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Miracle boy, 8, stuns doctors by starting to beat terminal cancer WITHOUT treatment

A miracle eight-year-old boy has stunned doctors by starting to beat terminal cancer - WITHOUT treatment.<p>Little Julian Malankowska's family say they …

Cancer

12 Epic High-End IKEA Hacks That Totally Had Us Fooled

Look, I know IKEA. And usually, I can spot one of their products from a mile away. But every once in a while I'll see a hack that's so clever, so …

Living Rooms

Most Popular Tea Bags Contain ILLEGAL Amounts of Deadly Pesticides (avoid these brands at all costs)

Check your cupboards. If you have any of these brands of tea, chuck them out immediately and replace them with the brands mentioned in this …

Tea

Sorry, Coconut Oil Isn't Actually Good for You, Heart Docs Say

The American Heart Association wants to set the record straight: Coconut oil is <i>not</i> a health food, a panel of experts writes in a new AHA advisory …

Nutrition

These sleek $250 earbuds can translate languages in real time — and it's like something out of 'Star Trek'

The company's first product, the Pilot translating earpiece, started as an Indiegogo campaign in 2016. Now, the Brooklyn-based startup says it has sold 27,000 units and has begun shipping to its early customers.<p>The Pilot looks like a fairly standard pair of wireless earbuds. They fit snugly in your …

Language

Not so pearly whites: the unexpected causes of tooth decay, from fruit tea to brushing after breakfast

Fruit tea has become incredibly popular over the past few years, with sales increasing as more traditional teas decline. While there may be less caffeine in these drinks, a new study has brought to light an unexpected danger of drinking them: tooth erosion.<p>More specifically, drinking fruit tea …

This Vaccine Can Prevent Cancer, But Many Teenagers Still Don't Get It

Each year, about 31,000 men and women in the U.S. are diagnosed with a cancer caused by an infection from the human papillomavirus, or HPV. It's the most common sexually transmitted virus and infection in the U.S.<p>In women, HPV infection can lead to cervical cancer, which leads to about 4,000 deaths …

Public Health

Even our tea bags contain plastic – so these are the brands you should be using

Several tea bag brands use polypropylene, a sealing plastic, to keep the tea bags from falling apart.<p><b>Drinking tea is a very British tradition – so</b> …

Can you eat salmon skin?

Salmon skin is usually considered safe to eat. The skin contains more of the same minerals and nutrients contained in salmon, which may be an …

Photo of truck driver shows what 28 years of sun damage looks like

We know that we should wear suncream when we’re basking on the beach – but few of us use it every day as part of our regular skin care regime.<p>Our …

'They are like animals': French shoppers brawl over cut-price Nutella

Hefty discount on chocolate hazelnut spread causes chaos at supermarkets across country<p>France has seen nothing like it: supermarket aisles of brawling customers throwing punches, pulling hair and shoving the elderly out of the way.<p>A decision by the Intermarché store chain to offer a hefty discount …

Customers

Here's how the flu virus kills some people so quickly

A 10-year-old Connecticut boy died of flu. So did a 21-year-old bodybuilder, and 4-year-old Jonah Reiben of Dayton, Ohio.<p>These are not the usual sick and elderly people who die from influenza. But every year, flu carries away perfectly healthy young adults and children, and tens of thousands of …

Public Health

This blood test may be able to detect 8 types of cancer, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have made progress on developing an experimental blood test that could detect many types of cancer in their early stages, and possibly even their locations in the body.<p>The noninvasive blood test was shown to detect the presence of common tumors of the ovary, liver, stomach, …

Cancer

Experts Say This Is a Side Effect From Ibuprofen We Should Watch Out For

We may take ibuprofen when we have a headache or cramps, thinking it will make us feel better. Generally, it does. But for some of us, there's a really annoying — and uncomfortable — potential side effect of ibuprofen, and that is constipation.<p>What Ibuprofen Does<p>"Ibuprofen prevents your body from …

Wellness

This Is Why You Should Never Hold in a Sneeze

A recently released case report, courtesy of the <i>BMJ,</i> reaffirms one of life’s important lessons: Don’t try to hold back a sneeze. Especially, don’t do …

6-year-old boy infected with rabies has died

A 6-year-old Florida boy fighting rabies has died, his father said Sunday.<p>Ryker Roque was being kept under anesthesia in an Orlando hospital in a desperate bid to save him from the deadliest virus there is.<p>The family was trying an experimental technique called the Milwaukee protocol, which has …

Disease

Doctors Say These Are the Best Foods for Acid Reflux

Nothing can ruin a good meal like acid reflux. That burning chest pain is just so uncomfortable. “Typically, lifestyle factors like smoking, being …

Ghee will be the superfood ingredient of 2018, and we are here for it

It may appear that ghee is currently having a moment in food bloggers' newsfeeds and Brooklyn eateries alike, but the truth is that ghee has been …

Superfoods

Saudi Arabia is giving many of its citizens $3000 for free

Saudi Arabia plans to give its citizens 50 billion riyals ($13 billion) in handouts to offset increasing costs of living, Reuters reported Sunday.<p>King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has ordered the government to pay out 1,000 riyals (about $266) to state employees each month in 2018.<p>"The allocation …

Saudi Arabia

4 Supplements You Should Take For Sagging Skin, According To A Dermatologist

Good skincare is more than just applying products topically to our face and body. Healthy skin starts from within, from the nutrients that we put …

Consumer Reports Says You Should Avoid Romaine Lettuce

Everyone should temporarily stay away from eating romaine lettuce until health officials can figure out the source of a number of E.coli infections …

Environmental Health

Your favorite foods are ruining your skin

Could your favorite food cravings be leaving your skin in a state?<p>While most of us know that enjoying a drink (or two) and gorging on sugar isn’t the …

Skin Care

Hotel cleaning crews in China caught using toilet brushes to clean drinkware

Forget about bedbugs or mysterious stains — some of the practices at a trio of Chinese hotels are far more disturbing.<p>The cleaning crews at three high-end hotels in northern China were caught using several less-than-sanitary methods to clean their guests’ rooms, including scrubbing out mugs with a …

Hospitality

This Is the Only Type of Bread You Should Be Eating, According to a Cardiologist

Gluten shows up – in some variation – in all the best foods: Doughnuts, pizza, beer, and of course bread, a staple in almost everyone’s kitchen. But …

Country Lifestyle

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Everything We Eat Both Causes And Prevents Cancer

In an effort to illustrate how often medical studies can be flawed, Vox put together the above graph showing how, in a single meta-analysis of …

Cancer

California says the only safe way to talk on your cell phone is to text

Earlier this month, the California department of health released guidelines warning residents to avoid putting mobile phones up to their heads.<p>“Keep your phone away from your body,” the state health department writes. “Although the science is still evolving, some laboratory experiments and human …

iPhone 5

4 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Docs Say You Should Eat Every Day To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

When your body suffers from inflammation there are negative results. One way your system fights back is by accumulating fat. This is especially …

Nutrition

Why can't dogs eat chocolate?

Most pet owners know chocolate and dogs don’t mix. Despite this, chocolate poisoning in dogs remains a problem, particularly at Christmas, as a new …

Pets