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June 15 2017

Selfies May Be Giving People Epileptic Seizures

Selfies May Be Giving People Epileptic SeizuresTaking selfies could cause epileptic seizure responses for some people, a new study has revealed. Doctors at Dalhousie University in Canada were conducting a routine assessment of epilepsy in young people when they discovered two sudden bursts of brain activity in one teenage girl. The activity happened at the exact moments the teenager took selfies on her smartphone, and were the type of brain responses doctors would expect to see during epileptic seizures.


This $20 Beauty Gadget Shrinks Pimples Super Fast

This $20 Beauty Gadget Shrinks Pimples Super FastNeutrogena’s new Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment is a lifesaver for acne sufferers. Yahoo Beauty would like to introduce you to The New-New, a column by Beauty Director Dana Oliver on the latest products, tools, and treatments that she’d happily spend her hard-earned money on. Pimples suck, but hormonal breakouts before a period are even worse.


Zoë Kravitz Calls Out "Insane" Casting Choices For Black Actresses

Zoë Kravitz Calls Out "Insane" Casting Choices For Black ActressesBetween Big Little Lies, Rough Night, and Gemini, Zoë Kravitz is making some major career moves right now. Kravitz spoke to The Edit about how, as a woman of color, she continues to struggle with casting directors who have narrow-minded views of racial diversity. “I’m sure it would still happen now," the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet said of missing out on parts because of her race.


Mother's obesity boosts risk for major birth defects: study

Mother's obesity boosts risk for major birth defects: studyChildren of obese women are more likely to be afflicted by major birth defects, including malformations of the heart and genitals, according to a study published on Thursday. "We found that risks of major congenital malformations in offspring progressively increase with maternal overweight and severity of obesity," researchers wrote in The BMJ medical journal. Under the World Health Organization (WHO) standard, a BMI of 18.5-24.9 is normal, 25-29.9 overweight, 30-34.9 moderately obese, 35-39.9 severely obese, and anything over 40 morbidly obese.


Gov't report: Health care deductibles higher under GOP bill

President Donald Trump promised to make health care more affordable but a government report found higher out-of-pocket costs under the House Republican bill

APNewsBreak: Ex-VA exec says he wasn't told hospital cost

A former VA official who was criticized by Congress for massive cost overruns at a new Colorado veterans hospital says he was never told the price had ballooned to more than $1.7 billion

June 14 2017

Trump labeling House health care bill 'mean' frustrates GOP

President Donald Trump's labeling of a House-passed health care bill as 'mean' is aggravating some of the conservatives he pressed to back it

Eating fried potatoes linked to higher risk of death, study says - CNN


CNN

Eating fried potatoes linked to higher risk of death, study says
CNN
(CNN) How your spuds are cooked is key to your health. People who eat fried potatoes two or more times a week double their risk of an early death compared to those who avoid them, a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition ...
Eating chips twice a week 'doubles your chance of death', says study The Independent
Study claims French fries might be killers! Deccan Chronicle
4 Ways French Fries and Other Fast Foods Can Destroy Your Health NDTV
TheHealthSite -Hindustan Times -International Business Times, India Edition -Business Standard
all 13 news articles »

Scientists Created a Treatment That Can Make Skin Tan Without the Sun

Scientists Created a Treatment That Can Make Skin Tan Without the SunDavid E. Fisher, MD, PhD, and his team at Massachusetts General Hospital set out to tan skin while combating the risk of cancers and aging that can result from sun exposure — and it looks as if they’re well on their way. As a follow-up to a study released in 2006, Fisher and his team just came out with findings of an ingredient that may be applied topically to darken the appearance of human skin in a way that mimics the natural tanning process. Yahoo Beauty spoke with Dr. Fisher about the reasons why these findings are so important.


Ankara Print Braids Are the Coolest New Summer Hairstyle

Ankara Print Braids Are the Coolest New Summer HairstyleIt seems every summer people rediscover the gorgeousness that is braids. Happily this summer is no exception, and this year’s take on the hair trend is coming with the super-beautiful addition of Ankara wax print fabric.


Centene commits to new Obamacare markets for 2018, as other insurers eye business

Uncertainty over the health law has spurred some other insurers to exit Obamacare plans.

GOP Health Law Could Cost Nearly 1 Million Jobs, Report Finds

The GOP American Health Care Act will cut spending and cost up to 1 million jobs, experts at the Commonwealth Fund and George Washington University found.

Bill to Provide Veterans with Acupuncture Access Introduced in House

The bill, called the "Acupuncture for Our Heroes Act," would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to make acupuncture services available.

Doctors just separated twin girls joined at the head in one of the world's rarest surgeries - Washington Post


Washington Post

Doctors just separated twin girls joined at the head in one of the world's rarest surgeries
Washington Post
For the first time, conjoined twins Abby and Erin Delaney can sleep in separate beds. The 10-month-old girls from North Carolina were born connected at the head, an extremely rare condition. Following months of planning and preparation, the pair ...
Surgeons separate twin girls joined at the head CBS News
Surgeons at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Separate Twin Girls Joined at Heads PR Newswire (press release)
Philadelphia hospital separates conjoined 10-month-old twins Fox News
Philly.com -AOL -THV 11 -Patch.com
all 63 news articles »

Autism risk increases 34% if mom has fever while pregnant, study says - USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Autism risk increases 34% if mom has fever while pregnant, study says
USA TODAY
Pregnant women who come down with a fever, especially in the second trimester, are at increased risk of having a baby with autism, a new study reports. Research published Tuesday by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health observed ...
Fever during pregnancy may increase autism risk in offspring Chicago Tribune
Here's why fever in pregnancy is tied to a 40 per cent increased risk of autism for babies Globalnews.ca
Fever during pregnancy found to increase risk for autism: study New York Daily News
BabyCenter (blog) -Healio -Newsmax -International Business Times
all 28 news articles »

Twitter Defends Kamala Harris Over 'Sexist' Senate Hearing

Twitter Defends Kamala Harris Over 'Sexist' Senate HearingTwitter is coming to the defense of California Sen. Kamala Harris, who was scolded by male colleagues for her line of questioning during a Senate Intelligence committee hearing on Tuesday.


June 13 2017

Congress passes long-sought VA accountability bill

Congress has approved long-sought legislation to make firing employees easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs

AP sources: Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

Congressional sources say President Donald Trump has told Republican senators that the House health care bill is "mean" and that the Senate version should be "more generous."

Could a drone help save a life faster than an ambulance? - CBS News


CBS News

Could a drone help save a life faster than an ambulance?
CBS News
YouTube videos, Amazon delivery, military operations, farming – you name it, drones are being used for everything from aerial photography and delivering packages to conducting surveillance and tending crops. Now the medical world is exploring new ways ...
Heart Attack? Drones Could Come to Your Rescue WebMD
After cardiac arrest, flying drone is fastest way to send help Seattle Times
Could Drones Help Save People In Cardiac Arrest? NPR
TCTMD -Fortune -Washington Post -Gizmodo
all 44 news articles »
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