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(NEW YORK) — Of all the bizarre things kids and adults might see on Halloween are pumpkins painted the color of teal on people’s stoops.If that’s the case, the little ones expecting candy might be disappointed because it means that home is participating in “The Teal Pumpkin Project,” meaning no sweet treats.The project...
(PITTSBURGH) — Wasting time on the Internet is an American obsession. It also happens to be the name of a course at the University of Pittsburgh taught by professor Kenneth Goldsmith.He says that the course is basically a rebuttal to the gloom- and doom-sayers who contend that all the time spent on the Internet doing basically nothing contrib...
Posted 2014-10-31 07:12:43
(NEW YORK) — Many women who care for children while holding down a job are feeling overwhelmed by the stress of trying to balance both important responsibilities.In a survey of 1,000 working moms by care.com, which helps parents find and manage family care, women report working an average of 37 hours a week while spending another 80 hours on ...
(NEW YORK) -- Winners are generally more aggressive than the losers, according to at least one psychologist, so he was not surprised when celebrations turned violent in San Francisco after the Giants won the World Series Wednesday.“This is not uncommon after many major sporting events,” said Brad Bushman, a professor of communication an...
(NEW YORK) -- The overseas recall of a batch of U.S. whiskey imported to three Scandinavian countries has focused new attention on an ingredient that has long been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in foods and beverage.The issue arose after Finland, Sweden, and Norway asked the makers of Fireball whiskey to recall a batch o...
(NEW YORK) -- New York City is monitoring 117 people for possible Ebola, most of them people who arrived on commercial flights from West Africa over the past 19 days.Those being monitored include people who cared for a New York doctor who tested positive for Ebola after treating patients in West Africa.The doctor, Craig Allen Spencer, was placed in...
(NEW YORK) -- As New York City hosts the nation's sole Ebola patient, city and state officials have announced a program to encourage health care professionals to travel to West Africa to treat Ebola patients.The initiative would be modeled on benefits and rights provided to military reservists.New York state and the city will work to ensure that he...
(FORT KENT, Maine) -- A nurse fighting Ebola quarantine orders in Maine may get at least one perk: a pizza from Moose Shack on Main Street.Nurse Kaci Hickox told reporters Wednesday night that the one thing she missed while she was cooped up in her Fort Kent home was Moose Shack pizza. Now, the pizzeria is in contact with the police department to s...
(NEW YORK) — Are most U.S. airports “breastfeeding friendly” as they claim to be?Not according to Michael Haight and Joan Ortiz, authors of the article, “Airports in the United States. Are They Really Breastfeeding Friendly?”The pair polled 100 airports, 62 of which claimed they were friendly to women who need to feed ...
(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Social host laws that hold adults responsible when underage drinking is happening on their property may be helping to drive down the number of teens who use alcohol at weekend parties.Mallie Paschall, a senior research scientist at the Prevention Research Center in Oakland, California, admits that there’s no direct p...
Posted 2014-10-30 04:51:05
(HOLLAND, Mich.) — To the chagrin of the stereotypical nice guy, it seems that women are attracted to bad boys because they represent something naughty and dangerous. Certainly that’s true in the movies and even in some real life cases. But as Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren of Hope College in Michigan explains, what women really want in a man i...
(FORT KENT, Maine) -- As Maine officials said they were preparing to get a court order to enforce a mandatory quarantine, Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox said Wednesday night she is not willing to "stand here and have my civil rights violated.""You could hug me, you could shake my hand, I would not give you Ebola," she said outside her Fort Kent home.Her c...
Posted 2014-10-29 18:00:12
(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first vaccine to target a strain of meningitis that caused outbreaks at Princeton University and the University of California-Santa Barbara last year.According to the FDA, Trumenba prevents the disease caused by Neissaria meningitidis serogroup B, one of five main serogroups of the di...
(NEW YORK) -- Crash-test dummies are undergoing a makeover to reflect the thicker waistlines and larger rear ends of Americans.“Studies show that obese drivers are 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash,” said Chris O'Connor, CEO of Humanetics, the only U.S. producer of the dummies.O’Connor said crash-test dummies are now ty...
(NEW YORK) -- One of the scariest things about Halloween is the high rate of mishaps. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported more than 3,500 Halloween-related injuries in October and November last year.The statistics aren’t meant to frighten, said Kate Carr, the president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide, a consumer safety group. Rathe...
(AUGUSTA, Maine) -- Maine officials are scrambling to figure out what to do about returning Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox, who has vowed to disobey its quarantine rules.The governor and other officials are seeking legal authority to enforce what started out as a voluntary quarantine, and state police are monitoring Hickox's Fort Kent home "for both her p...
(NEW YORK) -- Among the thousands of runners in the 2014 New York Marathon aiming to break personal or even world records, one runner will simply be happy to cross the finish line on his own two feet.Ken Dunbar, 33, nearly lost his right leg three years ago after an accident during a soccer game. A rare complication from a single kick during the ga...
(NEW YORK) — Ebola worries have eased slightly in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, despite a broad sense among Americans that their local hospitals are unprepared to deal with the virus -- and continued preference for a more robust response by the federal government.After the difficulties at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dall...
(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — Over the years, nutrition labels have become part of the supermarket shopping experience even if many Americans still don’t pay much attention to them.Fortunately, the numbers are trending upwards, at least among parents, according to the Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health.In the survey of n...
Posted 2014-10-29 06:17:08
(WASHINGTON) — More Americans in recent years are biking as a means of staying fit and reducing transportation costs. However, the downside to this phenomenon is that more bikers are also dying on U.S. roads.The Governors Highway Safety Association reports that between 2010 and 2012, the number of bicyclists involved in fatal collisions with ...
(LAWRENCE, Kan.) — While parents might complain that their kids are too involved with technology, their children might possibly have a bigger gripe that mom and dad don’t know much about today’s many modes of communication.In that case University of Kansas' Jennifer Schon happens to side with the younger generation. She says if pa...
(NEW YORK) -- Researchers in Germany were able to used portable electrocardiograms and Bluetooth technology to study how marathon runners' hearts are stressed during a race.The study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, looked at data from 10 runners continuously during a marathon. The data collected via Bluetooth was compar...
(NEW YORK) -- A study partially supported by the National Cancer Institute found that while more expensive, women with dense breasts are better served by receiving a mammogram combined with a process called tomosynthesis than a mammogram alone.The study, published in the journal Radiology, found that adding the tomosynthesis to a standard mammogram...
(FORT KENT, Maine) -- Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital despite exhibiting no Ebola symptoms after arriving from West Africa, won't follow the quarantine imposed by Maine officials, her attorney said Tuesday night."Going forward she does not intend to abide by the quarantine imposed by Maine officials because she i...
(NEW YORK) -- Researchers in Sweden believe that milk may not be as effective in helping women build stronger bones, and that in some cases the sugars in milk may increase stress on bones.The study, published in the British Medical Journal, looked at dairy consumption among over 106,000 subjects, including 61,433 women. The researchers then followe...
(NEW YORK) -- Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health say that women may ignore the symptoms of a heart attack for too long.Heart disease is the most common cause of death for American women, but researchers say that in studying men's and women's responses to chest pain, women were slower to seek medical attention. Chest pain is a sign o...
(NEW YORK) -- Happy birthday, Jonas Salk, who got a Google doodle on Tuesday.The man who discovered the polio vaccine would have celebrated his 100th birthday on Tuesday.Salk was born in 1914 in New York City. He died in 1994 at age 80, according to the Salk Institute.Salk was the director of the Virus Research Library at the University of Pittsbur...
(NEW YORK) -- There’s no place like home, something Jaime Carnucci learned the hard way. After suffering a spinal cord injury in August that paralyzed her left side, she returned home walking last week after 70 days of surgeries and rehabilitation.“It was unreal, especially being able to walk through my front door," the Hooksett, New Ha...
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