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Want to live longer? Get a dog
(CNN) The benefits that come with owning a dog are clear-- physical activity, support, companionship -- but owning a dog could literally be saving your life. Dog ownership is associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, finds a ...
17 tips to pick the freshest veggies and ripest fruit
Refusing to eat broccoli or skipping the salad bar aren't just habits exhibited by picky kids; turns out, most grown-ups aren't eating their fruits and veggies, either. Federal guidelines recommend adults eat at least 1 and 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit and 2 ...
Italian doctor says world's first human head transplant 'imminent'
An Italian doctor announced Friday that he will soon perform the world's first human head transplant in China because medical communities in the United States and Europe would not permit the controversial procedure. "The Americans did not understand," ...
The truth behind the 'first marijuana overdose death'
A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week. Except that's not what the doctors meant. “We are absolutely not saying that marijuana ...
Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson's disease diagnosis
CHICAGO — The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to “dedicate” himself to physical therapy to slow the progress of the disease. In a letter to ...
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Puppies from Puerto Rico pose health risk, after being diagnosed with bacterial infection
My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22
HANOVER, N.H. - Puppies who made their way from Puerto Rico to Vermont and New Hampshire were found to be infected, or at risk for a bacterial infection. New Hampshire's Department of Health and Human Services says ten puppies could potentially ...
How evolution shaped passenger pigeons' DNA — and their fate
A new study suggests passenger pigeons, which once covered North America with massive flocks before their extinction in the early 20th century, may have maintained stable populations for thousands of years until human hunters came along, per The ...
Purdue Pharma is said to approach states in bid to settle opioid claims
Salt Lake Tribune
Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma is proposing a global settlement in an attempt to end state investigations and lawsuits over the U.S. opioid epidemic, according to people familiar with the talks. Purdue's lawyers raised the prospect with several southern ...
FDA issues public health warning about kratom
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Federal Drug Administration released a public health advisory this week about a substance called kratom, saying it can be dangerous and deadly. "I would like to see that the truth comes out, that this is a very dangerous ...
Florida confirms Miami's first mosquito-borne case of Zika in 2017
Florida health officials reported Miami-Dade's first local case of Zika for 2017 on Friday, marking the state's second case of mosquito-borne transmission of the virus this year. However, the Florida Department of Health said there are no areas in the ...