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Here's What Happens When You Flush Contact Lenses Down the Toilet (and Why You Shouldn't)

Live Science - 3 hours ago
Contact lenses don't last forever, so what do you do with yours when it's time to discard them? Scientists are hoping your answer isn't, flush them down the toilet or toss them into the...

Boy with stage four cancer rings bell after chemo treatments as honorary police officer

USA TODAY - 2 hours ago
A 4-year-old honorary Colorado Springs police officer rang a bell following his last chemotherapy treatment, police said Sunday. Joshua Salmoiraghi, who has been battling advanced cancer, ran through...

Vacation Days Piling Up? Here's How To Get The Most Out Of A Short Vacation

KUOW News and Information - 5 hours ago
As a nation, we could do a better job at taking time off. About half of full-time workers recently surveyed by the U.S. Travel Association didn't take all the paid vacation days they earned last...

16 nurses get pregnant at Arizona hospital ICU

Myjoyonline.com - 2 hours ago
Pregnancy might just be catching at a hospital in Mesa, Arizona, where 16 nurses are expecting at once. That's 10% of the nursing staff in the intensive care unit, and patients have started to...

Vaping Can Damage DNA, But Will It Cause Cancer?

HealthDay - 1 hour ago
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes produce chemicals that can damage a person's DNA, the first step on a path that might lead to cancer, a new study reports. The saliva of a...

The Secret to Keeping Black Men Healthy? Maybe Black Doctors – ZlotoNews

ZlotoNews - 5 hours ago
The black doctors often left more personal notes, like “needs food, shelter, clothing, job, 'flu shot makes you sick,' he got one.” And “subject yelled at me but then agreed to get flu...

Measles cases reach record high in Europe

CNN - 15 minutes ago
(CNN) Cases of measles have reached a record high in Europe this year, with more cases recorded in the first six months of 2018 than any other 12-month period this decade, according to the World...

It's come to this: A checkup with the pediatrician may soon include a prescription for play

Los Angeles Times - 4 hours ago
Imagine a drug that could enhance a child's creativity, critical thinking and resilience. Imagine that this drug were simple to make, safe to take, and could be had for free. The nation's...

California wants to curb kids' soda habits

10TV - 17 hours ago
California is stepping up efforts to curb children's consumption of sugary drinks with a bill that, if signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, would restrict what beverages restaurants may offer to...