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Whole Foods recalls cheese due to listeria outbreak

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 12:27

Whole Foods Market Inc. is recalling Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese in response to an outbreak of a bacterial infection that has sickened people in several states and killed at least one person.

New SARS-like virus kills 2 in Saudi Arabia

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 10:59

Saudi Arabia says two more people have died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 38 the number of deadly cases in the kingdom at the center of the growing outbreak.

Virginia Madsen helps women talk about painful sex

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 10:00

Hot flashes and mood swings are common side effects of menopause.  But there is another one that women aren’t talking about called dyspareunia or painful sex.  Actress Virginia Madsen helps women find the words with a new campaign

 

6 sneaky cancer culprits

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 10:00

Health threats can come in many disguises. We pull the masks off six that are hiding in plain sight.

10 ways to cope with postpartum depression

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 10:00

Having a baby can make you feel like an emotional train wreck. One minute you’re overjoyed and in love with your little one, and the next you’re breaking down in tears. If you think you have postpartum depression, it’s best to talk to a professional who can make an accurate diagnosis and can suggest medication and therapy. There are also things you can do now to feel better.

Healthy, gluten-free beach snacks

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 10:00

Headed to the beach this weekend? Summer may be a vacation from work and school, but it doesn't have to be a vacation from your diet too.

7 surprising things you don't know about migraines

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 10:00

June is Migraine Awareness Month, putting the spotlight on the pounding, nausea-producing headaches which afflict some 28 million Americans. While there’s an awful lot we do know about migraines, what you don’t know will surprise you

The surprising cause of most 'spider bites'

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 17:45
If the thought of spiders makes your skin crawl, you might find it reassuring that the chances of being bitten by a spider are smaller than you imagine, recent research shows

How to treat swimmer's ear

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 17:00

Summertime trips to the lake or pool can be fun, but sometimes they can result in painful ear infections. How can you prevent or treat swimmer's ear? An expert gives his tips

University of Washington's first double lung transplant doing great 2 decades later

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 14:50

The first person to get a double lung transplant at the University of Washington is still breathing strong 20 years later.

Enjoying a safe and healthy July 4th weekend

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 14:29

In the United States, time stands still for the 4th of July, and doubly so when our biggest national holiday spreads out into an extended weekend. This year, the four-day stretch will be full of barbecues, beach time, picnics, and loads of traffic. 

Health care in limbo: What does it mean for you and your employer?

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 14:29

Yesterday’s decision by the Obama administration to defer the mandate for small employers to comply with the Affordable Care Act is a doubled-edged sword

Am I really allergic to my sunscreen ?

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 14:01

Over past couple of decades we have seen increasing danger from our powerful sun and its UV rays to cause sunburns and skin cancer. That is why it is so very important to have maximum protection that includes selecting a sunscreen that is effective and safe. But could you be allergic?

Strange condition causes 'frostbite' at 50 degrees

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 13:00
A woman in Germany developed what looked like frostbite on her nose, ears and legs, even though she had not been exposed to extremely cold temperatures, according to a new report of her case

Relieving pain through exercise, not medication

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:15

Chronic pain affects 47 percent of Americans, but before you pop a pill to ease your discomfort, one fitness therapy expert says that some simple exercises can minimize aches and pains.

Having breathing difficulties? Try singing

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 11:58

Doctors at London's Royal Brompton Hospital have started a vocal exercise program after reasoning that the kind of breathing used by singers might also help lung patients.

Antibiotics in infancy linked to eczema

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 11:47

In a new review of previous research, children who took antibiotics in their first year of life were about 40 percent more likely to develop eczema, an itchy skin disorder.

Magnetic shirts offer independence to people with disabilities

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 12:05

They say necessity is the mother of invention. And in the case of former NC State Football Coach Don Horton, it was a desire to maintain independence while living with Parkinson's disease that inspired his wife to come up with an entrepreneurial solution.

Health myth: Do men really hit their sexual peak at 18?

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 10:00

Chances are you've heard that men hit their peak at 18. But is it really true that men are at the height of their sexual prowess when they're too young to know what to do with it? It depends on your definition of peak.

9 healthy summer drinks from Bethenny Frankel

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 10:00

These nine drinks from Skinnygirl Bethenny Frankel—some with alcohol and some without—will leave your thirst quenched and your weight in check.