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Tuberculosis And Superbug Strains 'Ravaging' Europe, WHO Warns

Reuters | Reuters | March 17, 2015 | Healthy Living
By Kate Kelland LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) - As many as 1,000 people a day in Europe contract tuberculosis, and slow progress against the disease coupled with rising drug resistance mean the region is unlikely to defeat it until next century, health officials said on Tuesday. At current rates, the...

If You Thought Your Morals Were Unshakeable, This Study Proves Otherwise

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | March 16, 2015 | Science
Is it ever OK to cheat on your spouse? Is murder ever justified? You may think your decisions are based on unshakeable moral convictions -- but your moral decisions may be simply a result of where you're looking at a given moment. According to a provocative new study, eye...

Hoarding Mom, Son In Chilliwack Get Life-Changing Help From Real Estate Investors

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | March 16, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Their fire-hazard home is filled with garbage, Kleenex, and rats.

American Health Worker With Ebola Now In Critical Condition

AP | Anna Almendrala | March 17, 2015 | Healthy Living
WASHINGTON (AP) — An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has been downgraded to critical condition at the National Institutes of Health, doctors said Monday. The agency said in a statement that the patient's status was changed from serious condition. He...

'Managers Told Me To Put Mustard On It': Fast-Food Workers Say Burns Are Rampant, File OSHA Complaints

Dave Jamieson | March 17, 2015 | Business
More than two dozen low-wage McDonald's workers filed health and safety complaints against the fast-food chain on Monday, alleging that understaffing and time pressures in stores have led to burns, falls and other injuries, according to the worker group representing them. The 28 complaints, involving stores in 18 cities, were...

A New Class Of Experimental Cholesterol Drugs Are Outperforming Traditional Statins

AP | Anna Almendrala | March 16, 2015 | Healthy Living
SAN DIEGO (AP) — New research boosts hope that a highly anticipated, experimental class of cholesterol drugs can greatly lower the risk for heart attacks, death and other heart-related problems. The government will decide this summer whether to allow two of these drugs on the market. People taking one of...

Low Vaccination Rates Set The Stage For Disneyland Measles Outbreak

Reuters | Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Healthy Living
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - The rapid spread of a measles outbreak from Disneyland in California to communities around the country suggests that vaccination rates in some places may be as low as 50 percent, a study suggests. "Disneyland is an international attraction and sometimes people are coming from...

5 Ways Positive Thinking Can Transform Your Health

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | March 16, 2015 | Science
Our emotional world has a remarkable power to determine not only our mental health, but also how our physical well-being. "Positive characteristics, such as optimism, vitality, meaning, and subjective life satisfaction are immensely important in their own right," psychologist Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman wrote in a recent Scientific...

Why Congress' Obamacare Doomsday Cult Can't Admit It Was Wrong

Michael McAuliff | March 16, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- In the 1950s, the psychologist Leon Festinger became fascinated by a Chicago woman pseudonymously named Marian Keech, who convinced herself and a surprising number of others that the world was about to end in a biblical flood. When aliens didn’t arrive in spaceships to save Keech and her...

New 'Molecule-Making Machine' Could Speed The Development Of Life-Saving Drugs

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | March 14, 2015 | Science
Thanks to advances in 3-D printing, it's now possible to whip up everything from pizza to prosthetics to human organs with the push of a button. Now researchers have created a 3-D printer that works on the atomic scale, assembling complex molecules from scratch. And they say their...

FDA Investigating Blue Bell Ice Cream For Bacterial Contamination After Three Deaths

Reuters | Reuters | March 14, 2015 | Healthy Living
March 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating bacterial contamination in some products made by Blue Bell Creameries, the maker of Blue Bell brand icecreams, after reports of three deaths in a Kansas hospital. Five patients at the hospital were infected with one of four rare...

Industry-Supported Chemical Bill Straight From 'Merchants Of Doubt' Playbook, Critics Say

Lynne Peeples | March 14, 2015 | Green
Tuesday's unveiling of a bipartisan bill in Congress that would reform how the nation regulates toxic chemicals sparked fervor among environmental and public health advocates. One group said the legislation may improve public health protections, but many more warned it may prove a step backward -- notably by...

Acid Attack Survivors Pose As 'Calendar Girls' To Redefine Beauty

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | March 17, 2015 | Impact
You don't see too many burns on the faces of calendar models, but that's exactly why the women featured in "Bello" are smiling big for the camera. The calendar -- featuring women who survived acid attacks -- was created as part of the Stop Acid Attacks...

Idaho Lawmakers Approve Limits On Indoor Tanning By Teens

Reuters | Reuters | March 13, 2015 | Politics
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, March 13 (Reuters) - Idaho lawmakers have passed a bill banning indoor tanning for children under 13 and requiring parental consent for those aged 14 to 18 to address the state's rising skin cancer rate. The bill, which must still be signed or vetoed by...

Cops, Social Workers Are Joining Forces To Help Homeless People Get Off The Streets

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | March 13, 2015 | Impact
Laurie-Anne Walton was hired by the police department of Hollywood, Florida, last year to keep a watchful eye on her community. But Walton -- dressed in a light blue polo shirt and carrying a clipboard with paperwork -- isn't an officer of the law. She's a social worker focused...

Joe Biden Says He Does A Million Arm Curls A Day But We Call Bulls#!% On That

Paige Lavender | March 13, 2015 | Politics
Vice President Joe Biden claimed Friday he does a million arm curls a day, but we call bulls#!% on that. Biden demonstrated some of his arm curls (definitely not a million) in a Vine posted by the White House as part of First Lady Michelle Obama's #GimmeFive initiative to celebrate...

Transgender Men Face Discrimination At Doctor's Offices And Hospitals, According To Study

Reuters | March 13, 2015 | Healthy Living
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Many transgender men face discrimination in U.S. healthcare settings, according to a new study. About 42 percent of female-to-male transgender adults reported verbal harassment, physical assault or denial of equal treatment in a doctor's office or hospital, the researchers report. "Over...

Two-Thirds Of Americans With Invasive Cancer Live At Least 5 Years Post-Diagnosis

Reuters | March 13, 2015 | Healthy Living
NEW YORK, March 12 (Reuters) - Two out of three people in the United States with cancer that has spread to nearby tissue live at least five years after they are diagnosed, according to a federal study released on Thursday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracked patients...

Want To Lose Weight? Weigh Yourself Daily, Says This New Study

Reuters | March 13, 2015 | Healthy Living
By Linda Thrasybule (Reuters Health) - Getting on the scale every day may boost enthusiasm for healthy behaviors and lead to greater weight loss, according to a new U.S. study. Obese and overweight people who weighed themselves daily lost more weight than those who weighed-in less often, likely because the...

American Health Worker With Ebola Arrives At NIH Hospital

Anna Almendrala | March 13, 2015 | Healthy Living
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — An American healthcare worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit is in serious condition after arriving at the National Institutes of Health's hospital near Washington, officials said Friday. Meanwhile, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was checking...
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