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Scientists are getting ahead of Rift Valley fever after learning from the Zika epidemic

nechaev-kon/iStock(NEW YORK) --  The Zika virus epidemic of 2015 resulted in thousands of Brazilian babies being born with severe brain defects after the virus was transmitted to pregnant mothers from mosquitoes. It became a public health emergency around the   ... Read More

More schools are starting classes later to let students sleep: Why good sleep is important

maroke/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The Seattle school district joined dozens of school districts around the country in the fall of 2016 by delaying the start of school. Under the new rules, instead of beginning at 7:50 a.m., class began at   ... Read More

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce connected to a single water reservoir, CDC says

undefined undefined/iStock(ATLANTA) -- The E.coli outbreak in romaine lettuce has been linked to a single water reservoir on a farm in California.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration identified sediment from a   ... Read More

‘Young miracle’: Newborn girl recovers from Ebola in world’s 2nd deadliest outbreak

Nixxphotography/iStock(BENI, Democratic Republic of the Congo) -- A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo just six days after she was born is now recovered from the lethal virus,   ... Read More

Tennessee doctor charged with ‘massive opioid fraud distribution and healthcare fraud scheme’

iStock/Thinkstock(CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.) -- A Tennessee doctor has been charged in connection with "a massive opioid distribution and healthcare fraud scheme," authorities said, accusing him of preying "upon an already addicted population" and engaging in "reckless disregard for patient safety."   ... Read More

Breakthrough new fertility test offering hope for families who have suffered miscarriages

Rawpixel/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A Chicago couple who previously suffered two miscarriages recently welcomed a healthy baby boy thanks to a breakthrough new fertility test which helps women struggling with achieving a successful pregnancy by examining the mother's DNA.

The   ... Read More

CDC: Fentanyl, other opioid drugs behind 54% increase in overdose deaths in six years

Hailshadow/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A new federal report shows the astonishing pace in which fentanyl rose to become the drug associated with the most overdose deaths in the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the report Wednesday   ... Read More

Trump administration mulls restrictions on fetal tissue in federally-backed research

nicolas_/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The National Institutes of Health said Thursday it has stopped procuring human fetal tissue for some research projects while it waits for the Trump administration to complete an audit of the role the tissue plays in federally-funded   ... Read More

Expert tips to avoid holiday weight gain

YinYang/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Don't worry -- it's possible to indulge in delicious Christmastime treats this holiday season without gaining the extra pounds by following some simple tips.

Nutritionist and health writer Jessica Sepel, creator of the JS Health brand,   ... Read More

Some romaine lettuce is safe to eat after E. coli outbreak, but caution urged

undefined undefined/iStock(NEW YORK) -- U.S. officials said Thursday they are cautiously optimistic that romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli that prompted a nationwide recall is off the market, but are warning the public to still avoid eating lettuce packed   ... Read More

Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has a new perspective on life after battle with cancer

Allison Shelley/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Julia Louis-Dreyfus is slowly opening up about her battle with cancer in the past year.

The 57-year-old mother-of-two was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2017. She completed three rounds of chemotherapy, taking time   ... Read More

Traveling this holiday season? Here are five ways to de-stress

izusek/iStock(NEW YORK) -- From standstill traffic to airport security lines that never seem to end, travel stress during the holidays is nothing to ho, ho, ho about.You might be anxious about losing your luggage or making a connecting   ... Read More

Stethoscopes loaded with bacteria, including one that causes Staph infection: Study

DNY59/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The stethoscope has long been an iconic symbol of health care used for listening to the heart, intestines, lungs and blood flow. But while it’s an invaluable tool that every medical student must learn to use,   ... Read More

Girl in wheelchair can stay warm outside thanks to mom’s invention

Courtesy Jennifer Harrison(ITHACA, Mich.) -- A 9-year-old girl who almost gave up on recess because it took too long to bundle up has joined her mom in helping other kids around the world.

Zoey Harrison loves playing outside with   ... Read More

Using standing desks only burns 10 calories an hour, study shows

DNY59/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Sitting all day has been proven to be detrimental to one's health -- so if you've got one of those standing desks, great.

However, if you think standing up at the old grind is going to   ... Read More

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Scientists are getting ahead of Rift Valley fever after learning from the Zika epidemic

nechaev-kon/iStock(NEW YORK) --  The Zika virus epidemic of 2015 resulted in thousands of Brazilian babies being born with severe brain defects after the virus was transmitted to pregnant mothers from mosquitoes. It became a public health emergency around the   ... Read More

More schools are starting classes later to let students sleep: Why good sleep is important

maroke/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The Seattle school district joined dozens of school districts around the country in the fall of 2016 by delaying the start of school. Under the new rules, instead of beginning at 7:50 a.m., class began at   ... Read More

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce connected to a single water reservoir, CDC says

undefined undefined/iStock(ATLANTA) -- The E.coli outbreak in romaine lettuce has been linked to a single water reservoir on a farm in California.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration identified sediment from a   ... Read More

‘Young miracle’: Newborn girl recovers from Ebola in world’s 2nd deadliest outbreak

Nixxphotography/iStock(BENI, Democratic Republic of the Congo) -- A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo just six days after she was born is now recovered from the lethal virus,   ... Read More

Tennessee doctor charged with ‘massive opioid fraud distribution and healthcare fraud scheme’

iStock/Thinkstock(CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.) -- A Tennessee doctor has been charged in connection with "a massive opioid distribution and healthcare fraud scheme," authorities said, accusing him of preying "upon an already addicted population" and engaging in "reckless disregard for patient safety."   ... Read More

Breakthrough new fertility test offering hope for families who have suffered miscarriages

Rawpixel/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A Chicago couple who previously suffered two miscarriages recently welcomed a healthy baby boy thanks to a breakthrough new fertility test which helps women struggling with achieving a successful pregnancy by examining the mother's DNA.

The   ... Read More

CDC: Fentanyl, other opioid drugs behind 54% increase in overdose deaths in six years

Hailshadow/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A new federal report shows the astonishing pace in which fentanyl rose to become the drug associated with the most overdose deaths in the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the report Wednesday   ... Read More

Trump administration mulls restrictions on fetal tissue in federally-backed research

nicolas_/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The National Institutes of Health said Thursday it has stopped procuring human fetal tissue for some research projects while it waits for the Trump administration to complete an audit of the role the tissue plays in federally-funded   ... Read More

Expert tips to avoid holiday weight gain

YinYang/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Don't worry -- it's possible to indulge in delicious Christmastime treats this holiday season without gaining the extra pounds by following some simple tips.

Nutritionist and health writer Jessica Sepel, creator of the JS Health brand,   ... Read More

Some romaine lettuce is safe to eat after E. coli outbreak, but caution urged

undefined undefined/iStock(NEW YORK) -- U.S. officials said Thursday they are cautiously optimistic that romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli that prompted a nationwide recall is off the market, but are warning the public to still avoid eating lettuce packed   ... Read More

Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has a new perspective on life after battle with cancer

Allison Shelley/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Julia Louis-Dreyfus is slowly opening up about her battle with cancer in the past year.

The 57-year-old mother-of-two was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2017. She completed three rounds of chemotherapy, taking time   ... Read More

Traveling this holiday season? Here are five ways to de-stress

izusek/iStock(NEW YORK) -- From standstill traffic to airport security lines that never seem to end, travel stress during the holidays is nothing to ho, ho, ho about.You might be anxious about losing your luggage or making a connecting   ... Read More

Stethoscopes loaded with bacteria, including one that causes Staph infection: Study

DNY59/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The stethoscope has long been an iconic symbol of health care used for listening to the heart, intestines, lungs and blood flow. But while it’s an invaluable tool that every medical student must learn to use,   ... Read More

Girl in wheelchair can stay warm outside thanks to mom’s invention

Courtesy Jennifer Harrison(ITHACA, Mich.) -- A 9-year-old girl who almost gave up on recess because it took too long to bundle up has joined her mom in helping other kids around the world.

Zoey Harrison loves playing outside with   ... Read More

Using standing desks only burns 10 calories an hour, study shows

DNY59/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Sitting all day has been proven to be detrimental to one's health -- so if you've got one of those standing desks, great.

However, if you think standing up at the old grind is going to   ... Read More

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