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One of the world's top scientific journals put out a color-coded scorecard for Trump's health policies — and there's a lot of red

Donald Trump will become president of the United States on Friday. On Thursday, The Lancet, a top global medical journal based in the United Kingdom, published a "scorecard" evaluating what his policies could mean for public health.<p>The scorecard, created by three respected public health …

Donald Trump

Here are all the dates you can get into US National Parks for free in 2017

As you plan your 2017 travels, know that the U.S. National Park Service will be offering a number of days during which they will waive entrance fees …

National Parks

‘President P*ssygrabber’: George R.R. Martin Warns America That Winter Is Coming For Real

It takes a lot to get a rise out of George R.R. Martin. After all, he created some of literature’s greatest monsters, including Joffrey Baratheon and Ramsay Bolton. But after one too many The Wall/Build the Wall comparisons, the <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> author could keep quiet no longer, and listed …

South Africa’s student protests are part of a much bigger struggle

JOHANNESBURG — Hundreds of students at universities across South Africa have blockaded roads and clashed with police this week, protesting for the right to free education and against deeper inequities in a year-long movement that has come to be known as #FeesMustFall.<p>Last October, university …

South Africa

Sexual Harassment Rampant at National Parks, Officials Say

WASHINGTON — Sexual harassment, bullying and other misconduct is rampant among employees at national parks across the country, including at iconic sites such as Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon, a congressional committee was told Thursday.<p>At Yosemite, at least 18 employees have come …

National Parks

14 Google Maps tips and tricks

Google Maps is pretty straightforward. Search for a place, get directions and navigate. But if you dig beneath the surface, there are many overlooked and useful features that can help you navigate like a pro.<p>If you use Google Maps on your phone, a lot has changed recently -- especially so over the …

Google Maps

Behind the Strange Japanese Trend to Cope With Stress

From the series Tokyo Tears: Days to Nothing<br>Albert Bonsfills<p>1 of 15<p>In downtown Tokyo, deep neon floods the office walls, but the color hues from the …

Japan

As Park Service battles sexual harassment, Sports Illustrated snaps swimsuit models in national parks

As the National Park Service confronts what Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has called a “culture” of sexual harassment, the agency allowed barely clad swimsuit models to take photos with iconic park backdrops.<p>These shoots — used for the first time last year in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue …

National Parks

Gun Violence And Mental Health Laws, 50 Years After Texas Tower Sniper

For some people, the attack on police officers by a gunman in Dallas this summer brought to mind another attack by a sniper in Austin 50 years ago – on Aug. 1, 1966. That's when student Charles Whitman stuck his rifle over the edge of the clock tower at the University of Texas and started shooting. …

Mental Health

Mother who took children to perform for Oregon militia loses custody of kids

A judge ruled Wednesday that a Kansas woman’s children, who performed for armed militia members in Oregon, will remain in the custody of the state’s Department for Children and Families.<p>Odalis Sharp’s children told the Shawnee County District Court how their mother had beaten them, yelled at them …

Kansas City

Women Take Aim at Street Harassers With #NoWomanEver

Sadly, society still hasn't advanced beyond the point of pervasive street harassment. Women still experience rampant harassment, night and day, at …

Feminism

19 Healthy Foods You Should Give Your Dog

These are foods we normally wouldn't think to add to our dogs diet. They can be given as snacks, added as a flavor enhancer or made into homemade …

Snacks

Boeing's Dreamliner 787-10: Late Bloomer or Complete Bust?

Three years ago this week, <b>Boeing</b> officially launched the third and largest variant of its groundbreaking Dreamliner jet: the 787-10. At the time, Boeing had secured 102 orders from two leasing companies and three major global airlines, including <b>United Continental</b> .<p>However, sales have been extremely …

Four paths to the end of life - 1 far more expensive than others - emerge in new study - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Last-ditch, high-tech heroic treatments. Days in the hospital intensive care unit. You might think this is what makes dying in …

It’s possible to train your brain to be less racist. Here’s how.

The most important thing to know about racism is that it's everywhere. Whether it's politics, entertainment, tech, the media, or finance, the nature …

Obamacare Isn't Stopping Doctors' Incomes From Soaring

America’s doctors are healthier than ever.<p>Far from flattening, as some Obamacare experts predicted, or even waxing in low-single digits like salaries …

Health Care

Teach your body to fight off disease

But there are still unknown oddities to the inner workings of humans. And one of those is the unfortunate case of the autoimmune disease, a situation that develops when your immune system doesn't recognize your body's own healthy cells and decides to attack them.<p>One of the body's main lines of …

Type 1 Diabetes

The big problem with one of the most popular assumptions about the poor

In the late 1960s, Walter Mischel, a researcher at Stanford University, invited several hundred children to participate in a game in which they were given a choice: They could eat one sweet right away, or wait and have two a little later. Initially, the goal was simple: to see how and why people …

Psychology

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<i>Written by Anne Baley; Updated April 07, 2018</i><p>Before you started gardening, you thought squirrels were adorable little clowns with fluffy tails. Now you know better. Squirrels are clever garden thieves, quick to pick your crops at the peak of ripeness and able to get around virtually any trick a …

Spices

The Dirty Secret About CPR in the Hospital (That Doctors Desperately Want You to Know)

A few things have changed in medicine over the last few decades. Okay, a lot has changed, and most of it good. But along with the improvements in patient care there has been an exponential increase in expectations. We've somehow gone from "your loved one has a life threatening illness and we will …

Medicine

Medical Students Are Facing Serious Mental Health Issues

There appears to be a lack of support for medical students with mental health problems.<p>An online survey of 1,122 medical students was carried out …

Mental Health

11 Signs of a Truly Authentic Person

In the last week or two, the topic of authenticity has been coming up in my life. The discussion of authenticity came up a couple times in a class and then it came up again during a therapy session. This led me to sit back and ask myself: What actually constitutes a truly authentic person?<p>Upon …

Positive Thinking

When a woman's body at work is seen as a liability, everyone loses

For millions of women, a job is an opportunity to work hard and provide for their families. But once in a workplace, women may find it a complicated …

Here’s What Cargill Is Doing to Reduce the Risk of Antibiotic Resistance

Cargill (cargill), a top U.S. meat processor, is trimming the use of antibiotics in its cattle supply amid concerns among some doctors and consumers …

Agriculture
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