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Americans take fewer multivitamins but more vitamin D, omega-3s

<b>(CNN) —</b> The majority of American adults use dietary supplements. That number has remained steady for about the past decade, according to a new study, despite an increase in the number of studies that show that many supplements, with some exceptions, produce mixed results at best or, at worst, have …

Doctors And Midwives Hit Out At Plan To Make Pregnant Women Show Their Passports

The BMA told BuzzFeed News: "Doctors shouldn't be border guards," while the shadow health secretary called the plans "totally inappropriate".<p>The British Medical Association has warned the Home Office that doctors shouldn't act as "border guards", as it emerged that the department is backing a pilot …

Prostate cancer test: Ben Stiller says it saved his life, but here’s why top doctors avoid it

The American actor and director Ben Stiller said last week that a simple blood test saved his life from prostate cancer. The test, known as a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test, is widely available and found that he was suffering from a ‘mid-range aggressive’ prostate cancer at the age of 48 for …

How to Use Healthcare Benefits to Out-Recruit Rivals

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Employee medical benefits are withering. Although most companies still offer health plans as part of their compensation for the rank-and-file, workers who have them are paying more, often much more, and getting less, often much less.<p>In …

Health Care

Soundproof Your Rental Bedroom in Under 10 Minutes

If you're in a rental apartment, the last thing you want to do is pay a lot of money to make it livable. Perhaps the only thing worse is pissing off …

Living Rooms

Gene therapy could prevent Alzheimer's, study suggests

A genetic treatment that delivers a virus to a gene in the brain could be used treat early-stage Alzheimer's disease, says research published in the …

How doctors can ask women about reproductive coercion

Some men purposely break their own condoms or pressure female partners in their teens and 20s to go without birth control in order to get them …

Namibia turns to circumcision to prevent spread of HIV

HIV is no longer a "death sentence" - if you have access to the drugs. But more needs to be done to prevent HIV, as Namibia's health minister Bernard …

Calcium supplements might hurt your heart, study finds

A new study adds to evidence that calcium supplements — but not calcium from food — might be bad for your heart.<p>At the same time, a second study shows Americans still have faith in their supplements. About half take supplements of some sort, despite dozens of studies showing they do not help most …

Why Doctors Without Borders is turning down a million free pneumonia vaccines from Pfizer

The US director of Medecins Sans Frontieres, otherwise known as Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian group focused on supplying medical care in emergency situations around the world, penned a blog post Monday detailing the organization's reasoning for not accepting free pneumonia vaccines from …

Vaccination

​15 DIY projects you can do in one weekend

We all have a bit of creativity inside us, which means all of us can partake in the DIY craze that seems to be taking over the Internet – no, scratch …

Farrow & Ball

Five Useful Things You Can Do With a Burner Phone Number

When you think of “burner” phone numbers, espionage and spies probably come to mind. But there are plenty of reasons regular folks would want a …

Caring for an elderly relative? What you should know

Ask Kathy Kenyon about what it's like to be a family caregiver, and she'll give you an earful.<p>On several occasions, doctors have treated this accomplished lawyer like she was an interloper -- not the person to whom her elderly parents had entrusted health care and legal decision-making.<p>Kenyon …

Health Care

'Big data' could mean big problems for people's healthcare privacy

The future of the U.S. healthcare system will be influenced to a large extent by a company that makes weapons of war.<p>Defense giant Northrop Grumman has signed a nearly $92-million contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to build the second phase of a computer system that's …

Health Care

High blood pressure drugs impact depression, bipolar disorder

High blood pressure drugs may affect not only blood pressure but also mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, finds a new study …

Meet the Miracle Acne Clearing Oil That Cleared My Skin Overnight

There's nothing more frustrating than having your skin flare up with blemishes. For me, it's like a quick shot at the knees for my self-esteem. I …

Could Mental Math Boost Emotional Health?

<i>Summary: According to researchers, engaging the prefrontal cortex with mental math exercises could help to improve emotional health.</i><p>Source: Duke.<p><b>New</b> …

Neuroscience

How often you should wash your sheets, bras, hair and more!

<b>(AllYou.com) —</b> A while back, AllYou.com asked readers how often you wash your sheets. Turns out, the majority of you strip the bed every 10 to 14 days, while a good many of you go three and even four weeks in between washings! Eek! That got us thinking that perhaps some guidelines about when to …

Chris Pratt shares sweet photos of children's hospital visit: 'My heart is full'

In Hollywood smash "Jurassic World," Chris Pratt saves scores of unsuspecting tourists from a deadly, genetically modified dinosaur. Along the way, he racked up one of the highest box-office grosses of all time. Yet perhaps his most heroic role may be the one he plays regularly off-screen and far …

Intensive Care

16 Mental Health Tweets From Notable Figures That Shatter Stigma

"Take care of yourself. You're worth it."<p>Acceptance starts with an open conversation.<p>Despite the fact that nearly one in five American adults will experience a mental health issue in a given year, there’s still a prejudicial attitude surrounding psychological disorders. That’s why awareness is so …

Mental Health

3 Top Biotech Stocks to Buy Right Now

IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES.<p>Looking for great biotech stocks to buy? You have plenty of options. Biotech stocks in general have performed great over the past few years and are bouncing back from a slump that began in the second half of 2015.<p>The good news is that you can make money without having to …

Ten Top Technologies That Will Transform The Healthcare Industry

As healthcare moves to a model of any-time, any-place, continuous and personalized care, it is important to identify the key technologies that will enable this transition and work toward their implementation into different care settings. Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Healthcare research has …

Artificial Intelligence

The Most Common Sex Questions Asked by LGBTQ Teens

The doctors weigh in.<p>There's a lot you won't learn about sex in school because sex ed in America is in a dismal state. A lot of what you do learn in school makes a lot of assumptions. Basically, you'll learn a little if you're heterosexual and cisgender, but if you identify as LGBTQ you probably …

Public Health

A new kind of fake tree has spinning leaves that can generate wind power for your house

But turbines are rarely colorful or aesthetically pleasing — and they're certainly not something many people would want in their front yard. A new kind of fake tree comprised of leaf-shaped mini turbines could change that.<p>The WindTree, created by a french company called NewWind, has 54 spinning …

Renewable Energy

Mixing the Pot? 7 Ways Marijuana Interacts with Medicines

1 of 9<p>Marijuana interactions<p>Marijuana is currently not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for any medical condition, …

You Can Make This Cozy Giant Blanket In Just 4 Hours

Winter is coming. Luckily, with extreme knitting you can create a giant-sized blanket to keep you warm and cozy throughout those long and cold …

Knitting

4 "Frugal" Habits That Might Not be Worth the Savings

Frugality isn’t just about saving money—it’s about using your money efficiently. And some methods of saving cash take more time and effort than …

You Can Make Your Own Lulu Workout Leggings That Are Comfy AF

I have always been addicted to clothes, and let me tell you… it is an expensive hobby. Don’t worry parents — I save when I can and love discount stores like Marshalls and Nordstrom Rack, but what I love even more is when I can figure out how to make something myself. I recently found a tutorial for …

Ask This Question to End Your Job Interview on a Good Note

No matter how well your job interview goes, there’s still an awkward moment at the end when you don’t really know if you should continue the …

It’s a sin: Women’s lives at risk thanks to holier-than-thou Catholic Hospitals

<b>(AndreyPopov via iStock)</b><p>Doctors are being denied the right to offer female patients the best care in order to placate Catholic bishops<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>August 5, 2016 6:26pm (UTC)<p>Catholic health care services are buying up an increasing number of hospitals in the United States — 1 in 6 hospitals now …