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More Women Shave Their Pubic Hair For Hygiene But Practice Poses Health Risks: Doctors

To shave or not to shave? Majority of women said they shave down south for hygiene purposes but doctors said shaving, waxing or trimming can aggravate the area and even lead to bacterial growth.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 30, 2016

Exercise Helps Children Learn, Make Better Grades In School: Experts

Play and exercise improve learning and boost brain power in school kids. An international panel of experts says time-out exercise or physical activities in school can help improve academic performance, promote core values and develop important life skills.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 28, 2016

China Launches New Rocket, Prototype Crew Capsule For Planned Second Space Station

China is right on track for development of the world's second space station. The country recently launched the Long March 7 rocket, which carried a prototype crew capsule, from its new Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on June 25.

Space June 28, 2016

Dramatic Inequality Among World's Richest, Poorest Children: 69 Million Will Die Of Preventable Causes, Says UNICEF

A UNICEF report has found that around 69 million children will die from preventable causes by 2030 if global poverty is not addressed. Half of the deaths could occur in sub-Saharan Africa communities before the children even turn 5.

Public Health June 28, 2016

Disease Type May Dictate Quality Of End-Of-Life Care: Study

Patients suffering from dementia or cancers may receive more end-of-life care compared with people dying from other diseases. Findings suggest that illness type may dictate the quality of care dying patients receive.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 28, 2016

Teen Health Checks Should Include Screenings For Suicide Risks: Pediatricians

Leading pediatrician group in the United States urges doctors to include suicide risks screenings during routine health checks among teenagers. The recommendation follows the recent information that suicide is now the second-leading cause of adolescent deaths.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 28, 2016

What Is Blue Wine And Why Is It A Trendy, New Drink?

There's a trendy, new drink that is designed to shake things up in the seemingly snobbish wine industry. Spanish company Gïk introduces the blue wine to entice new drinkers, especially the younger non-wine drinkers.

Life & Style June 27, 2016

14,000-Year-Old Mammoth Skeleton Discovered In Mexico City During A Drain Installation

Archaeologists unearth the remains of a 14,000-year-old Columbian mammoth in the Tultepec village in Mexico City. The fossilized remains were discovered during a drain installation, lying two meters underneath a village street.

Ancient June 27, 2016

Are You Naughty Or Nice? Scientists Use Mathematical Model To Understand Why

Some people are genetically wired to be nice despite living side to side with opposites who seem to exploit such niceness. Scientists developed a mathematical model to understand how some people evolve to become nice while others stay nasty.

Neuroscience June 27, 2016

State Laws Have Little Effect On Opioid Overdose Among Disabled Workers: Study

Opioid-related state laws have little effect on misuse and overdose cases among disabled Medicare beneficiaries. Report findings suggest that laws passed between 2006 and 2012 failed to address the fundamental pain and isolation that lead many Americans toward opioid abuse.

Medicine June 27, 2016

Babies With Genetically Low Birth Weight More Likely To Develop Type 2 Diabetes In Later Life

Babies born with genetically low birth weight have increased risks of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. This is the first research to analyze the possible causal association between type 2 diabetes risk and low birth weight.

Public Health June 27, 2016

Obese Seniors Live As Long As Thinner People But With Increased Heart Disease Risk

Obese or overweight senior adults can live more of their golden years but with increased risks of developing heart disease and getting it earlier in life. Findings suggest that lowering obesity rates among older people is fundamental.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2016

Using Smartphones In The Dark While Lying In Bed Can Cause Temporary Blindness

Your nighttime smartphone habits can cause temporary blindness. Two women suffered temporary blindness for months due to regularly using their smartphones in the dark with one eye.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 24, 2016

Workplace 'Cake Culture' Fuels Obesity Spike, Ruin Dental Health

A dental leader says the workplace 'cake culture' is fueling obesity spikes and contributing to poor dental health. Managers and employees should change the workplace culture into one that limits sugar and promotes healthier alternatives like fruits and nuts.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 24, 2016

Unexpected Findings Reveal How Cancer Spreads, Insights Could Lead To New Tumor-Blocking Treatments

A breakthrough research reveals how cancer spreads and how to stop it. The unexpected findings could lead to new medications and treatments that could prevent the growth of secondary tumors.

Biotech June 24, 2016

Heroin Use In The US Reaches Highest Level in 20 Years: Experts Call Spike 'Alarming'

The heroin epidemic in the United States reaches the highest level in 20 years. The 'alarming' increase could be linked to new laws that made it more difficult to abuse opioid prescription drugs such as oxycodone.

Public Health June 24, 2016

CDC To Screen 80 Percent Of At-Risk Senior Adults For Colorectal Cancer: Can U.S. Facilities Handle The Job?

A CDC study finds that U.S. facilities' screening capacity can support the goal of getting 80 percent of people who belong to at-risk groups to undergo colorectal cancer screening by 2018. However, more work needs to be done.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 23, 2016

Is Zika Infection Causing More Women To Get Illegal Abortions?

Abortion requests in countries with local Zika transmissions increased significantly. Is the global epidemic causing more women to get abortions in countries with banned or restricted access to abortions?

Public Health June 23, 2016

Americans Spend Billions On Alternative Medicine But Treatments Not Covered By Health Insurance

Americans are spending billions of their hard-earned money on complementary and alternative medicine even if they're not covered by health insurance. In 2012, Americans spent more than $30 billion on complementary health in out-of-pocket expenditures.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 23, 2016

Ohio Teen Dies From Rare, Brain-Eating Amoeba After A Rafting Trip

A teenager from Ohio died on June 19 from a rare, brain-eating amoeba after a rafting trip at the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) in Charlotte on June 8. The amoeba is often found in soil and warm freshwater.

Public Health June 23, 2016

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