rising dramatically since 1999 among middle-aged white Americans, they weren't sure why people were dying younger, reversing decades of longer life expectancy. Now the husband-and-wife economists say they have a better understanding of what's causing these "deaths of despair" by suicide, drugs and alcohol. In a follow-up to their groundbreaking 2015 work, they say that a lack of steady, well-paying jobs for whites without college degrees has caused pain, distress and social dysfunction to build up over time.

The mortality rate for that group, ages 45 to 54, increased by a half-percent each year from 1999 to 2013. But whites with college degrees haven't suffered the same lack of economic opportunity, and haven't seen the same loss of life expectancy. The study was published Thursday in Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. There Is Never A 'Free Market' In Health Care. Why Parents Should Be Discussing Gender Identity With Their Children Now. National Geographic has a history of unveiling covers that generate conversation: from the haunting picture of an Afghan refugee who graced the 1985 cover to its depiction of a sinking Statue of Liberty in 2013, the magazine has never shied away from controversy. But this January’s cover — of a young transgender girl — generated feedback like National Geographic has never seen before.

It has been accused of “brainwashing,” and one follower wrote that he threw his copy out immediately. Several subscribers vowed that they would unsubscribe. But Nat Geo and the subjects of its gender issue can give dozens of reasons why parents should discuss gender identity with their children and be aware of the entire gender spectrum. For those who missed the January issue, Nat Geo is also providing a closer look at gender in its two-hour documentary with Katie Couric, Gender Revolution, in February — and parents who are less familiar with the gender spectrum might find it insightful.

NASA Astronaut: Space Lessons of Scott Kelly's Year in Orbit. By Scott Kelly A year ago, astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after the longest time spent in orbit by an American. On his trip, with Russian cosmonaut Misha Kornienko, he executed experiments designed to examine mysteries of the human body and mind. His discoveries often reached beyond science. Herd Immunity: Why your vaccinations help others. What happens during a heart attack? - Krishna Sudhir.

Exposed: The Shocking Truth about Air Fresheners. Before you spray Febreze or plug in a Glade Plug-In, light a scented candle, or use some so-called air freshening wick, mist, aerosol, or other car or room deodorizer, think twice. You’ll be shocked to learn their ingredients and the harmful effects they can cause. That “Cleansing Rain,” “Summer Breeze,” “Fresh Country,” “Cool Morning Air” or “Berry Burst” might be having disastrous effects on your health or the health of your family, including children and unborn fetuses.

Xkcd. One man turned nursing home design on its head when he created this stunning facility. 8 Natural Ways To Balance Your Cholesterol Levels. The topic of cholesterol has increasingly become confusing for most people. First, we’re told that HDL cholesterol is good while LDL cholesterol is harmful. More recently, many people have been reporting that cholesterol is fine and no longer a factor in heart disease. 4 Ways to Lose Weight Without Counting Calories. Plant Compounds May Boost Brain Function in Older Adults, Study Says. The research from the department of psychology is the first to use fMRI technology to investigate how levels of those compounds affect brain activity and showed that study participants with lower levels had to rely on more brain power to complete memory-oriented tasks.

11 Detoxifying Plants that are Safe for Cats and Dogs. 11 Reasons To Stop Using Dryer Sheets. Anti-Vaccinators thinking is deadly. Trump would roll back food safety regulations. Donald Trump Donald TrumpGetting the next president off to a running start Obama 'pretty confident about where I was born' Both Clinton and Trump are getting it wrong on child care MORE floated rolling back food safety regulations if he wins the White House in November. The Most Radioactive Places on Earth. What's Golden Paste And How To Use It. Doctors: Seriously, Stop Sticking Q-Tips In Your Ears. Top 5 Fat-Burning Fruits. Are you trying to lose weight? How False Narratives of Margaret Sanger Are Being Used to Shame Black Women - Rewire.

In the wake of the attacks by the Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood’s origins and its founder, Margaret Sanger, have once again become the center of conversations regarding Black women and abortion. Varys, Game of Thrones, and the Modern Eunuch. Thanks to a popular character on the exhilarating HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones, many viewers are learning the meaning of the word "eunuch" for the first time. Americans Say: Don't Repeal Obamacare Without A Replacement Plan. An overwhelming majority of people disapproves of Republican lawmakers' plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act without having a ready replacement for the health care law, according to a poll released Friday. And judging by the letter-writing and lobbying in the first week of the new Congressional session, many health care and business groups agree. Seratonin. A State-by-State List of the Lies Abortion Doctors Are Forced to Tell Women. Additional reporting by Leila Ettachfini.

When she worked at an abortion clinic in South Dakota, Dr. Diane Horvath-Cosper was legally required to tell prospective patients that there was a chance that abortion would increase their risk of breast cancer and suicide. Immediately afterwards, she'd tell them that neither of those statements had any actual basis in medical science. What does your thyroid do? Hispanic, Black Students Less Likely To Receive Help For Mental Health Problems : HEALTH : Tech Times. Essential Stretches For Long Drives. Why anti-vaccine myths never truly die (2 clicks) Deadly Measles Complication More Common Than Doctors Thought. Mark Zuckerberg Shares Vaccination Photo Of Daughter Max On Facebook: Top Reasons To Get Babies Vaccinated. Coconut Oil Vs Olive Oil. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: A Breakdown Of The Types Of Fats. 6 Reasons To Stop Using Antibacterial Soap Now. 7 Health Benefits of Ginger. How the choices you make can affect your genes - Carlos Guerrero-Bosagna.

16 Of The Best Foods To Control Type 2 Diabetes. What Happens to Tattoos When You Remove Them? Riccardo Sabatini: How to read the genome and build a human being. At Chernobyl and Fukushima, radioactivity has seriously harmed wildlife. Common Medications Linked To Brain Disease. Okinawan Longevity and Health. Fresh Fruits, Veggies, Not Medication. Don't Mix Your Meds With These Foods. Why Night Owls Are More Intelligent Than Morning Larks. Late sleepers are tired of being discriminated against. And science has their back. 5 Ingredients To Avoid In Your Hair Products. 6 Dietary Factors That Powerfully Affect Your Mental Health. This Common Activity Is Reducing Your IQ, According to Research. Probiotics Alleviate Anxiety. How does anesthesia work? - Steven Zheng. PDHPE-First Aid. Use of antiperspirant and deodorant completely alters skin’s microbial ecosystem.

17 Ways to Fight Aches with Natural Joint Pain Relief. The Evidence Is In: Breastfeeding Benefits Children, Mothers and Economies. Networks of Genome Data Will Transform Medicine. New Worry on Mosquito-Borne Virus: Weeks of Total Paralysis. The rapidly spreading Zika virus has now been linked to another life-threatening disease. 4 Foods That Age You Faster. Campbells Becomes First Major Food Company to Label GMOs. Grapefruit, Not Just For Weight Loss Anymore. Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness. Drinking tea is probably the easiest way to improve your heart health this year.

For The New Year: Celebrate Your Generous Liver With These 8 Cleansing Foods. 13 Health Benefits of Oranges. Tea Consent. Rebecca Watson: 'Planned Parenthood is Not Selling Baby Parts, You F*cking Idiots' What is a Microbiome and 5 Ways to Keep Yours Healthy. Is Your Hand Sanitizer Making You Sick? 10 Foods for Immune Health. Contaminating Our Bodies With Everyday Products. What's Your Food Safety IQ? The Perfect Exercise For Poor Body Posture. Genetics. Comic illustrates "consent".

Before hospitals ALLOWED incubators, preemies were saved by a sideshow. How We Grieve: Meghan O’Rourke on the Messiness of Mourning and Learning to Live with Loss. Scientists Theorize Inflammation May Trigger Some Mental Illnesses. 5 fun facts about your body. CRISPR genome-editing discovery may upend high-stakes patent dispute. France and Russia Ban GMOs. There's a New Natural Sugar Substitute... 10 Problems That Lemon Water Solves Better Than Pills.