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Ferguson Prepares for Fallout From Michael Brown Grand Jury Decision

FERGUSON, Mo. — Businesses have boards on their windows. Some schools have cancelled classes in the days prior to the Thanksgiving weekend. Officials have set up layers of emergency plans. And the president has called for calm.<p>The people of Ferguson can’t be sure when a grand jury responsible for …

New "Bat Frog" Found in Amazon, Named for Ozzy Osbourne

Dendropsophus ozzyi males make high-pitched, batlike calls.<p>Holy Batfrog! Scientists have discovered a new tree frog species with a shrill, batlike call in the Brazilian Amazon.<p>"As soon as I heard its call, I knew it was a new species. I had never heard anything like it," said Pedro Peloso, one of …

You Might Not Realize It Now, But You Threw Away Something Amazing

By Matthew John,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1roFXLT<p>You threw away someone who put you before himself.<p>You threw away someone who always wanted …

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8 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Committing To A Partner

By Bonnie Olson for YourTango<p><i>Before you make the big choice of a partner, take time to ask some very important questions.</i><p>"You must choose, but choose wisely. For as the true Grail will bring you life, the false Grail will take it from you." This ominous quote about choices is from the movie …

Misdiagnosed: Docs' Mistakes Affect 12 Million a Year

At least one in every 20 adults who seeks medical care in a U.S. emergency room or community health clinic may walk away with the wrong diagnosis, according to a new analysis that estimates that 12 million Americans a year could be affected by such errors.<p>Of those misdiagnosis mistakes, about 6 …

Wayward Sea Lion Pup Found in California Orchard

A sea lion pup named Hoppie is recovering after swimming up the San Joaquin River and winding up in an orchard at Mape's Ranch in Modesto, Calif. -- roughly 100 miles from the Pacific Ocean.<p>Ranch hands quickly contacted wildlife officials after discovering the animal on March 31, the Merced …

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Science

The Incredible, World-Changing Impact Of Vaccines

Unsubstantiated fear about vaccines has led to increased rates of unvaccinated children in some surprising corners of the United States, like exclusive New York City private schools.<p>But parents would probably not be so quick to leave their children unvaccinated if they remembered what life was like …

Public Health

3 Factors That Predict Whether Or Not You'll Get Married

And shockingly, they have nothing to do with your relationship status.<p>What makes someone marriage material? How he looks? How she acts? In a new study published in the journal <i>Social Science Research</i>, researchers considered how likely someone is to get married by examining three traits: physical …

Hepatitis C: New drug treatment 'is a breakthrough'

<b>A new treatment for hepatitis C "cured" 90% of patients with the infection in 12 weeks, scientists said.</b><p>The study is a "major breakthrough" and marks a "turning point" in hepatitis C treatment, said experts.<p>More than 200,000 people are infected with hepatitis in the UK, and deaths from the …

Medicine

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Your Private Parts: A Lesson In Female Anatomy

Get to know your pink parts. Experts say it will improve your health and help you have better sex. So don't be shy<p><b>Humor us for a sec:</b>If the average woman had a Facebook page for her private parts (we know, shut up), odds are her relationship status would be "it's complicated," and she'd desperately …

CDC: Rare female-to-female HIV transmission

A Texas woman apparently contracted HIV through sexual contact with another woman, the Centers for Disease Control reported Thursday, a rare female-to-female transmission of the virus.<p>Testing confirmed the 46-year-old woman with newly diagnosed HIV "had a virus virtually identical to that of her …

FDA: Use HPV tests over Pap tests to find cervical cancer

The Pap test, the gold standard for detecting cervical cancer for 60 years, may be losing its luster.<p>An FDA advisory committee unanimously recommended this week that a particular HPV test become the first line of screening for the deadly disease.<p>The test developed by Roche detects the DNA of the …

The Hidden Dangers of "Skinny Fat"

Doctors say we are focusing too much on weight, but thin people can sometimes carry the most dangerous kind of fat—and not know it.<p><i>Alexandra Sifferlin for Time.com</i><p>When Elizabeth Chanatry was 16 years old, she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. You'd never know it by looking at the 5-foot-3-inch …

Fish Oil Pills Don't Prevent Heart Attacks, a Study Finds

Fish oil supplements don't help prevent heart disease or heart attacks, even for people at high risk.<p>That’s the conclusion of an extensive analysis …

25 Lace Wedding Gowns That Will Make You Swoon

<i>By Naima DiFranco for Bridal Guide</i><p>From delicate Chantilly to bold Alençon, lace has been the fabric of choice on the bridal runways these past few seasons. And with good reason: Lace wedding gowns are inherently romantic and have a rich history.<p>Now, designers are putting a fresh and modern spin on …

Sorting The Science Of Sugar, Salt And Supplements

<i>Photo: ©iStockphoto.com/rambo182 and ©iStockphoto.com/BrianAJackson</i><p><i>This panel was presented at The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health in collaboration with The Huffington Post.</i><p>When it comes to sugar, salt and supplements, how much do you <i>actually</i> know? On Monday, March 17, HuffPost Healthy …

Marriage is good for your heart and other new research

More than 13,000 cardiovascular experts met in Washington over the past few days for the Annual American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, where more than 2,000 studies are being presented so doctors and researchers can learn about the latest research in diagnosing, treating and preventing …

Real Girl Engagement Rings, Proposal Stories; Diamond Engagement Rings

If I didn't already have an engagement ring, I might print out a picture of one of these sparklers—<i>juuuuust</i> in case someone was looking for inspiration.<p><b>Engagement Ring 1</b><p>Tiffany, who's getting married in May, says her ring is "perfect."<p><b>Engagement Ring 2</b><p>Kelly's boyfriend led her on a scavenger hunt, …

Will ‘nanoinjectors’ offer an alternative to antibiotics?

If you’ve ever suffered the misery of food poisoning from a bacterium like Shigella or Salmonella, then your cells have been on the receiving end of …

15 Minute Workout: Sculpt a Knockout Body

The new way to rev your metabolism, burn fat, and build lean muscle—stat!<p>The new way to rev your metabolism, burn fat, and build lean muscle—stat!<p>You may have zero desire to step inside a cage and brawl like a UFC fighter, but it couldn't hurt to train like one. These guys (women, too!) are lean, …

The 3 Stretches You Need to Do Every Day

Don't scam on these—they're important!<p>Stretching is kinda like drinking enough water during the day: You know you need to do it, but chances are, you probably don't do enough of it. Well, to make things as easy as possible for you, we checked in with stretching expert Beret Kirkeby, orthopedic …

Funeral homes violate federal rule

Among the requirements of the funeral rule, funeral homes must give prices over the telephone upon request. And they must automatically provide price …