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Junk food is killing sperm count and lowering male testosterone, study says

The fast-food, high sugar, fats and carbs diet of Western countries may be contributing to the nosedive of sperm counts in men, a new study says.


A mass burial is held for more than 2,400 fetal remains found in a garage in Illinois

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 17:30:38 GMT

A mass burial was held in Indiana on Wednesday for the more than 2,400 fetal remains found last year in the Illinois garage of a doctor who performed abortions.


Keep your teen moving to reduce risk of depression, study says

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 23:30:05 GMT

Science shows moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise is good for us -- it improves sleep; lowers blood pressure; protects against heart disease, diabetes and cancer; reduces stress; boosts mood; and fights anxiety and depression.


Some coronavirus test kits shipped to states are not working as expected, the CDC says

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 06:33:10 GMT

Some of the coronavirus test kits shipped to labs across the country are not working as they should, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.


Another win for optimism! Recovery after stroke

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 10:00:08 GMT

Having a stroke is no laughing matter. But if you can stay optimistic about your recovery, a new study says you may be able to speed up your healing and reduce disability.


Juul sued by Massachusetts, allegedly advertised on children's websites

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 05:08:59 GMT

The state of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit against leading e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs and its erstwhile parent company Pax Labs Wednesday, alleging that the company specifically targeted underage customers in its initial advertising campaign.


The health benefits of a random act of kindness

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 21:39:52 GMT

This year, "Random Acts of Kindness" Day falls on Monday, but the foundation behind it wants you to consider being kind every day.


A doctor's suicide note prompted an investigation into how he handled children's vaccinations

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 23:58:46 GMT

A Chicago-area pediatrician's suicide note has prompted an investigation into his vaccination practices and record keeping, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office.


Drugmaker Eisai to withdraw weight loss drug Belviq after trials find cancer link

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 03:22:55 GMT

Eisai Co. will withdraw its weight loss drug Belviq after the US Food and Drug Administration said clinical trials showed an increased incidence of cancer among users, the company said.


Parents, grandparents to blame for half of child poisonings, study says

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:28:06 GMT

Parents and grandparents, listen up -- this is serious. More than half of children under age five poisoned by prescription pills ate them after an adult removed the child-resistant safety packaging.


21 of the world's 30 cities with the worst air pollution are in India

India has once again topped an annual list of cities with the worst air quality in the world, according to a new report, while Chinese cities have continued to show improvements from the previous year.


A deadly virus is spreading from state to state and has infected 26 million Americans so far. It's the flu

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:28:44 GMT

The novel coronavirus that's sickening thousands globally -- and at least 15 people in the US -- is inspiring countries to close their borders and Americans to buy up surgical masks quicker than major retailers can restock them.


Medtronic recalls certain MiniMed insulin pumps tied to 1 death

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 17:26:31 GMT

Medtronic has recalled some of its insulin pumps after injuries and one death were reported due to the device malfunctioning, according to a US Food and Drug Administration announcement on Wednesday.


Cutting salt likely to prevent future heart disease, even if you're not at risk now

A large meta-analysis finds that reducing sodium levels in our food lowers blood pressure in all of us, even those without hypertension, which could be a way to fight the number one killer: heart disease.


US ranks lower than 38 other countries when it comes to children's wellbeing, new report says

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 02:02:54 GMT

The United States ranks lower than 38 other countries on measurements of children's survival, health, education and nutrition -- and every country in the world has levels of excess carbon emissions that will prevent younger generations from a healthy and sustainable future, according to a new report.


With more than 80,000 infections and 2,700 deaths across several countries, the virus' rapid spread has caused quarantines, production issues for global brands and travel restrictions.


Cancer cases on the rise globally, but not equally, WHO report says

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 15:50:09 GMT

In the next two decades, the world could see a 60% increase in the number of cancer cases, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. In low- and middle-income countries, the increase could be as high as 81%.


Singles Awareness Day: The benefits of being single

Sat, 15 Feb 2020 10:18:07 GMT

An increasing number of people around the world are opting to go solo. The number of American men and women who have never been married, are divorced or living alone has been on an upward trend for several years, according to the US Census Bureau.


World's oldest living man has died at age 112 in Japan

The world's oldest living man, Chitetsu Watanabe, has passed away in Japan at the age of 112, the Niigata prefecture government said in a statement Tuesday.


New patients from Diamond Princess cruise ship push tally of US coronavirus cases to 53, CDC says

The latest tally of novel coronavirus cases in the United States has jumped to 53, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Every 8 minutes someone dies from an accidental drug overdose. Most of the time, it's from fentanyl.


These are the states with the highest risk for melanoma linked to UV rays

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 23:38:06 GMT

States with the highest rates of melanoma cases linked to ultraviolet radiation are spread across the United States on the East and West coasts, in Hawaii and in landlocked states, according to a study published Monday in the International Journal of Cancer.


Playing golf may help older adults live longer, study says

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 13:07:57 GMT

President Trump has spent more than 260 days at one of his golf clubs during his first three years in office as of February 2, according to CNN's tally.


Are you in love or just high on chemicals in your brain? Answer: Yes

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 10:03:27 GMT

We call it "falling in love," as if we have no control over how we topple into that dreamy state of emotional bliss.


Newly discovered fossils of humans and animals, as well as other evidence of their path through history, from around the world.


Struggling to quit sugar? You might not be sleeping enough

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 09:03:40 GMT

If you find yourself eating too much added sugar and unhealthy fats, it might be because you're not getting enough sleep, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Heart Association.


FDA accuses Jimmy John's of serving vegetables linked to E. Coli and salmonella outbreaks

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to the Jimmy John's sandwich chain, saying certain vegetables it served were implicated in five outbreaks of E. coli or salmonella in the past seven years.


Evacuated Americans share video of journey home

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 17:12:36 GMT

More than 300 Americans quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship for almost two weeks finally head home, but their journey back to the US has been riddled with one ordeal after another. CNN's Will Ripley has more.


The world's oldest living man is 112. His secret is to just keep smiling and never get angry

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 15:17:15 GMT

Chitetsu Watanabe turns 113 next month, but he got an early birthday present from Guinness World Records, which confirmed that he is the world's oldest living man.


Air pollution can cross state lines, and with deadly consequences, study says

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 22:47:18 GMT

Air pollution is known to have negative -- even deadly -- effects on our health, and studies have shown that breathing pollution can kill, even at levels below air quality guidelines.