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Porn industry calls for production halt after possible HIV exposure

A trade association for the adult film industry has called for a three-day, industrywide production hold following a report of a possible<p>HIVexposure on an out-of-state film set.<p>Canoga Park's Free Speech Coalition called for the halt on Wednesday but did not name the state where the film set was …

Women's Fitness, Workouts: Toning Barre Exercise

Oh...MG. If your day has been <i>anything</i> like mine—I mean, I'm already, like, two hours late on this post!—you've been running around frantically, trying to get everything done.<p>So that's why this super-quick, two-move, ballet-based workout from the Barre Code is so awesome: It's quick. It's effective. …

10 Books You Must Read if You Loved Gone Girl

All written by women, to boot.<p>Like every person I knew during the summer of 2012, I read <i>Gone Girl</i> as if my life depended on it. I read it at the beach, I read it while eating a salad at work, I read it past my bedtime, falling asleep with my glasses still on my face. I read it in big, hungry …

This 'Book Of Witches' Casts A Fascinating, Sobering Spell

In William Perkins' 1608 <i>A Discourse of the Damned Art of Witchcraft</i>, he opens with a list of the reasons such a treatise is necessary, beginning with one that now reads as far more astute that he intended: "First, because witchcraft is a rife and common sin in these our days, and very many are …

Beauty Mark: Face Oils

Truth be told, two months ago, the thought of putting oil on my face terrified me. But, in the name of science (and, yes, vanity), I decided to face my fears and test out nearly every facial oil on the market. Now, I'm <i>hooked</i>. I wake up with a serious glow and hardly ever need to wear foundation or …

Skin Care

Neuroscience: How to Become Immune to Stress

New research shows that exercise really does combat the ill effects of workplace stress.<p>Most people intuitively understand that exercise can improve your mood, but it was only last week that scientists figured out how it works. Their findings are of enormous importance to everybody who experiences …

A looming problem: How to ration Ebola vaccines and medicines

For doctors and public health officials trying to contain the<p>Ebolaepidemic, the dearth of drugs and vaccines is only part of the problem. Once these medicines become available, there certainly won't be enough of them to go around.<p>So experts are devising ways to ration the precious products — and …

TSA boss: Passenger pre-screening to be new standard

Almost half of U.S. airline passengers this summer passed through expedited security, a sign that pre-screening is becoming the norm, the chief of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday in Chicago.<p>And the current 3-ounce limit on liquid containers at security checkpoints won't …

Study: More breast cancer patients should keep their healthy breasts

Too many women with breast cancer are sacrificing too many healthy breasts for too little benefit, new research suggests.<p>After learning that they have an early stage cancer in one breast, some women decide to remove not only the affected breast but the other one as well. Many patients believe that …

Medical Examiner: 'Staying Alive Is Mostly Common Sense'

Judy Melinek trained as a surgeon, and she originally focused on saving the lives of the sick. But after one too many 36-hour shifts, she collapsed from exhaustion. Disillusioned with the surgeon's 24-hour lifestyle, Melinek decided to shift careers: Instead of preserving lives, she started …

How A Dissolvable 'Tampon' Could One Day Help Women Stop HIV

When it comes to protecting themselves from HIV, women need more options.<p>About 84 percent of all women diagnosed with HIV contract the virus through heterosexual sex. And right now, the female condom is the only contraception available that stops HIV — and is controlled by the woman. These devices …

15 Flower Hacks To Make Your Home More Beautiful

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, floral tips and tricks to easily decorate your home.<p>Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and NYC, let Cosmopolitan.com in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your house/apartment/dorm room with beautiful flowers …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

Coffee Brewing

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

2 Americans infected with Ebola coming to Atlanta - CNN.com

<b>Atlanta (CNN)</b> -- The Ebola virus is coming to the United States for what's thought to be the first time, as two Americans return home after getting infected while helping others cope with the outbreak ravaging West Africa.<p>The first patient is expected to arrive in the United States on Saturday …

Ebola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens

A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday.<p>The aid worker, whose name has not been released, will be …

Have Some Fish With Your Plastic

If you eat fish then you are eating plastic. That's what an eminent international team of scientists concluded earlier this month.<p><i>Join Earth Dr Reese Halter from Los Angeles for another segment of SOS as he explains where all the missing ocean plastic went.</i><p>Researchers were perplexed after …

States told to find way to clear Medicaid backlog

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans for getting …

Wealth Gap: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Are on the Rise in California

Ron Chapman, director of the Department of Public Health, says, "This increase is concerning, particularly because STDs are preventable."<p>Hear that, …

E. Coli Outbreak Is Over After Big Beef Recall

Health news<p>The E. coli outbreak that prompted a recall of 1.8 million pounds of ground beef last month is over after sickening a dozen people in four states, health officials said Friday.<p>That’s just one case more than was originally detected when Wolverine Packing Company of Detroit recalled the …

Public Health

Scores of US scientists 'exposed to anthrax'

Potential exposure occurs after researchers working in Atlanta laboratory fail to inactivate deadly bacteria.<p>As many as 75 scientists working in US government laboratories in Atlanta may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria, and are being offered treatment to prevent infection from the deadly …

Study to offer free pregnancy tests in Alaska bars and restaurants

Free pregnancy tests will be available in women's restrooms at 20 Alaskan bars and restaurants starting this December.<p>Researchers from the University of Alaska will study whether the free tests, when paired with messages about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), are successful at raising …

Doctors Aren't Sure How To Stop Africa's Deadliest Ebola Outbreak

When an Ebola outbreak lasts for months and continues to show up in new cities, health officials take notice.<p>That's exactly what's happening in West Africa. An outbreak that started in Guinea last February has surged in the past few weeks. It's now the deadliest outbreak since the virus was first …

CDC confirms 4th U.S. case of mad cow disease after Texas man dies

Mad cow disease -- the fourth confirmed case in the U.S. -- is responsible for the death of a Texas man, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.<p>The variant CJD, as it's medically known, was confirmed by experts after a sample of the man's brain tissue was analyzed.<p>No specifics …

It Looks Like Camels Actually Can Transmit MERS to Humans

Genetic sequencing has confirmed that a man who died of MERS in November likely got the disease from one of the camels in his herd.<p>In Nov, 2013, a …

New pill helps leukemia patients live longer