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A Far More Powerful Storm Than Florence Is Happening Right Now, And We Need to Pay Attention

The strongest storm of the season so far.<p>As 1.7 million people on the US's East Coast are being told to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Florence's …

South-east Asia

As Hurricane Florence Threatens the Carolinas, 1 Million Ordered to Evacuate

<i>For the latest updates, read our Hurricane Florence live briefing here.</i><p>ATLANTA — As Hurricane Florence gained muscle over the Atlantic Ocean on Monday and sped toward the shores of North and South Carolina, government officials in both states were taking few chances, exhorting more than a million …

North Carolina

Science News » Suicide: How You Can Make a Difference

The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have brought the topic of suicide into everyday conversations. It’s important to know some facts …

Hospitals battle for control over fast-growing heart valve procedure

When Medicare in 2011 agreed to pay for a revolutionary procedure to replace leaky heart valves by snaking a synthetic replacement up through blood vessels, the goal was to offer relief to the tens of thousands of patients too frail to endure open-heart surgery, the gold standard.<p>To help ensure …

Health Care

Majority of heart failure cases being missed by GPs as 'target culture' blamed for new 'medical emergency'

Two thirds of cases of deadly heart failure are being missed by GPs - amid warnings that an NHS target culture is fuelling a “medical emergency”.<p>Leading cardiac experts said women and older patients were faring worst, amid “dangerous” failures to spot the life-threatening condition which can be …

Medicine

This life skill is more vital to your happiness than any other

Here’s a harsh life truth that you’ll never hear in your formative years — there is a very high probability you will not discover what you truly want …

Depression: The Growing American Mental Health Storm

Recent reports show depression is one of the greatest mental health challenges facing Americans today. Here’s how it may affect you or someone you …

How do we solve the mental health crisis? | Letters

The reduction in beds for mental health makes a good headline (“Number of NHS beds for mental health patients slumps by 30%”, News), but it is not the main concern. The article highlights the reduction in qualified mental health professionals: mental health nurses down from 46,155 to 39,358 and a …

The blood moon lunar eclipse offers thrilling views

<b>(CNN) —</b> The longest total lunar eclipse of the century concluded Friday night, showcasing a blood moon for most of the Eastern Hemisphere. Coincidentally, Mars was also at its brightest, putting two bright red objects in the sky.<p>It began in Australia and Indonesia, and it moved across the globe. …

Lunar Eclipse

Massive Northern California fire gets even bigger

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling a huge wildfire in Northern California kept it from doing more damage to the city of Redding but three smaller communities were in danger as flames closed in and residents packed up to leave.<p>The fire grew by about 35 percent overnight to 127 square miles …

Northern California

Everything You Need to Know About Tonight's Historic Blood Moon - The Longest This Century!

Yes, this epic total eclipse is tonight!<p><i>On July 27th, 2018 most of the world will be treated to an extraordinary evening of activity in the sky.</i> …

Man firing into Toronto cafes kills 2, injures 13

A man walked along a Toronto street firing a handgun into restaurants and cafes, killing two and injuring 13 before dying after an exchange of …

Can You Really Suffer from a Broken Heart?

Do you ever wonder if grief, that ache of loss in your chest, could be associated with a real medical issue?<p>Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic …

Lower Your Risk of Arrhythmia: Don’t Put Food in Plastic

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is one chemical many Americans don’t want in their plastic bottles and food packaging. But the alternative, found in many …

Thai cave rescue: army drains site in bid to free boys before monsoon

Hundreds of pumps clearing water along 4km path in hope of avoiding need for scuba gear<p>• Visual guide: how boys could be rescued<p>Thai rescuers say 12 boys trapped deep inside a cave complex may be able to walk out, provided the route can be drained before the monsoon showers predicted for the …

Practically Everyone in the World Will See the Longest Eclipse of the Century on July 27. Here's What to Know

The longest total lunar eclipse of the century is set to dazzle most of the world, except the U.S., just shy of a year after the 2017 solar eclipse …

2017 was the second worst year on record for tropical forests

Some 39 million acres of trees — or 40 football fields per minute — were lost around the world, according to new data.<p>OSLO, Norway — Tropical forests are essential for keeping carbon in the ground and maintaining the climate. When Amazonian forests are converted into savannah, there’s less rainfall …

Targeting the cytoskeleton in heart failure

Access optionsAccess options<p>References<p>Original article<p>Chen, C. Y. et al. Suppression of detyrosinated microtubules improves cardiomyocyte function in …

AHA: Using Electricity to Test Your Risk for Heart Failure

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Imagine stepping onto a scale -- not to measure your weight, but the chance of your heart …

The U.S. Has Seen Just Over Half Its Normal Number Of Tornadoes So Far This Year

Where have all the tornadoes gone? We’re just over halfway through 2018 and the United States has only seen about half of the normal number of tornadoes that touch down by this point in the year. I don’t think many people will complain about that, of course, but the relatively low level of activity …

This rare phenomenon is seen only in Alabama, New Zealand, and Australia

As the sun sets beyond the canyon walls, a new light sets fire to the rock face and ridges. While stars emerge above, they appear to stretch down to …

5 Helpful Things to Say to a Friend Whose Anxiety Is Skyrocketing (and 3 to Avoid)

The odds are pretty high that anxiety will elbow its way into your life or that of someone you love. Nearly one in three American adults will …

How To Stop Taking Things Personally

When people disrespect you or do not treat you well, it is easy to take their behavior personally, to blame yourself and think you have anything to do with someone else’s behavior. Taking things personally is emotionally draining, and an unnecessary, constant reevaluation of your self-esteem. …

Self-confidence

AHA: An Uncommon Form of Heart Attack Needs a Second Look

One in 10 heart attacks in younger patients aren't caused by blocked coronary arteries, but a new study found survivors have similar outcomes as …

Great Lakes Waters Dangerously Cold Leading Up to Heat Wave

Weather<p>Great Lakes Waters Dangerously Cold Leading Up to Heat Wave<p>By Brian Donegan<p>5 days ago<p>weather.com<p>01:01<p>Record Breaking Heat Possible in Northeast<p>…

A psychologist explains how to overcome social anxiety

Get out of your own head.<p>No one likes to be told to “be yourself,” but it’s actually good advice. If you’re someone who often avoids speaking in public or is generally terrified of socially awkward situations, it’s especially good advice.<p>Fifteen millionAmericans suffer from a diagnosable form of …

Massive Study Finds Same Genes Drive Many Psychiatric Conditions

THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Mental illnesses ranging from depression to schizophrenia show a great degree of overlap in the genes …

Dealing With Trauma

Recovering From Frightening Events<p>It’s natural to be afraid after something scary or dangerous happens. When you feel you’re in danger, your body …

NIH-supported researchers find link between allergen in red meat and heart disease

A subgroup of the population may be at heightened risk for this food allergen.