Thomas Covington III

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More evidence that moderate drinking may benefit the heart | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two large studies published in June, one covering 52 countries around the globe and the other from Scandinavia, link low-to-moderate alcohol consumption to reduced risk of heart attack or a life-threatening flaw in the main artery from the heart.<p>The protective effects of …

Why You Are Still Alive: The Immune System Explained In A Cartoon

Despite its ominous title, the immune system primer "Why You Are Still Alive" takes a friendly tone in describing how an army of cells mobilizes when a rusty nail cuts the skin.<p>"Isn't this complexity just awesome?" the narrator marvels. Kurzgesagt's animated basics won't make you an expert, but …

The Biggest Mistakes You Make During Foreplay | Men's Health

But, like all things sex-related, it’s easy to fall into the trap of sticking with what works and boring her with the same opening act over and over again.<p>Here are five common mistakes you might make during foreplay—and the fast fixes that will lead to hotter sex.<p><b>1. Focusing on Just One Spot</b><p>Being …

​7 Questions Smart Men Never Ask Their Wives

Watch out! These topics could detonate your relationship<p>Getty Images<p>Ever find yourself in the middle of an argument with your partner, wondering how the hell you got from a casual discussion about your weekend plans to a heated debate about your commitment to her family?<p>It could be your questions. …

Madoff's accountant pleads guilty

The only non-family member to own a stake in Bernard Madoff's company pleaded guilty to falsifying books and records Tuesday.<p>Paul Konigsberg, a tax lawyer and accountant, provided services to Madoff and a number of Madoff's clients. Now, he faces up to 30 years in prison.<p>Beginning at least in the …

Excess weight causing 1 in 10 deaths, top doctor warns

Professor Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, warns that a "normalisation” of obesity means many people do not realise they weigh too much<p>Soaring obesity levels mean one in 10 deaths in England and Wales is now caused by excess weight, the chief medical officer has warned.<p>Prof …

We're Last! Again! U.S. Health Care Ranks Poorly

The latest look at the U.S. health care system compared to other rich countries shows — yet again — that the United States comes in dead last.<p>Americans spend far more per person on medical care, yet are less healthy than people in 10 other countries. The system is less fair than systems in other …

Health Care

Depression a 'powerful' risk factor for heart disease in young women

Young women are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack or die of heart disease if they suffer from depression, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers looked at 3,237 patients with suspected or established heart disease who were undergoing coronary angiography – a medical procedure used to diagnose …

Sharp increase in liver cancer since 2003

There has been a sharp rise in the proportion of people diagnosed with liver cancer, according to the latest release by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Liver cancer incidence has risen by 70% for males and 60% for females from 2003 to 2012.<p>Liver cancer - now the 18th most common cancer in …

Ukraine army plane shot down by rebels

Separatist rebels have shot down a Ukrainian army plane as fighting raged in the eastern town of Slavyansk.<p>A spokesman for Ukraine’s so-called anti-terrorist operation confirmed a plane carrying humanitarian aid had been shot down.<p>Meanwhile, hundreds of children have been evacuated from troubled …

Brace Yourself, Here Come The Doctors

On July 1 across America, recent medical school graduates will engage in an activity that will be altogether new, and probably terrifying.<p>They will start caring for patients.<p>They will write their first prescription. They will make their first incision. They will enter their first note in a medical …

The Serious Heart Risks That Come With Chemo

When you hear you have cancer, you get tunnel vision—and so might your oncologist. Together, you want to annihilate this invader. And together, you …

The Camel Did It: Scientists Nail Down Source Of Middle East Virus

In the two years since Middle East respiratory syndrome was first diagnosed in people, scientists have struggled to figure out how we catch the deadly virus. Some blamed bats. Others pointed at camels.<p>Now scientists in Saudi Arabia offer the strongest evidence yet that the one-humped dromedaries …

Binge Drinking Dangers

What’s that mean? In short, an increased likelihood that nausea will be the least of your worries. Instead, give a woozy hello to actual illness, rather than a basic hangover. “Increasing evidence suggests that chronic alcohol drinking results in ‘leaky gut,’" says study author Gyongyi Szabo, Ph.D, …

Frustrated By The Affordable Care Act, One Family Opts Out

The Robinson family of Dallas started out pretty excited about their new insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act.<p>Nick Robinson had turned to Obamacare after he lost his job last summer. He had been working as a youth pastor, and the job included benefits that covered him, his two young …

48 Famous People With Surprising Hobbies

This week, John Green looks into the hobbies of successful people like Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and Dungeons & Dragons fan Tim Duncan.<p>Don't miss …

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12 Ways Monsters Were Made (According to a Medieval Doctor)

Ambrose Pare was a medieval doctor who served as a battlefield surgeon for kings Henry II, Francis II, Charles IX, and Henry III and made great …

Every Country's Highest Valued Export

Which export makes your country the most money? Today's map comes from Simran Khosla at Global Post, who used data from the CIA Factbook to label …

Someone Might Have Died Because They Were Afraid Of How Much Calling 911 Would Cost

Living without health insurance can be a scary situation. What's even scarier is when you know you have a health problem, and fear what it will cost to save your life.<p>NewsOk.com tells the story of Allen, a 53-year-old Norman, Okla. man who died alone in his apartment. Heart attack and heart …

Texting improves link between sick teens and doctors | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adolescents with chronic diseases who were allowed to text their doctors were better equipped to manage their own healthcare and more likely to request help at the first sign of problems, a new study found.<p>“Give them a voice, and they will talk,” lead author Dr. Jeannie …

Ugandan Nurse Jailed for Negligence Over HIV Exposure

<b>Correction appended, May 22, 2014</b><p>A Ugandan nurse was sentenced on Monday to three years in jail for criminal negligence involving HIV exposure.<p>The …

Is A Stradivarius Just A Violin?

The Stradivarius violin gets its name from master craftsman Antonio Stradivari. When he died in 1737, his secrets died with him: No one has ever been able to duplicate the sound of the violins or violas he made.<p>His instruments have taken on a mythical quality. Today they fetch millions of dollars …

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The Pros, Cons, and Alternatives to Using a Camera Strap

<i>Camera straps will give you safety and security, but they're not always comfortable and they can get in the way. The photo experts at Stack Exchange</i> …

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How to Stop Caring About Trolls and Get On With Your Life

You see them everywhere you go on the internet: anonymous users with nothing to say but rude, off-topic, or annoying comments designed to make you …

The Dismissive, Exasperated, Sinister Sounds Of Teenagers

Teens can appear distant and moody, unless you speak their language. Linguist James Harbeck speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about his quest to crack the code. (<i>This story first aired June 1, 2013.</i>)<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Teenagers can seem sullen, moody and uncommunicative - unless you know how …

Woman's Cancer Wiped Out By Enormous Dose Of Measles Virus In Landmark Mayo Clinic Trial

After 10 years battling the incurable blood cancer called multiple myeloma, Stacy Erholtz, of Pequot Lakes, Minn., has now been disease-free for over six months -- thanks to the measles virus.<p>Erholtz and one other multiple myeloma patient were part of a recent experimental trial conducted by Mayo …

Top end suncreams fail SPF test as cheaper lotions pass

<b>Three suncreams, which include some of the most expensive on the market, do not give the protection they claim in tests, a consumer watchdog says.</b><p>Which? said the creams - by Piz Buin, Malibu and Hawaiian Tropic - all offered lower factor protection than the SPF 30 written on the bottle.<p>Calypso sun …

Dangerous Drug and Food Combinations

<b>1. Limes and cough medicine.</b> You may have heard not to drink grapefruit juice with some prescriptions, including cholesterol-lowering statins. But limes, pomelos, and Seville oranges—although not the more-common navel and Valencia varieties—also may block an enzyme that breaks down statins and …