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Planet Meatball: 20 Meatball Varieties Around the World

Doused with a healthy portion of gravy, stuffed between crunchy bread, or served bobbing in a piping hot soup, meatballs are prepared and served in nearly limitless ways. But for a long time in the States, meatballs meant one thing only: the plump, beefy Italian-American variety, served with …

Eggplant Caponata With Pasta

Even if you don't like eggplant...you're going to love this. How do I know? Because all my eggplant hater friends told me so.<p>I serve this over pasta but you can certainly serve this alone or over rice and it's great over fish... especially tuna.<p>The great thing about this recipe besides how darn …

A&Es given safe nurse staffing rules

<b>A&E units in England are being given strict guidelines on how many staff they need on duty to provide safe care.</b><p>The draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends one nurse for every four cubicles.<p>But it said for major trauma or cardiac arrest patients, there …

Poll reveals many unprepared for cost of care in old age

A poll carried out for BBC Breakfast reveals that many people are unprepared for the cost of care in old age.<p>The average bill for a residential home in England stands at £27,000 a year.<p>Graham Satchell reports.

Wales and Northern Ireland A&E waits 'worsen'

<b>A&E waiting times in Wales and Northern Ireland have got worse in the past month - dropping well below performance in England.</b><p>Hospitals are meant to see 95% of patients in four hours.<p>But during December just 76.7% in Northern Ireland were, while in Wales it was 81%, a drop since November for both …

Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US found that the majority of cancers are not linked to environment or lifestyle<p>The majority of cancers are the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles or inherited genetic faults, scientists have discovered.<p>For years …

Your Guide to Your Lady Parts

Do you really know which parts go where…and do what? Check out this helpful map to your anatomy.<p>Women’s Health <i>and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) teamed up on an exclusive survey that revealed how much women know about their own anatomy. The answer, sadly: Not a</i> …

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Anxiety Can Lead to Depression, and Depression Repays the Favor

Anxiety and depression often go hand in hand. Many people who have one will experience the other at some point. In fact, nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. When you miss work, sleep too much or feel sad most of the day nearly every day, …

Plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people out of 119 cases: WHO | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - An outbreak of the plague has killed 40 people out of 119 confirmed cases in Madagascar since late August and there is a risk of the disease spreading rapidly in the capital, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.<p>So far two cases and one death have been recorded in …

NHS staff travel to Sierra Leone to help fight Ebola

A group of NHS medical staff has left for Sierra Leone to help in the fight against the Ebola outbreak..<p>Around 30 GPs, nurses and emergency medicine consultants who have been through intensive training in the UK, are the first co-ordinated group from the NHS to travel to West Africa to help treat …

Nurses warn of mental health services strain

<b>Staff cuts and bed shortages are leaving mental health services "under unprecedented strain", says the nurses' union.</b><p>The Royal College of Nursing says there are now 3,300 fewer posts in mental health nursing, and 1,500 fewer beds, than in 2010.<p>At the same time demand has increased by 30%, the RCN …

Respiratory Health Starts Here

Inhale. Exhale. You take 15 to 20 breaths a minute—more than 20,000 breaths a day. With each one, oxygen travels through your bloodstream, fueling …

6 Surprising Signs You're Stressed Out

The very visible (and bizarre) things that stress does to your body<p>You're stressed. We're stressed. Everyone's stressed. No big deal, right? Because it's so common, you might think that if you're not lying on the floor from exhaustion, you're probably fine. But stress has an insidious way of …

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New Test May Predict Alzheimer's 10 Years Before Diagnosis

A blood test that can detect Alzheimer’s disease a decade before diagnosis might be possible, suggests new research published in the <i>Journal of the</i> …

NHS is to pay out £250m on backdated care cost claims

<b>A backlog of care claims is expected to cost the NHS £250m this financial year.</b><p>They were made under the Continuing Healthcare scheme, which funds the care of those with complex health needs outside a hospital setting.<p>The health ombudsman says there are 40,000 outstanding cases, with some having …

7 Crazy, Mind-Blowing Facts You Never Knew About the Pill

A new book reveals everything you've ever wanted to know about your birth control.<p>At any given time, approximately 17 percent of women of childbearing age are taking oral contraceptives, according to the Guttmacher Institute, making it the most popular baby-proofing method in the nation. But the …

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When Children Die of Cancer

Losing a child is one of the worst experiences a person can go through. The psychological research is consistent in finding that those who lose a child grieve for the longest, the most intensely, and with the most severe symptoms.<p>What happens though when the person grieving is the child's doctor? …

Care plan savings 'over-optimistic'

<b>Questions are being asked about what impact a flagship government scheme to improve the care of vulnerable patients in England will have.</b><p>The £5.3bn Better Care Fund will be launched in April 2015 to encourage greater integration between the NHS and social care.<p>But a review by the National Audit …

Regular pot habit changes your brain, may even lower your IQ, study says

Using marijuana at an early age could have long-term consequences on your brain and it may even lower your IQ, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.<p>Researchers found that compared to nonusers, people who smoked marijuana starting as early as age 14 have …

Midwife abortion objection case heard at Supreme Court

<b>The UK's highest court will hear legal arguments on whether midwives have a right to refuse to take any part in abortion procedures on moral grounds.</b><p>NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde appealed to the Supreme Court after judges in Scotland said Roman Catholic midwives had a right to conscientious …

Medical Experts Look For New Ways To Test Ebola Drugs

Medical experts are meeting today and tomorrow at the World Health Organization in Geneva to figure out how to test potential Ebola drugs in Africa. In addition to determining which experimental drugs should be the highest priority, the experts are sorting through some difficult ethical issues.<p>In …

Get The Look: Smoky Eyes

Finally master the coveted look.<p>"Many women associate a smoky eye with black shadow," says Wilson, "but smoky is actually a shape, not a color." Think of it as a halo of shadow that be any shade combo you wish. How-to: Start from the top and work downward, advises Wilson, to prevent using too much …

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10 Ways To Get Rid of Bloating

From the editors of RedbookMag.com, remedies for fighting puffiness and belly bloating.<p><b>1) Prevent Puff</b><br>It's Saturday night, and you slip on your sexiest pair of jeans. One problem: Your stomach's so swollen that those jeans barely zip shut. Sound familiar? Bloating's a common but annoying symptom …

Wellness

National Dialogue on Mental Health Must Integrate Public Health

In his recent blog on HuffPost, Josh Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, wrote about racial stereotyping in media accounts of violence. He wrote, "very little of the subsequent national conversation mentioned the issue of mental health. Instead, we got the standard …

The Secrets to Wide Eyes, High Cheekbones, and Plump Lips

A.K.A., the answer to all of your beauty prayers<p><i>As you might have heard, this month we've teamed up with Birchbox, the beauty subscription service, to curate a box filled with get-moving beauty samples. (Exciting, right?) You still have time to join—just go to birchbox.com/womenshealth/ by July 23.</i> …

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Scientists Say Ebola Treatment Research Should Focus on Survivors' Blood

A group of prominent scientists wrote a letter to American health officials that proposed the search for Ebola treatments and vaccines include using …

The 12 Worst Habits For Your Mental Health

<i>By Carey Rossi</i><p>Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control -- the death of a loved one, a job loss or financial troubles. But the small choices you make every day may also affect your mood more than you may realize. Your social media habits, exercise routine and even the way you …

7 Makeup Artists Share Their Tricks to Nail the Perfect Cat Eye

Master this tricky technique once and for all!<p><i>This article was written by Gabrielle Korn and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.</i><p>Ever heard the saying, "Never ask a girl with a cat eye why she's late?" We kind of live by those words. Between learning how to steady our hands and finding the …

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