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What migraine sufferers need to know about Excedrin as production is halted

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:06:02 GMT

The move to stop production on both drugs stems from inconsistencies with the ingredients, which are acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine.

Cancer patient in Romania dies after catching fire during surgery

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 20:21:19 GMT

A 66-year-old woman in Romania was accidentally set on fire during surgery for pancreatic cancer.

Over 2,000 Americans have already died from the flu this year — here's what you need to know

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 22:34:11 GMT

This year’s flu season has already led to as many as 2,400 deaths — including six children, according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Selena Gomez opens up about kidney transplant complications: 'I'm just so happy to be alive'

Wed, 08 Jan 2020 19:20:49 GMT

Selena Gomez gets candid about her health, and reveals that she actually faced complications during her 2017 kidney transplant.

Here's why this flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst in years

Tue, 07 Jan 2020 22:19:52 GMT

This year’s flu season may end up being one of the worst the U.S. has seen in years, with at least 6.4 million Americans coming down with the flu so far.

How one woman, who was once 345 pounds, lost weight on keto and ‘never looked back’

Wed, 18 Dec 2019 13:31:36 GMT

Amy Southworth lost 145 pounds following the keto diet.

Patient's e-cigarette habit leads to 'cobalt lung' diagnosis – an incurable disease found only in metal workers

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 23:10:01 GMT

A 49-year-old patient developed "cobalt lung," an illness typically only found in metal workers, after vaping.

Pharmacies Don’t Know How to Dispose of Leftover Opioids and Antibiotics

Mon, 30 Dec 2019 22:00:10 GMT

A study found that a majority of pharmacy workers could not correctly explain how to safely throw out used opioids and antibiotics.

Legalizing marijuana may lead people to have more sex, says study — but there’s a downside

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 22:28:14 GMT

A new study finds a link between states with legalized marijuana and people being more sexually active. But there's a downside, too.

'The Goop Lab' and other controversial documentaries: Why Netflix is facing criticism for promoting 'pseudoscience'

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 13:00:24 GMT

Critics are concerned that Netflix's "The Goop Lab" is peddling "pseudoscience." But this isn’t the first time the streaming service has created controversy with its health documentaries.

How intermittent fasting helped a man lose 122 pounds: ‘I felt tired, exhausted and alone but driven’

Wed, 08 Jan 2020 13:01:52 GMT

After his weight topped 364 pounds, Martin Hendrickson? turned to intermittent fasting to lose weight.

Why women are more prone to serious complications from drinking alcohol

Wed, 08 Jan 2020 23:41:01 GMT

It’s no surprise that heavy drinking comes with health consequences, but women in particular are more prone to serious complications from alcohol.

These common household toxins are impacting children's brain development, study finds

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 22:01:00 GMT

Flame retardants and pesticides are harming children's development.

Wealthy people stay healthy 9 years longer in old age than those who struggle financially, says new study

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 22:19:41 GMT

Wealth, as well as higher education, can add more healthy years to your life in old age, according to a new study.

Meet the ob-gyn using TikTok to teach millions of teens about safe sex: ‘We can really make a big difference’

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 22:54:11 GMT

Staci Tanouye, MD, got over 10 million views on a TikTok about safe sex. Now, she's determined to use the social media app to educate young people on women's health.

This school science experiment will make you want to wash your hands: ‘So disgusting’

Wed, 18 Dec 2019 21:35:14 GMT

Teachers at an Idaho elementary school tried a hygiene science experiment that they hoped would encourage kids to wash their hands and spread fewer germs.

The best way to fix your hangover, according to a doctor

Wed, 01 Jan 2020 14:00:12 GMT

Alok Patel, MD, reveals what works and what doesn't when it comes to curing a hangover.

Mark Wahlberg revealed the secret to his shocking transformation

Fri, 20 Dec 2019 19:57:54 GMT

At 48, he looks just like he did at 22.

Ali Vincent, the first woman to win 'The Biggest Loser,' shares challenging weight loss journey: 'I have had every emotion you can think of'

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 22:53:47 GMT

Ali Vincent was determined to take home the top "The Biggest Loser" prize. "I wanted to just win, plain and simple," she says.

This is the age people find the most meaning in their lives, study shows

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:39:38 GMT

A new study, looking at whether people had found or were searching for meaning in their lives, revealed that meaningfulness peaks at a certain age.

How birth control pills may be affecting women’s brains

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:46:11 GMT

A new study finds that oral contraceptives appear to change an important part of the brain, but experts say the results aren't "game-changing."

Blue Apron Now Has A Weight Watchers Meal Plan

Mon, 30 Dec 2019 14:56:38 GMT

Updated details on Blue Apron's Weight Watchers meal kits for 2020.

Evelyn Yang, wife of presidential candidate Andrew Yang, tells CNN she was sexually assaulted by her doctor

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 04:24:51 GMT

The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang revealed Thursday to CNN that she was sexually assaulted by her obstetrician-gynecologist.

Jaden Smith addresses health concerns after Will and Jada staged intervention over fears he was 'wasting away'

Mon, 16 Dec 2019 20:21:13 GMT

Jaden Smith is addressing health concerns instigated by Will and Jada's comments about him "wasting away."

13 Tricks For Taking a Picture-Perfect Christmas Card Photo

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 15:37:00 GMT

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J.P. Rosenbaum Is ‘Slowly Getting Better’ 3 Weeks After Getting Diagnosed with Rare Disease

Thu, 02 Jan 2020 16:28:15 GMT

J.P. Rosenbaum Is ‘Slowly Getting Better’ from Rare Disease

How one mom uses easy crafts for kids to have fun when it's too cold to play outside

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 13:26:40 GMT

“We’re able to connect and be creative together. It’s fun to watch it come to life,” Ginger Parrish tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

A 4-year-old has gone blind from the flu: How often does this happen?

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 21:57:35 GMT

Jade DeLucia, 4, is blind after getting the flu. She didn't get the flu vaccine this year and now her mom is sharing Jade's story to raise awareness.

Can drinking coffee actually reduce dementia risk?

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 00:24:17 GMT

A new study finds that drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Here's what you need to know.

Kim Kardashian's epic kitchen tour revealed her 'plant-based' diet. Here's what that means

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 23:41:13 GMT

Kim Kardashian follows a plant-based diet. What does that mean?

What Ivanka Trump eats in a day

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 21:04:00 GMT

Whereas her father may be known for his affinity for Diet Coke and fast food, Ivanka Trump's diet couldn't be more different. 

'988' could soon be the '911' of suicide prevention in the US, making it easier for anyone to call and get help

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:35:10 GMT

Suicide rates are skyrocketing in the US. While there's already a suicide prevention 1-800 number, proponents say the shorter code could save lives.

Mom of 5 loses 159 pounds: ‘I was not going to die because I ate myself to death’

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:20:21 GMT

After reaching 325 pounds, a mom of 5 decided to lose weight by following the keto diet. "I absolutely took my life back," she says.

Ohio Teen Contracts Mysterious Illness the Day After Christmas Leaving Her Paralyzed

Sat, 11 Jan 2020 05:54:55 GMT

Ohio Teen Woke up Paralyzed the Day After Christmas

Birth month may influence the risk of death from heart disease, says study

Thu, 19 Dec 2019 23:26:07 GMT

The month in which you’re born may influence your future heart disease risk, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.

ESPN reporter who died at 34 didn’t know he had non-Hodgkin lymphoma — how common is it to not know?

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:36:42 GMT

ESPN reporter, Edward Aschoff, died at 34 years old. It wasn't until after his death that a lung biopsy revealed he had stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

‘Wonder Woman’ star Gal Gadot comments on Greta Thunberg and the state of the planet

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:01:00 GMT

"Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot talks about Greta Thunberg and the state of the planet.

Most women feel relief and happiness after having an abortion, study finds

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 22:10:40 GMT

Ninety-nine percent of women felt that getting an abortion was the right decision, according to a new study from the University of California San Francisco.

How a former full-time poker player lost 135 pounds

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 22:15:56 GMT

Jonas Joshua says that poor eating habits and the sedentary lifestyle of being a full-time poker player caused him to gain weight.

A feel-good deal: All of your favorite Nature Made vitamins are more than 60 percent off today only

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 16:28:51 GMT

You never need an excuse to start getting healthier, but incredible discounts like these on such a trusted brand name are definitely a great incentive.

Doctors perform first heart transplant of its kind on military veteran: ‘It’s a monumental leap forward’

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 22:14:27 GMT

Doctors at Duke University Hospital performed the first heart transplant of its kind, called donation after circulatory death (DCD), on a military veteran.

'Glee' star suffers 'widow-maker' heart attack after being misdiagnosed twice: 'Keep asking questions'

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:03:19 GMT

Dot-Marie Jones says she's “truly blessed” to be alive after suffering a near-fatal heart attack. The "Glee" actress was having chest pains for more than a week before and was misdiagnosed — twice.

Banish these 5 secretly sugary foods in 2020 to lose weight, fast

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 13:49:08 GMT

Food companies are tricking you into eating more sugar, and these five foods are the top culprits.

'No doubt' e-cigarettes harmful: WHO

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:09:49 GMT

Electronic cigarettes are harmful both to users and bystanders exposed to the fumes, the World Health Organization says in a report warning they can damage growing foetuses and impact teenagers' brains.

Veteran wakes from months-long coma days before Christmas: ‘It was just his will'

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 17:55:09 GMT

The father of three fell in a workplace accident on Sept. 26, but has had a breakthrough in time for Christmas.

Study links permanent hair dye to increased risk of breast cancer, particularly among black women

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:19:24 GMT

Women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners may be at an increased risk of breast cancer — particularly black women.

'Embrace the mess': Why this mom of 3 believes getting outdoors is key to 'disconnecting' from screens

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 13:25:29 GMT

It can be a challenge to keep young kids busy and engaged, and no one knows that better than Ginger Parrish. “Getting outside keeps us from going insane,” Parrish tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “We’ve found a lot of peace outside.”

Eating chili peppers may prevent fatal heart attacks and stroke

Tue, 17 Dec 2019 20:25:00 GMT

Adding hot peppers to your meal could save your life.

U.S. has its first confirmed case of the coronavirus — here’s what you need to know

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 22:05:39 GMT

The first case of Wuhan coronavirus in the U.S. has been confirmed by the CDC. The virus has already infected more than 200 people in China and killed at least 6 people.

Your Christmas tree might be making you sick. Here's what you should know about this seasonal syndrome

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:10:19 GMT

Some studies have found mold on Christmas trees, which is bad news for people who suffer from allergies.