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31 Delicious, Cheap Recipes That Use Up Your Herb Garden

I have murdered plants in my garden ranging from <b>a</b>rtichokes to <b>z</b>ucchini, but the herbs thrive. And thrive. My basil and oregano look more like shrubs. …

Air Plant Care Tips, Ideas

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had an air plant that’s met an untimely end. Hey, no judgment here–my hand is in the air! Despite being known for …

Sensor-Enabled Smart Cup Can Tell You Exactly What's in Your Drink

Health tracking and connected devices came back into the spotlight last week during WWDC when Apple announced its upcoming HomeKit and HealthKit …

How to easily root an Android device

Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace the firmware, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize anything and so on.<p>Of course, for the average user, …

To Fight Dengue Fever, Brazil Turns to Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

If you’re going to Brazil for the World Cup, don’t forget your insect repellent, and maybe one of these. The country has the highest incidence of …

Study: Don't delay measles vaccine

There are many myths about vaccinations floating around the Internet, says Dr. Simon Hambidge. One <b>-</b> that giving vaccinations too close together is unhealthy <b>-</b> has prompted some parents to request that their children receive vaccines on an alternate schedule, Hambidge told CNN in an e-mail.<p>Hambidge, …

E. coli, MRSA can survive for days on planes

Ever sit on a plane and wonder how long the germs left by passengers past plan on hanging around?<p>A new study examined how long two potentially deadly bacteria – E. coli and MRSA – can live on various surfaces inside an airplane’s cabin, and how easily they are transmitted by contact.<p>Researchers at …

Florida MERS patient recovers

A U.S. patient who had an infection of the mysterious MERS virus has recovered, the Florida Department of Health announced Monday.<p>The patient, a health care provider who lives and works in Saudi Arabia, has been discharged, the department said. He was admitted to Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando …

NFL player suspended over fertility drug - CNN Video

When you need antibiotics -- and when you don't

<b>(CNN) —</b> You're sick. You're not sure what it is, but you know you would really love for this achy feeling, stuffed-up head or painful cough to go away. So you go to the doctor and demand drugs.<p>If recent research is any indication, your physician will probably prescribe you an antibiotic, even if he …

Minnesota issues ban on antibacterial ingredient

Minnesota is clamping down on triclosan, an ingredient used in some toothpastes, cosmetics, antibacterial soaps and body washes.<p>Gov. Mark Dayton recently signed a bill legalizing a measure banning triclosan-containing products in the state. The law will go into effect January 1, 2017.<p>"In order to …

Sea salt or table salt? - CNN Video

Xanax-related ER visits double in 6 years

Alprazolam, the prescription sedative more commonly known by its brand name, Xanax, is being implicated in a spiraling number of emergency room visits, according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.<p>Over the past few years, the number of ER visits …

Are your kids getting enough sleep?

Everyone needs sleep. Getting enough is crucial to everything from attention and memory to mood moderation. How many of us get crabby, anxious or downright depressed when we don't get enough sleep?<p>The CDC calls insufficient sleep a "health epidemic" based on data that nearly 30% of adults average …

Report: Cheap food makes us fat

Forget everything you know about what's making us fat.<p>We hear a lot about Americans being fast food-addicted couch potatoes, and while that does play a role in the nation's expanding waist lines, a new study concludes it's not the driving force behind the obesity epidemic.<p>Instead all Americans -- …

E. coli outbreak linked to sprouts; hummus, dips, walnuts recalled

This has been a big week for food product recalls and the risk of food borne illness.<p>Seven confirmed and three likely cases of E. coli infection linked to raw clover sprouts have been reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.<p>The patients are all in either Idaho or …

Cynicism linked to greater dementia risk, study says

Your spouse "had to stay late at work" -- are you skeptical? Do you think your friend doesn't like you if he cancels dinner plans? Do you suspect that your co-worker is putting her ambitions ahead of the team?<p>Curmudgeons of the world, listen up: This line of negative thinking might actually hurt …

Men: spot skin cancer early - CNN Video

Richard III's spine was twisted, not hunched

When Shakespeare wrote of Richard III as a "bunchback'd toad," he didn't have the benefit of actually seeing the king, who had died in the previous century.<p>Now we know the playwright was probably wrong about Richard's physical features.<p>Scientists have analyzed the bones of the British monarch and …

Skin cancer treatment doesn't scar - CNN Video

Medicare could pay for sex-change surgeries under decision by federal board

The decision on whether Medicare pays for sex-change operations is now in the hands of regional administrators, thanks to a decision Friday by a federal board that overturned a national policy of not covering such surgeries.<p>The ruling by the Departmental Appeals Board of the Department of Health …

The power of self-deception - CNN Video

Hey guys: No excuses, get to the doctor - CNN Video

FDA approves drug to treat MRSA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat bacterial skin infections like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA .<p>MRSA is caused by a strain of staph bacteria that's become resistant to most antibiotics. It's life-threatening and is often found …

Food stamp soda ban can save 141,000 children from obesity

Banning soda and other sugary drinks from food stamps would lead to significant drops in obesity and diabetes rates among the poor, according to a new study.<p>It would prevent at least 141,000 kids from getting fat and another 240,000 adults from developing Type 2 diabetes, the kind that usually …

Marijuana may affect fertility in young men

"If you’re a cannabis user and you’re trying for a baby ... stop."<p>This advice comes from Dr. Allan Pacey, senior lecturer in andrology at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom and lead author of a new study that suggests using marijuana could increase a man's risk of fertility …

How do blind people dream? - CNN Video

Are butter, cheese and meat that bad?

"To eat, or not to eat?" For many people these days, that really is the question.<p>For the past four decades, we've been told to stay away from red meat, dairy and cheese -- foods high in saturated fats -- because saturated fat is bad for the heart.<p>But investigative reporter Nina Teicholz says that …

No more excuses: Take a day off

You're so stressed that even your stress is stressed out. You're overworked and overwrought, aching for a day off to chill and recharge, but you keep putting it off.<p>Well, no more. It's time to take a day off.<p>"We try to convince ourselves that feeling overwhelmed and stressed out and not having time …

What is it like to be schizophrenic? - CNN Video