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Scientists replace skin of 'butterfly child' with rare genetic disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, doctors were able to treat a child who had a life-threatening rare genetic skin disease through a transplant of skin grown using genetically modified stem cells.<p>The grafts replaced 80% of the boy's skin.<p>The skin of his arms, legs, back and flanks, and some of the skin on …

Medicine

Opioid abuse crisis takes heavy toll on U.S. veterans

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Opioid drug abuse has killed more Americans than the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars combined, and U.S. veterans and advocates this Veteran's Day are focusing on how to help victims of the crisis.<p>Veterans are twice as likely as non-veterans to die from accidental overdoses …

Veterans

Former Facebook president Sean Parker: 'God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains'

Facebook has been attacked by one of its founding members for "exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology" and putting children's mental health at risk.<p>Sean Parker, the former president of Facebook who joined Mark Zuckerberg's company in its first months, said the company's founders …

Mental Health

Breathing in Delhi air equivalent to smoking 44 cigarettes a day

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> It was early on Tuesday morning when residents in the Indian capital of Delhi first began to notice the thick white haze that had descended across the city.<p>Initially viewed as a mild irritant, by mid-week its debilitating effects were evident to all, as the city struggled to adapt …

Pollution

Islamists Threw A Christian Politician In Jail For 'Blasphemy' Against Quran

The outgoing governor of Jakarta, Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, has been sentenced to two years in prison. His crime wasn’t corruption or bribery. …

Donald Trump thinks exercise will kill you

Which doctors believed… in the Victorian era.<p>How healthy is President Donald Trump? We don’t really know. The president never released his full medical records, and instead opted for a surreal on-air physical with TV star Dr. Oz.<p>One health aspect Trump is transparent about: He doesn’t like to break …

Donald Trump

Could getting (a little bit) high be good for your brain?

Remember those “this is your brain on drugs” commercials? The message was pretty clear: Getting high fried your brain. Well, call up your D.A.R.E. …

Heart Attack Risk With Painkillers Starts Within a Week: Study

Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen are already known to raise people’s risk of a heart attack. Now a new study shows the risk comes within the first week of using the drugs.<p>The study doesn’t mean that everyone should avoid taking the pills to treat headaches, lower fevers and reduce …

Biomedicine

French election: Macron hailed as winner of bruising Le Pen TV debate

Emmanuel Macron appeared to have kept his frontrunner status against Marine Le Pen after a bruising live TV presidential debate days before the final vote this weekend in which the centrist and far-right candidates traded venomous personal insults and clashed over how to fix the sluggish French …

Europe

Surgeon transplants a second head onto a rat, wants to work on humans next

Scientists have transplanted the head of a rat onto the back of another, ahead of a controversial plan to carry out the world's first human head …

Trump promised to free a Pakistani surgeon who helped find bin Laden. He’s still in prison.

Before being elected, President Trump made a promise he said would take “two minutes” to fulfill: Facilitating the release of Shakil Afridi, who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden in 2011 and was subsequently arrested by Pakistani authorities.<p>But 103 days into Trump's administration — and on the …

Pakistan

Trump Administration Loosens Obama School Food Rules

The Trump administration loosened Obama-era school lunch requirements Monday, saying schools don't need to try so hard to serve whole grains, fat-free milk and food low in salt.<p>It's just too hard for schools to do and kids don't like the food, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said.<p>"If kids aren't …

Trump Administration

Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Newborn Son Survived Heart Surgery

Jimmy Kimmel used his opening monologue Monday night to give an emotional account of how his newborn son was diagnosed with a rare heart condition and almost died.<p>During the 13-minute speech, Kimmel also gave an impassioned defense of Obamacare and criticized President Donald Trump's failed …

Heart Surgery

France's Le Pen lifts parts of rival's speech, aides brush off plagiarism accusations | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen came under fire on social media on Tuesday for lifting sections of a speech from a conservative rival, in what Le Pen aides said was a “nod-and-a-wink” to his voters.<p>Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) candidate for 2017 …

North Africa

Who's Really in Charge of the United States Government?

The administration’s flip-flopping on North Korea is only the latest incident to raise this question.<p>Official Washington, especially its Republican elements, is telling itself a comforting story about the Trump administration.<p>Senator John McCain summarized the story to CNN’s Jake Tapper on …

North Korea's Kim Jong Un: What to Know About the Hermit Kingdom's Dictator

There is the Kim Jong Un burnished by North Korea's propaganda machine: He is smiling. Saluting. He peers intently through binoculars during a test missile launch. Or crackles with charisma as countrymen and women fawn over him like a rock star.<p>Then there is the Kim Jong Un who remains hard to …

North Korea

The 100-year-old couple – still married, still going strong

‘We don’t know anyone else over 100. We are really oddities: two people married for 78 years, one 103, the other 100. We’ve outlived everybody. And it’s rare, I recognise that. We’re very lucky. The best I can wish you is our luck.”<p>Morrie Markoff is sitting on the sofa in his downtown Los Angeles …

Immune System

The inflammation-fighting oil you’ll want to use with pretty much every meal

If you fight allergies, digestive problems, irritated skin, headaches, or even serious chronic health problems, then you might be familiar with …

Wellness

4 Big Fat Food Lies That Make You Fat And Sick

Here are four prevalent misguided myths that drive me nuts.<p>Since the release of my book Eat Fat, Get Thin, I’ve noticed fierce debates on social media and other news sources about things like calorie counting, eating vs. avoiding fat and genetics.<p>When it comes to overall health and weight loss, …

How to Lose Body Fat Fast with These 5 Tips

As sure as the sun shines, summer is on its way and I start getting the inevitable, “How to lose body fat?…FAST!?”Well, there are a lot of things you …

Fitness

Should You Do Cardio Before or After Weights?

Cardio is maligned by so called "serious lifters" but done exclusively by 60 percent of those who set foot in the gym after 5 p.m. But who's right, and what is the best recipe for results?<p>Is there a magic ratio of weight training to cardio that should be done? Should cardio be cast aside for a …

How to Turn Off Your Weight Gain Hormones | Women's Health

Here's a mind-bender: Being overweight often has nothing to do with calories or exercise. For a huge number of us, the problem is misfiring hormones. Research is still catching up with this paradigm shift, which has yet to be comprehensively studied. But seeing how this revelation has helped my …

16 Kinds of Lean Protein that Can Help You Lose Weight | Women's Health

And, just in case we all need a refresher: Lean protein is kind of a big deal when it comes to weight loss. Your body needs protein to maintain, repair, and grow lean, fat-burning muscle and help you stay fuller longer. One 2005 study published in the <i>Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i> even found that …

Lipstick Is the New DNA: It Can Now Be Used to Help Solve Crimes! | Women's Health

Apparently this is something forensic scientists have been looking into for years. They’ve tried various methods to remove lipstick samples from crime scenes and analyze the chemicals in them, but many methods are tedious, expensive, or just don’t work all that well.<p><i>Sign up for Women's Health's new</i> …

Top 10 tips on how to write like William Shakespeare

When I started writing the My Book of Stories series, my intention was to inspire young people to write their own stories by using plot ideas and characters from some of the best stories ever written. Looking at Shakespeare’s canon I realised that he covered almost every variant of story you might …

William Shakespeare

Man Who Became Obese After Death of His Father Drops 187 Lbs., Now Raising Money for Skin Removal Surgery

Greg Cohen was overweight his whole life, but it wasn’t until the death of his father while he was a junior in college that he really lost control.<p>“I …

Weight Loss

Doctors unsure why only certain Ebola patients bleed

One of Ebola's most notorious symptoms is bleeding from places like the nose and mouth, but such bleeding has only occurred in a minority of cases in the current outbreak.<p>It remains a mystery why some people experience this bleeding while others don't. The bleeding, which is properly called …

Associated Press News

7 Things You Need to Know Before You Wax | Women's Health

<b>DON’T forget to research the salon.</b> When deciding which places are legit, ask a friend to recommend a salon she trusts—or swing by the place to make sure it’s clean. You can also use reviews from sites like Yelp to figure out if others had a good experience there. And of course, if you’re at a …