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Cannabis oil stopped his seizures but may keep him from his football dream

Sat, 26 May 2018 00:17:42 GMT

A high school football player who takes cannabis oil to prevent his seizures has been ruled ineligible to play in college, a decision that has sparked outrage from advocates, lawmakers and sports fans.

More than 228,000 pounds of Spam, other products recalled

Sun, 27 May 2018 21:01:28 GMT

More than 228,000 pounds of Hormel Spam and other canned meat products are being recalled because they might contain shards of metal, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

Missing CDC worker's death was a suicide by drowning, medical examiner rules

Wed, 23 May 2018 18:05:40 GMT

The CDC worker who was missing for nearly two months before his body was found in a river in Atlanta died of suicide by drowning, the Fulton County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jan Gorniak told CNN Wednesday.

Johnson & Johnson hit with $25.75 million verdict in talc-asbestos case

Thu, 24 May 2018 22:52:48 GMT

A California jury hit Johnson & Johnson and other companies with a $25.75 million verdict, saying the company was negligent and did not warn consumers about possible health risks from its Baby Powder.

Do kids need a different kind of sunscreen?

Tue, 22 May 2018 08:35:06 GMT

A busy sunscreen aisle can leave parents confused about which lotions, sticks or sprays to buy for their kids.

The animals that children grow up with worldwide

Thu, 24 May 2018 09:01:29 GMT

Pets around the world include bunnies, birds, and beetles. Here is just a sampling of the animals that some children across the globe grow up with.

Using a CPAP machine can improve sex lives for some, study says

Thu, 24 May 2018 15:03:06 GMT

Regular use of a continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP machine could improve the sex lives of people with obstructive sleep apnea -- especially women, a new study says.

Parasites and bacteria may be lurking in hotel pools, hot tubs, CDC warns

Thu, 17 May 2018 17:02:31 GMT

Hotels set the stage for nearly a third of all disease outbreaks in the United States linked to chlorinated or treated water -- such as pools and hot tubs -- between 2000 and 2014, according to a new government report. During that 15-year period, a total of 493 outbreaks linked to treated recreational water were reported in 46 states and Puerto Rico, the report indicates.

A 'confidence code' for girls: 5 ways to build up our daughters

Mon, 21 May 2018 07:37:16 GMT

If there's one quality I want my girls to have more than any other, it is confidence.

Why you should start eating the Nordic diet

Wed, 23 May 2018 08:49:14 GMT

You are probably familiar with the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and olive oil. The diet has been associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes, as well as a reduced risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. But there's another diet that has its roots overseas, and it appears to offer similar health benefits.

Lawsuits allege dancing doctor was negligent

Fri, 25 May 2018 17:04:48 GMT

At least seven lawsuits have been filed against a surgeon in Georgia who shared videos of herself dancing on YouTube during surgery while patients are in view and under anesthesia. The suits claim she is unqualified and her behavior resulted in poor outcomes including brain damage.

What we know about the possible 'sonic attacks' in Cuba and now China

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:40:50 GMT

The US State Department is looking into what could be a new "sonic attack" in China, "similar to what happened in Cuba" over a year ago, a US diplomatic official told CNN.

As Nipah virus spread is suspected, government to compensate victims

Thu, 24 May 2018 13:25:18 GMT

The Nipah virus outbreak in India's southern state of Kerala is suspected to have spread to the neighboring state of Karnataka, where two people are being tested for it, a health official told CNN.

Sleep in this weekend -- you might live longer

Fri, 25 May 2018 14:19:18 GMT

Your pets may be pestering you to get up and feed them, and your spouse may want you to get started on that honey-do list, but tell them you're sleeping in this weekend. Science says it may help you live longer, especially if you don't get enough rest during the week.

Ebola 101: Causes, symptoms, transmission and outbreaks

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:49:22 GMT

The deadly Ebola virus is snatching headlines once again as the Democratic Republic of Congo faces its ninth outbreak since its discovery more than four decades ago.

Trump's ban on global abortion funding has led to more abortions

Thu, 24 May 2018 13:41:55 GMT

Mussels in Puget Sound test positive for opioids

Sat, 26 May 2018 01:15:05 GMT

Shellfish in the Puget Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean along the northwest coast of Washington, tested positive for the prescription opioid oxycodone.

Her search for new lungs begins with changed heart

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:20:17 GMT

Claire Wineland vowed she wouldn't have a lung transplant, but her decline from cystic fibrosis made her reconsider. Now she's fighting for a chance at survival.

Fear and failure: How Ebola sparked a global health revolution

Sat, 26 May 2018 13:41:44 GMT

It is what fear sounds like.

What you need to know about lethal Nipah virus

Wed, 23 May 2018 20:21:41 GMT

A little-known virus causing deaths in a southern Indian state has become a global cause for concern seemingly overnight.

Ways to pay your respects on Memorial Day

Fri, 25 May 2018 17:26:34 GMT

Memorial Day is meant to be one of the most solemn American holidays.

Record fentanyl bust in Nebraska finds enough doses to kill about 26 million people

Fri, 25 May 2018 13:30:38 GMT

Nebraska State Patrol seized nearly 120 pounds of the drug fentanyl -- enough to kill about 26 million people.

The 'Show Dogs' controversy and teaching children consent

Fri, 25 May 2018 08:43:13 GMT

"Show Dogs" is a new a children's film in which the main character, a Rottweiler police dog, is pressured into having his genitals examined by a dog show judge. Should this have come out before #MeToo turned our communal attention to the ubiquity of sexual abuse and harassment, the inclusion of this plot line would have been regrettable. The fact that it happened afterward is mind-boggling.

Did witnesses fail USC women in care of 'predator' gynecologist?

Fri, 25 May 2018 18:06:43 GMT

As lawsuits mount against the University of Southern California and a former gynecologist who worked at the school, so do the outrage and demand for answers.

The infamous murderer's prison escape that inspired a near-impossible ultramarathon

Sat, 26 May 2018 11:48:12 GMT

Fifty years ago, a career criminal named James Earl Ray traveled from Atlanta to Memphis, stalking the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The civil rights leader was there to energize a strike of sanitation workers asking for better working conditions and higher pay. Ray was there to assassinate him.

Younger American women more likely to get lung cancer than men

Thu, 24 May 2018 17:27:49 GMT

Historically, men have been more likely to develop lung cancer than women in the United States, but new research indicates that this sex-based trend has flipped, with the greatest shift occurring among whites and some Hispanics born after the mid-1960s. Overall, younger women are now more likely to get lung cancer than men of the same age, the study authors say.

A germ-free childhood could trigger leukemia, scientist suggests

Tue, 22 May 2018 16:14:22 GMT

Germ-free childhoods followed by infections later in life can trigger the onset of childhood leukemia, a new study suggests.

Burn survivor becomes beauty inspiration

Fri, 25 May 2018 08:48:31 GMT

With a drop of a pan, Shalom Blac's life changed forever.

FDA warns that benzocaine teething products aren't safe for children

Wed, 23 May 2018 19:42:56 GMT

The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers Wednesday to stop using over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine.

Survivor of near-fatal tick bite has a lesson for summer

Sat, 26 May 2018 01:40:42 GMT

On the eve of Memorial Day weekend, Jennifer Slone wants you to know that bug bites are more than just itchy. They can be deadly.