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Neurologist, author Oliver Sacks dies at age 82

(Reuters) - Oliver Sacks, the neurologist who studied the intricacies of the brain and wrote eloquently about them in books such as “Awakenings” and “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” died on Sunday at the age of 82, his personal assistant said.<p>The British-born Sacks, who announced in …

Literature

How one teen began his 165-pound weight loss journey

<b>(CNN) —</b> Adam Park considers himself lucky.<p>He weighed 315 pounds at 15, but didn't run into trouble with bullies or pressure from family and friends.<p>But he knew that he was not living the life of most teenagers. He didn't go swimming or sleep at friends' houses. He wouldn't get on rides at the fair, …

5 Habits That Will Attract More Positivity Into Your Life

One year ago, I was at a point in my life when everything seemed negative. I had just lost my job after nearly a decade. I was facing the prospect of a career change in my mid-40s, or doing the same type of work that had been making me miserable for past several years.<p>I'd been neglecting my health …

Boy With First-Ever Double Hand Transplant Leaves Hospital for Home

Features<p>Champagne and Romance Tips with Joanna Coles<p>15:03<p>Legendary photographer Steve McCurry still gets shy approaching strangers on the street<p>15:01<p>Fashion entrepreneur Amy Smilovic knows the value of "faking it until you make it"<p>13:59<p>How this police officer used his viral fame to help communities …

Blood test 'detects cancer relapse'

<b>A blood test may be able to save lives by finding cancers that have started to grow again after treatment, a study suggests.</b><p>Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in London found traces of breast cancer eight months before doctors would normally have noticed.<p>In the trial, the test found 12 …

Cancer

Boy Who Had First Double Hand Transplant Leaves Hospital With New Hands

The first child to ever get a double hand transplant went home from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Wednesday, his hands still bandaged but …

FDA wants food companies to hand over their pathogens

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Investigations into foodborne illness are being radically transformed by whole genome sequencing, which federal officials say is enabling them to identify the source of an outbreak far more quickly and prevent additional cases.<p>An electron micrograph of a Listeria bacterium in …

Public Health

Sometimes Healing Is Hard

It was a Saturday afternoon and I was sitting on his couch with my eyes closed, sobbing harder than I had in months. I had stopped breathing, resisting the next step of the process with every cell in my body. I could literally feel every inch of my being saying <i>"oh hell no, we're not going there."</i><p>He …

Positive Thinking

Busy Woman's Guide: Why Clean Eating Isn't So Clean

Photo credit: Jupiterimage/thinkstock<p>If I am going to eat something bad for me, I want to know it and enjoy it (mmm ... raspberry pound cake this past weekend ... but I digress). What I don't like is trying to eat nutritiously and then finding out that my food comes with a side of harmful …

Health effects of aspirin: Where do we stand?

<b>(CNN) —</b> An aspirin a day, keeps the doctor away. Or does it?<p>Aside from being a potent painkiller to help with that numbing headache or aching pain in your back, doctors today routinely prescribe a daily regimen of aspirin to help prevent heart attack and stroke. And a number of studies also …

Pregnant women's diet linked to baby heart risk

<b>Women who eat healthily before and during pregnancy may cut the risk of their baby developing a heart problem, researchers believe.</b><p>The link is suggested by a study of 19,000 women in the US who were asked about their diet in the year leading up to pregnancy.<p>A healthy diet was one with plenty of …

The 7 WORST Foods To Eat At Night

Avoid these no matter how hangry you are.<p><i>This article was written by Victoria Wolk and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Eating right before bed is a recipe for gaining weight and sleeping poorly, but it can also seriously damage the tissue in your throat and esophagus. No doubt you’re …

Portraits of breast cancer patients at Norwich exhibition

<b>Fifty portraits of women showing their breasts following cancer treatment are being exhibited at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.</b><p>Femininity Comes From Within depicts women after having a mastectomy and following breast reconstruction.<p>Model Margaret Howe said she hoped it would give other …

Cancer

'Think big, start small': 5 easy ways to start weekend family traditions

<i>Check back with TODAY Parents every day for a new tip on starting the school year off right. Today's topic: Creating weekend traditions.</i><p>As the school year ramps up, it often becomes harder than ever for families to spend time together. School, homework, sports, clubs and sleepovers dominate the …

Parenting

Could Taking Painkillers Mess with Your Heart?

Find out how worried you really need to be about the notice the FDA just issued.<p>It’s a common habit: When you have a headache or bad period pains, you pop an OTC painkiller and then get on with your day.<p>But recent drug-safety communication from the Food and Drug Administration has some people …

18 Really Simple Ways To Make Today Better

Finding happiness is as easy as changing your perspective.<p>On days when things seem a little dark, a change of perspective, a mantra or a loving reminder is sometimes all it takes to see a little light. Chocolate cake is helpful, too.<p>The hashtag #MakeLifeBetterIn3Words has been trending on Twitter …

Happiness

Take our survey! How successful is your marriage?

As part of TODAY's ongoing "Summer of Secrets" series, next week we'll be sharing the secrets behind a successful marriage. We're examining marriage by the numbers — zeroing in on what makes the commitment in modern times tick, and how to get through rough patches when they arise.<p>If you're …

Marriage

Promising Cancer Treatment Targets Genetic Mutations, Not Type

Cancer

Working Long Hours Could Increase Your Risk of Stroke and Heart Disease

Burning the candle at both ends might impress your boss, but you could be sacrificing your health in the process.<p>A study published in <i>The Lancet</i> on …

New Kind of Cancer Study Finds New Targets for Tailored Treatments

A new kind of cancer study supports the idea that traditional treatment can be turned on its head, with patients given targeted therapy based not on where their tumors started but on their own genetic mutations.<p>Researchers used a targeted melanoma drug to treat patients with a range of cancers, …

Why eating breakfast on the go really does lead to weight gain

Walking is thought to distract the brain, so it does not remember eating and wants more<p>Eating breakfast ‘on the go’ really can lead to weight gain because it encourages people to eat more, a study has shown.<p>Researchers from the University of Surrey found eating while walking around triggered more …

Cancer risk 'even from light drinking'

<b>Even light and moderate drinking - up to one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men - could increase the risk of cancer, say researchers.</b><p>The work in the British Medical Journal looked at two large US studies involving more than 100,000 adults.<p>The clearest link was for breast …

Alcohol

The Connection Between Light Drinking and Cancer: Study

Researchers say that indulging in as little as one drink a day for women and two drinks daily for men can boost the risk of breast, colon, oral, …

See How 'Female Viagra' Works

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E-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than tobacco: UK study

LONDON (Reuters) - Electronic cigarettes are around 95 percent less harmful than tobacco and should be promoted as a tool to help smokers quit, a study by an agency of Britain’s Department of Health said on Wednesday.<p>A woman exhales vapour from an e-cigarette outside the offices of British …

Public Health