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Bread That Lasts Months?

Bread That Lasts Months?

Hemera/Thinkstock(LUBBOCK, Texas) — The company Microzap says it has found a way to keep bread free of mold for two months, according to the BBC. The company zaps the bread using a microwave array that kills the spores that create mold. While it all s…

Harvard Approves Campus Kinky Sex Club

Harvard Approves Campus Kinky Sex Club

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Fifty Shades of Grey has hit the Ivy League as Harvard University, home to some of the nation’s top scholars, sanctioned a student bondage and kinky sex club on campus Friday, according to The Crimson.“Harv…

Feds Fighting to Keep Hazardous Toys Off Shelves for Holiday Season

Feds Fighting to Keep Hazardous Toys Off Shelves for Holiday Season

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Top federal officials are trying to block a flood of dangerous toys from overseas from hitting the U.S. store shelves this holiday season.Federal customs and consumer protection officials have inter…

WHO Says Pregnant Women Need Flu Vaccine Most

WHO Says Pregnant Women Need Flu Vaccine Most

Jeffrey Hamilton/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — This flu season, the World Health Organization says pregnant women should be given top priority for flu vaccinations, putting them above the elderly, children and people with chronic health conditions.Pregnant w…

Report: Raising Cigarette Tax Could Deter Smoking

Report: Raising Cigarette Tax Could Deter Smoking

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new report by the Congressional Budget Office, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, says raising cigarette taxes by just 50 cents could save lives. The report estimates that if the tax is implemen…

Report: Raising Cigarette Tax Could Deter Smoking

Report: Raising Cigarette Tax Could Deter Smoking

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new report by the Congressional Budget Office, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, says raising cigarette taxes by just 50 cents could save lives. The report estimates that if the tax is implemen…

100 Children Annually Die of Flu — More Quickly Than You’d Expect

100 Children Annually Die of Flu — More Quickly Than You’d Expect

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In just eight months at his new school in Rifle, Colo., Austin Booth made a name for himself as a star athlete, honor student and a popular classmate with a promising future. But within six days of contracting the fl…

Study Finds Most Pork Contaminated with Yersinia Bacteria

Study Finds Most Pork Contaminated with Yersinia Bacteria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A sample of raw pork products from supermarkets around the United States found that yersinia enterocolitica, a lesser-known food-borne pathogen, was present in 69 percent of the products tested, according to a study …

Six Ways Your Body May Clue You In to Possible Health Problems

Six Ways Your Body May Clue You In to Possible Health Problems

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — From the eyes and ears to the fingertips, the human body can offer small hints that reveal a lot about a person’s health, some medical experts say.Dr. Michael Wald, a holistic doctor in Mount Kisco, N.Y. who calls…

Hepatitis C Screenings for Baby Boomers Receive Lukewarm Support

Hepatitis C Screenings for Baby Boomers Receive Lukewarm Support

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued new recommendations for Baby Boomers: whether at risk or not, everyone should get tested for Hepatitis C.Now, an influential advisory board is offering …

Doctors to Advise Teens on Emergency Contraception

Doctors to Advise Teens on Emergency Contraception

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) – Does your teen know about Plan B? If not, he or she may soon get acquainted with it. All pediatricians are now encouraged to advise adolescents about the use of emergency contraception, according to Monday&rsqu…

Celebrity Health Remedies Revealed

Celebrity Health Remedies Revealed

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Celebrities are known for their wild and wacky remedies for all things health. From cellulite to inner qi, acne to beauty secrets, the stars are often the first to try the most novel therapies and treatments availa…

Black Friday: Germiest Places at the Mall

Black Friday: Germiest Places at the Mall

Aaron Katersky/ABC News Radio(NEW YORK) — While the health hazards of increasingly competitive holiday shopping now include stampedes and pepper-spraying, bargain hunters must also guard against more mundane hazards: other people’s cold and flu viruse…

Thanksgiving Health Hazards Can Land Partygoers in the ER

Thanksgiving Health Hazards Can Land Partygoers in the ER

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The turkeys aren’t the only ones who should fear for their health on Thanksgiving. The holiday, known for gluttony and family drama, can land unsuspecting celebrators in the ER if they’re not careful.Here, at the risk …

How to Beat Black Friday Stress

How to Beat Black Friday Stress

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Black Friday – a day famous for long lines, scary stampedes and even pepper spray – can be stressful. But with a bit of preparation, you can get great deals without the headache.Check out these tips to …

Mushrooms Kill Third California Senior; US Cases on Rise

Mushrooms Kill Third California Senior; US Cases on Rise

Hemera/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Another person has died from accidental mushroom poisoning at a California senior care facility, bringing the total death toll to three.The third victim, whose name, age and gender have not been released, died o…

12 Flu Myths Debunked

12 Flu Myths Debunked

Pixland/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Influenza, the dreaded cold-weather virus, was once believed to be brought on by the influence of the stars. Although that particular flu myth has been dispelled, doctors still battle other myths about the flu and its va…

CPSC Finds Laundry Packets Harmful to Children

CPSC Finds Laundry Packets Harmful to Children

ABC News(NEW YORK) – The Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC, has announced Tuesday that parents should beware of the chemicals in single laundry load packets, as they have been found harmful to children.Researchers have learned that in 2…

HIV Testing for Everyone? Experts Say Yes

HIV Testing for Everyone? Experts Say Yes

ABC News Radio(WASHINGTON) — About 1.2 million people in the U.S. are HIV-positive. And about one in five of them doesn’t know it.In an effort to broaden the front in the war on AIDS, experts now says almost everyone should be tested for the AIDS viru…

US Gets ‘C’ Grade in Premature Births

US Gets ‘C’ Grade in Premature Births

Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The March of Dimes has once again given the United States an unenviable “C” rating with regard to preterm birth rates.Statistics suggest that the country has actually been doing a better job in recent years, cutting its rate o…

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