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Diabetes-Related Problems Have Decreased Over Last 20 Years

Amanda L. Chan | April 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 04/16/2014 05:03 PM EDT on LiveScience Rates of certain serious, diabetes-related health problems have decreased substantially in the last two decades, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 1990 and 2010, the rate...

Your Brain May Start Slowing Down As Young As Age 24

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | April 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
The wheels in your head might start slowing down at about age 24. That's according to a new study that says cognitive-motor skills begin to decline at a relatively early age. Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada tested reaction times of more than 3,000 volunteers, ages 16-44,...

Ebola Virus In Africa Outbreak Is A New Strain

AP | Amanda L. Chan | April 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report. "The source of the virus is still not known," but it was not imported from...

New Beard Study Suggests Hipsters Should Think Twice About Weird Facial Hair

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | April 16, 2014 | Science
What kind of facial hair makes men most attractive to women? It's complicated. In 2013 a pair of Australian researchers showed that gals prefer guys with heavy stubble. But a new study by the same researchers suggests that context is everything. When most men are clean-shaven,...

After Long Search, Scientists Find Protein That Lets Sperm And Egg Hook Up (VIDEO)

Reuters | Reuters | April 16, 2014 | Science
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) - You can forget about the birds and the bees. If you really want to learn how babies are made, you need to know about Juno and Izumo. Fertilization takes place when an egg cell and a sperm cell recognize one another and...

Brazil Isn't The Only Country With A Startlingly High C-Section Rate

Catherine Pearson | April 16, 2014 | Parents
Often, cesarean sections are unquestionably life-saving for mothers and their babies. In other instances, however, they're performed unnecessarily on healthy, low-risk women who are capable of delivering vaginally. The reasons why are varied and contentious — including, but by no means limited to, hospital policies about how birth should unfold...

Pill Developed To Fight Measles Passes Key Test In Animals

Reuters | Reuters | April 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, April 16 (Reuters) - Scientists have developed an experimental pill that helped protect ferrets from a measles-like virus, raising hope for a treatment to thwart the deadly infection in unvaccinated people who have been exposed to the virus, according to an international study released on Wednesday....

Finally, Someone Rapped About Dental Hygiene To The Tune Of 'Ice Ice Baby'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | April 16, 2014 | Comedy
Nine out of ten dentists agree, this is the best rap ever. Watch as University of North Georgia student Jonathan Lee Casas drops some serious dental hygiene knowledge on his friends, set to the tune of "Ice Ice Baby" of course. We're not sure what we love more, the perfect...

These Brave Men Got The 'Sac-Wax' For Testicular Cancer Awareness (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | April 16, 2014 | Gay Voices
Do we have your attention? In collaboration with Testicular Cancer Canada, the YouTube channel Crush FX recently uploaded a video of a group of men waxing their scrotum. Fortunately, this brilliant short film is safe for work (you can watch the whole thing without actually...

19 Ideas For A Healthier Easter Basket

Greatist | Sarah Klein | April 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
The Easter Bunny is the bearer of all things sweet, delicious and right with the world. But this holiday doesn't have to induce the same sugar high as Halloween. Instead, fill those Easter baskets with some healthy alternatives. (Yes, we've included veggies and fruit, but we promise chocolate still has...

'Hangry' Spouses More Likely To Lash Out At Each Other, Study Says

AP | Kelsey Borresen | April 16, 2014 | Weddings
WASHINGTON (AP) — A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right. That's because low blood sugar can make spouses touchy, researchers propose.

Eric Holder Calls On First Responders To Carry Naloxone, Anti-Overdose Drug

Matt Sledge | April 16, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called on police and fire departments Wednesday to equip their employees with a lifesaving drug that can reverse heroin overdoses, adding his voice to a growing chorus advocating expanded naloxone access. "Today, I'm calling on all first responders -- including state and local...

Miranda Kerr Talks Feeding Her Hair From The Inside Out, Her Love For Coconut Oil & More

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | April 16, 2014 | Style
Miranda Kerr may appear superhuman because of her ability to seemingly age backwards (she turns 31 on this Easter and doesn't look a day over 21), her killer midsection (check the stunner showing off her Calvin Klein undies) and how she's able to tote her 3-year-old...

David Foster Wallace On The Key To Living A Compassionate Life

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | April 16, 2014 | College
David Foster Wallace, widely considered one of the most brilliant writers of his generation, wrote prolifically about an incredibly wide spectrum of human experience. In novels, stories, essays, and magazine articles, he won legions of fans, established deep connections with readers and established a reputation as a towering intellect. But...

Baby Born With 4 Feet, 4 Hands In China

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | April 16, 2014 | Weird News
A baby born with four arms and four legs had his extra limbs surgically removed on Friday. The boy, born April 2 in China's Guangdong Province, is in stable condition after the surgery, the Global Times reports. Yu Jiakang, chief surgeon at...

Watch A Tiny Hamster Inhale 5 Baby Carrots In A Matter Of Seconds

Kate Bratskeir | April 16, 2014 | Green
Get it, little guy!

A 'Bikini Body' Is Just A Body With A Bikini On It

Nina Bahadur | April 16, 2014 | Women
It's that time of year again. The "bikini body" time of year. As the weather gets warmer, advertisers want every woman to believe that her body isn't in good enough shape to be seen on the beach. Instead she needs to purchase a diet plan/ gym class/ sculpting...

Malaysia Reports First Asian Death From MERS Virus

Amanda L. Chan | April 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian man who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. Malaysia's health ministry said the Muslim man...

Boyfriend Surprises Teen With Cerebral Palsy In Hospital For 57 Days, And She Can't Stop Smiling

Alexandra Zaslow | April 16, 2014 | Good News
After 57 days in the hospital, 15-year-old India Brainard who has cerebral palsy got a surprise visit on Thursday from her boyfriend, Daniel, ABC News reported. Earlier this year, India underwent a dual hip replacement procedure and femur re-alignment surgery in Boston. Her legs and...

What Personality Might Have To Do With Drug Abuse Risk

Amanda L. Chan | April 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 04/16/2014 08:34 AM EDT on LiveScience People with certain personality traits may be at increased risk for drug use problems, and studying personality may help researchers better understand and treat these problems, according to a new review. Many studies have...
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