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Parents might want to consider other forms of laundry detergent before purchasing pods and packets.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Laundry pods are convenient, but they're dangerous for kids

Experts are warning the public about the danger of laundry pods to children. "As soon as they pop that container, it squirts into the back of their throat, and the game is over," Dr. Gary Smith said of the pods. While it's that true laundry pods are more convenient than ...

Norovirus causes vomiting and diarrhea, and can spread quickly.

7 ways parents have been wrong about norovirus

Touted by epidemiologists as a near-perfect human pathogen, norovirus has undoubtedly left a sick impression on almost everyone at some point. Few can forget 24 or more hours filled with vomiting, diarrhea, fever, aches and pains—especially when it strikes children. Infamous for causing outbreaks on cruise ships, restaurants, schools and ...

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CDC: Life expectancy for white women drops, increases for black men

White, non-Hispanic females in the United States experienced a slight drop in life expectancy from 2013 to 2014, something that has rarely been seen in that demographic group,  a researcher with the Centers for Disease Control and prevention said Wednesday. Drug overdoses, smoking, alcohol and suicides were cited by Elizabeth ...

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University's mandatory Fitbit program under fire from National Eating Disorder Association

An Oklahoma university is under fire for its mandatory use of the Fitbit.

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The National Eating Disorder Association collaborated on a petition against Oral Roberts University’s fitness program, one that requires students to walk 10,000 steps each day.

The association has garnered over ...


Dentist under fire for allegedly pulling all of his patient's teeth bites back

An Indiana dentist and patient are going back and forth over a dentist appointment gone terribly wrong. Donny Grigsby said he recently went to White River Dental in Columbus, Indiana, to have four teeth removed, and when he woke up, he had no teeth. Now, Dr. Aaron Strickland, Grigsby’s dentist, says his patient ...

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 07:  In this photo illustration a man eats a hamburger and fries in a cafe on June 7,2006 in Glasgow, Scotland. New figures are suggesting that a large proportion of the population is clinically obese.  (Photo Illustration by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Too much fast food may cause infertility, study says

People often warn of excess fast food consumption, citing diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity among health risks. "Traditional fast food was never meant to be daily fare, and it shouldn’t be," said Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition and food studies at New York University. "It’s too high in calories and salt, ...

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Woman who finished 7 marathons in 7 days gets big surprise at Fenway Park

With the Boston Marathon on Monday, Sunday was a great day for the Boston Red Sox to pay tribute to a woman who finished the World Marathon Challenge earlier this year.  But there were plenty of surprises in store for Becca Pizzi.  The Belmont, Massachusetts, mom gained international attention in January when ...

Paralyzed man regains control of hand after chip implanted in brain

Thanks to an experimental treatment that included implanting a chip in his brain, Ian Burkhart was able to regain control of his hand. Burkhart broke his neck five years ago when he hit the ocean floor while diving off of the coast in North Carolina. The accident left him paralyzed from ...

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 19:  Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Wolf speaks during Pennsylvania Conference For Women 2015 at Pennsylvania Convention Center on November 19, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/WireImage)

Pennsylvania becomes latest state to legalize medical marijuana

Pennsylvania has joined a handful of other states legalizing medical marijuana after Gov. Tom Wolf officially signed the bill into action on Sunday afternoon. >> Read more trending stories   "I am proud to sign this bill that will provide long overdue medical relief to patients and families who could ...

Megan Sullivan visited 12 countries in 13 days. (Instagram/megthelegend)

Woman visits 7 wonders of the world in 2 weeks after cancer diagnosis

In a one-month time span, Megan Sullivan, was hit with a "trifecta of bad luck." >> Read more trending stories   "I fell 50-feet climbing in Yosemite, got hit by a car and then diagnosed with skin cancer, all in one month," she wrote in a post on Bored Panda.  ...

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