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Bacteria spread through dog saliva linked to death of Wisconsin woman

MILWAUKEE – A bacteria spread through animal saliva, which forced the amputation of a man's hands and legs in June, has been linked to two other Wisconsin cases in recent years, including the death of a Milwaukee County woman.<p>Sharon Larson, 58, of South Milwaukee died June 23, not long after being …

CDC

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

Metformin

What causes multiple sclerosis? Landmark study finds clue

Multiple sclerosis can cause debilitating fatigue, vision problems, impaired balance and coordination, and muscle stiffness. It is usually disabling, …

I Started Eating For My Gut Health & Here's How My Life Changed

Learning to eat for my gut health has been a long road, filled with welcome changes that were easy to institute, some that I was reluctant about, and …

5 Moisturizers That Work Better Than Botox

There are plenty of anti-aging treatments out there, and one of the most popular ones is Botox. Though it’s an effective treatment, it’s not the most …

50 Genius Ways to Clean Up Your Garage

Cleaning up your garage doesn’t have to be a huge chore.<p>Drill 1-in. holes spaced every 4 in. in the PVC pipe. Use a utility knife to cut slits in the …

Everything You Need to Know About Using CBD for Pain and Anxiety

The compound, found in the cannabis plant, is thought to be good for muscle pain, headaches, and anxiety, among other things. But what does the research say?<p>James Joliat, a 35-year-old video producer in Denver, has long experienced muscle and joint pain—mostly related to sports injuries. He says he …

A Quiet Place’s sound designers on building its very loud silence

“Viewers are not used to a stripped-down environment, where they can hear themselves breathing or crunching on popcorn.”<p>Few horror movies have gripped moviegoers this year quite like <i>A Quiet Place</i>, director John Krasinski’s tale of a world where making too loud a noise will lead to your death at the …

'Skip time-outs' and 9 other parenting secrets to fixing your kids' bad behavior

During her time as a Girl Scout leader, an Odyssey of the Mind coach and a playground volunteer, Katherine Reynolds Lewis began noticing something …

Here's How Highly Successful People Make Little Choices Different From the Rest of us

It's simple: If you want to live an exceptional life, you can't behave like everyone else.<p>Everybody has their own definition of success. And most people probably would like to live an above-average life. But the reality is that the vast majority of people never do. Most people live ordinary, …

Why I Left The U.S. 20 Years Ago... And Why I Won't Be Coming Back

In hindsight, growing up in white, middle-class suburbia in 1980s America was kind of like being brainwashed. I grew up believing that having money was an objective to strive for and that life was a ruthless competition. I worked hard in school and got a good job because that was what was expected …

Gun Control

34 Writing Contests in May 2018 — No entry fees

34 Writing Contests in May 2018 — No entry fees<p>There are nearly three dozen free writing contests in May, some with substantial prizes.<p>As always, …

Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease

A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.<p>AUGUSTA, …

Antiinflammatory

The Man Who Brought Down Lance Armstrong

Floyd Landis, a former teammate of the cyclist’s, just won more than $1 million in a legal case against Armstrong. Here are his thoughts on the suit, cycling, and his onetime rival.<p>Updated: April 19, 2018<p>At 5:19 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2010, Floyd Landis hit send on what would prove the most …

Cycling

Common Asperger syndrome symptoms in kids - the signs to look out from toddlers to older children

Autism is a lot more common than people think.<p>It's believed one in 100 people in the UK are living with autism, meaning you may very well know …

Autism

The Face Cream That Finally Faded My Acne Scars

K-beauty ingredients range from the not-so-scary (sea kelp) to the downright-terrifying (bee venom). And somewhere smack in the middle you'll find …

Skin Care

Dear College Grad, You Have No Idea What Lays Ahead... Embrace Uncertainty.

What do you want to do when you grow up?<p>My kids, now all in high school or college, have been asked this question ever since they could talk.<p>“Astronaut,” “bus driver,” “NBA star,” “crocodile hunter” and “actress” they used to say.<p>Their answers have evolved since then (thank goodness).<p>Most recently …

Self-improvement

Top 7 Science Websites for Kids

Websites can give kids a great introduction to science, and there are some wonderful kid-friendly science websites to check out. Not only do kids …

Why does cancer arise? Landmark study provides unique insight

A massive research effort that started more than a decade ago has completed a comprehensive PanCancer Atlas that, for the first time, offers …

H.R. McMaster's parting shot at his dictator-loving boss

On Tuesday, H.R. McMaster — the still-uniformed Army lieutenant general who won medals for valor in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf — peaced out on his role as national security advisor to President Trump.<p>For about a year, the president had humiliated McMaster as if he were a cowering pharma …

National Security

Mom Creates Kid-Friendly Way To Learn About Money — And It’s Genius

This mom’s financial lesson to her daughter is completely brilliant<p>Remember when you first started earning a paycheck and had to learn how to budget …

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

A platform that allows you to write short stories for money, like an Airbnb for writers.

Everyday, for each and every one of us, there are new events that could be another narrative. We tell them in different ways that serve a purpose, …

Children's happiness coach reveals 10 ways to make sure your kids are really happy

It might sound like an impossible task but you really can make your kids happy and turn even the most sullen child into a smiling delight.<p>Far more …

Want to Be a Great Leader? The Smartest Ones Start by Doing These 4 Rare Things

If you want your employees to respect you and give you exceptional performance, adopt these four behaviors of the best leaders.<p>Do you work for a boss who has been defined as a "driver?" You know, he or she "drives performance" and "drives results." Maybe even "drives people?" (Maybe into the …

When your parents die broke

Blogger John Schmoll's father left a financial mess when he died: a house that was worth far less than the mortgage, credit card bills in excess of …

Personal Finance

Immunotherapy: beyond melanoma and lung cancer treatment | Financial Times

In the late 1800s, William Coley, a surgeon in New York, developed what scientists now think was the first cancer immunotherapy.<p>Coley noticed one of …

Arsenic, Lead Found in Popular Protein Supplements

Whether for weight loss, muscle building, or simply as a convenient quick meal on the go, many Americans turn to protein powders and drinks.<p>But a new …

What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns

They weren’t the first mass-shooting victims the Florida radiologist saw—but their wounds were radically different.<p>As I opened the CT scan last week to read the next case, I was baffled. The history simply read “gunshot wound.” I have been a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma centers in the …

Guns

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help