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Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 04:52 AM PDT

Kids' Suicides Spiked After Netflix's '13 Reasons Why,' Study Finds

Kids' Suicides Spiked After Netflix's '13 Reasons Why,' Study Finds

Suicides among U.S. kids aged 10 to 17 jumped to a 19-year high in the month following the release of a popular TV series that depicted a girl ending her life, researchers said. The study published Monday can't...

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 01:49 PM PDT

Number of US Measles Cases Inches Even Higher

Number of US Measles Cases Inches Even Higher

Quarantines in California. Fines in New York City. Orders for some people to avoid public places in Rockland County, New York. As an outbreak of measles surges across the United States — with 704 cases this...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 06:35 AM PDT

Rear Seats of Cars Need Better Safety Equipment, Study Finds

Rear Seats of Cars Need Better Safety Equipment, Study Finds

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says in a new report that safer restraint systems are needed for the back seats of cars. The study finds that rear-seat safety has not kept pace with front-seat safety...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 06:06 AM PDT

Planet Fitness to Offer Teens 15-18 Free Summer Workouts

Planet Fitness to Offer Teens 15-18 Free Summer Workouts

Planet Fitness is offering teens age 15 to 18 to work out free at any of its locations as part of a nationwide Teen Summer Challenge. The New Hampshire-based company is building on last summer's pilot...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 06:04 AM PDT

Skin Cancer Risks Remain High as Earth's Ozone Faces New Threats

Skin Cancer Risks Remain High as Earth's Ozone Faces New Threats

Exposure to UVB radiation from the sun causes non-melanoma skin cancer and is linked to increased risk of melanoma development, according to the National Cancer Institute. People with fair skin or who are...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 02:38 PM PDT

Dozens Quarantined Over Measles at 2 LA Universities

Dozens Quarantined Over Measles at 2 LA Universities

Dozens of students and staff at two Los Angeles universities have been placed in quarantine because they may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or can't verify that they have...

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 01:37 PM PDT

Starbucks to Install More Needle Disposal Boxes in Bathrooms Nationwide

Starbucks to Install More Needle Disposal Boxes in Bathrooms Nationwide

As the opioid crisis continues to affect millions of Americans, Starbucks says it will move forward with plans to install more needle-disposal boxes in select store bathrooms nationwide. The move, which the...

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 11:30 AM PDT

US Measles Cases Hit Highest Mark in 25 Years

US Measles Cases Hit Highest Mark in 25 Years

Measles in the U.S. has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines. "This is...

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 07:36 AM PDT

New Study Says Beards are 'Dirtier' Than Dogs

New Study Says Beards are 'Dirtier' Than Dogs

A recent study suggests that a man's beard contains more germs than a dog's fur. All 18 men's beards studied by researchers at Switzerland's Hirslanden Clinic had higher levels of bacteria in them, compared...

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 08:23 AM PDT

UN: No Screen Time for Babies; Only 1 Hour for Kids Under 5

UN: No Screen Time for Babies; Only 1 Hour for Kids Under 5

The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1. The U.N. health agency said Wednesday...

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