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Tornado rips through southern Mississippi, leaving 19 dead

Tornado rips through southern Mississippi, leaving 19 dead

A powerful weather system swept up the U.S. East Coast on Monday with pounding rain and high winds, potentially snarling travel for millions after tornados killed at least 19 people in Georgia and Mississippi over the weekend. Emergency management officials warned New York City residents to brace for winds of up to 70 mph (112 […]

January 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Your Afternoon Coffee Might Trigger a Bad Night’s Sleep

Your Afternoon Coffee Might Trigger a Bad Night’s Sleep

Nov 16, – Bad news for caffeine addicts: That midday coffee pick-me-up might increase your odds for a sleepless night, new research shows. The small study, which was done with caffeine pills equivalent to two or three cups of coffee, found that taking in caffeine even as long as six hours before bedtime significantly harmed […]

November 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

Nov 08, – U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg said the proposed restrictions on the use of trans fats could prevent 20,000 heart attacks a year and 7,000 deaths. U.S. health officials announced Thursday a plan to phase out heart-harmful trans fats in processed foods and restaurant fare. “The agency has made […]

November 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dark Side of ‘Chat Rooms’ for Troubled Teens: Talk of Self-Harm

Dark Side of ‘Chat Rooms’ for Troubled Teens: Talk of Self-Harm

Oct 31, – While social media can help vulnerable teenagers seeking support, Internet use can do more harm than good for young people at risk of self-harm or suicide, a new study suggests. Researchers from Oxford University in England found conflicting evidence on whether online activity poses a positive or negative influence for vulnerable teens, […]

October 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Burn fat and lose weight faster by dancing away

Burn fat and lose weight faster by dancing away

Oct 28, – In every edition of Better Health, our efforts are funnelled to encourage you towards a healthier and fitter lifestyle, to push you to embark upon that fitness regime you have been eyeing for quite a while. This time we have stepped up our research and compiled a list of ‘fun’ workouts that […]

October 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests

Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests

Oct 27, – Women with lupus are twice as likely to have a child with autism compared to mothers without the autoimmune disease, new, preliminary research finds. However, the overall risk is still low and the findings won’t change the management of women with lupus, said one expert. “I wouldn’t tell my lupus patients not […]

October 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Social Networking Sites May Help Smokers Kick the Habit

Social Networking Sites May Help Smokers Kick the Habit

Oct 18, – Smokers who turn to social networking sites focused on quitting smoking form strong supportive bonds with their like-minded peers, a new study reveals. And these cyber-connections boost the odds they’ll kick their habit. The finding is based on survey responses from 252 registrants of health-centric websites. “I found that people who join […]

October 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Parents Who Used Donor Eggs Often Struggle Over Decision to Tell Kids

Parents Who Used Donor Eggs Often Struggle Over Decision to Tell Kids

Oct 17, – Many people who used donor eggs to become parents are grappling with the issue of whether they should tell their children how they were conceived, according to a new study. Up to 60 percent of donor-egg recipients weren’t sure if they would inform their child how they came to be for fear […]

October 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Chronic Exposure to Airplane Noise Might Harm the Heart: Study

Chronic Exposure to Airplane Noise Might Harm the Heart: Study

Oct 09. – In one study, British researchers compared rates of stroke and heart disease among 3.6 million people who lived near London’s sprawling Heathrow airport, one of the busiest transit hubs in the world. People who put up with the constant roar of aircraft overhead may be at higher risk for heart disease, two […]

October 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Militant group attacks Kenyan border towns

Militant group attacks Kenyan border towns

Sep 26, –  The leader of al-Shabab said in a message that there is no way Kenya can “withstand a war of attrition inside your own country.” “Make your choice today and withdraw all your forces,” said Ahmed Abdi Mohamed Godane, who goes by his nom de guerre Mukhtar Abu Zubayr, in a new statement […]

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