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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 10:48 AM EDT

'Natural' Mosquito Repellents Don't Last: Consumer Reports

'Natural' Mosquito Repellents Don't Last: Consumer Reports

Most so-called natural mosquito repellents containing naturally derived oils smell nice but don't keep mosquitos off as long as those containing synthetic chemicals, Consumer Reports found. Consumer Reports...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 09:00 AM EDT

No Harm From 'Cry It Out' Baby Sleep Method: Study

No Harm From 'Cry It Out' Baby Sleep Method: Study

A new study suggests that infants left to CIO — "cry it out" or cry themselves to sleep will not suffer any emotional, behavioral or parental attachment problems, Today.com reported.

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 07:12 PM EDT

New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch

New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch

A unique, thought-controlled prosthetic arm developed in part by the Hanger Clinic in Gig Harbor, Washington, uses the the body's nerve signals to control movement.

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 02:47 PM EDT

Fitbit Heart Rate Trackers 'Highly Inaccurate': Study

Fitbit Heart Rate Trackers 'Highly Inaccurate': Study

A class action lawsuit against Fitbit may be bolstered by the release of a new study claiming the company's popular heart rate trackers are "highly inaccurate," CNBC reports. Researchers at the California State...

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 02:42 PM EDT

NFL Sought to Influence Study on Brain Injuries: Report

NFL Sought to Influence Study on Brain Injuries: Report

National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday.

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 02:13 PM EDT

157 Pregnant Women in US States Have Zika: CDC

157 Pregnant Women in US States Have Zika: CDC

The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is reporting cases. Previously, officials had reported how many pregnant...

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM EDT

Makeover Coming for Food Nutrition Labels

Makeover Coming for Food Nutrition Labels

Nutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars. And serving sizes will be updated to make them...

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10:19 AM EDT

Oprah Winfrey Say She Cheats on Weight Watchers

Oprah Winfrey Say She Cheats on Weight Watchers

Winfrey, who's lost upwards of 26 lbs. since becoming a Weight Watchers spokesperson last summer, does allow for a few indulgences.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 07:23 PM EDT

Half of US Cancer Deaths Due to Bad Habits: Study

Half of US Cancer Deaths Due to Bad Habits: Study

Researchers say people are in charge of their own risk of cancer — with as many as half of cancer deaths related to things people could easily change, NBC News reported. Smoking, heavy drinking, being...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 05:31 PM EDT

Yellow Fever in Africa Not a Public Emergency: WHO

Yellow Fever in Africa Not a Public Emergency: WHO

The World Health Organization said the current yellow fever outbreak in central African requires urgent action, but doesn’t amount to a public health emergency, NBC News reports. The organization’s advisory...

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