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Bored with exercise? Virtual reality, immersive fitness might help

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:03:46 GMT

The spin instructor let out a loud "Woooo!!" as she led her students up hills, through rings of fire and outer space. They even rode through jungles, deserts and fantasy worlds.


What we're waiting to learn about President Trump's health one year after his first physical

Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:24:09 GMT

President Donald Trump, the oldest President elected in US history at the age of 70, underwent his first presidential physical last January. He used it as an opportunity to quiet critics who questioned both his physical health and mental acumen.


Why vaping is so dangerous for teens

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:00:23 GMT

Most of what we know about nicotine addiction in teens, we know from cigarettes. But experts say the technology and chemistry of vaping might pose an entirely different threat.


Why exercise won't make you lose weight

Sat, 05 Jan 2019 19:29:37 GMT

There's no shortage of things people swore to leave behind in 2018: bad jobs, bad relationships, bad habits. But chances are, you're beginning 2019 with something you didn't intend: a few extra pounds.


Dynamic duos: Why science loves twins

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:01:15 GMT

One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics.


He's spent 10 years alone. Now Romeo, the world's loneliest frog, may have finally found a Juliet that can save his species

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:41:07 GMT

The world's loneliest frog is finally close to relationship status.


Husband says wife of 30 years was given a lethal dose of Fentanyl

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:50:02 GMT

"It can't be. Why would he do that?"


Odds of dying from accidental opioid overdose in the US surpass those of dying in car accident

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:06:09 GMT

For the first time on record the odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the United States are now greater than those of dying in an automobile accident.


Arizona orders third-party manager for facility where woman in vegetative state gave birth

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:37:54 GMT

The group that operates a health care facility in Arizona where a woman in a vegetative state gave birth last month has been ordered to hire a third-party manager to oversee several of its facilities.


Mass drug overdose in California kills 1 person and sends 14 more to hospitals

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 07:06:13 GMT

Chico Police Chief Michael O'Brien said the substance is believed to be fentanyl -- the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses.


DNA pioneer stripped of honors over 'reprehensible' race comments

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:00:41 GMT

A Nobel Prize-winning American scientist who co-discovered DNA has been stripped of his honorary titles at the laboratory he once led after repeating racist comments in a documentary.


This diabetic federal worker rationed her insulin during the shutdown because debt was scarier than dying

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:46:03 GMT

A furloughed federal worker who is diabetic said she resorted to rationing her insulin medication because "the thought of having more debt was scarier than the thought of dying" in her sleep.


Black and Hispanic youth are targeted with junk food ads, research shows

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:28:27 GMT

Click over to TV programming that caters to black and Hispanic youth and the commercials almost exclusively push fast food, sugary drinks, bad-for-you snacks and candy, a new report shows.


The world's most popular coffee species are going extinct. And scientists say we are to blame

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:07:46 GMT

Savor that cup of coffee while you can. New research shows 60% of coffee species found in the wild could soon go extinct.


Excessive body fat around the middle linked to smaller brain

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 21:52:22 GMT

Big waist, small brain? If you're too heavy, especially around your middle, you probably have shrunken gray matter volume in your brain, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology. Gray matter contains most of your brain's 100 billion nerve cells, while white matter is filled with nerve fibers that connect the brain regions.


A new guide could help halt overeating

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:29:26 GMT

The British Nutrition Foundation released this month new portion-size guidelines designed to help people eat the right amounts of each food group -- and possibly help them avoid overeating.


New 'planetary health diet' will save millions of people -- and the planet

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:01:50 GMT

An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. It's based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts.


Ebola outbreak continues in the Congo as obstacles challenge health care workers

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:14:15 GMT

The Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak, which began August 1, is continuing unabated in the new year.


Areas with high opioid prescription rates are seeing more babies born with a serious birth defect

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:39:21 GMT

A potentially deadly birth defect in which babies are born with exposed intestines is on the rise, and the Centers for Disease and Prevention is concerned that it might be tied to the opioid epidemic.


250,000 deaths a year from climate change is a 'conservative estimate,' research says

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:19:13 GMT

Climate change could "halt and reverse" progress made in human health over the last century.


'Stealth condition' found to multiply risk of cancer and chronic conditions, study reveals

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:56:31 GMT

A "stealth condition" which is one of the western world's most common genetic disorders is causing far higher levels of cancer and chronic health conditions than previously thought, a UK study has revealed.


2018 was hottest year ever recorded for planet's oceans

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:29:38 GMT

Last year was the hottest for the planet's oceans since global records began in 1958, according to an international team of scientists who track the data. Their findings were published Wednesday in the scientific journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences.


Physical showed no major changes in health of Arizona woman in vegetative state who gave birth about 37 weeks later

Sat, 12 Jan 2019 02:59:23 GMT

A doctor who gave a yearly checkup to a woman in a vegetative state about 37 weeks before she gave birth wrote that there were no major changes in her health, according to medical records sent to an Arizona court.


Killings of transgender people in the US saw another high year

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:02:55 GMT

For decades, every year she's been active in the transgender community, Isa Noyola has attended a funeral for a friend.


The FDA has five weeks till money runs out for approving new drugs

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:10:42 GMT

The US Food and Drug Administration has roughly five weeks of funding left to review new drug applications during the shutdown, commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Monday on Twitter.


Doctor fired after giving 'potentially fatal' doses of pain medication to 27 patients

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:10:46 GMT

A doctor is accused of giving potentially fatal doses of pain medication to at least 27 patients who were near death, according to an Ohio hospital.


What warmer oceans mean for the planet

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:18:59 GMT

Our oceans are much warmer than we previously thought, according to a new study. But what happens when the oceans get warmer, and what does it mean for us?


One simple -- but really hard -- solution to stop climate change

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:51:34 GMT

There may actually be a way to keep the worst of climate change at bay, but it's going to take a herculean effort, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.


Cruise returning early after hundreds of passengers get sick on Royal Caribbean ship

Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:57:59 GMT

Two-hundred-seventy-seven passengers and crew members aboard the Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas cruise ship became sick with a gastrointestinal illness, according to the cruise line.


Make like a zebra to avoid insect bites, scientists say

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:46:09 GMT

The zebra's stripes are known to protect it from blood-sucking insects, as well as acting as camouflage, and new research suggests that being stripy may also work for people in remote tribal communities who paint their bodies in monochrome shades.




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