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'Burning a hole in the brain' can fix it

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:00:02 GMT

Follow the remarkable improvement of one man with palsy after undergoing noninvasive procedure


I stopped saying 'yes' to everyone, and it changed my life

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:34:06 GMT

I took a 30-day challenge to say "yes" to myself.


Flu vaccine works better than expected

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:24:09 GMT

Children ages 8 and under are well protected against the most common strain, CDC finds


Women twice as likely as men to be depressed

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:00:57 GMT

Blacks have highest rates of depression


Can ultrasounds cause autism?

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:59:24 GMT

Ultrasounds during pregnancy do not appear to be a major cause of autism, researchers found. But they said pregnant women need to limit how many they have.


5 science-backed ways to reduce muscle soreness

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:56:14 GMT

What you can do today to be back in the gym tomorrow.


How dogs are helping treat cancer in people

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:58:00 GMT

Genetic similarities between canines and humans may provide clues to treat disease more effectively


5 science-backed ways to have a healthier weekend

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:43:00 GMT

Don't let the time off derail your wellness goals.


What mental health experts say to their kids about school shootings

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:18:00 GMT

How to help your kids feel safe when their world feels out of control.


How does flu spread? Hitting the dorms to find out

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:18:25 GMT

If you want to know how flu spreads, there's no better place to study than a college dorm


Processed foods like bread may raise cancer risk

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:17:00 GMT

Cheese, pasta, canned foods did not raise risk


Blood test finds concussions without CT scan

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:24:25 GMT

FDA says approval can save money and effort


Why falling in love gives you butterflies

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:28:00 GMT

These swoony sensations we recognize as signs of true love are really more about lust.


Why a 'good enough' relationship is one that lasts a lifetime

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:44:00 GMT

Couples in a "good enough" relationship settle for nothing less than being treated with honesty, respect and affection, says relationship therapist John Gottman.


How often do happy couples have sex? Less than you think.

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:00:00 GMT

Once a week is "just right" for sexual happiness, according to a study. But there's no magic formula.


Why it's so hard to make a better flu vaccine

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:26:23 GMT

Making a universal flu vaccine is turning out to be harder than anyone thought. Why? Because influenza virus is a master of cloaking technology.


Sony apologizes as 'Peter Rabbit' movie makes parents hopping mad

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:29:00 GMT

Sony Pictures and "Peter Rabbit" filmmakers apologized for a controversial "food allergy bullying" scene that prompted backlash from allergy awareness organizations.


Cuba embassy staff had concussion-like injury

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:15:14 GMT

Medical exams raise more questions than answers


Last-minute Valentine's Day gifts that will strengthen your relationship

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:45:00 GMT

Skip the box of chocolate. This year, give a gift you can enjoy together.


What makes kids picky eaters and what may help them get over it

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 21:46:00 GMT

Tips you can use to help raise kids who aren't afraid of food.


Flu season is breaking records, CDC says

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:58:52 GMT

Flu season is getting worse and is on course to break records in terms of people made sick by influenza and sent to the hospital with flu, the CDC says.


OxyContin maker to stop promotions amid epidemic

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:53:00 GMT

Purdue Pharma announced on Saturday that they would stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors.


Why doesn't the flu vaccine always work?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:05:57 GMT

Flu shots don't work as well as other vaccines, and doctors and patients alike struggle to understand why.


What happens to our brains when we pray?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:02:00 GMT

How does the ritual, regardless of personal faith or intention, affect our behavior? Deeply, experts say.


I saved my marriage by asking my wife this simple question

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 21:00:00 GMT

On the brink of divorce, this question made all the difference.