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Trevor Noah: ‘I Have Never Been To A Country Where People Are So Afraid To Speak About Guns’

Trevor Noah opened <i>The Daily Show</i> hours after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, pointing out that in the two years he has lived in the …

Comedy

What’s Causing Your Sweaty Feet (And Natural Solutions!)

Do your feet sweat just looking at a pair of shoes? If your feet sweat excessively, for what seems like no good reason, you are likely experiencing</i> …

Meet Julia: Sesame Street's First Muppet with Autism — and the Brilliant Puppeteer Behind the Character

<i>Sesame Street</i> is debuting their newest friend — a red-headed muppet named Julia. And she has autism.<p>“She is going to be so powerful on two fronts,” …

Autism: Scientists May Be Able To Explain A Third Of All Cases

The discovery could help researchers develop a treatment.<p>The scarcity of a single protein in the brain could explain as many as a third of all cases …

An Open Letter To The Woman Who Judged My Parenting At Brunch

Dear Judgmental Diner,<p>You probably don’t remember me or my family. Your judgment of us was swift and matter-of-fact. “We will never let our kids zone …

University of Texas professors sue to block guns in classrooms | Reuters

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Three University of Texas professors have filed suit in federal court in a bid to halt a state law that lets people with concealed handgun licenses bring pistols into classrooms, saying the measure would have a chilling effect on academic freedom.<p>A student walks at the …

LeBron James had a touching moment with Craig Sager, the sideline reporter working his first NBA Finals while fighting cancer

LeBron James had another monster performance in Game 6 to help even the NBA Finals at three games apiece and force a Game 7 back in Oakland, California.<p>But after scoring 41 points and adding 11 assists in a 115-101 victory in Cleveland, James took a moment to salute Craig Sager during a postgame …

7-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Designed Custom Prosthetic Eye After Bullying

After being called a ‘freak,’ he asked for a Chicago Cubs logo on his prosthetic eye.<p>7-year-old Beckham Zobrist is not only beating cancer, but doing …

12 Things You Shouldn’t Say To The Parent Of A Child With Autism

When you say, “My child has autism,” people don’t know how to respond. Most folks know not to say, “Woohoo!” and high-five me, so instead they fumble …

Teen cancer death rate causes alarm

<b>Too many teenagers and young adults are dying of some types of cancer, a Europe-wide report warns.</b><p>Their survival rates for cancers such as leukaemia are much lower than in younger children, says a report in the Lancet Oncology.<p>The researchers suggest differences in tumours, delays in diagnosis and …

The Avengers heed call to visit teen battling cancer

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Each night, 18-year-old Ryan Wilcox sleeps under a portrait of himself dressed as Captain America — the pinnacle of human …

Celine Dion's Gave an Emotional Speech at the Billboard Music Awards

It was her first televised performance since the death of her husband, René Angélil.<p>Celine Dion made her heart-wrenching return to TV Sunday night, in her first televised performance since her husband, René Angélil, died of cancer. (Her brother also died from cancer just days later.) She took the …

Music

Nonverbal Teen Writes Beautiful Letter Explaining His Autism: 'I Love Myself Just the Way I Am'

For 14 years, Gordy Baylinson didn’t speak or show signs of emotion, so everyone around him – including his parents – believed he didn t understand …

Ryan Reynolds writes powerful tribute to young 'Deadpool' fan who died of cancer

<i>Deadpool</i> star Ryan Reynolds posted a moving note to Facebook Thursday in honor of a young fan who lost his battle with cancer.<p>13-year-old Connor …

Ryan Reynolds

Abuse Or The Flu? My Autistic Son Couldn't Tell Me What Was Wrong

Something was wrong with Nat.<p>I got the call about my 25-year-old severely autistic son just as I was parking, about to meet a friend for coffee. It was from Richard, the day program director. Like many adults with significant disabilities, Nat spends his weekdays at a day program, an organization …

Breast cancer diagnosis in pregnancy to rise - research

As women wait longer to have their first baby, researchers find more are spotting the disease while pregnant or breastfeeding<p>One in ten younger women who develop breast cancer first spot signs when they are pregnant or breastfeeding, according to new research.<p>The number of under-45s diagnosed with …

5 Things Anyone With A Family History Of Cancer Needs To Know

An expert on inherited cancers shares how you can better protect your health.<p><b>1. You Might Be Wrong About the Kinds of Cancer in Your Family</b><p>"It's shocking how inaccurate family histories are," says Theodora Ross, MD, PhD, professor of internal medicine, director of the Cancer Genetics Program at the …

Restaurant Defends Hiring Autistic Waiter After Receiving Complaints From Customers

A restaurant in the United Kingdom is getting some love this week, after defending a staff member on social media. According to the <i>Independent</i>, Mike Jennings and his partner Karen, owners of Manchester's Grenache Restaurant, posted a message to the eatery's Facebook page on Thursday after receiving …

Fighting Cancer By Putting Tumor Cells On A Diet

Cancer dogma holds that most malignancies are caused by DNA mutations inside the nuclei of cells, mutations that ultimately lead to runaway cellular proliferation. Given the countless genetic blips that have been associated with various cancers, the illness has actually come to be seen as a complex …

Cancer

Joey Feek, Of Country Duo Joey + Rory, Dead From Cervical Cancer At Age 40

The country music star decided to forgo treatment after learning her cancer was terminal.<p>Country singer Joey Feek, of the award-winning duo Joey + Rory, died from cervical cancer on Friday, her husband and musical partner announced. She was 40.<p>“At 2:30 this afternoon, as we were gathered around …

Manager: Joey Feek, of country duo Joey + Rory, dies at 40

Joey Feek, who with her husband, Rory, formed the award-winning country duo Joey + Rory, died Friday, her manager said.<p>Feek, who had been diagnosed with cancer two years ago, died at home in Indiana, Aaron Carnahan said.<p>The brunette singer from Alexandria, Ind., found success when she paired with …

Country Music

'When Breath Becomes Air': A Neurosurgeon's Cancer Opus

Photo by Yūgen<p>More than two and a half million Americans died last year, and one of them was Paul Kalanithi. He died on Monday March 9, 2015, just before 9 pm.<p>Paul was an exceptional person--an English and biology major who did post-graduate work at Cambridge and the Yale School of Medicine, and …

UNC-Chapel Hill researchers make groundbreaking discovery, use skin cells to kill cancer - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

In a first for medical science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pharmacy researchers turn skin cells into cancer-hunting stem cells that …

Breakthrough paves the way for more accurate treatment of a cancer fewer than 20% of sufferers survive more than year after diagnosis<p>Scientists have discovered pancreatic cancer is four separate diseases, paving the way for more accurate diagnosis and treatment.<p>Researchers said the findings were …

Cancer

Major insight into killer pancreatic cancer

<b>Pancreatic cancer is at least four separate diseases each with a different cause and needing a different treatment, scientists have discovered.</b><p>The researchers say the knowledge will lead to new drugs targeting the Achilles' heel of each patient's cancer and that they have already seen some …

Vanessa Hudgens Posts Heart-Wrenching Quote After Dad's Death

The actress' father died on Jan. 30 after a battle with cancer.<p>One week after her father Greg's death, Vanessa Hudgens shared a heartbreaking note with her fans on Instagram.<p>Over the weekend, the actress posted the following image to the photo sharing app, with the caption, "If only..."<p>Hudgens' dad …

Vanessa Hudgens Shares Heartbreaking Note One Week After Her Father's Death

Vanessa Hudgens is dreaming of a way to see her father again just a week after she lost him to cancer.<p>Hudgens’ father, Greg Hudgens, died last …

Why doctors are swiping C-section babies with their mom's microbiome

Are babies that are born by caesarean section at a disadvantage when it comes to future health risks? And can doctors do anything about it?<p>A new study in Nature Medicine aims to answer those two questions.<p>------------<p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>An earlier version of this story said the study was published in the …

Celebs Show Their Support for Vanessa Hudgens Following Her Dad's Death

The actress's famous friends are sending their love.<p>Today, Vanessa Hudgens announced that her father, Greg, has died after having cancer.<p>Last August, Vanessa revealed her dad was terminally ill in a moving speech at the 2015 Industry Dance Awards & Cancer Benefit Show. "Last year, my boyfriend …

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens' Father, Gregory Hudgens, Has Died

"I hate cancer with every cell of my being."<p>Gregory Hudgens, the father of actor Vanessa Hudgens, died Saturday night of cancer, his daughter shared on Twitter.<p>"I am so sad to say that last night my daddy, Greg passed away from stage 4 cancer. Thank you to everyone who kept him in your prayers," …