Salmonella outbreak in 31 states has suspected link to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal
Jun15

Salmonella outbreak in 31 states has suspected link to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An outbreak of salmonella that has infected 73 people in 31 states has led investigators to a suspected culprit: certain batches of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.The Kellogg Co. has recalled packages of the cereal t…

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US teens are less into sex and drugs but still gaining more weight, study says
Jun15

US teens are less into sex and drugs but still gaining more weight, study says

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A newly released study of about 15,000 high school students has found that fewer are having sex and fewer are using drugs.The national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) — a study of students across 21 urban school distri…

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Vitamin D: Good for bones, and possibly the colon
Jun14

Vitamin D: Good for bones, and possibly the colon

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Vitamin D helps maintain bone health, but could it also help prevent cancer? Researchers think it could lower the risk of colon cancer, because of its role in pathways related to cell growth and regulation.This large inte…

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Female suicide rate jumps 50 percent since 2000
Jun14

Female suicide rate jumps 50 percent since 2000

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The rate of suicide for women increased by a staggering 50 percent between 2000 and 2016, according to a new study by the CDC.The rate of suicide for men increased 21 percent over the same period, the study from the Cente…

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Foods with carbs and fats together make the brain light up more, study finds
Jun14

Foods with carbs and fats together make the brain light up more, study finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — On a platter of cheese, pretzels and donuts, most people will probably reach for the donuts, according to a new study.That could be because the brain values foods like donuts, with both fats and carbohydrates, more than f…

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Six steps you can take now to protect your mental health
Jun14

Six steps you can take now to protect your mental health

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Kate Spade was a designer whose name was synonymous with style and fun.Anthony Bourdain was a celebrity chef and TV host who seemed to be at the top of his game, traveling the globe eating at exotic locales and connecting…

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