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The Health Risks of Getting a Tattoo

Reports include ink complications, infections, toxin effects, scarring, and more.<p>Almost half of people between 18 and 35 have tattoos, and almost one in four regrets it, according to a 2016 Harris Poll. Based on an estimate of about 60 million people in that age group, that would mean that about …

Public Health

8 brilliant innovations helping homeless populations around the world

Homelessness is widespread and hard to solve, affecting more than 560,000 people in the U.S. and hundreds of millions around the world.<p>It's a complex …

Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials.<p>But the proposal from the Food and Drug …

How Rap Became the Sound of the Mainstream

When Philadelphia rapper Lil Uzi Vert was 20 years old, he uploaded a few songs to SoundCloud, a free music-sharing platform. The tracks got a couple …

At the beginning, we hunted frantically for any medical breakthrough that might hint at a cure. Then hope gave way to the unbearable truth. By Peter Savodnik<p>One night several years ago, I checked out of a hotel in Cairo and hailed a cab to the airport. It was just after 1am. I had been in Egypt for …

Mind

6 Things That are Killing Your Budget

You can free up money with moves like ditching delivery apps and checking online shopping sprees.<p>We’ve all heard that defunding your coffee habit can …

Innocent man jailed for 12 years for rape weeps alongside victim's family as real monster sees justice

As sex monster Mark Dixie was handed two more life sentences for attacks on women in London last Friday there was extraordinary moment in the public …

New List of the Costliest U.S. Hurricanes Includes 2017's Harvey, Irma, Maria

<b>Story Highlights</b><p>Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria each landed in the top 10 costliest U.S. hurricanes on record.<p>Some rather infamous hurricanes were …

This year’s awful flu season, mapped

One in 10 Americans who have died in the past week died from flu or pneumonia.<p>Flu is nearly everywhere in America right now. If you’re not sick, there’s a good chance some of your friends, family members, or colleagues are.<p>Around the country, this flu season brought reports of doctors’ offices and …

Public Health