health

  • ‘What Kind of Mother Is 8 Months Pregnant and Wants an Abortion?’
    Rachel Bertsche

    ‘What Kind of Mother Is 8 Months Pregnant and Wants an Abortion?’

    Kate, already mom to one daughter,  terminated her second pregnancy at 36 weeks. She named the daughter she lost Rose. (Photo: Rosanna U/Getty Images)

  • New Trump ad attacks Clinton's health
    Dylan Stableford

    New Trump ad attacks Clinton's health

    Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that “the shackles have been taken off” his campaign — a thinly veiled threat suggesting that the final 28 days of the presidential race will be filled with personal attacks. Hillary Clinton failed every single time as secretary of state. The 30-second spot, titled “Dangerous,” then cuts to clips of Clinton coughing on the stump and being helped up the stairs and into her van.

  • Dr. Oz on Trump interview: ’I’m not going to ask him questions he doesn’t want to have answered’
    Dylan Stableford

    Dr. Oz on Trump interview: ’I’m not going to ask him questions he doesn’t want to have answered’

    Trump will appear on “The Dr. Oz Show” on Thursday. When Donald Trump appears on “The Dr. Oz Show” on Thursday, the Republican nominee will reveal “his own personal health regimen,” according to a press release. Just don’t expect him to reveal the results of his recent physical — and don’t expect any probing from Dr. Mehmet Oz, the show’s host.

  • Trump on Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis: ‘I hope she gets well soon’
    Dylan Stableford

    Trump on Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis: ‘I hope she gets well soon’

    Donald Trump declined to attack Hillary Clinton’s health, a day after the Democratic nominee’s campaign revealed that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia. “I hope she gets well soon,” the Republican nominee said on “Fox & Friends” Monday. Clinton abruptly left a 9/11 memorial service in Lower Manhattan on Sunday, and a video taken by an onlooker appeared to show Clinton wobbling as she was helped into her van.

  • Rudy Giuliani says Hillary Clinton has a secret illness. His supposed proof? Online videos.
    Dylan Stableford

    Rudy Giuliani says Hillary Clinton has a secret illness. His supposed proof? Online videos.

    Rudy Giuliani has joined the chorus of Donald Trump supporters peddling conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton’s health. “She doesn’t need to campaign,” the former New York City mayor, who has emerged as one of the Republican nominee’s most visible surrogates, said on “Fox News Sunday.” “She has the New York Times, she has the [New York] Daily News, she has ABC, she has CBS, she has NBC.

  • Outraged Citizens Say This Gym’s Campaign Is Fat Shaming
    Jihan Forbes

    Outraged Citizens Say This Gym’s Campaign Is Fat Shaming

    Fit4Less gym, in the U.K., has found itself in the midst of a controversy over one of its billboards. The gym’s ad upset people because it mentions “fat” people.

  • What a Guy Who Doesn’t Shower Can Teach Your Kid About Cleanliness
    Fatherly

    What a Guy Who Doesn’t Shower Can Teach Your Kid About Cleanliness

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  • Dad of Sick Baby Warns of Devastating Consequences of Not Washing Hands
    Jennifer O'Neill

    Dad of Sick Baby Warns of Devastating Consequences of Not Washing Hands

    A father “almost lost” his baby daughter to the über-contagious Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and is warning others about the dangers of not washing hands.

  • ‘World’s Heaviest Teenager’ Finally Walks After Dropping 700 Lbs.
    Melissa Walker

    ‘World’s Heaviest Teenager’ Finally Walks After Dropping 700 Lbs.

    At his highest weight, Khaled Mohsen Al Shaeri weighed 1,345 lbs. and hadn’t left his bed for three years. In 2013, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia ordered that he be hospitalized for treatment. Since then, Shaeri — now in his early 20s — has lost 700 lbs., and anew video, posted to YouTube Tuesday (garnering almost 48,000 views), shows him walking for the first time in years. 

  • You Can Stop Feeling Bad About Eating Chocolate
    Curiosity

    You Can Stop Feeling Bad About Eating Chocolate

    Studies demonstrate myriad benefits of chocolate, from creating a feel-good buzz to boosting cardiovascular health. Read on to learn more, then try some healthy recipes. The Latest Research A recent study in the journal Heart shows that habitual chocolate consumption is linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Keeping in mind that the study only demonstrated correlation (not causation), it’s nonetheless exciting to see that among participants who consumed a relatively high volume of chocolate every day, 12% developed or died of cardiovascular disease during the 12-year study.

  • Teen’s Joyful ‘I Beat Cancer’ Announcement Strikes a Chord
    Rachel Grumman Bender

    Teen’s Joyful ‘I Beat Cancer’ Announcement Strikes a Chord

    A teen’s announcement on Facebook that he is cancer-free has captured the attention of thousands of people. Jacob Munoz’s mom Yvette posted a photo on the Facebook page she created for her son, Jacob’s Fight, showing a beaming Jacob holding a handmade sign that read: “I am cancer free. Thank you Jesus.” The post has received more than 30,000 likes, over 3,000 shares, and more than 4,000 comments.

  • Toddler ‘Lucky to Be Alive’ After Battery ‘Burned’ Through Her Lung
    Rachel Grumman Bender

    Toddler ‘Lucky to Be Alive’ After Battery ‘Burned’ Through Her Lung

    Mom Clare Skill said her two-year-old daughter Sophie was playing at home when she noticed that something was wrong. Sophie went from agitated to crying excessively while holding the back of her neck. “She was so distressed, and I just knew she had swallowed something,” Skill told the Huffington Post U.K Monday. “My heart was beating so fast.”

  • Is Preschool Depression Something Parents Should Worry About?
    The Bump

    Is Preschool Depression Something Parents Should Worry About?

    Do three-year-olds actually get depressed?

  • Finally, a Home With a Two-Story, Indoor Waterfall
    Michelle Huffman

    Finally, a Home With a Two-Story, Indoor Waterfall

    Plenty of homes have large-scale, outdoor waterfall features, flowing into pools and over rocks in backyards. This fitness-focused New Hampshire house has one though, flowing from the top of the house down through a hole that cuts through two stories. One hallway is almost all glass.  The home also includes a 50-foot, indoor swimming pool, located in a solarium with retractable roof and heated tile flooring.

  • Is the A.D.H.D Diagnosis Helping or Hurting Kids?
    The New York Times

    Is the A.D.H.D Diagnosis Helping or Hurting Kids?

    Our current diagnostic approaches are too black and white for a disorder that exists on a spectrum. By Dimitri Christakis.

  • Bernie Sanders is in ‘very good health,’ doctor says
    Dylan Stableford

    Bernie Sanders is in ‘very good health,’ doctor says

    The 74-year-old Vermont senator would be the oldest person to be elected U.S. president.

  • Do Pregnant Women in the U.S. Need to Worry About Zika Virus?
    Yahoo Health

    Do Pregnant Women in the U.S. Need to Worry About Zika Virus?

    Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that was previously thought to be relatively harmless, is causing widespread panic throughout many South American countries and the Caribbean due to its link with birth defects.

  • Number of Obese, Overweight Kids Under 5 'Alarming,' Report Says
    Reuters

    Number of Obese, Overweight Kids Under 5 'Alarming,' Report Says

    The number of obese or overweight children has risen by 10 million worldwide since 1990 and there are now more overweight and obese children in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries, the WHO said.

  • Dad Films Moment Dying Teen Realizes He Survived
    Newser

    Dad Films Moment Dying Teen Realizes He Survived

    A video of the Nov. 13 event posted last week to Facebook by Trevor’s dad is going viral, ABC News reports. “I really like the video,” Trevor, of Detroit, Mich., tells ABC. Since the surgery, Trevor has been doing well, WDIV reports, and there haven’t been any indications that his body is rejecting the new heart.

  • Everything You Need To Know About How Gut Bacteria Affects Your Kid’s Behavior
    fatherly.com

    Everything You Need To Know About How Gut Bacteria Affects Your Kid’s Behavior

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  • Alarming Birth Defect Rises Sharply in Past 20 Years
    Newser

    Alarming Birth Defect Rises Sharply in Past 20 Years

    Gastroschisis has risen fastest among babies born to young African-American women.

  • 12 Common Plants That Can Be Deadly for Pets
    Woman's Day

    12 Common Plants That Can Be Deadly for Pets

    Nearly a quarter of all non-drug pet poisoning incidents are caused by plants.

  • Parents' Debt May Influence Childrens' Emotional Wellbeing
    Reuters

    Parents' Debt May Influence Childrens' Emotional Wellbeing

    Some kinds of debt, such as home mortgages and education loans, are linked to better child wellbeing while unsecured debt like credit card balances and overdue medical bills are tied to increasing behavior problems, according to a U.S. study. 

  • Why One Grocery Store Chain Is Ditching Candy at Checkout Lanes
    Jennifer O'Neill

    Why One Grocery Store Chain Is Ditching Candy at Checkout Lanes

    Resisting temptation to buy candy just got a little bit easier. Grocery chain Aldi will be replacing the candy in its checkout aisles with trail mix, granola bars and dried fruit in each of their 1,500 stores by the end of the year. 

  • Having Friends Is Good for You, Starting in Your Teens
    The New York Times

    Having Friends Is Good for You, Starting in Your Teens

    A social network benefits physical heath, and the benefits start early in life, according to a new study.