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Exposed to weed killer? You might have cancer markers in your urine

A 20-year-old thought she had an insect bite. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and died months later.

Jenna Patel, a teaching student, was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma while her dad was receiving cancer treatment.

What to know about heart inflammation after MSNBC anchor's heart problems were triggered by a common cold

Journalist Yasmin Vossoughian shared her diagnoses of pericarditis and myocarditis, types of inflammation of the heart often caused by viral illness.

5 Top Self Defense Guns For Senior Citizens

5 Top Self-Defense Guns For Senior Citizens, A Short Primer: Maybe you’re trying to help your parents stay safe in their home, or maybe you’re getting up there in years, losing your vision, and don’t want to sacrifice your love of hunting. No matter the case, knowing what to look for when choosing the right gun for […]

Shania Twain proves she's aging in reverse, plus more stars who've stumbled upon the fountain of youth

Check out these stars who seemingly just don't age.

14 Vegetables Nutritionists Say We Should All Be Eating More Of

Fresh, frozen or canned, the more you eat these veggies, the better you'll feel. Roasted, steamed, grilled, sautéed or consumed in raw form, vegetables can add texture, color and some much-needed nutrition to any dish. Rich in fiber, antioxidants, key vitamins and minerals, a diet filled with an abundance of vegetables can be beneficial to your overall health and well-being. In fact, countless studies have linked increased veggie intake to decreased risk of chronic disease, including heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. But despite their nutritional benefits, many Americans find getting the recommended 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day to be a challenge. If you're looking to reap more of the amazing benefits vegetables have to offer, always keeping a variety of vegetables on hand is a good way to ensure you're ahead of the game when it comes time to build a healthy, nutrient-dense meal. If it's hard to find fresh produce in your area, you'll also be pleased to learn that it doesn't matter if they start off fresh or frozen — in fact, studies have found that there is not much of a difference in the nutrient content between frozen and fresh vegetables. Need some inspiration? While any vegetable is a good vegetable, we've rounded up some of the most nutrient-dense, healthiest vegetables to start adding to your grocery list. Use our nutritionist-approved guide to create healthy plant-based meals and snacks you can enjoy throughout the day. But don't just stick to one type of veggie — choose a variety to bulk up your meals and reap the most benefits. If you want to kick the nutrition up a notch, we suggest serving your veggies with an added fat source, such as an oil-based salad dressing. Doing this can help you absorb nutrients like beta-carotene, which has been shown to fight inflammation.

A Washington woman with tuberculosis refuses treatment, so authorities got court orders

A woman with tuberculosis in Tacoma, Washington, has refused to isolate or take medication, so the health department has gotten multiple court orders to compel her.

Celebrities who are medical professionals

If by some unfortunate set of circumstances you find yourselves needing medical assistance, these famous figures would be handy to have close by. These celebrities were once medical staff (or got very close), and were saving lives before their own took a different route. Some are nurses, some are doctors, and all of them have tons of brains. To find out which celebrities are trained health workers, click through this gallery.

5 States Where Human Composting Is a Legal Alternative to Burial

You may have heard of environmentally friendly options for funerals and burials, but not everyone is familiar with human composting.

Flu levels fall further across the country: CDC

Seasonal flu activity continues to decline across much of the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most states were experiencing “minimal” or “low” flu activity in the past week, according to the latest data published by the CDC on Friday. Only New Mexico and Oklahoma saw “high” or “very high”…

The 10 Superfoods to Eat in 2023, According to Nutritionists

Add these gut-friendly, nutrient-dense foods to your diet this year!

'We walked for nine days to see Pope Francis'

"When the spirit is with you, you do not get tired," says one South Sudanese woman after walking 300km.

Jill Biden talks about her skin cancer scare

Jill Biden brought pizza to the crew of the USS Gabrielle Giffords, served dessert to military kids and talked about her recent skin cancer scare as she urged people to get annual screenings.

Inside the Mysterious Death of a Pregnant Fla. Mom Found Next to Her Car with Toddler Son Inside

The body of Alana Sims, who was five months pregnant at the time of her death, was found on the ground outside her SUV, where her 23-month old son was asleep in the back seat

Cybill Shepherd's Health Scare: Pals Worried As She Struggles To Walk Without Cane Or Assistance — Sources

Former Hollywood glamour girl and supermodel Cybill Shepherdcan allegedly no longer walk without a cane or leaning on a companion's arm, has learned. Insiders speculate the 72-year-oldLast Picture movie actress may be suffering from an advanced case of arthritis. Cybill struggled to walk down a New York City street after exiting a s...

Is a Testosterone Test Important?

Everything you need to know about when, how, and why you should get your T checked.

Stars and their struggles with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that may be diagnosed if someone experiences persistent anxiety and post-traumatic stress symptoms after a traumatic event. It is commonly associated with soldiers returning from war, but it can affect anyone who experiences trauma in their life. And it can happen to any of us, celebrities included. Check out this gallery to find out which celebs suffer from, or have suffered from, PTSD.

How an 1800s surgeon experimenting on enslaved Black women affects the anti-abortion movement

In this episode of CNN's digital series, "History Refocused," Nicquel Terry Ellis outlines the anti-abortion movement's historical links to White supremacy and how the overturning of Roe v. Wade has reopened a conversation about racial equality.

Air Force cadet died of blood clot in lung, autopsy finds

"I was so proud of the man he had become."

Read Your Daily Horoscope: Saturday, 04 February 2023

Cancer Horoscope for Saturday, February 04, 2023 (Saturday, 04 February 2023) For a reason unknown to you, you suddenly become well-known as the expert in a reputable technical or creative field. You know everything worth knowing on a certain subject, and people come from all over to hear what your

His Teenage Daughter Is Battling Mental Health Struggles And Had Been Spending All Day And All Night On Her Computer, So He Began Changing The WiFi Password Every Day, And His Daughter Now "Hates Him"

This man has a 17-year-old daughter named Kim, who has been struggling with her mental health. It has even gotten to a point where she has refused to go to school nearly every day. In fact, Kim only went to school for a total of four days in January. And even though he and his […]

11 Indoor Plants That Are Almost Impossible to Kill

Even without a green thumb, these plants have a good chance of survival.

4 Zodiac Signs With The Worst Tempers

Some people just have a shorter fuse.

Scientists Discover Ants Can Sniff Out Cancer in Urine

One day, ants might help save lives by acting as inexpensive bio-detectors. Their powerful sense of smell allows them to distinguish subtle molecular differences in biological samples that we would otherwise require expensive equipment to detect. A new proof-of-concept study just demonstrated this skill could be harnessed to detect cancers in urine samples, at least from lab mice. "Ants show the potential to become a fast, efficient, inexpensive...

I Took Magnesium to Help Me Sleep for a Month—Here’s What Happened

Some certified health professionals suggest that magnesium is better for sleep than even melatonin. During a few weeks of insomnia, our health editor put that theory to the test. The post I Took Magnesium to Help Me Sleep for a Month—Here’s What Happened appeared first on The Healthy.

Florida courthouse janitor, 72, who is diabetic, accidentally locked in cell over weekend: ‘I prayed to God’

A janitor who was accidentally trapped inside a courthouse cell for three nights last weekend said she held onto her faith to get her through her ordeal.

12 Foods You Must Toss After Their Expiration Date

Think the sniff test can protect you from foodborne illness? Not necessarily, when these items are involved. The post 12 Foods You Must Toss After Their Expiration Date appeared first on Reader's Digest.

The complicated — and dangerous — economics of Mexican fentanyl

A Times investigation found that some farmacias in Mexican tourist towns are selling prescription drugs laced with fentanyl and methamphetamine. The question is, why?

Joanna Gaines Shares Photo from Hospital and Gives Fans a Health Update

We love you, Jo!

Why Millions Of Americans May Soon Lose Medicaid Coverage

The unwinding of Medicaid, which will begin March 31, 2023 and continue through the year, has the potential to leave millions of Americans without healthcare.

Rare cancers that challenge the medical profession

Cancer is a large group of diseases that can start in almost any organ or tissue of the body. There are more than 100 types of cancer, and just over a quarter are considered rare, including all children's cancers. Approximately one in five people living with cancer in the United States are diagnosed with a rare cancer. Rare cancers are challenging for patients, doctors, and scientists alike. In fact, a few are so uncommon that no clinical trial results, meta-analyses, or treatment guidelines exist. While most rare cancers are aggressive, quick spreading, and offer up a grim prognosis, others are benign and can be treated effectively. So, just how scarce are these little-known cancers, and how dangerous are they? Click through for a diagnosis.

28 Foods the World's Healthiest People Eat Every Day

Defy your age by filling up on these longevity-boosting foods.

A Consumer Reports Study Found Your Dark Chocolate May Contain High Levels of Lead

Bad news, chocolate fans.

Doctor's opioid prescription conviction tossed after U.S. Supreme Court ruling

By Nate Raymond (Reuters) -A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the conviction of a doctor accused of unlawfully prescribing addictive opioids in Arizona and Wyoming after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in his favor that made it harder to prosecute such cases. The Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that under last year's Supreme Court's decision, jurors were

Media menstruation meltdown: Florida does normal thing. Liberal journalists lose their minds.

Did you hear about the latest evil thing from Ron DeSantis? (More like Ron De Satan, amirite?)

Woman wears a cow mask to bed to get her husband's reaction!

Woman wears a cow mask to bed to get her husband's reaction! / Filmed on: 2023-02-03 / Location: Warrenville, Illinois United States

Her Male Roommate Thinks It's Alright To Sleep On Their Couch Every Night Instead Of In His Room, And It's Making Her Feel Like She Can't Invite People Over Anymore

This 29-year-old woman currently has a 28-year-old male roommate named Craig. She and Craig are both managers for the exact same company, and they have a third roommate named Carlton, who also happens to work for the same company that they do. Lately, Craig has been sleeping on their couch every single night, which is […]

Here's How To Keep Celery Fresh

Celery is the crunch in your tuna salad and the log in your ants on a log. But it's the limp bane of your food plans if it's not stored right.

10 Infuriating Movies That Will Make Your Blood Boil

Have you ever watched a film so infuriating it made your blood boil? Me too, and not surprisingly, some made it on this list. Recently ...

A Dangerous Fungal Infection Is Spreading Across the US. How Concerned Should We Be?

If you grew up in Arizona or California - or you're obsessed with the HBO series "The Last of Us" - you may already be familiar with the dangers of fungal infections, particularly Valley fever.

18 Gaslighting Phrases That May Be Damaging Your Relationships

Absolutisms — always or everyone, for example — are red flags in any conversation, experts say.

Mother reveals she gave birth to ‘twins’ conceived just days apart

A mother has explained how she managed to have twins conceived five days apart and explains how she has heard of others who have has twins conceived by different fathersSWNS

Hearty and healthy soups for all seasons

Soup is one of the most versatile meal options out there, and there's a recipe for all occasions. Ideal on a cold winter's day, soup is also a refreshing mid-summer standby. Healthy and nourishing, soup is a great way of boosting your vegetable intake, and is a hugely enjoyable source of important nutrition. Feeling hungry? Browse this gallery for some great soup recipe ideas and serving suggestions.

How to Tell the Difference Between Bloating and Weight Gain

Both are changeable, but you need to know what's going on.

Marfan syndrome: when being tall and slender can mean bad news

Marfan syndrome is a genetic condition that affects the body's connective tissue. The condition was named after French pediatrician Dr. Antoine Marfan, who first started to observe symptoms related to the syndrome in 1896. The gene itself and its link to the syndrome was then identified by Dr. Francesco Ramirez in 1991. In this galley, we look and the causes, symptoms, possible complications, and treatments of Marfan syndrome. Click on to learn more about this genetic disorder.

Guns & Violence in America: No Safe Spaces.

Every day, on average, more than 100 people are killed and more than 200 others are injured by guns in our nation in assaults, suicides and suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, and police intervention. Gun violence is the leading cause of death for children in our nation. This is American exceptionalism at its worst.

Adderall vs Nootropics: Comparing Alternatives to Rx ADHD Meds

Home › Mental Health › Adderall vs Nootropics Medically Reviewed by Dr. Steve Kim, MD In this article we’ll compare common treatments for ADHD (i.e. Adderall) to nootropics (new-troh-pics)— popular cognitive enhancement supplements that promise to improve focus, memory, and mental processing. We will discuss the top telemedicine startups that provide online treatment for Attention ... Read more

92-year-old grandma wins over social media with unusual hobby: ‘I have to continuously pinch myself’

What else have they experienced? Maybe too much to recount. 92-year-old grandma wins over social media with unusual hobby: ‘I have to continuously pinch myself’ first appeared on The Cool Down.

Music star 'went from Lil Plump to Lil Pump,' plus more stars putting their health first

See how stars looked before and after they lost serious amounts of weight.

Prayers for Healing That'll Bring Strength and Recovery in Hard Times

Turn to these words for peace in times of hardship. In times of emotional, mental, or physical hardship, it's easy to feel hopeless and like things will never get better. Sometimes, untangling yourself from these spiraling thoughts can be a confusing and difficult process. But it is important to remember that you are not alone and there are steps you can take to heal and find peace and strength once again. One way to approach this process is to read or say aloud a healing prayer. Whether the obstacle you are facing relates to your health, work, family, relationship, or something else, prayer can provide comfort during the healing process. Reading or reciting these prayers to yourself or a loved one won't be the solution to the problem you are currently up against. You may need to pursue other paths such as speaking to a professional to address the underlying problem. Recovery looks different for everyone, but healing prayers can provide comfort in a time when you need it most. The Covid-19 pandemic is one ongoing hardship that has impacted most everyone's mental and emotional wellbeing, especially when it comes to grief, loss, and pain. Healing words and prayers for the sick can offer strength and help alleviate some of the loneliness and isolation that many have felt (and continue to feel) throughout the pandemic. If you have a friend or family member who is going through a hardship, you can also share these healing prayers with them. Keeping them in your thoughts and prayers can bring them peace, just as reading prayers for healing can give you strength. Find more strength, peace and hope every day with WD's Everyday Inspiration Bible verse cards — a portable box of inspo that will keep the encouragement you need close at hand.