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Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 11:13 AM PDT

Namaste: It's International Yoga Day

Namaste: It's International Yoga Day

June 21 is the third annual International Yoga Day, which thousands of yogis across the world marked at mass gatherings. It's estimated that over 36 million Americans practice yoga annually, spending more...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 05:02 AM PDT

GOP Medicaid Cuts Would Hit States Battling Opioid Epidemic

GOP Medicaid Cuts Would Hit States Battling Opioid Epidemic

The Republican drive to roll back Barack Obama's health care law is on a collision course with a national opioid epidemic that's not letting up. Medicaid cuts resulting from the GOP legislation would hit...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 03:03 PM PDT

They're Back! Numbers of Ticks are High Across New England

They're Back! Numbers of Ticks are High Across New England

Tick numbers are on the rise across New England, raising the prospect of an increase in Lyme and other diseases associated with the blood suckers. Much of the region got a respite last year as the drought took...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 04:55 AM PDT

India's No-Meat, No-Lust Advice for Pregnant Women Ridiculed

India's No-Meat, No-Lust Advice for Pregnant Women Ridiculed

India's government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs and lusty thoughts, but doctors say the advice is preposterous, and even dangerous, considering India's already-poor record with maternal...

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 12:39 PM PDT

'Human Project' Study Will Ask 10,000 to Share Life's Data

'Human Project' Study Will Ask 10,000 to Share Life's Data

Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years. R...

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 12:50 PM PDT

Too Hot to Handle: Study Shows Earth's Killer Heat Worsens

Too Hot to Handle: Study Shows Earth's Killer Heat Worsens

Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows. Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are going to grow more frequent, according to a...

Sunday, Jun 18, 2017 at 03:40 PM PDT

Six Experts Resign From President's HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel

Six Experts Resign From President's HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel

Scott Schoettes, Counsel and HIV Project Director at Lambda Legal, explained in a Newsweek op-ed Friday that he and five colleagues decided to leave their posts on the council in protest of the Trump administra...

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 01:14 PM PDT

Laundry Pods Can Be Fatal for Adults With Dementia

Laundry Pods Can Be Fatal for Adults With Dementia

Within the past five years, six adults with cognitive impairment have died from ingesting brightly colored laundry detergent pods. During the same time, two children died from doing the same. According to...

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 08:50 AM PDT

App for Air Pollution Could Make City Living a Lot Safer

App for Air Pollution Could Make City Living a Lot Safer

Out of a pollution study an app, that can pinpoint pollution hot spots block by block, is being developed for city dwellers, reported NBC News. A study suggests that it might be possible for local authorities...

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 12:41 PM PDT

Fewer Teens Are Vaping and Smoking, CDC Survey Finds

Fewer Teens Are Vaping and Smoking, CDC Survey Finds

Teen smoking rates have hit new lows in the U.S. and, for the first time, fewer high school students are trying e-cigarettes, NBC News reported. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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