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Salmonella cases down, but watch out for other foodborne bacteria

You might want to think twice before heading out to your favorite oyster bar.<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's annual report card on foodborne illnesses, vibrio infections - most frequently found in raw or undercooked shellfish - have increased by 75% since the CDC's …

Often It's Not Always About What You Want

<b>More often, it's about what you need.</b><p>This is a lesson that the Universe is hammering into me lately and one that I know to be true to the core of my being. I fret over the options and possibilities, try to will what I envision to life, and work so hard to convince myself that the more comfortable, …

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked With Emotional Issues In Teens

<i>By Liza Baskin</i><p>Every year, more than half a million teenagers experience a serious concussion. These brain injuries often leave lasting damage, but to what extent?<p>A recent study found that teenagers who have had a traumatic brain injury were at a significantly increased risk of being bullied, …

10 Things No One Ever Tells You About Shampoo

This stuff should really be on the bottle.<p><i>By Molly Carroll for Beauty High</i><p>There are plenty of myths and theories about lathering up your locks—but now it's time to set the record straight. These ten little-known facts about shampooing will leave your hair bouncier and softer than ever before.<p><b>1.</b> …

Mediterranean diet may slow diabetes progression | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, eating lots of olive oil, fish and whole grains slows progression of the disease more than restricting fat, according to a new analysis.<p>In a trial that followed participants for more than eight years, those following a …

Finding Brown Fat In MRIs Is A Big Step For Obesity Research

<i>A digitally-enhanced axial MRI of the upper chest (as if viewed from the feet). Areas of potential brown fat are shown in green.</i><p>In the world of brown fat news, this is kind of a big deal.<p>Researchers for the first time have been able to capture evidence of brown fat in a living adult via MRI …

'I Woke Up and I Could Walk': Sleep as a Cure for Neurological Disease

<i>By Mara Cvejic, M.D.</i><p>Imagine that you start to develop a tremor in one hand, and after some time notice it in the other hand. You start to drop your pencil when you are writing and it takes you an unusually long time to open up a can of soda or take your shoes off. You start having a few falls and …

10 Style Mistakes That Make You Look Heavier

Are they adding inches to your look?<p><i>By Trudy Hanson for Refinery29</i><p>Clothes should make you look great—no matter what your size—but choosing pieces with certain design elements can add visual poundage. Don't just avoid these mistakes—run as fast as you can away from them, and go put on something …

Q&A: Is It OK to Go Commando While Working Out?

We love a good anti-panty outing as much as anyone—but at the gym?<p><b>The question:</b> “I hate the panty lines I get with workout tights. Is it all right to skip underwear altogether?”<p><b>The expert:</b> Holly L. Phillips, M.D., a general internist in New York City and medical contributor to CBS This Morning<p><b>The</b> …

Women's Health

These Perfect Woman and Perfect Man Mashups Will Make You Cringe

Consider this the Photoshop of horrors.<p>You've heard the old saying that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but trust us, you've never seen proof like this. Men and women have very different ideas of what the perfect man and perfect woman looks like, according to a new poll conducted by British …

As anger grows, prosecutor says captain not at helm when South Korea ferry sank

The captain of a South Korean ferry wasn't at the helm of his vessel when it capsized, an official said Friday, raising another question about the man who families of the hundreds still missing have blamed most directly and emotionally for his part in the disaster.<p>Rather than Capt. Lee Joon Suk, …